By Roger Utnehmer
The Door County Community Foundation recognizes philanthropists with an annual award. Today, I nominate a soon-to-be Sevastopol eight grade student to be the next recipient of that recognition.
Lindsay Schuh entered her Red Angus calf in the Door County Quality Animal sale during the recently-concluded fair. The sale of her calf, Teo, raised $5,000. Instead of calculating how many new video games or music downloads Lindsay could buy with her $5,000, she donated the entire amount to one of Door County’s most impressive non-profit organizations, DoorCan.
DoorCan provides service and assistance to area residents dealing with cancer. The organization guarantees that 100% of donations are used to assist those with cancer and their immediate families. Lindsay’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The family connection to DoorCan taught a valuable lesson to a daughter with an exceptionally big heart and admirable sense of generosity.
To those who complain about today’s young people not having the ethics and values of previous generations, I simply suggest that you get to know Lindsay Schuh. She is an impressive example of philanthropy and deserves to be commended.
That’s my opinion. I’d like to hear yours.
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