The sudden passing of Eric Fischer due to Covid-19 has left a hole in the lives of those who loved him, and the entire community as well. Eric’s larger-than-life personality was one that focused on giving back and he was known for going out of his way for others. Eric was the kind of man who’d pay the tab for a veteran, senior, or youth in need at a local restaurant or stick up for someone being bullied. He was the kind of man that the phrase “he’d give you the shirt off his back,” was written about.
The NSYMCA shares his passion for helping the community. The Y believes its programs and services should be available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. The NSYMCA averages over $525,000 in financial aid scholarships to more than 2,500 people each year. The Y was blessed to have someone like that Eric attended and supported many NSYMCA fundraisers. The NSYMCA is so proud to count Eric and his family and friends among our supporters.
The Eric Fischer memorial fund will provide a legacy of giving back to the community. Dollars raised will allow more people in need to participate in life-changing and enriching programs at the NSYMCA. The fund will ensure our communities can build strong families and the health of each individual’s spirit, mind, and body in an inclusive, welcoming environment.
The sudden passing of Eric Fischer has left a hole in not only the lives of those who loved him, but the community as well. Eric’s larger-than-life personality was one that focused on giving back. To honor his life and legacy the family and friends of Eric want to continue the giving spirit and create the NSYMCA’s Eric Fischer Memorial Fund. This fund will help the North Suburban YMCA supply financial aid to families, seniors, and children in the 15 communities we serve – including Wheeling
Starting in 2021, the NSYMCA celebrated Eric’s life by holding the Eric Fischer Memorial Ride. This gathered 100s of local friends and bikers to celebrate Eric’s life and impact.
Bikers started at Willow Creek Church and ended their memorial ride at the Y where the celebration continued with a tribute to Eric and his life with food, music, and a memorial remembrance.
For more information contact Kathy Fielding at [email protected].
Gifts to the Eric Fischer Memorial Fund are 100% tax-deductible. Up to 25% of the fund will be withdrawn and applied to financial aid/scholarship at the NSYMCA annually, while all remaining funds will be set aside for savings and reinvestment.
Investments in this fund will be carefully managed under the direction of the Development Committee of the Board of Directors, which is led by board members, community participants, and staffed by the Sr. Director of Development.
For more information or to give:
Contact Debbie Madeley, Development Director, at [email protected].
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
You can donate to the Eric Fischer Memorial Fund or participate in the Eric Fischer Memorial Ride.