Lynn H. Payne Memorial Scholarship

$2,500 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 54 people in 25 months
Hi, all! For those who don't know me, my name is Sara Payne and I am the founder of The Lynn Payne Memorial Scholarship.

The intended reason for this scholarship is to honor her memory and to continue her legacy in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Community. Lynn was a very lovely woman, a mother of 3, a recognized commodity in Scotch Plains- Fanwood for her charitable successes, a licensed Counselor, a friend, a mentor, a helping hand. She was a loving individual, who gave her all in anything that she put her mind to.

Unfortunately, she lost a long, hard battle to an incurable neurological disease known as ALS in October of 2012 at the age of 55. ALS has since been largely popularized by the "Ice Bucket Challenge" viral video campaign. Though she had to leave this world far too soon, she is remembered for her genuine love for life, compassion to help others, dedication to community service and empowering others. She brought out the best in everyone around her!

Therefore, I hope you can help me in honoring her memory too.

A scholarship will be awarded to a Scotch Plains or Fanwood High School senior who exhibits academic potential, character, and exhibiting school and/or community service. A candidate who is striving to enhance the lives of others.

This scholarship is for the purpose of post- high school education leading to a baccalaureate degree, with preference to those looking into these fields, but not limited to: medicine, social work, counseling, psychology.

All proceeds raised on the GoFundme will be used to fund the Lynn Payne Memorial Scholarship.

For a charitable contribution or a tax deductible gift, donations to the Lynn Payne Memorial Scholarship Fund can be made through the Scotch Plains Fanwood Scholarship Foundation at PO BOX 123 Fanwood,NJ 07023 or at

From the bottom of my heart, thank you SO kindly. I know Lynn would be honored and humbled by everyone taking the time to donate, or even spread word. 

Warmest regards always,
Sara Lynn Payne
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I keep raising the bar for my intended goal and it's all because of you amazing, thoughtful people! ❤ No thank you's could suffice for how much your donations mean to me and my loved ones. Thank you, thank you thank you! #Lynn4Life
Lynn & her second born, Sara
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Hey all! I just wanted to genuinely thank each and every individual that has donated or shared my cause. Not one person or deed has gone unnoticed and it is so appreciated ---more than you know. The feedback has been so consistent that I have raised my $1,000 goal to $1,200, and then from $1,500 to $1,700, and now it's up to $2,000! The great thing about raising as much money as possible is the fact that it will roll over from year to year and will keep the foundation established for the future. This way, I can keep giving scholarships out. There are no amount of words I could possibly say to show my gratitude for you all. Thank you so much! I hope to keep this trending for a little longer! I will continue to keep everyone updated! Xoxo
Forever In Our Hearts!
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$2,500 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 54 people in 25 months
Created February 7, 2017
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Cheryl Greene
24 months ago

Sara, You are an amazing young woman. You're mom would be so proud of the work you are doing. Beautiful way to honor her.

Emily Kern
24 months ago

May her memory be a blessing.

Theresa Skoog
24 months ago

Sara, what a beautiful way to remember your Mom.

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