June 14, 2022

Jen Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund Awarded

Congratulations to Woodview’s inaugural Jen Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund award recipient, Lian Lo! 

The Jen Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honour the memory of Jen Brown who in May 2020 passed away far too early. Jen leaves behind a legacy of finding a voice for the voiceless, and finding equality for individuals that have struggled throughout their life.  Jen started from humbled beginnings but never stopped dreaming of helping people.  Jen advocated for others to be heard and accomplish their dreams.

Woodview wanted to ensure we memorialize Jen’s memory of going above and beyond with a scholarship to help students achieve their dreams of higher education.  As part of the Woodview way we want to support our communities in developing resiliency, well-being and independence.

Ken Himbury and Lian Lo hold the award beside the memorial bench
Ken Himbury, husband to Jen, presents the Jen Brown Memorial Scholarship Award to Lian Lo.

The process of choosing an award recipient for the inaugural scholarship was a challenging one for our team as there were a number of exceptional submissions. In the end, Lian’s outstanding submission stood out to our review team through her thoughtful reflections and her clear commitment to overcoming adversity and achieving her dreams. 

“The content from Lian’s application was amazing. We knew no doubt that we had picked the right person,” shares Chris Clattenburg, Woodview Clinical Manager.

On Monday, June 13, Woodview staff along with Jen’s family and friends gathered at Woodview’s Head Office location to present the award to Lian beside the Jen Brown memorial bench. Congratulations, Lian!

Woodview staff, Ken, and Lian stand next to the memorial bench outside beside a tree
From Left: Brook Gardner, Ken Himbury, Chris Clattenburg, Lian Lo, Vanessa Marko, Lorraine Jeffrey
Join us in honouring Jen’s legacy

The Jen Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund is administered by the Community Education Awards Hub at the Oakville Community Foundation. The fund is supported exclusively by the generosity of donors like you.

Please join us in honouring Jen’s memory by making a donation and helping us grow this fund to help Woodview’s young (and young at heart) participants achieve their dreams of post-secondary education.