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Raskin family establishes memorial fund for late son

Congressman’s office announced Tommy Raskin’s death on Thursday

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A memorial fund has been established to honor Tommy Raskin, the late son of U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.).

Photo courtesy of U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin's office

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin’s (D-Md.) family has announced the establishment of a memorial fund in honor of their late son Tommy Raskin. The congressman’s office announced Thursday that Tommy Raskin had died at the age of 25.

The Tommy Raskin Memorial Fund for People and Animals is being launched through the Greater Washington Community Foundation, according to a press release from the congressman’s office Saturday evening. The fund will distribute money semiannually to causes and charities that include Oxfam, Give Directly, the Helen Keller Institute and Animal Outlook.

The fund has been launched with an initial contribution of $50,000, the press release stated.

Raskin’s office also announced that there will be a private funeral on Tuesday and a virtual public memorial service later this month.

Condolences can be sent to Jamie.Raskin@mail.house.gov or by mail to Raskin’s Rockville District Office at 51 Monroe Street, Suite 503, Rockville, MD 20850.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com