To honour the life of Amanuel Abate (LGB, 1987), a memorial fund has been created to support to celebrate his legacy as a sportsman and community-builder. Amanuel was passionate about football and the consummate host, actively participating in all kinds of Ecolint reunions over the past few decades.
In both sports and community-building, Amanuel was devoted to investing in the next generation. Therefore, we are raising funds to support the football programme as well as intergenerational events at Ecolint. Our campaign for the Amanuel Abate Memorial Fund will focus on two areas of need and opportunity:
- Funding supplies, equipment, and travel costs for Ecolint football teams. For example, our players need support to participate in tournaments organised by the European Conference Tournaments. This is a perfect fit for Amanuel’s legacy, as he was involved as a young player and a sports marketing professional in many pan-European tournaments. Sports, camaraderie, travel, and cultural exchanges were a core part of Amanuel’s identity.
- Funding student and alumni football matches and social celebrations at campus events and Alumni World Reunions.
Our campaign target is CHF 30,000, which will be administered by Ecolint to provide partial support for football and community-building in perpetuity. We are already half-way there thanks to early pledges totalling CHF 15,000. But we need your help to reach our goal! With your generosity, we will be able to help both the girls and boys Ecolint football teams (32 students) and create fun activities for students and alumni to mingle. Thank you for your support!
Ecolint will memorialise the Fund with a plaque on an outdoor bench near the playing fields at La Grande Boissière.
Based in the United States?
U.S.-based donors may make their gift to the Ecolint American Foundation via credit card or PayPal using this link. If you would like to make a more substantial gift through a Donor Advised Fund, our charity tax ID is 23-7056392, and the address is Ecolint-American Foundation, ℅ Luanne Samuel, 5824 Steeplechase Drive, Plano, TX 75093 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org and phone number: (646) 707 4240). Please be sure to add a note requesting that your donation benefit the Amanuel Abate Memorial Fund. Cheques may also be sent to the address listed earlier.