Shane Colby

Shane T. Colby Foundation Fund

This fund honors the memory of Shane Thatcher Colby of Newark, DE, who passed away in a car accident at the age of 21 on October 17, 2014. He was an inspiring young man who was a graduate of Saint Mark’s High School (2011) and Newark Charter School (2007).

Shane was well known for his incredible passion for exotic reptiles, amphibians, coral, and aquatic creatures. He spent countless hours researching information that allowed him to create the perfect ecosystems for his pets. He loved taking expeditions to the shore to search for interesting sea life. From a very young age, Shane had an unusual entrepreneurial spirit, and developed several creative business ventures such as an exotic pet breeding and re-sale business. His dog Ote was often at his side or hidden in his hoodie, he loved her as his daughter. His beautiful blue eyes and passionate spirit will be remembered always.

The Shane T. Colby Foundation Fund is designed to honor and carry forth Shane’s passions. Our mission will reflect his inquisitive spirit, his love of all creatures, and his sincere concern for others. The purpose of the fund is to provide grants that support initiatives that bring ecology-related wonders of the world to inquisitive young minds.

The Shane T. Colby Foundation Fund is a component fund of the Delaware Community Foundation, an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations will be acknowledged with a written receipt and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 


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