SMC Graduate Inspired Foundation that Sends Disadvantaged Children to School

Latrice Lee '06 was featured in the June 2006 issue of People Magazine as the first college graduate supported by the Challenge Foundation, which has helped pay for 73 disadvantaged students to attend private middle and high schools.

"I will never stop appreciating what they've done for me," Lee said about foundation founders Don McFall and Theresa Kinealy, who attended Lee's graduation from Saint Mary's College on May 20.

McFall said they began the foundation after meeting Latrice and her sister, Sonya, now a sophomore at Saint Mary's College, when they were young girls growing up in the Denver housing projects.

"Latrice has that personality and strength that's amazing," McFall was quoted in the article. "I saw with her that kids, with support, could make it."

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