Lorraine C. Porter Memorial Fund
Lorraine C. Porter
Lorraine excelled in school as a student and became a lifelong learner. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education / Recreation, Physical Education from Brooklyn College in 1980. She went on to earn two Master of Science degrees from Pace University, the first in Curriculum and Instruction (1989) and the second in Administration and Supervision (2001). Lorraine was a Licensed High School Physical Education Teacher for 36 years and held a License in Administration / Supervision. She taught health, math, science, and physical education to various grade levels in multiple Brooklyn schools and was appointed to Public School 6 in 1992, where she also served as UFT District 17 Chapter Leader for 8 years. Throughout her career, Lorraine was a volunteer coach for girls’ track, basketball, and volleyball, and boys’ varsity basketball—all sports that she excelled in, with the addition of tennis. Lorraine was also a partner with her husband in a real estate investment company. In 2015, Lorraine and her principal were co-recipients of the UFT Partnership Award, acknowledging a collaborative relationship that served the students, staff and the community at large.
2011 Yale Graduation
for Lorriane’s Sister
PS6 Playground Memorial Bench
Lorraine Carol Porter was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 18, 1957, to Leroy and Vernell Porter. Lorraine passed away on June 1 in Manhattan, New York during a brief hospitalization. Ms. Porter is survived by her husband, Wyatt Cheek; daughter, Taja; mother, Vernell; brothers, Leroy Jr., Norman, and Howard; a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy; sister, Angela; and brother, Stephen.
- Wyatt Cheek
- Taja Cheek
CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:
Lorraine C. Porter Learning Is Fun Memorial Fund
Email: [email protected]
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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.