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Gabriel Lerner Scholarship Fund
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About Gabriel Lerner

On Sunday, October 26, 2008, the Virgin Islands Bar Association lost one of its most admirable members.  On that day, Gabriel Lerner, law clerk to Judge Brenda Hollar, was tragically murdered. Gabe, as he was known to friends and family alike, lost his life doing what he had done throughout his life: helping others.

He was giving a ride to people who needed a ride. He did not know them, but he saw two people in need and was quick to help. He did so while on his way to a devotional gathering and youth study program with members of the Baha’i faith. He did so on a day in which he had also intended to work overtime in Court, on a Sunday no less. In that single day, Gabe gave us all a taste of the love, generosity, faith, and professionalism to which he had dedicated his entire life. He is an example for all of us.

While we can offer no more than our condolences and love to his family, we can take a lesson from Gabe’s example and exercise the qualities to which Gabe and his family dedicate themselves. We have formed a scholarship in Gabe’s name. It is dedicated to pursuing the type of selfless generosity of which we hope Gabe himself would have approved. In keeping with that goal, we ask on behalf of Gabe and his family that you do your best to mirror that generosity by contributing to the Gabriel Lerner Scholarship Fund.

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