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Re: [TheCPI] Lily Romando - Aspiring Young Photographer in Charlottesville, Murdered (You Can Help)

From: Laura A.
Sent on: Saturday, September 1, 2012 1:10 PM
Chris - 
Thanks, for setting this up. Sounds like a great way for us to honor this young woman. 

Can we direct anyone to the meet up site to donate or would they have to be a cpi member first? (I mean, I assume anyone is welcome to donate, I was just wondering about the mechanics of the site). Any more info on the scholarship? Will it go towards helping a student-high school photographer afford the supplies, or is all that still in the works? (not that it matters that much, just curious). 


On Sep 1, 2012, at 12:46 PM, Christian DeBaun <[address removed]> wrote:

> Hi CPI Team -
> This will be a different email than any other email you have gotten since
> our group was born in August of 2009. Happy 4 year anniversary by the way.
> It's a little bittersweet at the moment. Today I'm asking you to show the
> power of the CPI, by coming together around a single cause!
> There are 400 of us; let's show our community what we can do as a group!
> On Tuesday night, Lily Romando - an aspiring young photographer (and her
> family) was stolen from us in a tragic and unexplainable series of events:
> Lily's FaceBook remembrance page is located here:­ .
> The photo you see above was her last self portrait, taken 19 hours before
> she left us.
> I teach a class at Albemarle High School once a month during the school
> year, and I was lucky enough to act as mentor to Lily on several occasions
> this year. She was a promising photographer with a keen eye, and a good
> sense of composure and lighting. I'll miss you Lily Romando, your photos
> made people smile. I am broken hearted, and I know many other people are
> too. Lily's teacher (and my friend) Susan Oliveri have started a scholarship
> fund in her name - the "AHS- Lily Romando, Photography/Art Scholarship Fund"
> I want to raise $2000 for this fund - NOW!
> I have created a Meetup Event for this cause here:
> http://www.cphoto...­ 
> It is NOT a physical meeting, gathering, workshop, or event - but a
> fundraising cause. All you need to do is RSVP YES for this cause, and pay
> the $10 fee. If 200 of us each pay $10 we'll end up with our goal of $2000,
> if all 400 of you chip in - we'll end up with $4000 for Lily's scholarship
> fund. I'd love to see that happen! 
> If you want to contribute more than $10 - you can send the money via PayPal
> to [address removed]. Please add a message to the payment with "AHS- Lily
> Romando, Photography/Art Scholarship Fund". Thank you!
> As the money rolls in, I'll be updating the Meetup Cause to reflect our
> goal, and how far we are from it.
> The CPI has made the first donation - $100
> Again, let's show our community what we can do as a group to support Lily's
> passing, and pave the way for another young photographer.
> Lily may be gone, but she will never be forgotten.
> Thank you team!
> Christian DeBaun
> CPI Operations Director
> The Charlottesville Photography Initiative
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> This message was sent by Christian DeBaun ([address removed]) from Charlottesville Photography Initiative.
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