Boca Raton magazine joins the entire community in remembering the Lynn University students and faculty who died two years ago today in the Haiti earthquake. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of students Britney Gengel, Stephanie Crispinelli, Christine Gianacaci and Courtney Hayes, and faculty members Patrick Hartwick and Richard Bruno.

The Lynn contingent, which included eight members who survived the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people on Jan. 12, 2010, were in Port-au-Prince for a missionary trip during Lynn's J-term (a creative-learning term that can involve study abroad) entitled "Journey of Hope to Haiti."

In addition to an afternoon memorial service, the university scheduled a day of on-campus and off-campus service projects for students and staff. The projects included work on behalf of Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County, C.R.O.S. (Christians Reaching Out to Society), Miracle League, Paint Your Heart Out, and Florence Fuller Child Development Centers.

Also at Florence Fuller, John and Jean Gianacaci were scheduled to present a $5,000 check from the foundation—Christine's Hope for Kids—that honors their daughter and her passion for helping children in need. Read more about the Gianacacis and how the foundation has helped them cope with their loss in the March/April edition of Boca Raton.