WWWD?

Help others live life as fully and vibrantly as Brian did.

76% Towards Our Goal of $40,000

What Would Ward Do Memorial Fund A Project of Around Boulder County

What Would Ward Do Memorial Fund

The What Would Ward Do Memorial Fund was established to honor the adventurous life of Brian Ward. We lost him too soon, but our family knew immediately that we had to honor Brian in the same way that he lived his life: spreading his love to not one cause, but to many. Brian's life was one of adventure and exploration. In that spirit, we will use the contributions raised here to fund grants to organizations that support the things that Brian loved. We, his family, plan to dedicate our time and research to finding education-based causes that will enable people to experience the adventures that gave Brian's life meaning: mountaineering, skiing, geologic field camp, aviation, and outdoor experiences (both adrenaline-fueled and other).

After receiving his Geology degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Brian pursued his dream of becoming a commercial pilot. In March of 2016, he was hired by United Airlines: a true dream come true. What was truly amazing about Brian was that, despite the time and effort it took to achieve his goals, he never once sacrificed his love for friends and family to pursue his dreams. He was there for all of us through every part of our most important adventures.

Please help us honor Brian's life by donating. And, more importantly, whenever you are faced with a choice in life to take on a new adventure, ask yourself: What Would Ward Do?






Supported by 26 Donations:

  • Eileen F.
    I Gave $150
  • Tom and Carolyn C.
    I Gave $2,000
    So grateful to be able to honor Brian and support the things he loved.
  • Ericka H.
    I Gave $25
    On behalf of Phil Cauthen, a member of our community, a holiday donation to support this great cause and person.
  • Ben M.
    I Gave $500
    We miss you Brian. You will always be in our hearts everyday and on every adventure. Thank you for showing us how to embrace everyday.
  • Tom and Kim H.
    I Gave $250
    Providing enjoyment for others through Brian.
  • Ross G.
    I Gave $2,000
    A holiday gift to honor a person who truly was the best brother / brother-in-law anyone could ask for. Miss you everyday, Ross and Kim.
  • Bob and Nancy G.
    I Gave $250
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    Brian stood for values that we are also big believers in. He lived his life exercising those beliefs. We're giving, in order to pay it forward! WWWD!
  • Candace & Patrick M.
    May your love and goodwill towards others continue forever, Brian.
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    Anonymous
  • Charles B.
    I Gave $125
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $50
  • Kathy W.
    I Gave $200
    Happy birthday Amy so sweet of you to want this donation to Brian's fund for your birthday present. Love you so much Kathy and Tom
  • Friends o.
    I Gave $1,000
    This is from all of the friends of the Smith family. We feel honored to contribute to a fund that validates Brian's love of life and adventure.
  • Kyle M.
    I Gave $50
    This donation is made by my grandmother, Alice Mady. She met Brian only a couple of times, yet like all of us, she remembers him fondly! - Kyle M.
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    Anonymous
  • Sarah H.
    Thinking of you...
  • Jerad D.
    I Gave $100
    Sierra, Brian was a great man. It was an honor and a joy to get to spend time with him. Sending love, Jerad
  • Mariette  K.
    Wonderful memorial for Brian, he must be so proud of his family as he looks down on all of you! It's an honor to know Kathy and Tom.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $34
    Happy birthday, Brian!
  • Sean K.
    I Gave $100
  • Kathy W.
    I Gave $340
    Dear Brian...Happy first birthday in heaven..we miss you every minute of every day, but will keep you memory alive by loving and including all we meet
  • Saundra R.
    I Gave $250
  • Marty S.
    I Gave $1,000
  • diane b.
    I Gave $100
    brian would support something like this which is doing what you want in life!! we love and so appreciate brian's many gifts of love and care to others