ABOUT CASEY FELDMAN
April 6, 1988 - July 17, 2009
Casey Feldman, 21, of Springfield, a senior at Fordham University and an award-winning student journalist, died July 17, 2009 after being hit by a distracted driver.
View the 14 minute video, "Remembering Casey":
After listening to all of casey s accomplishments I was struck by how much she had accomplished in her 21 years and said to myself. What am I waiting for?
Efforts to End Distracted Driving
Casey Featured on DOT "Faces of Distracted Driving"
A video on the United States Department of Transportation website featuring friends and family of Casey and how they have been moved to help bring an end to distracted driving.
Foundation's Campaign to End Distracted Driving
EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving), a project of the Casey Feldman Foundation, has reached an audience of over 227,000 students and adults with its distracted driving awareness campaign. Visit our website devoted to saving lives through ending distracted driving.
EndDD Releases “Just a Few Seconds” PSA Video
View the public service announcement video produced by Casey’s father, Joel Feldman, which features a 17 yr old distracted driver who was using her GPS, and the daughter of the 61 yr old man who was killed.
Be the Driver You Want Your Teen to Be
More than 90% of teens who have seen an EndDD.org presentation say that their parents frequently drive distracted with them in the car. Studies show that teens who grow up in a household where mom and dad drive distracted are 2-4 times more likely to also drive distracted. Watch the 30 second PSA produced by EndDD directed to parents.
Recent Updates From The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation :
Lessons learned in the Face of Tragedy
When tragedy strikes, losing a child or contemplating one’s likely untimely death, we are caused to think about life differently… I have been thinking how I have been able, as I continue to mourn the loss of my daughter, Casey, to be grateful for so many things – the 21 years I had with Casey, all those who love me and who I love and my client, for teaching me about how we can choose to look at what we have and not what we have lost. [....]
University of Colorado student uses Foundation support to solve computer science problems at local non-profit
Zach Doyle can’t remember a time when he wasn’t interested in computer science.“I spent most of my childhood summers attending and, later, working at, computer camp in my hometown of Bethesda, Maryland,” Zach said...Thanks to The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation, Zach, currently a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder, had the opportunity to expand and apply his programming skills in a big way. He was awarded a computer science scholarship to use his technological skills as an intern at the Boulder Food Rescue (BFR) non-profit organization. BFR aims to revitalize the food pantry system to get food that would otherwise be wasted [....]
Five Years, A Legacy of Good - The Casey Feldman Foundation
From small acts of kindness like lending a favorite shirt or lipstick to one of us for a night out to larger deeds like volunteering with animals or donating food or change to the homeless dotting the steps of a church close to campus, Casey was truly a young woman for others. Given that, it couldn’t be more fitting that The Casey Feldman Foundation has continued to act for others and sponsor numerous wonderful initiatives and partnerships in her memory over the 5 years since her death....Perhaps the most visible way that the Foundation has reached out to others is through [....]
Contributing to the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation
The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation's mission is to provide financial support to individuals, groups, and institutions whose interests and goals align with those of Casey. The Foundation will support charitable, educational and literary pursuits and encourage volunteerism and good citizenship.