Newbridge Securities features the Jill R. McDermott Memorial Fund on NSC Net Newbridge Charitable De
Newbridge Securities shares Good Deeds stories on their private broker channel NSC Net. This months feature is Jill's Memorial Fund. This story as written below can now be seen by all Newbridge Officers, Directors, Support Personnel and Brokers. I would like to thank Newbridge for thinking of Jill for their feature.
This is a heartfelt story of a beautiful person, wife, friend and teacher, Jill McDermott. A wonderful life cut short by ovarian cancer. Discovered when she was just 34 years old, Jill fought for 4 hard years, never retreating, always hopeful and with such passion for teaching and life that she would never surrender. But in the end there was no choice….. and on July 23rd 2010 Jill quietly took her last breath.
There are so many stories about how Jill touched the lives of her students and the people around her that we just had to continue to make a difference as she would have and keep her aspirations alive. So in September of 2010 we formed the Jill R. McDermott Memorial Fund. The primary mission of the Fund is to supply needy first and second grade classrooms, students and teachers with the items that they need most and to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer. Each selected school receives an award from the Fund which is divided equally between the classrooms. Teachers can then go to Mrs. McDermott’s Closet and place items on their “Wish List”; the Fund then purchases the items and delivers them directly to the classroom.
To date, we have donated tens of thousands in much needed school supplies and recently expanded to four schools. In 2011, we built the Jill R. McDermott Memorial Playground, and in 2012 we participated in the DASA initiative (Dignity for all Students Act). Please visit Jill’s Memorial site, click on the music player to enjoy the music provided by our friends The Sim Redmond Band, read the cards, check out the breaking news and the donation honor roll. Take your time and explore the home page, watch the video, read the stories and come to understand what Jill was all about and why so many loved her.
There are many ways to give. You can just tell others about Jill and what she stood for. You can also select her charity on eBay Giving Works and donate a percentage when you sell an item on eBay, or you can just make a donation. Everyone is recognized on the Donation Honor Roll. Your contributions are tax deductible and 100% of all donations go to charity.
Written by Jon McDermott, a Registered Representative since 1989 and a Newbridge broker since September of 2009.