Last Year & New Year

Thank you so much to everyone who has visited this website and thank you again to those who have donated to the SNW Foundation. 

2017 Donations:

Please see the Projects page for additional information about each organization and donation.

  • 826 Valencia 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
  • San Francisco Free Clinic The San Francisco Free Clinic provides free, accessible medical treatment to those without health insurance and advances the field of primary care by providing educational opportunities for future medical practitioners.

We were recently going through some old stuff and I came across what must have been one of the first Exit Ocean flyers ever created! Steve loved music - if you have a chance, you can listen to his old band here: Exit Ocean. (scroll down the page)

 

The Year in Review: 2016 Donations

Thank you again to everyone who has donated to the SNW Foundation! It is truly amazing to be able to support issues and organizations that mattered to Steve. And, in some metaphysical way, to inscribe him into a flurry of positive change and cultural movement.

2016 Donations:

Please see the Projects page for additional information about each organization and donation.

  • 826 Valencia 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
  • San Francisco Free Clinic The San Francisco Free Clinic provides free, accessible medical treatment to those without health insurance and advances the field of primary care by providing educational opportunities for future medical practitioners.
  • The COPE Foundation The COPE Foundation is a non-profit grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child based on Long Island, NY. 
  • Albany Ultimate Disc Association (AUDA) "The purpose of the Association shall be to foster the sport of Ultimate Frisbee in the greater Capital Region by developing all levels of play; including youth, high school, college, and club through leagues, teams, and other related activities at the local, state, and national level.

And, we're excited to share a photo recently taken of the AUDA Youth League as our grant will go directly to supporting the Youth League in 2017!

AUDA_Youth_League

While we may not post in this "News" section very often, please know we are always actively monitoring the website!

Happy New Year!

-Jess

2015 Donations

Thank you to everyone who has visited this website and has kept Steve in their thoughts. And thank you to those who have contributed to the SNW Foundation.

We would like to announce the donations for 2015:

  • 826 Valencia
    826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
  • San Francisco Free Clinic
    The San Francisco Free Clinic provides free, accessible medical treatment to those without health insurance and advances the field of primary care by providing educational opportunities for future medical practitioners.
  • Fender Music Foundation
    The Fender Music Foundation is a 501(c)3 national music charity that provides instruments to music education programs across the country, including schools.

If you have pictures of Steve that you would like to share, please let us know! Our gallery is small and we would love to keep adding to it. Thank you!

-Jess

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Happy 38th Birthday! (Wow. That's old!)

Today would have been Steve's 38th Birthday and I am certain he would be doing something super fantastic to celebrate. Steve loved spending these special days with his friends (he had so many, how did he do it?) and finding the right balance between party and not-party.

This picture was taken at Steve's last birthday. The big 3-0. We went kayaking at Stinson Beach, CA. He wore his goofy glasses and I guess it was a little cold.


Steve was born on the first day of Fall and died on the first day of Summer. There something oddly satisfying (and I'm sure Steve's OCD would agree) about the significance of the equinox and solstice in his life and its parallel meaning to the Earth. If the autumnal equinox represents balance, then the summer solstice was most certainly the day we felt our world come to a deafening halt on the longest day of the year.

Here we are. Another birthday. Another equinox. Another day. The SNWF is always looking for ways to celebrate Steve's life and your donations are one amazing way we get to do that. We get to give life to the days lost. Thank you to everyone who has given to the foundation and let's keep this momentum going for a very long time.

-Jess