About The Fund
Jennie Leary Wallin was a remarkable woman. She was committed to the care, love and support of all living creatures. She had the gift of making people feel valued and important, because she believed in the power of love, and saw goodness and beauty in everything and everyone she encountered. Jennie valued every moment she lived and every life that crossed her path. She passed away on April 27th, 2021 at the age of 65.
To honor her life, Carl Wallin, her husband of 40 years, has established the Jennie Leary Wallin fund in her name. This fund will be devoted to brave refugee women who study and work to improve themselves and help others and thus reflects the life and ethos of Jennie herself.
The Jennie Leary Wallin Fund honors diversity by supporting young Syrian women displaced or marginalized by the ongoing conflict in their bid to pursue higher education.
Meet Jennie Leary Wallin
Jennie Leary Wallin believed in the power of love and saw goodness and beauty in everything and everyone. Her legacy continues in the gift of education that she will bestow on young Syrian women struggling to make a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.