Pine Family Legacy Fund
Jon Pine, center, with two friends enjoying conversation together after a HUI Tenants Council meeting: Ed Kirkland (left) and Andrew Kelfalla (right).
$4,882.27 of $100,000 raised
Donate to the Pine Family Legacy Fund in Memory of Jon Pine
Written by Danny Pine
We love and miss our beloved family member Jon Pine. Jon was a long-time tenant of Housing Unlimited’s lovely townhome in Rockville. In memory of Jon and in a show of support for Housing Unlimited (HUI), we kindly ask that you join us in making a donation to HUI. All gifts to HUI in memory of Jon will be credited to the Pine Family Legacy Fund. Our Fund’s fundraising goal is $100,000. When we achieve our goal, we look forward to gathering with you for a celebratory naming of HUI’s Rockville townhome as the “Pine Family Legacy Home.” Jon’s legacy, and yours, will be memorialized through a donation of $250 or more, but any amount is deeply appreciated. All donations, unless wishing to remain anonymous, will be listed on this page.
HUI’s mission is to provide affordable housing in Montgomery County for adults in mental health recovery, HUI empowers tenants like Jon to thrive in their communities as neighbors, friends, employees, students and volunteers. Today, HUI serves 90 homes with over 247 individuals. To take a virtual tour of one of HUI’s homes, please click here to watch a short video.
We lost dear Jon on July 21st, 2022. The entire family, including his “family” at HUI, deeply miss him. A man known by many as a gentle giant, Jon was an avid reader and loved to discuss books, especially books about sports. It was very important to Jon to give back to the community. Throughout his 20-year tenure as a HUI tenant, Jon took great pride in his role as a HUI public education paid intern and proudly represented HUI at housing and mental health resource fairs. He also spoke movingly to community groups—including many school and religious school youth groups—about the importance of his HUI housing and his journey of mental health recovery.
Jon particularly wanted young people to understand the harm that can be caused by bullying. He spoke candidly about his own very painful experience with bullying and challenged the students to swiftly intervene and prevent any bullying in their classroom. At the end of all of his presentations, Jon loved to invite the audience to test his encyclopedic knowledge of sports trivia. He fielded any and all questions, but no one was ever able to stump him. He pitched a perfect game.
Big Train Supporter Ezra Pine throws out first pitch.
Our Deepest Gratitude to the following Pine Family Legacy Fund supporters.
Your financial gifts will ensure that individuals, like Jon, will have the opportunity to live independently in a healthy community, making friends and grateful for a life fully lived.
Abbott Laboratories - EGC
Paula and Matthew Cohn
Mary Deborah Hennelly
Hillel at FIU
Sheryl and Bob Isaacs
Rabbi Debra Pine
The Ross Center
Lynda and Jerry Weinstein
Jo Ann Windman