The Fitsum Bahru Memorial Foundation was created by Fitsum Bahru’s family and friends to honor and celebrate the life of their beloved Fitsum. It is their hope that this foundation will serve as a symbol of his giving spirit, and have a positive impact on the lives of those whose future still lies before them. Fitsum, known to those close to him as Fitsumae, had a passion for helping people in any way possible and was always available to give a hand when needed. He was driven to succeed and his life, though brief, demonstrated that commitment. By establishing this foundation in his name, his family and friends find some solace and comfort from the unbearable loss of his life and in some small way have found a meaningful way of keeping his memory alive.