A legacy of caring.
It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 15 years since the horrific events of 9/11. So many lives were lost on that day, including life-long Skaneateles resident Todd Pitman. And as each anniversary of that awful day approaches, we can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of sadness, despair and anger at this senseless tragedy. But, believe it or not, it also fills us with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Why? Because from the ashes of that tragedy arose a ray of hope for hundreds of children and their families across Central New York: Todd’s Fund—a local charitable organization dedicated to touching the lives of the most innocent victims of misfortune such as fires, car accidents, illness—children.
“I am so very thankful to all of you who have been a part of keeping Todd’s memory and spirit alive. I know he is looking down from heaven above thanking all of you for helping so many less fortunate in his name. If Todd were here today, I think he would say something like the following:
‘Help people, even when you know they can’t help you back.’
Again, I thank all of you so very much!!!! ”
— Eric Pitman, Todd’s father
As we approach our 15th anniversary, we are proud of so much we have accomplished. Accomplishments that could not have happened without the generous support of members of our community over the years. Much of that support comes from events such as fundraising dinners, our “Holes for Hope” golf outing and wellness events. Last year we were able to raise funds through these efforts. All of those funds allowed us to provide financial assistance and support services to 50 families.
As we reach this important milestone Todd’s Fund history, we’d like to thank you all for helping us continue to honor Todd’s generosity and love of life and look forward to your continued support over the coming years. To learn more about donation and volunteer opportunities, please visit toddsfund.org.