Samantha

Josephson

HELP US PREVENT ANOTHER UNIMAGINABLE

TRAGEDY.

On March 29, 2019, Samantha Josephson, a 21 year-old senior at the University of South Carolina, was kidnapped and murdered when she was targeted by a person posing as a rideshare driver.  Immediately following this unfathomable tragedy,  Samantha's parents, Seymour and Marci Josephson, set out to educate others on the importance of ride share safety so that no other family would have to suffer this kind of loss.   

The #WHATSMYNAME Foundation was established in honor of their daughter, Samantha Josephson.  

RIDE-SHARING BILL NAMED FOR NJ WOMAN KILLED BY FAKE UBER DRIVER GETS NEW CHANCE TO PASS

In the last Congress, Marci and Seymour Josephson saw the U.S. House pass without opposition legislation named for their late daughter, murdered after getting into a fake Uber car while at college.

But the Senate never took up the measure and it failed to become law.

Now Rep. Chris Smith, who counts the Josephsons as his constituents, is trying again. Smith has reintroduced what is known as “Sami’s Law,” requiring vehicles for ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft clearly be identified before a passenger gets in.

WHAT'S MY NAME FOUNDATION ALIGNS WITH AMERICAN DREAM 

Rideshare Safety is the focus of the new partnership

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2021 WHATSMYNAME FOUNDATION

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Thanks to everyone that participated in our 2020 #WHATSMYNAME Foundation's Silent Auction! 

Our Winners: 

Brian Tonry- Wild Dunes

Resort/Golf Getaway &

Brett Gardner

Signed Baseball

Michael Ragos- Didi Gregorius

& Masahiro Tanaka Signed Baseballs

JOIN US IN OUR MISSION TO EDUCATE THE WORLD ON RIDESHARE SAFETY.

Uber & #WHATSMYNAME Foundation Join Forces To Promote Rideshare Safety On College Campuses

Together the partners are doubling down to help increase the impact on rideshare safety programs through education and technology, while honoring the memory of Samantha Josephson

Movement Springs from Samantha Josephson Tragedy #WHATSMYNAME

Seymour Josephson took the stage at West Lake Park in downtown Robbinsville, NJ facing a few hundred silent onlookers and a dozen national broadcast cameramen. He collected himself for moment before speaking, as those moments had recently become scant.

Just four earlier, on March 29, Josephson’s daughter Samantha, 21, was enjoying her last semester at the University at South Carolina. A day later, on March 30, he was trying to grasp her horrific death at the hands of a stranger

Remember Her Name

Composed, Edited, and Produced by Louis A. Josephson

Plan ahead. Before you request a ride, think about where you're headed and review the safety features in the app so you know how to use them. 

Ask your driver "what's my name" to confirm they have booked a trip with you through the ride sharing app. 

Match the make, model and license plate of the car with the one displayed in the app. 

Share the details of your trip with a friend.  Utilize the "share status" function in your ride sharing app.   

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The #WHATSMYNAME Foundation  is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

All donations are tax deductible in full or in part.