Genny Lynn Farnan Robinson is an inspiration to our community.
A beautiful woman with a lovable laugh, quick wit, and an outgoing personality, Genny's ability to make friends with anyone she met made her a rising star in Cape May County! Genny's many passions in her short life culminated with her love for basketball. Excelling at the sport at a young age, Genny scored over 1000 points as a Wildwood Catholic High School Crusader.
Genny valued a good college education, which she earned at Rowan University, where she graduated in 2009 with a BA in Education: Health and Exercise Science. Her goal was to work with our youth in Cape May County with an emphasis on Girls basketball!
After three years of demonstrating her grit and selflessness in her battle against brain cancer, Genny's fight ended on March 31, 2016, when she passed away surrounded by her loved ones.
In lieu of flowers, Genny's family requested that donations be sent to the Lynch with Lynch Foundation, an organization where Genny and her husband Will actively volunteered. Genny's family, alongside John and Vicki Lynch, decided to create a scholarship fund in Genny's name with the donations that were received in her memory.
We hope to honor Genny's own passions and intentions as we introduce the following seven scholarships and Will's Wish totaling $8,000 from our community's generosity!
"Pay it Forward" Scholarship Award
Based on the movie, Pay it Forward, which made an impact on Genny's life and is a founding principle of the Lunch With Lynch Foundation, this scholarship will be eligible to college bound seniors who played on their "Girls" High School Basketball Team.
$1,000 - Wildwood Catholic High School girl basketball player
$1,000 - Wildwood High School girl basketball player
$1,000 - Middle Township High School girl basketball player
$1,000 - CMC Technical High School girl basketball player
$1,000 - Lower Township High School girl basketball player
$1,000 - Ocean City High School girl basketball player
"Power of Community" Scholarship Award
This scholarship will be awarded to a senior graduating from the class of 2016 at Genny's alma mater, Wildwood Catholic. The award is based on the student's commitment to community and volunteer activities during his/her time as a high school student.
$1,000 - Wildwood Catholic High School
"Making of a Leader" Scholarship Award
Genny attended Star of the Sea in Cape May, which eventually merged with St Raymond's and St Ann's in Wildwood to form Cape Trinity Elementary and Middle School. This tuition relief scholarship will be awarded to a Cape Trinity 8th grade student intending to enroll as a 9th grader at Wildwood Catholic High School.
$1,000 - Cape Trinity
Students seeking to apply should contact their school's guidance counselor.
Genny's husband, Will Robinson, has asked that a $1000 donation be made to the Lynch who stole Christmas from the GrYnch Toy Drive. Genny and her family were active volunteers in this program and it was one of Genny's favorite philanthropic activities. She always looked forward to buying presents and being a part of the 100 member Lynch/GrYnch delivery team that delivers toys on Christmas Eve morning! www.lynchtoydrive.com
$1,000 - The Lynch who Stole Christmas Fund
Supporting Wildwood Catholic, Wildwood, Lower Township, Middle Township, Ocean City and CMC Technical School.
For a scholarship application click the following links.
Applications must be completed and turned in to your guidance office by Thursday, May 11, 2017. All entries will be read anonymously and evaluated on a rubric scoring system by members of Genny's family and a member from the Lunch with Lynch Foundation.