The Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund is a non-profit corporation and was founded to honor the life of Lindsay Ann Burke, a 23 year old Rhode Island College graduate from North Kingstown, R.I. Lindsay was a compassionate, honest and trusting young woman who cared deeply for others. She was trying to break the cycle of violence when she was murdered. Lindsay was an education major and came from a family of educators. We believe she would want us to break the silence and work towards ending relationship violence through education. As such, this fund will support the prevention of relationship violence primarily through the education of teens, parents, educators, and the public.

$4400. raised through our 2020 “Caring Hearts” Fundraiser.  Thank you to all who supported dating violence education!

Help make a difference with a donation to LABMF!  

DONATIONS:  Your donation directly supports our school staff trainings and student awareness projects as we have no paid staff.  Join us and together we will make a difference!  You may click on the “Network for Good” icon below and donate through them to us, OR mail a check made out to Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund to Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1748, North Kingstown, RI  02852    Thank you!

ARE YOU IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP?    Take the relationship quiz at www.kbep.org (For Youth page). For help: call 1-866-331-9474 (Teen hotline) or 1-800-799-SAFE (Nat.DV Hotline).

LABMF Board Member Dr. Mari Dias writes article about Lindsay’s parents and our work https://rinewstoday.com/griefspeak-be-the-change-you-wish-to-see-in-the-world-dr-mari-dias/

2021 Poster Contests for RI HS & MS students

Click here for 2021 High School Letter and Rules

Click here for 2021 Middle School Letter and Rules


HIGH SCHOOL:  First Place:  Aria Teare, LaSalle Academy;  Teacher William Connors  Second Place:  Chloe Pickup, Warwick C&T;  Teacher Jann Rogers-Gartner                           Third Place:  Gabriella Nieves, NorthKingstown HS; Teacher Janice Strain

MIDDLE SCHOOL:  FIRST PLACE:  Jameson Phillips, Curtis Corner MS;  Teacher Holly Harrington  SECOND PLACE:  Joseph Barnes, Cole MS;  Teacher Debra McMullen                            THIRD PLACE:  Troy Williams, Curtis Corner MS; Teacher Holly Harrington

Click to view 2020 High School Winning Posters

Click to view 2020 Middle School Winning Posters

LABMF Workshop DVD now available:

Order our Workshop DVD to train school staff/health teachers/adults/college students. Click here for info & order form.

Click here to view RI’s comprehensive teen dating violence education law, the Lindsay Ann Burke Act

The Facts

  1. Girls and women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rates of intimate partner violence.
  2. 1 in 5 high school girls is physically or sexually hurt by a dating partner.
  3. 1 in 3 teens experience some kind of abuse in their romantic relationships.

statistics from the US Dept of Justice, AJPH, JAMA

The Funddove

The Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. All donations are tax deductible and directly sup
port our mission of ending relationship violence through education. We have no paid staff. Our workshops to train middle and high school health teachers, school staff and parents are made possible by your donations. In addition, we provide free educational and curriculum materials to Rhode Island workshop participants and trained health teachers in Rhode Island.