Rice family announces creation of the Tamir Rice Legacy Fund at the Cleveland Foundation

Release Date: 11.18.2019

CLEVELAND – The Rice family today announced the establishment of the Tamir Rice Legacy Fund at the Cleveland Foundation to honor the legacy of Tamir Rice.

“The arts helped Tamir with self-expression and he would want to live in a world that is equitable for all people,” said Samaria Rice, Tamir’s mother. “Our hope is to keep Tamir’s memory alive through the creation of the Tamir Rice Legacy Fund. I am humbled by the outpouring of love and support for Tamir and grateful to everyone who has already contributed.”

Donations may be made to the Tamir Rice Legacy Fund at the Cleveland Foundation by visiting www.clevelandfoundation.org/Tamir or by mailing a check to: 

Cleveland Foundation
1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44115

(Checks should be made payable to the Cleveland Foundation. Please indicate “Tamir Rice Legacy Fund” on the memo line.)

Ms. Rice plans to open the Tamir Rice Afrocentric Cultural Center to provide artistic, educational and civic youth programs that celebrate the history and culture of people of African descent. To raise awareness and capital funds for the Center, the Rice family is hosting the “Tamir Rice Legacy Luncheon” with special guest Theaster Gates, an artist and activist from Chicago. The benefit is Wednesday, Nov. 20 at noon at the InterContinental Cleveland (9801 Carnegie Ave.). Individual tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at tinyurl.com/tamirslegacyluncheon. A commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Tamir’s death will take place at 6 p.m. that evening at the Cleveland Museum of Art (11150 East Blvd.). To reserve a free ticket for that event, visit https://engage.clevelandart.org/0/4878.

All donations to the Tamir Rice Legacy Fund at the Cleveland Foundation are tax deductible. For questions about the fund, please call the Cleveland Foundation at (216) 685-2006.

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