The Lingzi Foundation honors the example set by Lingzi Lu, who spread love and compassion while fearlessly following her dreams, by providing educational opportunities for courageous and ambitious students like her; and supporting organizations that reflect her passions and recognize those making a positive impact toward building bridges between cultures and communities.
Lingzi lived life fully with joy by appreciating family and friends, food and its ability to bring people together, and the beauty of the environment around her. The Foundation seeks to identify and partner with organizations that share these passions and support their inspirational initiatives.
Each year the Foundation supports a team of runners, known as Team Lingzi, as they train for the Boston Marathon; these runners carry Lingzi’s light with them from Hopkinton to Boylston Street in her memory on race day and the funds they raise directly support multiple Boston-area organizations.
Our fundraising efforts from the Boston Marathon help foster relationships within our communities by partnering with organizations that focus on community, education and family. The Foundation also participates in community giveback initiatives.