Are you looking for a speaker for your next event? Would you like to be inspired by a keynote address full of stories of hope and courage from people who reach out to children whose lives have been shattered? Learn how Lynn Young started Lowcountry Orphan Relief and how the organization has grown to touch the lives of thousands of children in the Lowcountry. Learn how you and your organization can get involved to make a difference in the lives of these children. Contact Regina Sharpe (email@example.com) to coordinate speakers for your next event.
Frances Lynn Young
LOR Founder and CEO
Lynn and her husband raised five children and Lynn taught in the South Carolina public schools until moving to Philadelphia to become a real estate agent while her husband started a computer consultation company. She moved to Charleston in 2000, retired from real estate marketing, and became a GUARDIAN AD LITEM, a person who speaks for children in the court system. She immediately recognized the physical needs of children removed from their homes because of abandonment or neglect and began to collect clothes, shoes, toiletries and other items for them. She enlisted the help of neighbors and friends and the organization grew exponentially. In July, 2003 she formed the non-profit Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Inc. (LOR), an organization that serves abandoned, abused and needy children in the Charleston area. LOR now has storage space for the children’s clothing and supplies, and a delivery truck named “LORI.” When asked how it is possible to do so much with so little, Lynn says, “I keep my faith in God and stay focused on His children and I know I can never give-up. ”
Lois Dane Richter
Lois obtained a BS in psychology from the College of Charleston and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the Citadel. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Mt. Pleasant. She is also a Circuit Coordinator for the Governor’s Office Guardian ad Litem Program supervising Charleston & Berkeley counties. She has taught at the College of Charleston as an adjunct professor and also teaches at the Charleston School of Law, instructing law students on how to be guardians ad litem.