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2023 KLT LOL & Scholarship Awardee

The Kathryn Leigh Thurgaland Foundation had an eventful month of May, with several meaningful events taking place. We held our 2nd annual fundraiser, the Love of Life Festival, and awarded our 4th Kathryn Leigh Thurgaland Memorial scholarship. Additionally, we gathered to release a lantern in honor of Kathryn's 21st birthday on May 12th.


Thank you to our 2023 LOL Sponsors

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all of our invaluable donors, without whom none of this would have been possible. We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to our sponsors: Citizens First Bank, Prime Capital Investment Advisors, WILsquare Capital, DZ Block & DZ Concrete, Torri Plumbing & Gas, Wholesale Golf Carts, Royal Decor Company, Rural King of Ocala, and other anonymous donors - for their unwavering support.

We're committed to keeping Kathryn's memory alive and supporting the causes she was passionate about and are immensely grateful for all contributions made to the KLT Foundation's programs.


2023 KLT LOL Festival

Our media team, led by Todd, is busy editing more than a thousand photos and hours of video footage from the 2023 KLT LOL Festival, so be on the lookout for those captured highlights to be shared soon. Thank you to everyone who attended and shared their memories of the event on our Facebook page. We encourage those who couldn’t attend to visit the Love of Life Festival Facebook page for highlights. It was a beautiful day, and we hope to see you all again next year!




2023 Scholarship Awardee

Furthermore, we are thrilled to announce that Anna Brock, a graduate of the VHS c/o 2023, was the recipient of this year's Kathryn Leigh Thurgaland Memorial Scholarship. We are proud to have her as an ambassador for the KLT Foundation and excited to watch her future unfold. This year’s selection process for the scholarship was particularly challenging because, as time passes there are fewer students who knew or were inspired by Kathryn. So, we are committed to keeping Kathryn's memory alive and supporting the causes she was passionate about because we know that by living as she did, reflected through the Love of Life Festival, and by supporting these passionate and artistic students, we are confident that future young people will also be inspired by her.





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