Instead of spending money on a large wedding, Dan Greer and Betsy Malloy make donations to organizations that are making a difference.
"I offer you the Autumn of my life, brisk and vibrant," says Dan Greer to Betsy Malloy on their wedding day this past April. It is a second marriage for both of them. They are each, individually, parents and grandparents. They have each previously lost a spouse to brain cancer. "It is my intent that our life together include our large circle of friends and loving families. While we cherish the memories of our individual pasts, we will create new experiences and memories in our new life together," they vow to one another.
Roots Community School is extremely thankful to be among the few organizations to receive a generous donation in honor of Robynn and Tim, and honor them we will. Inspired by this gracious donation, Roots intends to create a "Forever Fund" wherein donations specifically in honor of loved ones can be made. These funds will be used to ensure the long-term sustainability of Roots Community School so that it might forever impact the lives of our youth, their families, and our community -- forever rooting individuals in a deep relationship with themselves, with each other, and with the earth. The names of those honored will be displayed in a creative and meaningful way on the property of the school.
Thank you Robynn and Tim for your selflessness and courage and your huge huge hearts, for always looking out for others, and for inspiring greatness in the lives you touched.
And thank you, Dan and Betsy, for your generous and thoughtful donation and for sparking a legacy. Your support has enabled Roots to cover filing fees and administrative costs during these formative few months. Roots would not be where it is today without you.