Irina Shekhets

Memorial Fund


The Memorial Scholarship Fund (ISMSF) was established in memory of Irina Shekhets, who tragically died on August 24, 2010 in a fatal plane crash in Nepal. Irina was a brilliant woman with a bright future; she has achieved unbelievable academic and professional success.

The day of tragedy fell on her 30th Birthday while she was celebrating her Law School Graduation and Bar Exam pass. Irina was an extremely talented and caring person. Aware of her own fortune and blessings, she felt important to help people who needed her most, even sacrificing her own desires for the sake of empowering others. Her natural generosity and bright smile warmed everyone who was blessed to know her.

Our mission is to continue Irina’s support to people, especially people of Nepal. This country will be forever associated with Irina’s name.

More about Irina on Memorial Website

Fundraising Goal has been achieved

We raised $1,080, which will help to distribute 2019 Irina Shekhets Memorial Scholarships and to provide additional help to talented needy children!
Only because of your support these children get the opportunity to continue their education. We will continue our efforts.

16 Winners Received last year Irina Shekhets Best Student Award

Recently the Special Award Ceremony took place in SKY home of Shikharpur. 16 winners were awarded with
Irina Shekhets Best Student Award from 2018 fundraising.
Thank you all our donors! Entire community of Irina's friends is very proud!

Irina's Memorial Library New Important Role

The old Shikarpur school building was damaged during the big earthquake; therefore the buildings of SKY school and Irina’s Library are turned into main classrooms for students. The new school building is designed as per the modern earthquake resistant method and will be built from solid concrete (see the current building status here). The SKY Foundation together with ISMSF continues the vital support of the local communities