For more than 20 years, the founders of the Stephanie B. Furrer Foundation have devoted their energy to passionately advocating for those with disablities and politically under-represented members of our global family. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time.
a little about why the foundation was started
The Stephanie B. Furrer Foundation is a vocal advocate for those with developmental disabilities. We make every effort to help campers and their families in need providing financial assistance to attend camp and make memories that will last a lifetime.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS...
8th Annual Stephanie B. Furrer Campership Benefit ... Friday, August 16, 2019
Although summer camp is seasonal, fundraising isn't seasonal. Our fund raising efforts throughout the year include multiple gift card orders and the annual benefit. Please check the EVENTS tab for dates, so you can help make a difference in a person's life.
We are always accepting donations of any kind for our baskets at the benefit. From small to large companies...monetary or goods/services..anything is valued!!!!!
If you would like to help with any of our upcoming fundraisers, please contact us either by email or phone.
All help is greatly appreciated!!!
The Furrer and Johnson family started the Stephanie B. Furrer Foundation in 2012 after the unexpected loss of our dear daughter, sister and aunt. At the young age of 30, while vacationing in Key West, Florida, Stephanie passed away surrounded by her loving family.
Stephanie ABSOLUTELY loved camp, not only for the swimming, singing and campfires, BUT for just being able to have her own private time. This was her time to enjoy life by herself and make memories with the caring staff and wonderful friends that meant so much to her.
We began the Foundation for our own emotional benefit as well as being able to help others financially. We understand that times are extremely difficult lately with the economy and wanted to give others the opportunity to make lasting memories too. Camp was her passion so what better way to honor her than to start a Foundation in her name. We had such an overwhelming response when we talked about our plans to our family and friends that we knew we just needed to start. Before we even began anything official, we received generous donations from several individuals, companies and local police associations.
After the long process of filing for non-profit status, we became exempt for Federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code on July 26, 2013.
The life experiences that Stephanie took away from camp were more than what we could have ever imagined...hopefully others will get that opportunity in her honor.