W I T N E S S E T H:
This trust shall be known as the Mark S. Fisher Foundation.
Trustees shall hold the trust fund and shall invest same and may in their sole and absolute discretion pay to or for the benefit
of the family of Mark S. Fisher, so much or all of the amounts as the Trustees deem necessary or appropriate to provide for
the support, maintenance, health of the immediate family of Mark S. Fisher and to assist with the Mark S. Fisher murder investigation
to help solve and apprehend the culprits. In making discretionary distributions, the Trustees may, but
shall not be required to, take into account the other income and assets of the aforesaid beneficiaries. If
the Trustees in their sole and absolute discretion deem it appropriate, they may also make charitable contributions from the
trust in memory of Mark S. Fisher to charitable organizations described in Section 170 ( c ) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986, as amended.
Nancy Fisher, Michael J. Fisher, Helida DiGiacomo and Ruby Pacheco shall not participate in any discretionary
decisions for their own benefit or for the benefit of any of her issue for whom she has a legal obligation to support.
We want to thank everyone for
all your support and contributions to the trust known as the Mark S. Fisher Foundation.
Originally our purpose of the award was to keep Mark’s legacy and
memory of generosity, determination and humility. Qualification and criteria to receive the rewards
for the Lenape Valley Regional High School candidates.
- Member of the National Honor Society
- Participate in at least two varsity sports
- Two teacher recommendations
- Good Character
- Active in school or in the community
of college/university acceptance
We are not giving the scholarship
that we did for a couple of years anymore but instead we decided because of Mark's sharing ways it would be better to do something
that would benefit many rather than one person. Then we contacted Mark's High School Coach who is the head of the football
program and the athletic director of the same school (LVRHS), He mentioned that we can give a donation to help out families
of Senior football players going through difficult times. We did it but at the end of the season a better idea came
from the same coach and friends of Mark that we can sponsor a breakfast or dinner before a football game during or around
Mark's anniversary. In this way it follows to Mark's principles to help out as many people as possible.
This is already part of the football program
for many years that most of the cost come from the Senior parents and sometimes can be very difficult for some families. In
other words this is really supporting the football program in general. The program is kind enough to do
a breakfast or dinner around Mark’s Anniversary.
In the fall of 2008, they had a dinner before a game around Mark's anniversary.
We believe that (LVRHS) football team, coaches and parents were appreciative of the support. We will continue doing it
this year 2009 and hopefully many years to come.
In 2004 we gave a donation towards the Lenape Valley
is Now Campaign donation for a new gymn, classroom and renovated front school office to Rev George A. Brown
school part of Our Lady of the Lake Church.
In 2009 Lenape Valley Junior Patriots - donation.
year as a result of a down economy they have several 16 young boys and girls unable to afford the registration fee and this
particular year they need to update and purchase new equipment.
What we learned since Mark was murdered is that the law is especially designed
to protect the criminals. For this purpose we would like to start an organization for (Innocent Victims) “Friendly Victim’s
Voice.” Actually a New York support group for families of murdered victims has approached us about starting a group
in New Jersey.
With all kind of consideration, we feel very comfortable with "MARK'S HOME FOR HOPE".
It is a nonprofit organization for parents who lost children.
Purpose: is to give those in the
greiving process a quiet supportive place to heal. We do not take the place of therapy, but we do understand the deep
feeling of the loss of a child.
We can never thank everyone enough for all your prayers, kindness ,support and generosity
through the years. With all this help collectively including some of the funds helped with Mark's investigation
We will be open and appreciative to any suggestions and ideas that you may have.