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Sunday, November 6, 2011
Brief Personal Note
Elijah James Blum Memorial Fund
Sorry to post this personal note on our blog, but I wanted to let people know about a new memorial fund being put together by San Diego State University. It is to honor my son Elijah James Blum. Here is a link to more information and ways to donate if you feel led.
The History Department at San Diego State University would like to announce its fundraising efforts to create the “Elijah James Blum Memorial Fund." Elijah, son of Associate Professor Edward J. Blum and Jennifer Blum, passed away on August 31, 2011, from complications related to a mitochondrial disorder. After developing cataracts in his eyes and degenerating muscularly such that his eating and breathing were impaired, Elijah died peacefully at home with his family. His favorite game was peek-a-boo and he laughed far more in life than he cried. He was just over eight months old.
The “Elijah James Blum Memorial Fund” will be used to support teaching and learning in the History Department at San Diego State University. Tax-deductible contributions to the fund may be made by writing a check to “The Campanile Foundation,” referencing the Elijah James Blum Memorial Fund on the memo line and sending it to Bonnie Akashian, SDSU Dept. of History, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92182-6050. Please contact Beth Pollard (Associate Prof. of History, email@example.com) or Nancy Lemkie (Senior Director of Development in CAL at SDSU, firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-594-8569), if you have any questions.