The Infinite-e Foundation has been established by the family of Erika Lynn Owen. Erika lost her life as she made the supreme effort to rescue her beloved Shelty "Kairos" after he fell through the ice at Chisholm Lake Park in Wichita, Kansas on March 1, 2015.
Erika graduated from Springboro, Ohio High School in 2005 and Kansas State University in 2010. As Director of Kid's Life at City Life Church in Wichita she organized, developed and designed an education center and curriculum which served pre-school and elementary youth.
Following her mission trip to Haiti in 2014 Erika was overwhelmed with love for the Haitian people and especially their children. One of her unfulfilled life goals was to return to Haiti and serve the children through mission work and education programs.
Through the plentiful donations of many family and friends The Infinite-e Foundation has raised over $25,000 and established a scholarship fund at Kansas State University. The Erika Lynn Owen Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate College of Education, Business Administration or a first year Veterinary Medicine student. The scholarship is given to second/third year students who show dedication to their field of studies, and also who participate in meaningful off-campus activities. Students who are active in leadership roles, athletic clubs, and music extracurricular activities are of particular interest to her family and friends.
The Infinite-e Foundation also supports Nehemiah Vision Mission, Kid's Life and charities that benefit foster children, animal rescue, and at risk youth. Erika's family hopes this Foundation will perpetuate her memory and promote the values which were dear to her heart.
Keep her smile in your heart and use it every day, passing it on in her memory.
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”
Romans 12: 12-13
Underlined in Erika's Bible, this scripture is the vision and basis for the "Infinite E" Foundation.