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Jenny Lin Foundation Guest Artist Webinar with Sgt. Priscilla Silva and Lynne Foy-Couche

Jenny Lin Foundation Guest Artist Webinar with Sgt. Priscilla Silva and Lynne Foy-Couche

The Jenny Lin Foundation continued their professional guest artist webinar series with with Sgt. Priscilla Silva and Lynne Foy-Couche. Sgt. Silva is a Deputy Sheriff with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office who actually knew Jenny Lin. She also has training in Internet and Cyber Safety and has also served as a School Resource Officer (SRO) in Castro Valley. The evening was full of great tips and information to help keep kids safe online. If you missed this webinar, please check it out below.

The Jenny Lin Foundation is offering a free series of webinars featuring musicians and others in the music industry. These will be interactive sessions on the Zoom platform and all young musicians (grades 6-12) and their parents are invited. We are a non-profit (501) (C) (3) organization and for 25 years our volunteers, concerned parents and business partners share in our mission to provide to our youth a safe and informed society.  If you’re enjoying our Music Academy please read about how your support and donations have helped to fund all the services this foundation has started.  

Jenny Lin Foundation Guest Artist Webinar with Sgt. Priscilla Silva and Lynne Foy-Couche

Jenny Lin Foundation Guest Artist Webinar with Gordon Goodwin and Greg Conway

On June 15, The Jenny Lin Foundation launched their 2020 professional guest artist webinar series with Maestro Greg Conway interviewing pianist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and conductor Gordon Goodwin.  If you missed the session or would like to rewatch it, check it out below.

The Jenny Lin Foundation is offering a free series of webinars featuring musicians and others in the music industry. These will be interactive sessions on the Zoom platform and all young musicians (grades 6-12) and their parents are invited. We are a non-profit (501) (C) (3) organization and for 25 years our volunteers, concerned parents and business partners share in our mission to provide to our youth a safe and informed society.  If you’re enjoying our Music Academy please read about how your support and donations have helped to fund all the services this foundation has started.  

How to watch Jenny’s 26th Anniversary

Hello,

Following is the information for the Jenny Lin 26th anniversary virtual event to be broadcast live on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 PM, U.S. California Time.  Please tune in via one of the following links a few minutes in advance:

To view on You Tube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFLofJfxUKQ&feature=youtu.be

To view on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/jennylinfoundation/videos/634226650507427/

Following is the order of service for the event:

  1. Introduction – by Lynne Foy-Couche, Master of Ceremony
  2. A Life Time of Memory – Jenny Lin Slide Show
  3. A Message from Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern
  4. Jenny Lin Program Experience by 2020 JLF Student Coordinators
  5. A Message from the Lin Family – by John Lin
  6. Better Together by 2020 JLF Student Coordinators
  7. Preview of 2020 Jenny Lin Summer Virtual Music Program
  8. From Darkness, Joyful Sounds Are Born – World Premiere by 2019 Jenny Lin Orchestra
  9. Closing – by Lynne Foy-Couche

 

Jenny’s 26th Anniversary

Jenny’s 26th Anniversary

Please join us in a virtual event to remember Jennifer Han-chi Lin for her 26th anniversary.  As Jenny’s parents, our grief and sorrow never end as we continue searching for justice through the law enforcement agencies, and working with friends and volunteers on building a safer and more caring community.

Due to Covid-19, we are not able to hold a physical ceremony for Jenny, but instead, we will hold a virtual event via Internet.  The event will be a live broadcast on the internet on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 PM.  Please watch for another message from us to direct you to the event on or about Monday, May 25.

Thank you, and hope you can join the event.

Sincerely,

John and Mei-lian Lin

Annual Jenny Lin Youth Concert

The annual Jenny Lin Youth Concert featuring young musicians across East Bay is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, at Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd in Hayward.  The doors open at 6:00 PM, and the concert starts at 6:30 PM.  The concert is admission free.

In commemorating the 25th anniversary of Jenny Lin’s passing, the Jenny Lin Foundation commissioned the renowned orchestra author, Richard Meyer, to compose a music, “From Darkness, Joyful Sounds are Born”, which will debut at the concert, to be performed by the Jenny Lin Symphonic Orchestra.  This emotional piece of music depicts the journey of a community, devastated by a tragic loss of its model teenager, through a long process of recovery, and eventually produced an incredible program that benefits thousands of youngsters throughout the East Bay.

Click the link for details of the concert:

https://jennylinfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Concert-Flyer-2019.pdf

Castro Valley Earth Day Event

There is an exciting opportunity to raise fund for the Jenny Lin Foundation. This year’s Earth Day event is on Saturday, April 13. We have been selected by the organizer, Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) as one of three charity organizations that will receive donations from CVSan on behalf of Earth Day volunteers. For every volunteer who participates in the Earth Day Clean-Up, CVSan will donate $5.00 to the charity of his/her choice. Visit www.cvsan.org for details, or click the following link to register for the event:
http://www.cvsan.org/…/earth-day-2019-clean-registration-fo…
Please also spread the words to your family and friends. The more people sign up and designate JLF as the charity of choice, the more fund will be raised for the Foundation. Thanks a lot!

Jenny’s 25th Anniversary Service and Candlelight Walk

Jenny’s 25th Anniversary Service and Candlelight Walk

At the 25th anniversary of the loss of Jenny Lin, her family is hosting a memorial service on Friday, May 24th 2019, 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 24, 2019

6:15 p.m. – Reception

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

Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley

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

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