The Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation

January 12, 2019

Dear friends:

The Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation was established to honor the memory of firefighter Michael Francis Lynch, the 342 other members of the FDNY and all those who lost their life on September 11, 2001, as well as the countless other individuals who have been impacted by the events of that day.

Together with your support the Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation has awarded more than 198 scholarships totaling $5.6 million. This has been accomplished though the efforts of a volunteer Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Members and Volunteers and the amazing and generous support of so many donors.

In 2018, the MLMF awarded another 17 scholarships to very deserving recipients. Michael’s legacy is carried forth by each of these young people. They are students, teachers, nurses, scientists, public servants and firefighters. Some of them have become Directors of this Foundation.

The time has come to wind down the Foundation’s scholarship activity. We are no longer accepting applications for future awards. Current recipients will continue to receive annual disbursements as awarded through 2022. Remaining funds, if any, will be disbursed in a manner consistent with our by-laws and applicable laws.

We would like to express our deep gratitude and admiration to our generous friends and supporters who have sustained the Foundation with your philanthropy and your volunteer efforts. You have helped us come to know each of our remarkable scholarship recipients and their families. They inspired us to continue and expand our efforts over the years.

Thank you for honoring our son, brother, uncle and friend, Michael Francis Lynch.


Our mission is to provide grants (scholarships) to enable children of firefighters and other victims of the September 11 attacks and other fires and disasters to afford higher education.



The Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity and donations are tax deductible.

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