Uniting friends and family to celebrate and honor the life of Dave Nelson by serving the community he loved.
Dear Dave Nelson Memorial Foundation Family,
While we doubt this message comes as much surprise, it is still heartbreaking to us that we must formally announce the cancellation of this year's beach bash. We were waiting until the last possible moment to see if Washington State and Whatcom County might turn a corner to a place where we could gather safely, but unfortunately we can't in good conscience bring everyone together physically this summer.
Although safety is our number one priority, The DNMF also relies heavily on our support from local businesses around the county and state. We feel it is of almost equal importance to be supporting small businesses with our patronage and loyalty, instead of asking them for donations at this time.
As a charity we remain committed to raising the money for our scholarship programs:
THE DAVE NELSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS OF MILITARY FAMILIES
A partnership with Whatcom Dollars for Scholars that provides secondary education funding for Bellingham students whose immediate family are serving or have served our Armed Forces.
THE WWU DAVE NELSON MEMORIAL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP FOR MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
Providing tuition assistance for Western Students from Bellingham for their nationally acclaimed graduate program that prepares students for a career making a difference in our federal, state and local institutions.
As always, we are still accepting year round TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS. If you are able to spare anything we ask you to consider giving what you can. Every little bit helps.
Come late summer and fall you can look forward to some exciting new ways the DNMF is creating to ensure these deserving students get the financial help we have provided them for the better part of a decade.
Until we speak again, stay safe, healthy and care for each other.
The Dave Nelson Memorial Foundation.