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Derek Keeling Memorial Scholarship

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Derek Keeling Memorial Scholarship#1
Posted: 1/17/19 at 10:28am

Derek Keeling Memorial Scholarship

Hi everyone!  As many of you know we lost Derek Keeling on December 12, 2018.  A scholarship fund for the University of Kentucky theatre department is being established. We need to raise a total of $25,000 to create an award in perpetuity.

Thank you

"All our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to pursue them." -- Walt Disney We must have different Gods. My God said "do to others what you would have them do to you". Your God seems to have said "My Way or the Highway".
Updated On: 1/17/19 at 10:28 AM
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Derek Keeling Memorial Scholarship#2
Posted: 1/18/19 at 1:20pm

What a wonderful idea!  He was such a talent, and it would be so meaningful to create a lasting fund to support more up and coming artists.  Please share on social media if you can!

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Posted: 1/18/19 at 8:01pm

Yes, please share this campaign on social media!  It would be fantastic to have a yearly scholarship in his name.  If you've ever had the opportunity to see Derek on stage (especially as Johnny Cash!) you'd know what a special talent he had.  Who knows what he could've gone on to do.  It's wonderful to think this fund might help someone else achieve their dreams and continue his legacy.

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Posted: 1/18/19 at 9:02pm
Im currently working together with the Social Work dept of my University to raise money for a memorial scholarship. I understand the commitment it takes to fundraise and put something like this together. All that to say that its a wonderful action to take, and can also be very healing for those who miss him. Such an honorable endeavor! Best of luck and condolences to his loved ones.
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Posted: 1/19/19 at 10:19am

Popular said: "Im currently working together with the Social Work dept of my University to raise money for a memorial scholarship. I understand the commitment it takes to fundraise and put something like this together. All that to say that its a wonderful action to take, and can also be very healing for those who miss him. Such an honorable endeavor! Best of luck and condolences to his loved ones."

Thank you for all the kind words.  Best of luck to you too on your work!  

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Derek Keeling Memorial Scholarship#6
Posted: 3/11/19 at 1:38pm

Bumping this one up.  Donations have stalled and we still have a long way to go.

Please share this fundraiser everywhere you can.  Somewhere there are students who will benefit from your generosity one day.

If anyone has a Broadway blog or know someone who does! If you have a lot of followers on social media!  Share, share, share!

:)

"All our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to pursue them." -- Walt Disney We must have different Gods. My God said "do to others what you would have them do to you". Your God seems to have said "My Way or the Highway".
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Derek Keeling Memorial Scholarship#7
Posted: 3/11/19 at 3:27pm
If you run into any ideas I’d love to know! Any organizations that support or hold fundraising days for individual causes rather than non profits, etc?
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Derek Keeling Memorial Scholarship#8
Posted: 3/11/19 at 11:11pm
I've messaged nearly everyone on his resume. Contacted BC/EFA, Actors Fund, American Theater Wing, Broadway League, BroadwayGirl, and many others. Zero replies.

I've even contacted some local businesses here in NJ about having a fundraising day
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Posted: 3/11/19 at 11:39pm
Don’t give up. Sent you a private message