The Pittsburgh Foundation

Spenser's Voice Fund

Established: 2017

Spenser Flowers, an active member of the Hampton Township community, died on Jan. 1, 2017, at the age of 20, from an accidental heroin overdose. Spenser’s struggle with addiction was relatively short but ultimately deadly. Throughout his battle – with his family’s caring support –  he remained kind, loving and so very, very funny. Two days before he died he agreed to return to treatment. He spent two hours the night before he died researching facilities to SpenserFlowers-lightingbolt.jpgidentify the rehab program into which he wanted to commit. Spenser didn’t want to die – he wanted to stop using drugs and begin recovery. 

Spenser’s Voice Fund was established by his family members, Tina, Chris and Sam Flowers, to honor Spenser’s spirit and voice, and to support organizations and agencies working to curb the drug epidemic in young adults.

Above left:  An avid reader, Spenser loved the Harry Potter book series. The lightning bolt resembles the Harry Potter lightning bolt, green was his favorite color, and the heart symbolizes his family and friends continuing love.
Above right: Spenser was wonderfully quirky. He loved hats, Hawaiian shirts and anything sparkly. He loved books, music, the theater, movies, pets, fishing and nature. But most of all, Spenser was kind and fun-loving.  

Spenser's family has also established a scholarship fund in his honor. 

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Type of Fund

  • Advised