Matthew R. Davenport Fund Launched to Address Suicide and Addiction

New York, N.Y. Eight years ago today, I lost my best friend to suicide. Matt was a straight-A student and an extremely gifted musician. He was a loving son, a big brother, and a selfless friend. Unknown to many of those around him, he was also an individual who battled addiction. 

Matthew R. Davenport 600-400Matthew R. Davenport Fund. Funds raised in his memory will support
scholarships and research grants, local and regional organizations,
and grieving families—with a particular emphasis on the Midwest. 

In partnership with the J. Luce Foundation and the Bauer Fund, Matt’s family and I are launching the Matthew R. Davenport Fund to address the epidemics of suicide and addiction.

Funds raised through this effort will be used to support scholarships and research grants, local and regional organizations, and grieving families—with a particular emphasis on those in or serving the Midwest. 

To kickstart this campaign, we will be matching all donations, up to $3,000, received through July 15, 2019. We would greatly appreciate your support whether through donating or sharing. 

When donating, please be sure to note “Matt’s Fund” in the message box so your donation is properly routed. Contribute online hereChecks payable to The J. Luce Foundation, memo: “Matt’s Fund,” may be sent to 540 Main Street #418, New York, N.Y. 10044.

The J. Luce Foundation is a New York State-registered charity with 501(c)3 status granted by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Brendan Adkinson is a 2016 J. Luce Foundation Fellow from Yale University.

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