Juliana Tazewell Porter Memorial Fund

This campaign ended on June 30, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Davidson College by clicking here!

The family and friends of Juliana Tazewell Porter seek to establish a fund in honor of Juliana, Davidson College Class of 2012, and a third year student at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, who tragically died in a car accident on October 4, 2015. Juliana was recently engaged to Josh Yost, a member of the football team and Davidson Class of 2012. This fund will assist Davidson students by providing summer stipends for opportunities in the medical field.

During her time at her beloved Davidson, Juliana was a varsity swimmer and Academic All-Conference student athlete, an Honors Scholar, a member of the National Biological Honor Society and Premedical Honor Society, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biology. Her accomplishments were many, but these things were not what motivated her. Juliana was possessed of an inner drive, spirit and purpose. She was a person of deep faith, a true and loyal friend, and the type of person who showed grace, compassion and kindness to all she met. By her actions, she let people know that they mattered, and she longed for the day when she could provide comfort, compassion and healing to her patients.

The Davidson athlete must balance the demands of a Division I college sport, and the rigors of one of the top academic institutions in the country. To not only survive, but excel, and also want to pursue a career in service to others in medicine, as Juliana did, is worthy of high praise. This fund hopes, in some small way, to recognize the drive, dedication and service of these exceptional Davidson student athletes.

Juliana was loved by many, and her remarkably positive outlook on life left an indelible mark on countless hearts and minds. She will not be soon forgotten. Juliana’s family and friends hope you will join us in funding this project in her memory, and establishing a lasting legacy in her honor that will continue to serve others as Juliana did during her too short life.

This crowdfunding site is among the primary tools for the Juliana Tazewell Porter Memorial Fund. Gifts may also be sent to the Juliana Porter Memorial Fund at Davidson College, Box 7177, Davidson, NC 28035. If you are interested in making a pledge, or gift of stocks and securities, please contact Director of Planned Giving, Gray Dyer ’96 at grdyer@davidson.edu or 704-894-2478. To date, more than $90,000 has been raised towards an overall goal of $100,000. Thank you for your support.



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