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  • Jonathan Moules Memorial Fund

  • Emily Johnson Memorial Fund

Your loved one made a difference. Their legacy will too.
How It Works

How It Works

CHARITYSMITH is a registered 501(c)3 public charity that helps you easily start a memorial fund, memorial scholarship, or charitable fund in full accordance with federal law and tax requirements. Monies raised can be used toward scholarships and grants, medical research, or donated to families in need. You decide.

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It's Easy To Donate

It’s Easy To Donate

Make a donation to any of our memorial funds by phone, mail, or online with PayPal. Your gift honors a life, and helps others in their name. All donations are tax deductible and in full accordance with federal tax laws. Click below and donate today!

Join Us

Join Us

CHARITYSMITH has created and currently administers over 100 memorial funds. In 2014, the legacies they honor live on, with over $500,000 distributed in scholarships grants, medical research, and help for families in need. Join us, and keep the love alive with a CHARITYSMITH memorial fund.

Browse Memorial Funds


CHARITYSMITH was established in 1994 by Brooks H. Rohlen, MD as the Douglas F. Smith Memorial Foundation (DFSMF). This initial memorial foundation gave a scholarship each year to a student, artist, or athlete.
Over the years, the foundation appreciated the need for an efficient method to create a memorial in honor of a loved one. Subsequently, our mission evolved to what it is today — creating and administering memorial funds for others. For those who feel inspired to do so, CHARITYSMITH offers a simple and expedient pathway to start a memorial fund. By contributing to the lives of others, we remember and honor the lives of those who have passed.
Monies raised via memorial funds are distributed to scholarships, grants, medical research, or donated to families in need. You decide “how, where, and when” monies are distributed.

Please contact us today at 800.276.6546 with questions to get started.

  • Completion of memorial fund set-up in four days
  • Creation and administration of memorial website
  • Processing donations via phone, mail, or online
  • Receipting donations for tax deductions
  • Open accounting and supervised banking
  • Advising on charitable giving, nonprofits, and goals


Finding CHARITYSMITH was a gift for me. After a personal tragedy, they made it easy for me to start a foundation to honor my son. Amazing work!
Pam Moules, administrator for Jonathan Moules Steps4Hope Foundation
CHARITYSMITH was such a help to us when we wanted to set up a scholarship fund in honor of my sister who had just passed away. People were eager to donate and we needed something done quickly. The fund was set up within a week of contacting CHARITYSMITH and the website was ready to take donations – it was that simple.
Stacey Warner, administrator The Megan’s Memory Scholarship
Good lives, well remembered.
Josias A. Sterling Memorial Fund


Josias A. Sterling


Jonathan Moules Memorial Fund


Jonathan Moules


Rocker Memorial Skatepark


Rocker Memorial Skatepark


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From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing I do know: that we are here for the sake of each other, above all, for those upon whose smile
and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy.
Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of others, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must
exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received and am still receiving.”

-Albert Einstein