The Children’s Trust Fund is deeply saddened by the passing of long-time CTF Board member and friend Lynne M. Cooper, D.Min. Lynne passed away peacefully at her St. Louis home March 16 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Lynne was a true champion and passionate advocate for Missouri’s children, families and the homeless. She was one of the founders of DOORWAYS, an Interfaith HIV/AIDS homeless ministry, and served as its President and most recently President Emeritus. She dedicated her life to making it a better place for all who were less fortunate. Lynne was appointed to the CTF Board of Directors in 2002 by Governor Holden and reappointed by Governor Nixon in 2009. We are so very grateful to have known Lynne and are thankful for her enthusiasm, encouraging words, contagious smile, sense of humor, and positive outlook on life. She will be truly missed.