Although she was just shy of two years old, Ellie was an incredible source of happiness for all who knew her. She was such a blessing to her family that they felt an obligation to carry on her legacy by spreading joy into the lives of others.
That was the impetus for the creation of Ellie's Fund.
Ellie's Fund, Inc. was created by her family as a 501(c)(3) public charity. The Fund provides grants to worthy projects to benefit the people of Northeast Wisconsin.
Ellie's Fund is governed by a group of volunteers led by her loving parents, Paul and Kathy Zaidel of Lena, Wisconsin.
The specific projects funded will be selected on an annual basis, but Ellie's Fund will always focus on two primary areas:
- providing assistance and opportunities to young people in Ellie's memory
- celebrating Ellie's love for the remarkable natural beauty of Northeast Wisconsin
All site content, photos and the butterfly logo are the property of Ellie's Fund, Inc.
While there is no formal application process, Ellie's Fund does welcome proposals from charities serving the people of Northeast Wisconsin.
Visit our Grants to Charities section to learn more.
And remember, contributions to Ellie's Fund are deductible to fullest extent as allowed by law.
Visit our Make a Donation section to see how you can help support Ellie's Fund!
For more information, send us an email.
(If you're looking for the original Ellie's Fund weblog, follow this link... )
This website was designed and is maintained by Cari & Bret Bicoy, Ellie's aunty and uncle.