Established in 2006

Lauren McCathren was drawn to the Spanish culture and traveled to Ecuador and other South and Central American countries. She loved the gentle spirits of the people she met and was especially moved by the gratitude and contentment she experienced in these people who seemingly had so little. In honor of Lauren’s memory, this Fund is designated to help a Belmont University Spanish major travel to Ecuador each spring with other students on St. Augustine’s annual spring break trip to work in support of the Escuela Anne Stevens school.