The cost of providing a comprehensive educational program for K-12 students in Van Buren and Kalamazoo Counties in our first year will exceed $160,000.

be nice. of West Michigan will coordinate the educational effort through the West Michigan Mental Health Foundation and we will provide matching funds for each school.  

You can be part of this important effort by donating funds through our partner, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.

Checks can be made out to the:
Kalamazoo Community Foundation (KCF)
(with a memo note of David Braganini be nice. Memorial Fund)

Funds can be mailed to:

Kalamazoo Community Foundation
211 East Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI  49007


You can give online
Steps to donating online:

  • After clicking on the GIVE NOW button above you will be redirected to the KCF donation page
  • Enter the amount you would like to donate
  • At Designation, select Another Community Foundation Fund from the dropdown.
  • Type David Braganini be nice. Memorial Fund in the additional box.
  • Press the Add Donation button
  • You will then be prompted for your billing information; once entered press Donate Now at the bottom of the page.

Once submitted you should receive a confirmation email from KCF.

Thank you in advance for your generosity,

The Braganini Family

Mental illness conditions are treatable.​​
Suicide is preventable.
Hope is real.