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.
It is the vision of the One Love Foundation to educate people to recognize the warning signs of relationship violence and motivate them to step up and take action.
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.
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.
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).
So let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.