Christina Grimmie's brother celebrates her life at hometown launch of her foundation

Christina Grimmie lived to make others happy.

The embodiment of kindheartedness, Grimmie’s ability to make strangers feel like family was amplified as her singing career grew. 

"She was my best friend," her brother, Marcus Grimmie, told InsideEdition.com. "She was the hardest worker. She had an amazing voice. She was a friend to everyone... she was all-around a selfless human being."

And though nearly two years have passed since her life was cut short, the entertainer’s legacy and spirit live on and continue to grow with the expansion of the Christina Grimmie Foundation.

Founded by Grimmie’s family in their beloved daughter and sister’s name, the foundation provides financial and emotional support, as well as encouragement, to persons and families suffering from the effects of gun violence.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Singer Christina Grimmie attends The Humane Society of the United States' to the Rescue Gala at Paramount Studios on May 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Christina Grimmie performs at Irving Plaza on March 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/WireImage)
Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star Christina Grimmie performs during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Singer Christina Grimmie attends The Humane Society of The United States' To The Rescue gala at Paramount Studios on May 07, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Christina Grimmie attends the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards on April 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Recording artist Christina Grimmie attends the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on April 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Christina Grimmie performs at Irving Plaza on March 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Christina Grimmie performs at Irving Plaza on March 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Singer Christina Grimmie attends The Humane Society of The United States' To The Rescue gala at Paramount Studios on May 07, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Singer Christina Grimmie attends the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on April 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 20: Singer Christina Grimmie attends Tubeathon 2016 at iHeartRadio Theater on April 20, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 20: Recording artist Christina Grimmie arrives at Tubeathon 2016 at the iHeartRadio Theater on April 20, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Christina Grimmie performs at Irving Plaza on March 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Christina Grimmie attends Alt 98.7, 102.7 KIIS FM, and REAL 92.3's 2016 GRAMMY Awards celebration at The Mixing Room at the JW Marriot Los Angeles on February 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Singer Christina Grimmie performs in concert at Irving Plaza on March 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Recording artist Christina Grimmie attends the 2nd annual Save a Child's Heart Gala held at Sony Pictures Studios on November 15, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Christina Grimmie poses for a picture during the 2015 To The Rescue! New York Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: Singers Victoria Justice (L) and Christina Grimmie attend the 'Love Song To The Earth' Press Conference at the National Press Club on September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Singer Christina Grimmie attends The Daytime Village during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the Las Vegas Village on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18: Singer Christina Grimmie performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18: Singer Christina Grimmie performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18: Singer Christina Grimmie performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 23: Christina Grimmie attends BCBGeneration party like a GenGirl Summer Solstice party at Gracias Madre on June 23, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 08: Christina Grimmie attends the 3rd annual Nautica Oceana beach house party at Marion Davies Guest House on May 8, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
WHITEHALL, PA - MAY 16: Singer Christina Grimmie attends at Macy's iHeartRadio rising star in-store performance on May 16, 2015 in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for iHeart Media)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Christina Grimmie attends Radio Disney's Family VIP Birthday event celebrating 18 years of Radio Disney at Club Nokia on November 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 21: Christina Grimmie performs on stage at O2 Academy Birmingham on February 21, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 08: Christina Grimmie performs at Christina Grimmie And Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood Come Together To Fight Breast Cancer Through PINKTOBER at Hard Rock Cafe on October 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Christina Grimmie attends her Album Release Party For 'Escape' at YouTube Space LA on October 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 621A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Finale' Episode 621B -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Grimmie, Ed Sheeran -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 620B -- Pictured: (l-r) Josh Kaufman, Christina Grimmie, Jake Worthington -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 621A -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Worthington, Josh Kaufman, Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 621A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Episode 619A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 620A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie arrives at the top 12 artists of NBC's Emmy award winning hit 'The Voice' at City Walk in Universal City, CA. -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 15: (L-R) Christina Grimmie, Delvin Choice and Kat Perkins arrive at NBC's 'The Voice' Season 6 Top 12 Red Carpet Event at Universal CityWalk on April 15, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Team Adam Battle Reality' Episode 610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Grimmie, Joshua Howard -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Battle Rounds' Episode 610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Joshua Howard, Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 12: Christina Grimmie performs live at Key Arena on November 12, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/FilmMagic)
SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 29: Christina Grimmie performs at BB&T Center on October 29, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 07: ActressChristina Grimmie attends The Alliance For Children's Rights' 21st Annual Dinner at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 7, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Songwriter Christina Grimmie arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2011/Getty Images for AMA)
DISNEY CHANNEL - Disney Channel star Selena Gomez plays XBOX Kinect games, Kinect: Disneyland Adventures and Kinect Sports 2 with her band The Scene and singer Christina Grimmie. (Photo by Eric McCandless/Disney Channel via Getty Images) CHRISTINA GRIMMIE, SELENA GOMEZ
DISNEY CHANNEL - Disney Channel star Selena Gomez plays XBOX Kinect games, Kinect: Disneyland Adventures and Kinect Sports 2 with her band The Scene and singer Christina Grimmie. (Photo by Eric McCandless/Disney Channel via Getty Images) CHRISTINA GRIMMIE
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 13: Christina Grimmie performs at the Rosemont Theatre on August 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
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It also supports families fighting breast cancer.

“It was a no-brainer,” Marcus Grimmie said of creating the foundation. “Christina was raised in the Christian faith. Christina was kindness and compassion wherever she went. That was the person she was.”

The Foundation is committed to providing the same level of support and love that Grimmie’s family received in the wake of Christina’s death.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Grimmie was a social media darling who first gained attention on YouTube for her voice and her skilled renditions of hits, including Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the U.S.A.” and Nelly’s “Just a Dream.”

She went on to compete on NBC’s The Voice, where she was taken under Adam Levine’s wing and finished in third place.

Grimmie was 22 years old when she was shot and killed while signing autographs for fans during a meet-and-greet   that followed an Orlando, Fla., concert on June 10, 2016. She would have turned 24 on Monday.

“I know Christina was one of the hardest workers I knew... She inspires me to constantly be working hard," her brother said. "This foundation is a great outlet to keep her name alive and help hundreds, thousands, millions of families one day.”

The foundation celebrated its launch in south Jersey Saturday, when friends, family and fans of Grimmie gathered together to celebrate her life and legacy. 

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THE VOICE -- 'Live Playoffs' Episode 913A -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Grimmie, Carson Daly -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 26: Singers Christina Grimmie (L) and Adam Levine speak onstage druing the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Maroon 5 LIVE on the CW at iHeartRadio Theater on August 26, 2014 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 621A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Finale' Episode 621B -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Barker, Christina Grimmie, Tess Boyer, Bria Kelly -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Finale' Episode 621B -- Pictured: (l-r) Tess Boyer, Jake Barker, Christina Grimmie, Bria Kelly -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Finale' Episode 621B -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Worthington, Josh Kaufman, Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Finale' Episode 621B -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 621A -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Grimmie, Adam Levine -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Finale' Episode 621B -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Worthington, Josh Kaufman, Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 621A -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Grimmie, Carson Daly -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Finale' Episode 621B -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Grimmie, Ed Sheeran -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 621A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Finale' Episode 621B -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Grimmie, Ed Sheeran -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 620B -- Pictured: (l-r) Kristen Merlin, Kat Perkins, Christina Grimmie, Carson Daly -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 620B -- Pictured: (l-r) Josh Kaufman, Christina Grimmie, Jake Worthington -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 620B -- Pictured: (l-r) Josh Kaufman, Christina Grimmie, Jake Worthington -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 620A -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Grimmie, Carson Daly -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 620A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Episode 619A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 619A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 619B -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Worthington, Josh Kaufman, Kat Perkins, Kristen Merlin, Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 618B -- Pictured: (l-r) Josh Kaufman, Jake Worthington, Sisaundra Lewis, Audra McLaughlin, Christina Grimmie, Kristen Merlin, Kat Perkins, Delvin Choice -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 618A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 618A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 617B -- Pictured: (l-r) Sisaundra Lewis, Jake Worthington, Audra McLaughlin, Kristen Merlin, Tess Boyer, Kat Perkins, Delvin Choice, Christina Grimmie, Bria Kelly, Josh Kaufman -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 618A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 617B -- Pictured: (l-r) Sisaundra Lewis, Jake Worthington, Audra McLaughlin, T.J. Wilkins, Josh Kaufman, Bria Kelly, Carson Daly, Dani Moz, Kristen Merlin, Tess Boyer, Delvin Choice, Kat Perkins, Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 15: Singer Christina Grimmie attends 'The Voice' season 6 top 12 red carpet event at Universal CityWalk on April 15, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 617A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 617A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie arrives at the top 12 artists of NBC's Emmy award winning hit 'The Voice' at City Walk in Universal City, CA. -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Battle Round 2' Episode 611 -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Battle Rounds' Episode 610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Joshua Howard, Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Playoffs' Episode 615 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Barker, Kat Perkins, Delvin Choice, Morgan Wallen, Christina Grimmie, Carson Daly -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Team Adam Battle Reality' Episode 610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Grimmie, Joshua Howard -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Team Adam Battle Reality' Episode 610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Grimmie, Joshua Howard, Aloe Blacc, Adam Levine -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Team Adam Battle Reality' -- Pictured: (l-r) Cary Laine, Josh Murley, Christopher Hawkes and Dawn Dropeza, Christina Grimmie, Josh Kaufman, Sam Behymer, Adam Levine, Delvin Choice, Austin Ellis, Joshua Howard, Kat Perkins, Patrick Thomson, Caleb Elder -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' Episode 601 -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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"It was an amazing homecoming," her brother said. "The amount of support that came out, it’s unbelievable."

Grimmie’s family received a standing ovation, as did several guests personally affected by gun violence, including Lisa Fine, a survivor of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, and Thomas Holgate, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., who survived last month’s shooting that saw 17 lives cut short. 

"We know there are people every day feeling the way we felt that day, and you can’t take that away but you can try and soften the blow and pick them up just like we were helped," Marcus Grimmie said.

After Grimmie’s death, her Voice coach Adam Levine stepped in to pay for her funeral. Other fans came together to show their support, including countless donors who contributed to a GoFundMe campaign created in Grimmie’s name, eventually raising more than $160,000.  

Others need the kind of support the Grimmie family received, and the foundation is dedicated to filling that void, Marcus Grimmie said. 

“Not enough people are stepping up to help those families and I think that’s where our foundation is really going to come through and we are linking with other foundations," he said. "Being there for these people gives me solace... at the same time, it reignites the anger and sadness."

Marcus Grimmie is tragically positioned to uniquely understand what the loved ones of victims are going through.

"The first year I was really strong," he said, addressing the commonly held belief that that is the hardest period to get through. "I am learning to be more humble about it. I miss her. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about her."

He has learned everyone’s path after suffering such a devastating loss will be different, he said, and is still figuring out his own.

"I’d like to take care of my family, and I got to throw myself in there, because Christina would have wanted me to," he said.

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Wendy Pepper, who was a fan-favorite on "Project Runway," died peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 53 in mid-November. No cause of death was given.

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Jim Nabors, widely adored for playing Gomer Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," passed away in November 2017 at age 87.

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