Opening the Golden Heart Within Teens
September 26, 2003, Mani Shimada passed away suddenly from bacterial
meningitis. Mani was in his junior year at Wellsprings. His passion and
creativity were continually encouraged. Mani was growing as a person
and his heart was opening up. Shortly after his death his family,
friends, and Wellsprings Friends School established the Mani Shimada
Memorial Fund. The Fund encourages teens to open their golden heart and
helps them to realize their full potential. We value the inner goodness
that every teen possesses. Through the Mani Shimada Memorial Fund, we
carry on Mani's spirit as a reminder of love, compassion and courage.
Mani Shimada Memorial Fund is dedicated to continuing the spirit of
Mani Shimada and supporting the development and growth of the students
at Wellsprings Friends School.
- To support special events, programs and courses at
Wellsprings that promote nonviolence and peace.
- To financially assist students in attending
- To nurture and enrich teenagers so that they can
become complete individuals and full members of our society.
increase public awareness of Wellsprings in order to broaden the
School's base of support and to provide an educational alternative for
families in Lane County.
Supporting the Mani Shimada Memorial Fund
augment the good work that the Fund has started, we are asking for your
support. Your gifts will have a positive impact both on the teenagers
and on your life, for you will know that you have helped young people
realize their potential and worked to continue Mani's name. Your gifts
of money, time, and knowledge are greatly needed and appreciated. We
are very aware that your support is essential to the prosperity of the
teenagers, the School and community.
Please consider making a
generous gift that matches the needs and potential of the School and
its students. Donations are tax-deductible; checks should be made out
to "Wellsprings Friends School," with "Mani Shimada Memorial Fund" in
the memo line. Please mail checks to:
Mani Shimada Memorial
Wellsprings Friends School
3590 W. 18th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97402
You may also contact Dennis Hoerner at (541) 686-1223 or
with any questions that you might have about the School or the Fund.