Yeardley Love scholarship, field fundraising goal of $1 million met

Money raised by Notre Dame Prep and One Love Foundation

January 05, 2011|By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun

Notre Dame Preparatory School, in collaboration with the One Love Foundation, has raised $1 million to endow a scholarship and help build a turf field at the school in honor of Yeardley Love, a graduate who died after being assaulted in her apartment near the University of Virginia last year.

The One Love Foundation was set up after the death of Love, a senior at Virginia and a resident of Cockeysville, who was just weeks away from graduating when she died. Her ex-boyfriend has been charged with murder in her death.

In September, the Charles T. Bauer Foundation agreed to match all gifts up to $500,000 raised. During several months of fundraising efforts, including a road race, a golfing event and a night at an Orioles game, the One Love Foundation raised $220,000. The school raised $280,000 more.

Love was a lacrosse player at both Virginia and Notre Dame Prep, and the school plans to build the Yeardley Reynolds Love Field as well as create a scholarship that will be given every four years so that a student in need can attend Notre Dame.

The One Love Foundation said the scholarship was established to "encourage and develop in children and young adults four qualities that Yeardley exemplified … service, kindness, humility and sportsmanship."

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