Good morning, I am Linda Bedoe, mother of Robert Bedoe, 2002 recipient for the Sommer Foundation award. I happened to come across something that reminded me, once again, to say thank you. As a widow, you knew how hard it would be to make the dream of my son going to a good college come true. You helped make it a reality.
Rob is doing fine and pursuing many life adventures. You can check one of those adventures out in today’s Wall Street Journal. He and a boyhood friend went on the trip of a lifetime.
I see you are still doing wonderful work. I know we all say thank you and a few might be looking down from above smiling to see the successes you have helped make possible.
Dear Lynn Sommer and board members,
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful evening on 7/14 at your golf outing. My daughters and I were honored to be included in the festivities. We had a really nice time as a family, enjoyed a delicious meal and thoroughly enjoyed that night.
I am so very grateful to your foundation for choosing my daughter, Andrea Lukas, as one of your scholarship recipients. Your additional funding enabled me to say 'yes' to her attending U/W Madison, which is her dream school and her late Dad's alma mater. When I drive away from U/W Madison at the end of August, in my heart I will know your foundation helped make it possible.
I was very impressed with your foundation and how it helps these students who have endured the loss of a parent. We have all witnessed how hard this can be on our children. If you find yourselves in need of additional volunteers, or if there is some way I can help, please feel free to contact me. I love to support causes I deeply believe in and have been touched by. You are doing wonderful things!