Welcome to the Evan M. Guillaume Fund Website

The vision of the EMG foundation is to work to prevent children's suffering throughout the world in the memory of Evan Marnix Guillaume.

 

The EMG Foundation's mission is to commemorate the life of Evan Marnix Guillaume and his commitment to bring personal and financial aid to underprivileged children throughout the world, the EMG Foundation will endeavor to raise money to assist volunteer organizations in the fulfillment of their (humane) goals.

 

Friends of the Orphans (FOTO) is the fundraising and volunteer organization whose efforts support the orphanages of Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH), Spanish for our little brothers and sisters, and all of the work they do to change childrens' lives.

 

Click here to visit the Evan Guillaume Memorial Golf  Tournament website

The Evan Guillaume Memorial Golf Tournament is a charity event held annually in July to raise money for the Evan Guillaume Memorial Fund. People from all over the world fly in to participate in this weekend of good times and even better stories. Come join us!

For those of us who had the privilege of knowing Evan, we know that he infused everything he did with fun and humor. Golf was no different! A bit bored by the conventional approach to golfing, one summer day, while out for a round with friends, Evan proposed a new set of rules to "spice it up a bit". Evan's version encouraged severe heckling of the opposition. He also, probably hungry and toting only change in his pockets, proposed a wager of massive proportions, any item on the Culvers menu could be wagered at each hole. Rest assured, Evan always knew whom to partner with and usually walked away with at least a double cheeseburger, fries and a shake.

After Evan's passing in October 2002, the first Evan Guillaume Memorial Golf Tournament was held in July 2003. Due to its great success, the event has become a fan favorite bringing people together from across the country to play "Guillaume-style" for the past eight years and raised over $100,000 for a cause that inspired and uplifted the man that we all loved and still love so much.

 

"One of the kids came up to me with the biggest grin of pride on his face. He slowly raised his dirty and cut hands up to me. They were cupped and in them was a little, shiny lead ball.

He whispered in my ear, "Te gusta?" (Do you like?) 

I replied, "Si!" 

This simple conversation has meant more to me than any conversation in my life."

-Evan Guillaume, Summer 2000. NPH Cuernavaca

 

Where it all started and some comments of his friends:

 

"The main catch to golfing Guillaume style is that taunting is legal and totally enforced."

-Jesse Eckhardt

"You always kept me entertained and true."

-Blake Hanson

"All of my fear and uneasiness was put to rest by his genuine effort to make me feel good. This is a characteristic he perfected with age."

-Geoff Jans

" All of the other guys are in their khaki pants, white shirts, blue blazers,...and then Evan shows up,  in an all pink tuxedo."

-Doug Erickson

"You will never be forgotten."

-Chris Kokal

"Evan had no qualms about his past, he had no insecurities about his future, and he lived in the only place life can happen, that's the present!"

-Dan Fitzgerald

"Evan and I got in a little bit of a sticky situation, but we did that a lot!!"

-Jordan Harvey

 

"You would be hard pressed to find a young man, I think, who experienced living well and by the virtues of goodness better than Evan did."

-Nathan Ecklund

"He was definitely the best fake sleeper!"

-Chris Pellegrino

"...and I could hear him say, 'way to burn that toast, Mitchell!'"

-David Mitchell

"As our interests turned from slingshots and toilet paper to beer and girls, Evan showed us how to party "Guillaume Style"!!  All of us caught on but he made it hard to catch up!"

-Geoff Jans

"I hope you like the bowtie, Evan picked it out!"

-Jerry Arne, Jr

"Thanks for being one of the best friends I ever had!"

-Chris Henningsen

"Weep not for a child born to earth and slung low and smooth in the arms of the world, for he knew the heart of God and the worth of leaves blown on icy wind."

-Bear Brantingham

"He was full of pranks, questions, wonder, and love."

-Dan Fitzgerald

 

Meet Sam and Evan, two energetic and giving young men who are no longer with us. They never knew each other but shared a common passion for helping unfortunate children. Today, happily, their spirit lives on!

Through the efforts of Sam and Evan's families, we bring you this extraordinary blend of coffee. From the cloud forests of Honduras, these beans are carefully harvested and roasted to perfection. Best of all , your purchase will preserve Sam and Evan's quest to help kids everywhere a need is recognized! From your very first sip of Sam and Evan's coffee, you will know you have done something special to make a difference in so many kids' lives. And what a tasty sensation that will be!!

Additionally, your purchase of Sam and Evan's Coffee qualifies as a tax-deductible, charitable contribution! ENJOY!!