OUR CAUSES

Providing scholarships, supporting women in the law, The Innocence Project, helping the homeless, and​ strengthening highway, truck and car safety.

THANK YOU

It has been almost five years since we lost Lara. Not a day goes by that we don’t think of her. But there is also not a day goes by that we don’t think of the kindness of family and friends.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Lara D. Gass ’14L Memorial Law Scholarship was created in 2014 by the family, friends and classmates of Lara to memorialize Lara and to recognize the role she played as a student at Washington and Lee School of Law. It is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing a scholarship to a third year law student.

Lara outside Washington and Lee school of law Sydney Lewis Hall building

LARA'S CONTRIBUTIONS

Lara loved the law and felt that our legal system was a good one for the most part. Lara was also passionate about the death penalty and felt there was no use for it. She channeled that passion into a Note that was published in 2013. Her note left no doubt as to how the Virginia law has systematically exaggerated the ostensible “future dangerousness” of prisoners who will never be released from prison, which has pushed juries to authorize more executions than any other state but Texas. She also never forgot the human story of unfairness and tragedy.

WELCOME TO THE LIVELIKELARA FOUNDATION

Lara passed away on March 18, 2014, at the age of 27 as a result of a senseless and preventable automobile accident. This Foundation has been established to promote the charities, activities, and causes for which Lara was most passionate. Through fundraising and the issuance of grants and donations, the LiveLikeLara Foundation will endeavor to continue Lara’s legacy, passion, and pursuit for equality and the betterment of humanity.

Lara-at-FTC

WHO WE ARE

The LiveLikeLara Foundation is managed by a six-member Board of Directors. The specific areas of investment are in:

  • The Lara D. Gass Memorial Law Scholarship;​​
  • Support of the Lara. D. Gass Women in the Law Symposium
  • The Innocence Project;​
  • Helping the homeless; and​
  • Highway, truck and car safety.
We are continuing to carry Lara's light in the world

Lara was an inspiration to so many. She touched many people’s lives and hearts through her fight against injustice, helping the helpless, support of women in law, helping her community, friends, family, and positively impacting everyone she met. We look to continue that same passion and carry her mission forward in her loving memory.

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SCHOLARSHIPS
Do you want to give to our scholarship fund, or know how to apply to receive the Lara D. Gass Memorial Law Scholarship? Click here to find out more.

OUR EVENTS

The LiveLIkeLara Foundation organizes as well as participates in various events throughout the year and encourages our members, supporters, followers and the general public to attend and get involved. Please check the listing for events coming up and ones you may have missed.

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