Defy All Odds

We are a non-profit organization committed to inspiring Champlain College students to defy all odds in pursuit of their dreams.

About Us

The Sarah Ramsey Strong Fund (SRSF) was established in memory of Sarah Elizabeth Ramsey whose life was tragically cut short one year after her graduation from Champlain College, Class of ’12. 

We believe in creating opportunities for young people to explore their passions, overcome challenges and follow their hearts. Our mission is to invest in programs at Champlain College that foster an environment of innovation, creativity and collaboration.

We invite you to view this short video to learn more about Sarah Ramsey, and our commitment to helping students make an impact in the world, just as Sarah did during her all too short life. 

How You Can Help


Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation.

If you’d like to send a check to the Sarah Ramsey Strong Fund, please mail to:

Sarah Ramsey Strong Fund PO Box 9438 South Burlington, VT 05407

Stay Tuned

Each year, we host a fun, family oriented 5K Race along the Burlington Bike Path in honor of Sarah. Due to current CDC guidelines to avoid participating in events having 50+ participants, we have cancelled our May 2 5k. We continue our work with Champlain College in memory of Sarah, and we are looking forward to sharing more updates with you soon.

Join Us

We are a lean team, always on the lookout for volunteers. If you’d like to help out with our SRS 5K Race, please contact sarahramseystrong@gmail.com and we’ll be happy to add you to our crew!

We are now interviewing for our student internship, so please send your resume to sarahramseystrong@gmail.com and we will contact you as soon as possible.


  • Summer 2019 Newsletter
    Featuring an update on support, why we are moving the 5K to May, and a special congratulations to our newest scholarship winner. Click the image to read the entire newsletter.
  • 2020 5K Race
    Please stay tuned for updates!
  • Scholarship Winners: In Their Own Words
    Our recipients have traveled the world and had many adventures. In these videos, three of our former recipients explain what the Sarah Ramsey Scholarship has meant for them. Harka Tamang ’20 (2018 Recipient) Anna Steeley ’19 (2017 Recipient) Emily Connor ’17 (2016 Recipient)