Brave Hearts for Strong Minds
BHSM is a 501c3 approved organization (EIN 45-3973220) that provides college education funding for children who have lost a parent.
Our mission started in 2012 after a beloved community member, Tom Reilly, suddenly passed away leaving behind his wife and four young children. Tom was a man who gave his all to the community and in his honor, we strive to continue that tradition of care for others. Our logo was inspired by his musical and carpentry skills while also highlighting his generous heart in which he provided for those in need.
What makes us unique is our “pay it forward” model that requires all children who receive assistance to pay it forward by fundraising and creating events for future families. Each year these families come back with a bigger and stronger desire to create positive change for others who are going through a similar loss.
Our Annual Event
Our primary fundraising occurs around an annual walk that brings together our families, friends, local businesses, and community members for a day of food, fun, walking and music. All funds raised for and during this day directly support our mission of providing education funding to children who have lost a parent.
Come join us on June 20, 2020 for
our 8th Annual Walk
We Need Your Help!
Become an Event Sponsor
The funds donated by our sponsors are what allow our organization to provide educational assistance to families in need. We simply could not function without local support, please consider becoming a sponsor of our mission by contacting us to discuss sponsorship opportunities.Become a Sponsor Download the Sponsor Flyer Our Recent Sponsors