Jordan Lindsey's Gentle Soul Fund

About Jordan

Jordan Lindsey is a cherished daughter and awesome big sister. She was a devoted girlfriend, hardworking employee and motivated student. She was killed by a shark while snorkeling during a family vacation in the Bahamas in June 2019. When her father was asked to describe Jordan, he called her “a gentle soul”. Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund is created in memory of Jordan to help support and enrich the lives of other gentle souls.

Cheers to Giving 2024

Please join us for a special evening of wine, food, and a raffle on the patio at the beautiful Marmalade Cafe, hosted by Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund. There will be wine tasting led by a certified sommelier, small bites, and a raffle with some exceptional prizes including wine, jewelry, and event tickets. Additionally, we will be raffling off a relaxing 5-night stay in a beautiful Maui condo!

Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund non-profit was created in memory of Jordan Lindsey to support other gentle souls. Each year we grant scholarships to two female transfer students at Loyola Marymount University. In addition, we serve others in the community and beyond by providing assistance when needed. Our goal is to raise funds to continue our mission to help other gentle souls.

Timeline of our support, scholarships and grants.

May 2024

On Jordan’s birthday each year, Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund makes a donation to The Gentle Barn, in Jordan’s memory. This year our contribution went directly to help rescue, spay and neuter a mama pig and her baby boy. In honor of Jordan, Ellie and Jay at The Gentle Barn, named the baby pig Jordan

Thank you Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund donors for supporting this very special rescue. If you would like to support Potbelly Jordan and his mom, Dotti directly, please visit #TheGentleBarn. And to learn more about these cuties, please read this article. #jordanlindsey #Jordanlindseysgentlesoul #Giving #animals

April 2024

Please join us in congratulating De’Shari Watson and Maya King as they have been selected to receive the Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund 2024 scholarship! Each of these wonderful ladies has been granted a $6,000.00 scholarship toward their fall 2024 tuition at Loyola Marymount University!

De’Shari is a history major, who transferred from Pitzer College. She was drawn to Loyola Marymount’s commitment to “Cura Personalis”, emphasizing the holistic well-being of each individual. She found that The Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, which is home to the history major department at LMU, provides opportunities for hands-on experiences and research that could pave the way for her future pursuits.

De’Shari recognizes the disparities in her community and feels compelled to bridge the gap by offering support. She tutors and works at a day camp labeled as ‘high risk’, which “provides a platform for me to understand each student’s unique needs and tailor academic strategies to suit their learning style”. Her central approach is instilling the importance of childhood literacy. This has led De’Shari to volunteer with organizations like “The Book Truck” and “Bookworm Global”, both of which are dedicated to providing books to children who have yet to discover the joy of reading. “Through these endeavors, I aim to empower students and foster a love for learning that transcends their circumstances”! De’Shari has explored various groups at LMU including the Beatles Fan Club and Black Student Union.

Maya is a communications studies and art history major, who transferred from Temple University. She was enticed by Loyola Marymount’s holistic approach to media and communications and felt this path would provide a well-rounded education that spans various mediums. She is “inspired, encouraged, supported and driven by the community I have found in LMU”.


Maya ultimately plans to “work in leading media and entertainment corporations to increase the visibility but also diverse authenticity of narratives that are displayed for public consumption. I have an aspiration to make a better world, thus I work diligently to ensure that I am materializing that change in the present as well as aligning my ambitions with that of the common good.”

Maya is a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success, Net Impact, McNair Scholars and LMU’s Center of Urban Resilience. She is also Creative Director and Outreach Partner for the LMU Community Magazine and co-host of a KLMU Radio Show. She also volunteers with Alma Farms, works as an LMU babysitter, and interns at Annie Wharton Art Consulting Firm!

We were so moved by both of these applicants and wish them great success in their goals and aspirations!

January 2024

On Christmas each year since Jordan passed away, our family each writes an organization down on a piece of paper for which we would like to donate in honor of Jordan. We then stick the pieces of paper in Jordan’s Christmas stocking to draw one paper out and donate to that organization. This year Shane’s organization, Alzheimer’s Association, was chosen. The mission of this organization is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our family donated $500 to this most worthy organization in honor of our sweet Jordan and Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund is matching the $500 donation so in total, Alzheimer’s Association will be receiving $1,000! Thank you for helping us end the year by honoring Jordan Lindsey

September 2023

We are so amazed by the love and support shown at our SOLD OUT Cheers to Giving wine tasting fundraiser Saturday night 07/29/23 at Marmalade Cafe in El Segundo

And we are excited to announce that the raffle brought in over $6,000.00! Thank you so much to all of you who came out in honor of our Jordan Lindsey. If you missed it, please join us next year!

April 2023

We are proud to introduce you to the winners of the 2023-2024 Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund Scholarship, Jennifer Skinner and Sinclaire Hicks! Each received $5,000 toward tuition at Loyola Marymount University. These two young women were chosen out of more than 25 applicants, and we were so impressed with their spirit, compassion, and achievements. A special thank you to Jennifer, for serving our country in the US Marine Corps!

Originally from North Carolina, Jennifer served overseas while in the United States Marine Corps. She then attended community college in Long Beach. As an English major transferring from Long Beach City College, Jennifer chose Loyola Marymount University because of the school’s great values and location. She has a deep compassion for humanity, nature and all its creatures. Her goal as an English major is to write about her “life experiences in hopes that they change the perspectives of others not so open to change. The world we live in presents an abundance of opportunities to take care of the communities around us – human and non-human. I hope that someday my writing and appreciation for all life will spark conversation in the hearts and minds of those who read my works”.

Sinclaire Hicks is also an English major. She transferred to LMU from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her goal is to be a teacher and write children’s books. At Loyola Marymount University, Sinclaire worked at the on-campus day care center and participates in clubs such as Debate Club and as an officer on the Black Student Fitness Club. She is working on implementing some great programs at LMU, including raising chickens on campus to curb food waste and produce eggs, organizing a fundraising car parade during parents’ weekend and starting a study program that would provide student field trips to the myriad of museums and points of interest located close by such as The Getty, The Broad, The Griffith Observatory and more. For the 2023/2024 school year she was selected from a large pool of applicants to serve as a Resident Assistant!
Please join us in congratulating Jennifer and Sinclaire!

December 2022

Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund “adopted” two families for the holidays. With your support, we were able to purchase gifts, food and clothing for a single mom with 3 kids and another family with a mom, dad and two kids! We are honored to be able to help these families and are so thankful for the support you all have provided! #jordanlindsey #gentlesoul

November 2022

Thank you to all who attended, all who donated to, all who participated in the raffle, etc for the Cheers to Giving fundraiser in support of Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund. We had such a great time and hope you did too. AND, you generous supporters helped to raise over $4,000 dollars to help other gentle souls! You are amazing and we are so thankful to you all! We are already thinking about next year’s Cheers to Giving event and hope to make it even better! #jordanlindsey #Jordanlindseysgentlesoul #cheerstogiving #THEVILLAGEGARDEN

April 2022

Please join us in congratulating this year’s Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund scholarship winners, Natalie Letchworth and Jolie Edelstein. Each student has been awarded a $3,500.00 scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year.

Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund awards at least one scholarship a year to female rising seniors who came to Loyola Marymount University as a transfer student. This year there were over 20 applicants that were all deserving but Jolie and Natalie really stood out.

Jolie transferred to LMU from Santa Monica College and is majoring in Management and Leadership. She was initially attracted to LMU by the business incubator program, which offers a unique opportunity to experience starting your own business. Then once she visited the campus, she was very impressed with the university’s commitment to its Lion Community. Jolie has a passion for helping students with special needs and disabilities. Her goal is to make higher education more accessible for people with disabilities so that they can achieve their academic dreams and career goals!

Natalie is a Political Science major and is double minoring in International Relations and Theology. She transferred to LMU from El Camino College. Natalie found Loyola Marymount’s campus beautiful, of course, but she realized the beauty radiates from within the people as well. She works as the Administrator, Social Media Producer, Event Coordinator and Service Producer for her church. Natalie has been a youth group leader for the past three years and enjoys making an impact in the community and changing the lives of the teens she leads!

September 2021

In September 2019 we created Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund in honor of our caring, smart, funny, thoughtful, beautiful daughter Jordan, who left this planet way too soon.  The goal was to take over where she left off, by supporting causes we knew she would be passionate about if she were still here with us.  Some of those causes are helping animals, children and the environment.  She loved studying at Loyola Marymount University and proudly participated in the activities and opportunities while attending LMU.  

With the help of all the donors, supporters who participated in the fundraisers, and those of you who shared the Facebook and Instagram pages, Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund was able to exceed the expectations we had for the first year of this significant foundation.  Together we granted a scholarship to a most worthy individual at LMU, helped support some very beneficial organizations like The Richstone Family Center, Disabled Veterans National Fund and The Gentle Barn.  Most recently we funded the burial of an unhoused woman’s mother who otherwise would not have been able to properly lay her mom to rest.  

All of this was made possible by the inspiration of a lovely gentle soul and you very generous and considerate allies, friends, family and community.  Thank you for your support of this worthy non-profit in our first year and please keep your eye on Facebook as we announce more fundraisers and notable accomplishments in the near future. 

March 2021

We are pleased to announce that Xavia Janisse has been awarded Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund Scholarship in the amount of $2,000!  This scholarship was made available to female Loyola Marymount rising seniors who transferred to LMU from another college.  We read through some fantastic applications and wish that we could grant an award to each applicant.  Xavia’s application really shined through.  She transferred from El Camino College and has maintained a 4.0 GPA.  She is majoring in psychology with a minor in African-American Studies.  We were intrigued by her commitment to participate in and contribute to social justice through the field of psychology in order to promote mental and physical health, as well as social mobility, throughout urban underserved communities.  Xavia has a passion for service and leadership and chose LMU in part because of the services and co-curricular programming offered.  Congratulations Xavia!

Jordan Lindsey Memorial Fund

Jordan Lindsey is a cherished daughter and awesome big sister. She was a devoted girlfriend, hardworking employee and motivated student. She was killed by a shark while snorkeling during a family vacation in the Bahamas in June 2019. When her father was asked to describe Jordan, he called her “a gentle soul”. Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund is created in memory of Jordan to help support and enrich the lives of other gentle souls.

Jordan loved animals, big and small. She considered herself a mom to our dog Hogan. Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul fund will be used in part to help animals in need as well as organizations that work to save and rescue animals.

When Jordan was a little girl, her mother was involved in a philanthropic organization which raised money to help underprivileged families in the community. She enjoyed helping her mom make dinner for people living in battered women’s shelters and dropping off gifts for kids in foster care. Jordan continued that work in high school and college, helping out at homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund will be a source of help to children and families in need.

Jordan had a concern for the environment and was an advocate for keeping our beaches and community clean. A portion of this fund will support organizations that work towards these goals.

Jordan attended Loyola Marymount University after transferring from Santa Monica City College. She was an enthusiastic communications student who was considering studying to be a veterinarian. She loved LMU and was an active Tau Sigma Honor Society member and participated in LMU’s Entrepreneurship Society. She worked as a communications assistant for the LMU Frank R. Seaver college of Science and Engineering, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Jordan was also a student researcher with CURes, LMU’s Center for Urban Resilience and was really enjoying being involved in researching coyotes in urban areas. Because of her enthusiasm for Loyola Marymount University, Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul Fund will provide a scholarship to a motivated, hard working young woman transferring to Loyola Marymount University.

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world”-Gandhi

Fund Administrators

  • Kami Lindsey
  • Michael Lindsey


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Jordan Lindsey’s Gentle Soul
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
Use credit card by clicking the link below.


The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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