US$12,285raised of $50,000.00 goal goal
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
- Stephanie Kaeberlein
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. . . . .
The first of many firstsUpdate 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. . . . .
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. . . . .