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Lorraine C. Porter Memorial Fund

Lorraine Chillin’ At Home
Impromptu Family Photo At Home
Lorraine At Home On Christmas

Lorraine C. Porter

Memorial Fund

Lorraine Carol Porter was a humble, naturally beautiful person with a kind spirit, quiet confidence and remarkable intuition. She was reserved and believed wholeheartedly in being the “bigger person.” She was the consummate mother and homemaker; her greatest joy was big family gatherings with abundant food.

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.

Porter-Cheek Family At Daughter’s
2011 Yale Graduation
Lorraine Just Purchased Her Smart Car
Three Generations
Lorraine Porter long advocated that “learning should be fun” and she worked every day to make learning the joy of her students’ lives. On June 12, 2017 the Gymnasium Suite of P.S. 6 Norma Adams Clemons Academy was dedicated in Lorraine Porter’s name. During graduation on June 21, 2017 the inaugural annual presentation of the Lorraine Porter Learning is Fun Memorial Award through Carver Federal Savings Bank was presented to a graduating P.S. 6 fifth grader who exhibits a positive attitude and commitment to achievement in athletics and scholastics.



PS6 Gymnasium Memorial Plaque
Niece’s Annual Memorial Dinner
for Lorriane’s Sister
Rev. Al Sharpton and Family

Lorraine Porter Memorial Fund

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.

Fund Administrators

  • Wyatt Cheek
  • Taja Cheek


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Lorraine C. Porter Learning Is Fun Memorial Fund
(718) 858-0162
Email: [email protected]
1665 Union Street
Brooklyn, New York 11213


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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.

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