Christine E. Lynn
Major gift supports leading-edge research to heal traumatic spinal cord injuries
Helping those less fortunate is nothing new to Christine E. Lynn. A registered nurse who has also served as a surgical nurse, Lynn has dedicated her entire life to improving the health, education, and welfare of people in South Florida and around the world.
Helping those less fortunate is nothing new to Christine E. Lynn, who has dedicated her entire life to improving lives in South Florida and around the world.
She has been a long-time major supporter of the University of Miami and Miller School of Medicine—especially through her generosity to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Over the years, Lynn has contributed more than $15 million, making her the largest individual donor in The Miami Project’s history, and her gifts to Momentum2 have totaled $10 million.
In 1999 Lynn and her late husband, Eugene, granted funding to build the lobby at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, home to The Miami Project, and in 2003 she endowed the Christine E. Lynn Distinguished Chair in honor of Barth A. Green, The Miami Project’s co-founder and chairman. The income generated from that gift has funded groundbreaking spinal cord regeneration research. That same year, she established the Christine E. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedic Trauma in honor of Gregory Zych through a gift to the Miami Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education (CORE).
The Lynn name appears on buildings and institutions throughout South Florida—from Lynn University in Boca Raton to the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. Lynn has been honored by the City of Boca Raton, Rotary International, the Sun-Sentinel, and the American College Dublin. She will receive the 2012 Buoniconti Fund Humanitarian Award at Destination Fashion.
Member of Miami Giving Society