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.

Help make a difference with a donation to LABMF!  

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!


Become a “Caring Heart” by donating to LABMF.  Make a difference in the lives of teens as you support our  dating violence trainings and school projects!  Your name will be placed on our “Caring Hearts” page.  Go to the CARING HEARTS links on the menu at the top of this page for info on how you can help.  So far $5206.50 has been raised to support dating violence prevention education!

Lynn McElroy’s fundraiser for LABMF.

Lynn ran the 2017 New York City Marathon and said “I will run for Lindsay Ann Burke and everything the LABMF represents. Please join me in supporting this amazing organization and help end the cycle of relationship violence. Thank you for your support!”  Through her CrowdRise campaign Lynn raised $1251. for LABMF & dating violence education.  We simply cannot thank her enough for her spirit of generosity and kindness. Lynn is making a difference in the lives of our teens! Please join us in thanking Lynn and congratulating her on a successful run (official time 4:31:20).       THANK YOU, LYNN MCELROY for making a difference!!

Click here for 2018 RI high school poster contest letter and rules Poster Cont Ltr & Rules HS 2018

Click for 2018 RI middle school poster contest letter and rules Poster Cont Ltr & Rules MS 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our middle and high school poster contests!  HIGH SCHOOL FIRST PLACE:  Skye Whelpley, Warwick Area Career & Tech Ctr  and   SECOND PLACE:  Kenna Fortini, Warwick Area Career & Tech Ctr    MIDDLE SCHOOL  FIRST PLACE:  Katherine Fan, Cole MS and SECOND PLACELilie Young, Cole MS

Click here to view 2017 high school poster winners

Click here to view 2017 middle school poster winners

Click here to view – 2016 Winning Posters

LABMF is pleased to support the 2017-18 Clothesline Projects at Burrillville HS, Paul Cuffee Upper School, Rogers HS, Portsmouth HS, Middletown HS, St Mary Academy-Bay View, Providence Career & Technical Academy, & Lincoln HS

Click here to view 2016-17 Clothesline Projects

Congratulations to the winner of the Bookmark Design Contest for RI Graphic Arts students:   Matthew Spring of Rogers HS (teacher David Connell)

Thank you to all who attended the

LABMF Dinner on October 19, 2016. 

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.