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Spencer and Kimberly would like to ask for charitable donations in lieu of traditional gift registries for their wedding. They have chosen 4 charities that they feel strongly about. Please read their descriptions below and Donate to the charity of your choice. Thank you for your generosity in supporting these great causes!


Spencer and Kimberly 

A Touch of Understanding

A Touch of Understanding's mission is to encourage acceptance and respect for all individuals. Our educational programs are designed to increase understanding of differences and promote full inclusion, thereby minimizing discrimination, bullying and social isolation suffered by children and adults who are perceived as different for any reason, but especially those with disabilities.

Our workshops are provided in 8 counties throughout the Greater Sacramento area: Placer, Sacramento, Nevada, El Dorado, Calaveras, Marin, Solano, and Yolo.

More information can be found on this link.

Foundation Fighting Blindness

Our Mission is to drive the research that would lead to preventions, treatments and vision restoration for the degenerative retinal diseases – including macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, and Usher syndrome – that together affect more than 10 million Americans and millions more throughout the world.  Today, the Foundation is the world’s leading private source for inherited retinal disease research funding. FFB is committed to driving research until the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases is eradicated.

More information can be found on this link.

MIT Annual Fund

The mission of MIT, Kimberly and Spencer's Alma Mater, is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

Spencer and Kimberly both received substantial aid from MIT in the form of scholarships.

More information can be found on this link.

World Wildlife Fund

For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature.
The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

WWF works to:
Conserve the world's most important forests to sustain nature's diversity, benefit our climate, and support human well-being
Safeguard healthy oceans and marine livelihoods
Secure water for people and nature
Protect the worlds most important species
Drive sustainable food systems to conserve nature and feed humanity
Create a climate-resilient and zero-carbon world, powered by renewable energy

These things are not just “nice to have". . . they are “need to haves." They are the things that make it possible for us to live. And so, to ensure our very survival, they must be kept safe.

More information can be found on this link

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