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Dan Messersmith 
We are mourning the loss of Dan Messersmith who passed away the morning of October 27.  
Dan was a Past District Governor of Rotary District 5490.  He served over a decade on the board of Directors of TRVFA.  His largest contribution was his service of personally processing grant applications for hundreds of individuals wanting to improve their earning capacity.  He was honored for his investment of time and talent last spring at the Rotary District 5495 District Conference where he was presented with The Rotary Service Above Self Award from Rotary International.  
The processes Dan implemented enabled us to grow in our ability to serve more students and do it more efficiently.  
Dan retired from the TRVFA board in July, 2021 following his service as our President.  If you received your grant prior to  that date, you probably interacted with him via phone or email.  We hope you will take a moment to remember him, appreciating his contribution to your life.
If you want to "pay it forward" by making a donation in Dan's honor, you can make your donation online at