Molly Steinsapir Scholarship Fund

This is Molly Olivia Steinsapir with her dog Calvin. Sadly, Molly left our world all too soon on February 15, 2021 at the age of 12 after two weeks of battling a severe brain trauma.

Molly loved animals and nature; and she cared deeply about the Earth’s environment. Her love of animals was so great that at the tender age of four she told her parents, neither of whom are vegetarians, that she no longer wanted to eat meat. Molly held steadfast and was a committed vegetarian for the rest of her life.

Molly learned to love and respect animals through family visits to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, named after her great‐grandfather Dr. Paul Chaffee. Molly was inquisitive, a voracious learner, and did not hesitate to share her environmental viewpoints with others. She wanted to do, and did do, her part to make the world a better place.

In honor of Molly’s love of animals, the environment, and education, we are proud to support The Molly Steinsapir Scholarship Fund which will provide underserved children the opportunity to attend Zoo Camp to further their education of the natural world, and the animals which inhabit it.

Your donation will allow more children to have the opportunity to learn about animals and our environment. Molly would have supported a cause like this and we encourage those who can do so to donate.

Donate to Molly’s Fund

Please contact us at 559-498-5959 for any further inquiries regarding donations. Thank you for your support!

Your donation is tax-deductible subject to general limitations applicable to your personal circumstances. Please visit or contact your financial advisor for tax-deduction eligibility.