“We have failed as a society every time we fail to protect our children. We are diminished as individuals, as families and as citizens.”
– Lindor Reynolds
It’s now been a little over two years since Lindor left many of us with heavy hearts when her battle with cancer came to an end. However, her legacy and passion for positive change lives on through those she touched over the years. As you may already know, her family, friends and colleagues established the Lindor Reynolds Youth-in-Care Tuition Waiver Bursary shortly after her passing. This fund is opening doors for youth who have grown up in care, so they have the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education regardless of socioeconomic background.
It has been touching to see such an outpouring of support for this important initiative as we near $100,000 raised. This generosity and selflessness embodies the values Lindor helped instill in so many of us through her work and the way she lived her life. She cared deeply for those most vulnerable, children in particular, and her sincere passion and drive to create awareness surrounding the issues she held closest to her heart have undoubtedly had a positive impact and influence on the way these same issues are viewed and acted upon today. Although she is missed by many, we can take solace in knowing she would be proud to see the legacy she has left in our hands to carry forward.
Spring 2017 will mark the second year that the Lindor Reynolds Youth-in-Care Tuition Waiver Bursary will provide much needed support to UWinnipeg students who grew up in care. This not only serves as a source of financial support, but also sends a strong message of encouragement that reaches beyond monetary value. It says that, like Lindor, we care about those who will benefit from her Bursary and we believe in their potential to leave a meaningful footprint on society. It lets them know their future is as important as that of the next person and they, too, can make a difference just like Lindor.
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela
If you believe in fighting to provide equal opportunity for all and helping those who have been dealt difficult challenges in life, please support the Lindor Reynolds Youth-in-Care Tuition Waiver Bursary by giving what you can and sharing this page with those you feel share these same values. All gifts will be matched, meaning your donation will work twice as hard!
Thank you to everyone who has supported this initiative over the past two years. This wouldn’t be possible without you. Let’s keep the momentum going, so this Bursary can continue to grow and touch more lives for many years to come!
All gifts made are tax deductible.
If you don’t want to make a gift online, you can also send a cheque to:
The University of Winnipeg Foundation
901 - 491 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E4 Canada
*Note: Please make sure to mark your cheque for "Lindor Reynolds Youth-in-Care-Tuition Waiver Bursary" and your gift will be counted towards this initiative!
Call toll-free: 1-866-394-6050
For more information about Lindor please visit the following links to her past Winnipeg Free Press articles: