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Year End Giving

Season’s greetings!  If you are making year end donations, please remember to give to the Jenny Lin Foundation, a community oriented non-profit organization that invests all its resources in making a safer and more caring community.  To make a credit card donation, click here.  Further, if you shop online for the holidays, please shop at Amazon Smile, so Amazon.com will make a donation to the Jenny Lin Foundation.

Annual Children’s Memorial Ceremony

On April 22, 2016, at 3 PM, a ceremony will be held at the Cathedral of Christ the Light on 2121 Harrison St. in Oakland to honor all children died of violence under the age of 18.  Following the ceremony, a dedication of the Children’s Memorial Statue will take place at nearby Garden Center by Lake Merritt.  The statue is a sculpture of three children, Jenny Lin (age 14), Warren Hoffman (age 3), and Christopher Jones (age 17).  They represent all children who died by violence under the age of 18.

The statue was dedicated to all children who die from maltreatment and violence each year signaling our determination to end this needless loss.

The statue project was a result of a relentless effort by Ms. Gail Steele, retired Alameda County Supervisor, and a group of victims’ parents, including John and Mei-lian Lin.
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2015 Jenny Lin Summer Youth Concert

The fabulous 2015 Jenny Lin Summer Youth Concert was held on July 31 at Chabot College Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center in Hayward, CA.  More than 300 young musicians from all over the East Bay performed in front of a packed audience, hosted by ABC7 anchor, Ms. Cheryl Jennings, and conducted by Mr. Greg Conway, Mr. Cary Nasatir and Ms. Diana Ryan.  In case you missed the live concert, you can watch the entire concert video in the following link:

Jenny Lin Foundation Summer Youth Concert 2015 at Chabot College, Hayward

21st Anniversary Service and Candlelight Walk for Jenny Lin

It’s been 21 years since Jenny Lin was murdered. To this date, there has been no arrest or conviction of Jenny’s killer. On Friday, May 22, 2015, there will be a memorial service and a candlelight walk at the Castro Valley Library starting at 6:15 PM. This event will serve as a reminder to the community that Jenny’s murder is still unsolved, and that child crime prevention must continue to be forefront in people’s mind. Anyone is welcome to join us in this special occasion.

6:15 PM to 7:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM to 7:50 PM Ceremony
7:50 PM to 8:15 PM Candlelight Walk

Candle Light Walk flyer 

2015 Stay Safe Contest – Cyber Safety

The Jenny Lin Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 Stay Safe Contest.  This year’s theme is Cyber Safety.
This is a free contest, and winners will receive cash prizes. Click here for more details, or click here to register for the contest.

2014 Most Promising Young Musician Scholarship Award

Mrs. Mei-lian Lin of the Jenny Lin Foundation announced the recipient of the Most Promising Young Musician Scholarship Award on December 16 during the winter concert at the Center for the Art in Castro Valley. Austin Coffelt, a sixth grade Canyon Middle School student, won the award for his willingness and impressive progress in learning a new instrument – string bass. Congratulations, Austin!Most promising young musician award announcement

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