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My Son Steven's Story
Multiple people and entities also killed Steven that tragic day, the two California paramedics who negligently botched a medical procedure thereby ultimately killing Steven while he was alive for 50 minutes after the collision, CALTRANS, and others, all cowards, never taking a nano bit of responsibility about the suffering Steven felt and for stealing my sons life from him (CLICK HERE).
Our family has also agonized in unbelievable and excruciating ways; a reality that we will carry with us for a lifetime.
Steve grew up riding his bike and playing kick-the-can in Wantagh, NY; was a trumpet player, golfer, writer, and stand-out student in high school; became an honors program graduate of SUNY Albany; and eventually found his way into the technology boom on the west coast.
He loved so many things: ultimate Frisbee, reading pretty much anything, playing bass in his band, hanging out in Dolores Park in San Francisco, friends, sarcasm ... and he was always the smartest person in the room.While his sense of time was, well, a bit slow, it didn’t matter. He was always worth waiting for.
He had two younger siblings and was a pretty typical older brother—obnoxious and loving in equal measures. He was a son who said what was on his mind, challenging his parents (in a good way!).
He was a devoted partner, a loyal friend, the coolest cousin, a fun/funny nephew, and a loving grandson. He was a gift we could have not imagined having; a gift we cannot imagine life without.
One way to keep Steve alive in our hearts and continue his life's momentum was to start the Steven Nathaniel Wolkoff Foundation.
The SNW Foundation was formed within weeks of the tragic loss of Steven Wolkoff on June 21, 2008. The foundation is an opportunity to honor Steve’s name and keep his voice alive by supporting organizations and programs that represent issues that were most important to him.
With passion, sophistication, and an unparalleled ability to add sarcasm into just about every conversation, Steve asked a thousand questions you never thought of, found beauty in the mundane, and fought for the betterment of society.
The mission of the SNW Foundation is therefore, to support the diversity of interests that compelled Steve every day of his life especially in the areas of education, music + recreation, and environmental causes.
Dedicated to supporting the things he loved (and there were many), the Foundation counts on the donations received to support the activities and issues that, for Steve, were both important and fun.
We thank you for the kindness and thoughtfulness and hope the grants we have awarded inspire you as they have us.
To Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Steven's foundation (CLICK HERE)
We are a 501 [c] 3 organization, allowing all donors to declare their gifts, for tax purposes, to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Some of the many projects supported through the SNW Foundation:
Contributions 2008 - 2014
The Fender Music Foundation is a non profit national music charity that provides instruments to music education programs across the country, including schools. Our grant will be used to buy instruments for schools to have for children that need them most, so they, too, can develop their love of listening to and making music.
Pie Ranch (CLICK HERE).