The Sophie Fund, established in April 2016 in memory of Cornell University fine arts student Sophie Hack MacLeod, will support mental health initiatives aiding young people in the Ithaca, New York area.

Sophie was bursting with talent and plans for the future until she succumbed to her battle with depression at the age of 23 on Easter weekend in 2016. At the time of her death from an overdose of prescription drugs for her condition, she was on medical leave from her senior year studies. She was working in Ithaca’s vibrant culinary scene, and exploring a career as a pastry chef and opening a bakery after completing her degree.

Please consider making a contribution to The Sophie Fund through the Community Foundation of Tomkins County

Send a check payable to the “Community Foundation of Tompkins County” to the Foundation’s address:

Community Foundation of Tompkins County
200 East Buffalo Street
Suite 202,
Ithaca, NY 14850

Or, visit the Community Foundation’s online giving page here.

Please be sure to designate that your donation is for “The Sophie Fund.”