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In memory of: Zoe Clare Anderson

Donations as of April 18, 2014:

$510,000.00 Raised Offline
$133,803.32 Raised Online
$643,803.32 Total Raised


      "There's no time to lose, I heard her say. 
      Catch your dreams before they slip away..."
                                    - The Rolling Stones

Thank you for visiting this page devoted to the memory of Zoe Anderson, who passed away tragically on December 28, 2010, aged 24.

Zoe brought laughter and life wherever she went. She had a rare combination of left and right brain talents, brilliantly creative and insatiably curious. She was artist, photographer, neuroscientist, scuba dive-master, tutor, social connector, loving daughter, hilarious sister, passionate friend.

A life like that cannot just be cut short. She lives on in the lives and dreams of those who loved her...  so we're going to do something tangible she would have been proud of. 

We plan to use the funds raised here to protect an area of coral reef in her name. Zoe adored diving, adored the oceans and was aghast at their current rapid decline.  Her name means 'life' and she would have absolutely loved the thought of a beautiful living ecosystem sustained by people who had been inspired by her.

Depending on how much we raise, we may be able to support photography and art projects in association with the reef.  Certainly, her friends will be able to visit and snorkel or dive.  We are actively investigating 3 or 4 candidate projects and will report back to all donors as soon as one is chosen.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and secure.  The funds will be maintained in a separate fund at the Sapling Foundation (the private non-profit foundation which owns the TED Conference).

Many many thanks for remembering Zoe,

Zoe's Family

P.S. There's a memorial page on Facebook here.



Comment Donation
Crane watching a programme on the oceans and missing you
Sophie Wilson
Jonathan and Alison Your light is shining
Allison Hunt
Bonnie & Andy All Our Love Zoe
Marianne & Ellery Love to Zoe on her birthday.
Marianne, Stacy & Ellery With love for Zoe and her family.
Ronda Carnegie Celebrating the beauty of Zoe into the new year!
Kristen Ashburn Thinking of you.
Jennifer Cast Celebrating Zoe's life. Much love to her family.
G Crane Beautiful Zoe , missed and loved every day.
Mim McCulloch Such an inspiration love mim xx
Cat Wickins Always in my thoughts. Miss you XXXX
Daniel Priestley We still miss ur bright spark & contagious energy
ari kuschnir love and support
Brian Browne Walker A wonderful way to remember Zoe.
The Miami Valley School Thank you for the inspiration.
David Deutsch
Will & Laura's 23rd With so much love from all who partied at The H&G
Jenny Guy
Marla Mitchnick For your reef Zoe - your light shines on...
Anna's lucky man All mine and my family's love
Elizabeth Wordsworth Zoe - you were special.
Zoe's birthday ticket sales Amazing night, thank you Zoe. so much love xx
Cat Wickins Missing and thinking of you XXXX
Nate Mook Miss you Zoe!
Robert & Stephanie Tobor
Zoe's Birthday Fund Part 2
Zoe's Friends
luce mitchell what a special cause for a very special zoe XX
Susanne Stauffer What a perfect tribute to such a radiant lifeforce.
susan and scott daniels This is a wonderful tribute to your lovely,special daughter.
Zoe's Birthday Fund Part 1
Lamarck Im memory of Lavinia and Gabriella's friend Zoe, whom they cared for deeply.
Laura and Gary Lauder
Ben Scrancher
Don Albert In loving memory of Zoe. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
David M. Burk With love and appreciation
Sunni Brown The beautiful Zoe has taken on a more expansive form of life.
Nadine Weil May Zoe's incredible spirit live on in the ocean and in our hearts
Sue and Simon Falshaw thinking of you in your loss Zoe was a wonderful person
Jake and Fiona Eberts
Sam Harris

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