Dan Culhane left a legacy. Whether you went to school with him, worked with him, shared a laugh with him over a local craft beer, or skated on the same ice rink he did, Dan left an impression. A genuinely kind, helpful, funny, and smart man, to know Dan was to have deep affection and love for him. This love is evidenced by the outpouring of shock, grief, and remembrances expressed to his family since the news of his death from COVID-19 on February 28th.
Nancy has been saying “Dan would be so surprised, and quite honestly, embarrassed, if he could see how many people are remembering him so fondly.” People from near and far have privately and publicly shared stories of how Dan touched their lives. We will be sharing many of those stories on their blog in the days ahead. When Dan's Celebration of Life takes place sometime later this summer, we want to hear and share more stories – and hug, laugh, cry, and spend time together remembering Dan with his friends, family, and fans.
We can’t believe he is gone. But in the days ahead we are committed to finding some measure of closure – together. We also want to keep his memory alive in a way that would make him smile, knowing that his kindness lives on.
Many people have asked how they can help at this incredibly difficult time. If you’d like to help us create an on-going legacy for Dan, we've set up this memorial fund to offset the cost of a public celebration of life and to create a giving fund in Dan’s name.
The Dan Culhane Memorial Fund and Celebration of Life will honor the man we loved by creating a sustainable funding source to support one or more organizations that Dan loved - such as youth hockey programs, internships or scholarships for young people interested in careers in broadcasting, support for families with multiple myeloma, and animal rescue programs. Details of where the funds will be directed will be developed over the next weeks and months ahead and will announced here as the plans are finalized.
But in the meantime, we wanted to let those who have generously sent memorial gifts to Nancy to know that your act of kindness will be used to start the Dan Culhane Memorial Fund.
If you’d like to contribute to honor our beloved Dan, you can donate through this site. Our intention is that this will grow over the years just as our love of Dan grew in our hearts and in the lives of people who knew him.
Please complete our contributor form and you'll be directed to a page showing you how to send contributions.
A life filled with love and kindness never dies.
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