TAKOMA PARK, M.D. –The Raskin family today announced the launch of the Tommy Raskin Memorial Fund for People and Animals, through the Greater Washington Community Foundation. The Fund will distribute money on a semiannual basis to causes and charities championed and advanced by Tommy Raskin, such as Oxfam, Give Directly, the Helen Keller Institute, and Animal Outlook. The Fund has been launched with an initial contribution of $50,000.

The Raskin family remains powerfully moved and grateful for the outpouring of love and support from friends, neighbors, constituents, colleagues and people from across the country, but is stressing continued adherence to COVID-19 protocols during this time of grief. Condolences can be sent to Jamie.Raskin@mail.house.gov or by mail to the Congressman’s Rockville District Office at 51 Monroe Street, Suite 503, Rockville, MD 20850.

The family has been profoundly moved by communications from Tommy’s friends, classmates and teachers from Takoma Park Elementary School, Pine Crest Elementary, Eastern Middle School, Montgomery Blair High School, Amherst College and Harvard Law School, as well as his own students from his “Justice” section at Harvard College. Thank you for reaching out.

Following COVID-19 public health guidelines, the family will hold a private funeral service on Tuesday morning, followed by virtual public memorial services later this month.  They will be announced shortly.