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New JLF Board Members

New JLF Board Members

The Jenny Lin Foundation is pleased to announce that Ms. Lynne Foy-Couche and Mr. Greg Conway will be joining the foundation’s Board of Directors.

Lynne Foy-Couche has been involved with Jenny Lin Foundation since 1994 and has been the JLF Summer Music Program Producer for many years.  She has been honored to emcee the Jenny Lin Memorial since 2000, and she has also run the JLF Student Leadership Team Program since 2012.  Mrs. Foy-Couche has taught for CVUSD since 1994 and is very honored to join the Jenny Lin Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Greg Conway has directed the JLF Summer Music Program Symphonic Band since 2007.  Mr. Conway is currently the Director of Instrumental Music at Hopkins Jr. High School in Fremont.  As an alumnus of Castro Valley High School, and a past student participant in the JLF Summer Music Program, he is honored  to serve on the Jenny Lin Foundation Board of Directors

Jenny’s 24th Anniversary Service and Candlelight Walk

At the 24th anniversary of the loss of Jenny Lin, her family is hosting a memorial service on Friday, May 25, at the Castro Valley Library to honor the teenage girl.  Alameda County District Attorney, Ms. Nancy O’Malley, and Sheriff Greg Ahern will both be present to deliver their remarks to the family and friends of Jenny.  Following the ceremony will be a candlelight walk in downtown Castro Valley to remind the public of the unsolved murder and to raise awareness of child safety.  Everyone is invited to share this special occasion.

A young, talented musician and a straight-A student, Jenny was murdered in her own home on May 27, 1994, at the age of 14.  This brutal death devastated her family and shocked the community.  Jenny’s parents, John and Mei-lian Lin, vowed to continue working with the police until the case is solved, and to carry on Jenny’s dreams to see her life extended in a unique fashion.  For over 20 years, the Jenny Lin Foundation has offered music scholarships and free music programs to the community each summer, and has organized numerous safety fairs, workshops and contests to raise awareness of child safety issues and to improve safety knowledge and precautions for parents and children.  Last spring the Foundation embarked on a safety book project in collaboration with the Castro Valley Library.  Titles covering a wide range of safety-related topics were added to its collection.  The project was extended to the communities in San Lorenzo and Union City last fall, and the Foundation is looking to repeat the success stories with more branches of the Alameda County Library.

To date, there is still no arrest or conviction related to Jenny’s murder.  However, her family is hopeful that through continuous police effort and public help, this senseless, horrifying case will soon be solved.  The recent arrest of the Golden State Killer for crimes committed 40 years ago boosts the family’s hope that one day the killer will be caught.  A $100,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of Jenny’s murderer is still available.  Anyone with information please call the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department at (510) 667-7721 or the toll-free hotline at (855) 4-JENNY-LIN.

Memorial Service for Jennifer Han-chi Lin (1980 – 1994)

Friday, May 25, 2018

6:15 p.m. – Reception

7:00 p.m. – Ceremony followed by Candlelight Walk

Castro Valley Library

3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley

Grand Opening of 2017 Jenny Lin Music Program

The 2017 Jenny Lin Youth Music Program is ready to open on Monday, June 19, 6:30 PM, at the Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley.  About 300 students from the Bay Area have registered to participate in this free program.
All registered music program students and parents please read the following two documents thoroughly:

2017 Traffic instructions

2017 Program Rules, Expectations and Calendar

Please e-mail the Foundation at for any questions.