About The Lynne F. Solon Foundation
Lynne F. Solon had Type-1 diabetes and endured the disease and its related complications for more than 30 years. In 1993, she died from complications of diabetes at the age of 42.
The positive spirit she exhibited in life was exceptional and continues to inspire people today. Lynne never let her health problems overshadow her caring, sensitive, and thoughtful interaction with people. She continues to be our inspiration to help those who suffer from diabetes and other disabilities.
How will my donation be used?
● Grants for summer camps and family education for youths affected by diabetes, are primarily used to support Camp EDI (Exercise, Diet and Insulin), which has been attended by many from the immediate area. Grants include providing financial assistance for campers, direct program expense, and in kind donations such as 2-way radios to better assist camp support staff and medical professionals in general communications and dealing with camper medical issues.
● Awarding scholarships to deserving high school graduates who live with physical and/or learning disabilities, who are pursuing post-secondary education, meet application criteria and requirements and plan to enroll in a college, trade school, or other professional school. The grant recipients are eligible to reapply for continuing support as they continue their education.
○ Providing support to the Boundless Playground, a local community service organization project that provides inclusive playground facilities for the local community, allowing children with and without disabilities to play together in an accessible environment.
○ Sponsoring a program to educate and inform grade school students about Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes, as well teach how to make healthy choices for healthy lifestyles.
○ Providing support for a local municipality pickleball court facility, which allows the Foundation access to the facility to conduct events promoting exercise and education to those living with diabetes and other disabilities.
○ In special circumstances, we offer grants for small medical bills, and general assistance to those living with disabilities.
○ We have supported the work of a young artist who has severe cerebral palsy.
○ We provide financial support and in-kind gifts to facilitate learning for the College for Life students at Lewis Clark Community College. This program exposes students with disabilities to a college experience and work programs.
Why Should I Contribute?
When you contribute to the Lynne F. Solon Foundation, you’re allowing us to make a difference in the lives of young people with diabetes and disabilities, as well as reduce the financial burden on families.
100% of every dollar donated to the LFS Foundation goes to help those with diabetes and other disabilities.
How do I make a donation?
You can make your contribution online below or by sending a check to:
Lynne F. Solon Foundation
P.O. Box 99, Edwardsville, IL 62025.
We greatly appreciate any contributions you give!