February 15, 1990 - January 12, 2010
On January 12, 2010 Stephanie's life was tragically cut short by the Haiti Earthquake. Stephanie was 19 years old. She was traveling on the "Journey of Hope" mission with two professors and 11 classmates from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Stephanie was a sophomore majoring in Human Services.
Stephanie was in Haiti doing what she enjoyed most: working and caring for the poorest of the poor. Stephanie was committed to helping poor, hungry, and disadvantaged children around the globe. Stephanie leaves behind family and friends who love her dearly as well as others that may have only known her beautiful smile.
Many have indicated a desire to help. We have established The Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian Fund in partnership with the Westchester Community Foundation. Donations are 100% tax deductible. All funds raised will be used to continue Stephanie’s passion for helping the poor by supporting non-profit, US-based charities.
Immediate plans for the Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian Fund is to provide scholarships for students to participate in humanitarian missions. It also sponsors Stephanie's Caring Bears to children suffering injury or trauma. The fund will pay to construct an elementary school in a poverty-stricken Jamaican town twice visited by Stephanie on humanitarian trips.
Events others have planned to support Stephanie's Mission:
Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers. They are deeply appreciated.
Lin, Lenny, Mike & Nick
by Jenna Constantino
We celebrated her life in the beginning
She loved her family deeply
She didn’t take life too seriously
She wasn’t afraid to be different
She broadened her horizons
She cared for those in need
We must always remember her mission
Let’s continue her journey of hope