The Ian Clemens Foundation in Livonia was created in memory of Ian Clemens, who was an engineering major at the University of Michigan. He was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer less than a month after starting his first semester and died 32 days after his diagnosis at 17 years old. The foundation has a three-fold mission of assistance, awareness, and opportunity. It provides financial assistance to the emergency funds of children’s cancer centers, builds awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation, and offers The Ian Clemens Memorial Scholarship for Future Engineers to students from Wayne County high schools. Annual events such as painting with a purpose, trivia nights, Detroit History Tours, golf outings, and a memorial run, as well as donations, help the foundation to fulfill its mission.