Darlene A Lee Scholarship Fund

$2,100 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 35 months
Darlene Lee
on behalf of Paul Lee
In 2013, to honor the memory of Darlene A. Lee, aka "Mrs. Lee" of Lincoln Sq. Recreation Center, the Lee Family developed a scholarship to encourage graduating high school students to continue providing community service in college and beyond. Past recipients have been associated with Lincoln Sq. Recreation Center  and the Chinese Presbyterian Church , two organizations close to Darlene's heart. Our goal is to expand the success of our fund to further the scholarship's theme of "Believe in Yourself and Dream Big", which inspires students to think about the dreams they have for themselves and their community.

We currently offer two (2) $500 scholarships annually (one scholarship for Lincoln Square and one scholarship for Chinese Presbyterian Church), so we are requesting donations to help fund the scholarships in perpetuity. $1,000 is needed each year by the beginning of June in order to present scholarships to the year's recipients. Therefore, our hope is to raise enough support to fund the scholarship for 10 years.

Who was Darlene A. Lee?
Darlene believed in herself, her family, friends, and community. She believed in the power of the imagination to change lives. The life she imagined for herself was to serve her family and community. In fulfilling that dream, the hope and responsibility that “Mrs. Lee” instilled in those whose lives she touched will continue to influence the world for generations to come. To discover even more about Darlene and how to apply for the scholarship, visit the blog at:  http://darleneleescholarship.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html  

The Spirit of Mrs. Lee Lives On...
By providing this annual scholarship, the Lee Family hopes to encourage our youth to attend college and continue Darlene Lee's legacy of serving the Oakland Chinatown community.

To read more about how Mrs. Lee mentored the youth at Lincoln Sq. Recreation Center, click on the link below:  http://blog.sfgate.com/kalw/2010/06/17/oakland-rec-center-serves-as-glue-for-asian-community/ 

See below for a video of the highlights of Mrs. Lee's Celebration of Life at Lincoln Sq. Recreation Center on September 22, 2012.  Special thanks to Kaleidoworks for creating this video.

NOTE: Donations made online through GoFundMe are NOT considered a charitable donation for tax purposes. 

To make a deductible donation, please write a check payable to "Chinese Presbyterian Church", write "Darlene Lee" in the memo line, and mail to:

Darlene Lee Scholarship
CPC of Oakland
265 8th St.
Oakland, CA 94607

Thank you for your support!
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Dear Friends & Family,

Thank you so much for helping us fund 4 scholarships for 2016's graduating high school seniors! Read how the Darlene A Lee scholarship has already positively affected the lives of 9 students since 2013:


Please continue to donate to help us reach our goal of $10,000. This will allow us to expand and offer a NEW college scholarship to encourage students to continue to volunteer and do community service throughout their college years!

Thank you for helping to promote Mrs. Lee's idea to "Believe in Yourself and Dream Big!"
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Raised by 30 people in 35 months
Created May 21, 2016
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