RSMF is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible foundation founded in 2014 in memory of Richard Schoenstadt.

The Foundation was created by members of Richard’s family whose lives were touched and influenced significantly by his presence. This foundation was created not only to fill the hole in our hearts, but the hole in the world left after losing his knowledge, passion, and leadership.


Our Mission

To bring friends and family together in order to make meaningful contributions to annually selected charitable foundations, both in our local communities and around the world, which promote causes such as supporting human rights, peace in Israel, and education/transparency.

What We've Achieved

  • Raised over $160,000 in the first 5 years of the foundation

  • Annually brought over 150 people together for fundraising events

  • Made significant contributions to the AIPAC Education Fund, UN Watch, The Lone Soldier Center, JNF's Caravan for Democracy, ASSAF Israel, and HIAS Chicago

  • Created a successful, honorable, and enduring foundation all donors and participants can be proud of

Our Donation Recipients:

  • 2014 - AIPAC Education Fund

  • 2015 - UN Watch

  • 2016 - The Lone Soldier Center

  • 2017 - JNF's Caravan for Democracy

  • 2018 - ASSAF Israel & HIAS Chicago (in partnership with Back 2 School Illinois)