Friends of Hoyt Jacobs are raising money to start an annual prize in his name at Queens College.
The Awad family lost their father and their home in Wednesday's Flatbush Avenue blaze.
The campaign is seeking to raise $9,000 to help families defrauded by a fake leasing agent.
Christyan Vasquez died of an asthma attack on Jan. 11, 2015.
Amy Sims was a teacher at the City College Academy of the Arts before her sudden death in June 2013.
Marcell Miranda, 27, died on Aug. 17 after battling sickle cell anemia for two decades.
Bountiful Harvest, which grows food and donates it to a church, is trying to raise $3,000.
Arleen Schloss is recovering from a fall in her Broome Street apartment building, friends said.
The funds will help Cecil Williams and his dog Orlando stay together.
Marcela Pinos, 16, has tried selling cupcakes, writing letters and launching a webpage to raise funds.
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