Facts and Figures from the LilySarahGrace Fund
First Annual Gala:
Premier of the Book “You Can’t Memorize This”:
38 personal drawings by celebrities in the visual and performing arts
500 initial copies printed to sell at the campaign launch gala
- 2nd printing anticipated with additional drawings from other artists
Nearly half the books are already sold.
Purchasing information is online, at: http://lsgshop.org
How many students could benefit?
Kickstarter funding: 21,000
Sales from all books = 45 stepping stone LSG project grants at $450 a piece.
Average class size in the U.S.: 25
If only one classroom benefits from each grant, a minimum of 1,125 students benefit from projects funded by the “You Can’t Memorize This” book.
(Most grant applicants teach multiple classes and propose projects for 1 stepping stone grant to benefit many students.)
Greatest amount of students served by 1 LSG stepping stone grant to date: 600 students
What else is in the book?
Drawings by Lily, Sarah and Grace on the front and back inside covers
There are 3 sections in the book for each Badger girl.
Matt wrote his personal memories about each of his daughters:
He talks about Lily overcoming her fears.
He recounts Sarah’s charisma and draw.
He recalls Grace’s absolute confidence
and shares about his love for the girls.
- Pippi Badger, fund-raiser extraordinaire (see “One for the Money”) wore a purple tulle frock, designer unknown.
- Sharpie provided personalized LSG markers for guests to color on the walls.
- Celebrity-art glazed sugar cookies were served next to hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.
- Rufus Wainwright, award-winning American-Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, who performed at the gala, also sang “Somewhere over the Rainbow” at Lily’s, Sarah’s and Grace’s funeral.
- The font used for the “Color outside the Lines” phrase on campaign materials is a font made from samples of Lily’s, Sarah’s and Grace’s own handwriting.
To learn more about the LilySarahGrace Fund, see the LSG series in On Our Watch
 Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. (2011, July 1). Issues A-Z: Class Size. Education Week. Retrieved Month Day, Year from http://www.edweek.org/ew/issues/class-size/