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Commander Tony Fund

Anthony Idarola, "Commander Tony," who courageously battled cancer, passed away August 15, 2005. Commander Tony brought to life the joy and wonder of space exploration as the Lead Flight Director of the Challenger Learning Center at Chabot Space & Science. He touched the lives of countless children, teachers, adults and fellow explorers. His technical savvy, boundless imagination, charming smile and passion for science and education will be greatly missed.

At the request of his family and friends, we have established a fund in Tony’s name - the "Commander Tony Fund for Youth at Chabot Space & Science Center.” If you wish to donate, please send a check and we will record your donation and you will receive an acknowledgement. We will also make Tony’s family aware of your generosity. This is considered a charitable contribution and may be tax deductible.

Please send checks to:

Commander Tony Fund for Youth
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619

Make checks payable to:

Chabot Space & Science Center Foundation
On the memo line indicate:
"Commander Tony Fund for Youth”