The One Love Foundation was established in 2010 by Sharon and Lexie Love, as well as additional family and friends to honor the memory of Yeardley Reynolds Love. The “One” represents the number Yeardley wore on her jersey during her high school and college lacrosse career. The number has since been retired by the University of Virginia in her memory.
End Relationship Violence through education and technology.
Keep Yeardley's spirit alive in everyone we touch by promoting strength of character and service as the premise of all of the Foundation’s programs. We support our Mission and Vision by educating all who we serve through One Love’s Core Values.
Our Core Values are the values that Yeardley exemplified in her life:
Programs and Initiatives:
Be 1 for Change: The “Be 1 for Change” campaign was launched in the fall of 2012. This long-term initiative will continue to develop over the next several years in partnership with the Michael and Kim Ward Foundation, and Johns Hopkins University. Be 1 for Change is a signature program for the One Love Foundation, with the goal of combating Relationship Violence throughout the United States.
Yeardley Reynolds Love (YRL) Unsung Hero Award: One Love recognizes a men’s and women’s ACC lacrosse player annually with their “YRL Unsung Hero Award,” which is given to student-athletes for their dedication to leadership, community service, and serving as a positive role model on and off the field. The winners are given a silver bowl, and One Love provides a donation to their charity’s of choice.
Equipment Grants: One Love provides equipment and apparel grants to underserved sports teams in need throughout the United States.
Charity Events and Running Team: One Love supports various community events including fundraisers and sports tournaments. The Every Yard for Yeardley charity running team participates in races throughout the country, including the Charlottesville (Va.) Marathon and Baltimore Running Festival.
Field Development: the Foundation assisted with the development and implementation of a new turf field, in honor of Yeardley, at her alma mater, Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, Md.
Statue: One Love has plans to build a bronze statue of Yeardley at Meadow Wood Park in Baltimore, Md. to serve as an inspiration to young athletes that play on the field.
The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the Foundation as a public charity under Code Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi). The Foundation is exempt from tax under Code Section 501(c)(3).
Yeardley Reynolds Love Foundation, Inc, d/b/a One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love, a 501(c)(3) organization, a public charity.
One Love Foundation Contact:
c/o Waverly Management, LLC
1122 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 307
Baltimore, MD 21204
So let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.