Let’s Continue Their Dad’s Mission: Lifting Others, to Become Their Best Selves

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In memory of Chris Kaeberlein; beloved and devoted husband, father, son, brother, friend, and colleague...A man who was a quiet force for good, and who cared deeply about helping others to become their best selves. Chris died very unexpectedly on May 18th, 2022, leaving behind his wife of 21 years, Stephanie, and their two children, Jack (18) and Madelyn (15).

Chris thrived in helping people recognize and develop their talents--even when those people may not have seen those talents in themselves; so that they could become more successful in their personal lives and careers. Always reading, always studying, Chris felt driven to help his teams at work and the people in his life work better together and share their gifts with the world in positive ways. This desire extended to one for Chris' wife and his own children, too.

This campaign will create a legacy fund for Chris' two children, Jack and Madelyn, for their futures...first cars, education needs, weddings, first homes...all the ways that Chris would have wanted to be there, to celebrate their milestones, and care for the wellbeing of both of his children. Our goal is to raise at least $50,000.00, to be split equally between Jack and Madelyn. All donations will be sent to Chris' wife, Stephanie, and invested in accounts set up in the children's names.

We will be posting updates and sharing more photos and stories, as we go along this journey.

Many, many thanks in advance for your donation, which will honor Chris' life and the future lives of his youngest family members.


"Just as much as we see in others, we have in ourselves." -- William Hazlett


Organizer

  • Stephanie Kaeberlein

I'm the wife of Chris Kaeberlein and mother of our 2 kids, Jack & Madelyn...This fund helps shape their future paths & honors their father's legacy.

I'm the wife of Chris Kaeberlein and mother of our 2 kids, Jack & Madelyn...This fund helps shape their future paths & honors their father's legacy.

Donors

  • Patrick Johnson
  • Donated on Jun 22, 2022
  • Privileged to know and work with Chris at EBSCO. A great friend and teammate.

$100.00
  • Cindy Morris Morris
  • Donated on Jun 21, 2022
  • I worked with Chris for 2 years at EBSCO, tri-leading a development team with him. He was just a joy to work with. A great sense of humor and bright smile. Our kids are relatively the same age and he often talked about his. The world feels heavier since the news of Chris’ passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Stephanie and kids. Wishing you strength, day by day.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 21, 2022
$100.00
Jun 20

What are the possibilities?

Update posted by Stephanie Kaeberlein at 12:42 pm

These words are some of what I shared this past weekend, as part of Chris' Celebration of Life and Witness to the Resurrection Service. You can never truly know a person's whole heart, but I felt like this story portrayed Chris in a way that was insightful and transparent.In gratitude. . . . .

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Jun 13

The first of many firsts

Update posted by Stephanie Kaeberlein at 10:00 pm

Last Friday night was Jack's high school graduation. I am so proud of Jack for taking part in the ceremony, and for his accomplishments! At first, Jack didn't want to do anything to even acknowledge his graduation, but he came around...after many heart-to-heart talks, tears, and some time. I know. . . . .

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Jun 07

Thank you, and where we're at, 3 weeks in...

Update posted by Stephanie Kaeberlein at 08:44 pm

Our family has only interacted on social media platforms in very limited ways over the past few years, and I think we just really used that time to draw closer to one another. I say this because, I am just so surprised...and truly grateful...for the number of donations we've received. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

57 donors
  • Patrick Johnson
  • Donated on Jun 22, 2022
  • Privileged to know and work with Chris at EBSCO. A great friend and teammate.

$100.00
  • Cindy Morris Morris
  • Donated on Jun 21, 2022
  • I worked with Chris for 2 years at EBSCO, tri-leading a development team with him. He was just a joy to work with. A great sense of humor and bright smile. Our kids are relatively the same age and he often talked about his. The world feels heavier since the news of Chris’ passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Stephanie and kids. Wishing you strength, day by day.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 21, 2022
$100.00
  • Michael Gilbert
  • Donated on Jun 20, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 19, 2022
$600.00
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  • Town of Wake Forest
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2022
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  • Daniel Buompane
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2022
  • In memory of a great mentor and friend.

$150.00
  • Jill and Jay Schwitzgebel
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2022
  • In loving memory of Chris. Blessings to his treasured children.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2022
$100.00
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