Fonds Theresa Allore

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La famille de  Theresa Allore et Champlain Regional College ont le plaisir d’annoncer la création du  Fonds Commémoratifs Theresa Allore.

Theresa Allore était une étudiante talentueuse du campus Champlain – Lennoxville en Estrie. Au moment  de son décès, elle étudiait les Sciences et avait exprimé son intérêt pour le domaine de la criminologie.  Theresa  aimait l’aventure, elle s’intéressait d’ailleurs au cyclisme, au parachutisme et à la randonnée. Passionnée du plein air, elle appréciait particulièrement les randonnées pédestres au Mont Orford.  Theresa était une amie précieuse qui ne jugeait pas les autres, mais qui choisissait plutôt de s’inspirer de tous ceux et celles qu’elle  rencontrait.

À partir des qualités inspirées par Theresa, nous espérons offrir une bourse reconnaissant l’étudiant  comme « personne entière »,  qui prendra en considération la réussite scolaire, la participation active à la vie étudiante, le désir de servir les autres, et les besoins financiers. De plus, les bienfaiteurs auront l’opportunité de contribuer au développement de critères spécifiques permettant de rendre accessible cette bourse à un grand nombre d’étudiants et d’étudiantes autant traditionnels que non traditionnels.

Alors que nous avons lutté plusieurs années avec la perte tragique de cette jeune vie remplie d’esprit d’aventure, il est maintenant venu le temps de célébrer la vie de Theresa afin qu’elle puisse en inspirer d’autres. Il n’y a aucun doute dans les cœurs de ceux et celles qui ont eu le privilège de la connaître que c’est de cette façon que Theresa aurait voulu qu’on se rappelle d’elle.

Nous sommes présentement à la recherche de bienfaiteurs et bienfaitrices qui désirent contribuer à une bourse à sa mémoire. Avec votre aide,  nous espérons offrir la première bourse en 2008-2009. Nous vous demandons de bien vouloir considérer votre don au Fonds Commémoratifs Theresa Allore, afin que nous puissions continuer de célébrer sa vie tout en encourageant un étudiant exceptionnel.

Merci de votre considération pour cet hommage important.

John Allore
Frère de Theresa

J Kenneth Robertson
Champlain College

Les contributions peuvent être faites à l’ordre de :

Foundation Champlain-Lennoxville Inc.
Theresa Allore Memorial Fund
c/o Marielle Denis, Treasurer
P.O. 5003 (Champlain Lennoxville Campus)
Sherbrooke, Québec, J1M 2A1

Tel: (819) 564-3600 ext. 638

Triangle Community Foundation
Theresa Allore Memorial Fund
c/o Fred Stang, Director of Development
324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1220
Durham, NC, 27701
Tel: 919-474-8370

http://www.trianglecf.org/page10001837.cfm

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Theresa Allore Memorial Scholarship

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On September 24th, 2008, The family of Theresa Allore and Champlain Regional College announced the launching of the Theresa Allore Memorial Fund.

Theresa Allore was a promising student at the Champlain Lennoxville Campus in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. At the time of her death, she was studying the behavioral sciences, and had expressed an interest in the field of criminology. Theresa loved adventure, which lead to her interest in cycling, skydiving, and hiking.  She loved being outdoors, and particularly enjoyed hiking the local trails of Mount Orford.  Her special qualities included being a good friend, who did not judge others, but rather chose to draw encouragement and inspiration from everyone and everything she encountered.

Based on these qualities inspired by Theresa, the hope is to establish a scholarship that will take into consideration the student as a “total person”, including academic achievement, active participation in campus life, desire to serve others, and financial need.  Beyond these qualities, benefactors will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of specific criteria that will open this scholarship to a wide spectrum of students, providing support to both traditional and non-traditional applicants.

While we have struggled for many years with the tragic loss of a young life filled with a spirit of adventure, it has come the time to celebrate her life so that Theresa may inspire others.  There is no doubt in the hearts of those who had the privilege to share in her all too short life that this is exactly how Theresa would want to be remembered.

We are presently seeking benefactors that wish to contribute to an endowment scholarship in her memory. With your help, we hope to be able to offer the first scholarship for the 2008- 2009 academic year. We ask that you consider donating to the Theresa Allore Memorial Fund, so that we can continue to celebrate her life by encouraging a worthy student.

Contributions can be made to one of two foundations in the United States and Canada. When you make a gift you will receive the full tax advantages available by law for gifts to public charities in the United States and Canada.

Benefactors from Canada may contact:

Foundation Champlain-Lennoxville Inc.
Theresa Allore Memorial Fund
c/o Marielle Denis, Treasurer
P.O. 5003 (Champlain Lennoxville Campus)
Sherbrooke, Québec, J1M 2A1

Tel: (819) 564-3600 ext. 638

Benefactors from the United States may contact:

Triangle Community Foundation
Theresa Allore Memorial Fund
c/o Fred Stang, Director of Development
324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1220
Durham, NC, 27701

Tel: 919-474-8370

With U.S. donations you may also take advantage of donating online using a credit card. Go to the following website and highlight the Theresa Allore Memorial Fund from the drop down menu:

http://www.trianglecf.org/page10001837.cfm

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Bonne Fete Theresa Allore

Thérèse aurait eu 50 ans aujourd’hui. J’ai du mal à imaginer cela. Je crois que je préfère se souvenant d’elle à 19 ans.

J’ai essayé de trouver une nouvelle photo, mais il devient difficile de rencontrer ce genre de choses. Et franchement, je ne voulais pas passer par la grosse boîte dans le grenier.

J’ai trouvé ces doodles réalisés par Thérèse de l’un de ses livres d’école travail:

Ne peut pas vraiment reprocher à elle pour un esprit s’interroge. Le cours a été sur l’histoire canadienne; Qui pourrait rester concentré sur les Loyalistes de l’Empire-Uni. Ugghh!

Celui-ci est la bonne:

Vous ne pouvez probablement pas à les distinguer, mais c’est Theresa pratiquant la main de ma mère, écrit au sortir de la classe ( «To whom it may concern, Thérèse était malade … Mme Allore”). Puis il ya des notes de va-et-ci à d’autres élèves:
“Mike Gregoire m’a demandé de le bal annuel”

“La nuit dernière, il a téléphoné”

“Ugly old -bags qui pensent qu’ils sont durs”!

“Noah est mort, Ben est mort, le père de quelle q’un est mort”

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Theresa would have turned 50 today. I have a hard time imagining that. I think I prefer remembering her at age 19.

I tried to find a new photo, but it’s getting harder to come across this stuff. And frankly, I didn’t want to go through the big box in the attic again.

I found these doodles made by Theresa from one of her school work books:

Can’t really blame her for a wondering mind. The course was on Canadian history; who could possibly stay focused on The United Empire Loyalists.

This one is good:

You probably can’t make it out, but it’s Theresa practicing my mother’s hand-writing to get out of class (“To Whom It May Concern, Theresa was sick…  Mrs. Allore”). Then there are notes back-and-forth to other students:        

“Mike Gregoire asked me to the annual ball”

“Last night he phoned”

“Ugly old bags who think they are tough”  !!

“Noah died, Ben died, Somebody’s father died”

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Vito Spano a adressé une conférence des Vicitms

L’ancien chef de la brigade des affaires non résolues de New York, Vito Spano a adressé une conférence  des Vicitms au Colorado hier. “Vous devez toujours être un militant», explique Spano: Je ne sais pas si c’est édifiant et déprimante. La dernière fois que j’ai rencontré des fonctionnaires de police pour le cas de Thérèse était il ya un an. Pierre Boisvenu est venu avec moi pour répondre à la SQ. Lors de la réunion était terminée Pierre m’a dit: «vous avez besoin de revenir chaque année” et mon cœur coulé.

Je peux vous dire que faire cela et maintiennent le fonctionnement normal, les relations stable est très difficile car elle encourage l’isolement et le cloisonnement. C’est différent pour Pierre. Son cas est allé à un procès, l’offender est incarcéré. Oui, dans 10 ans, il aura la commission des libérations conditionnelles à traiter, mais pour l’instant il obtient une grande satisfaction à aider les autres.

Ce n’est pas vrai avec cold-cases. Vous allez en arrière et en regardant ces faits anciens. Je regardais une photo de Louise Camirand, l’autre soir, il a ruiné ma soirée. Très difficile de garder veillée dans ces circonstances.

Je dois y aller, ma fille me demande de lire son livre,  Arche du Père Noël

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The former head of New York City’s cold case squad, Vito Spano addressed a Vicitms conference in Colorado yesterday. “You should always be an activist” says Spano: I don’t know if that’s uplifting or depressing.  The last time I met with police officials for Theresa’s case was a year ago. Pierre Boisvenu came with me to meet the SQ. When the meeting was over Pierre said to me, “you need to come back every year” and my heart sunk.

I can tell you that doing this and maintaining normal, stable relationships is very difficult because it encourages isolation and compartmentalization. It’s different for Pierre. His case has gone to trial, the offender is incarcerated. Yes, in 10-years he will have the parole board to deal with, but for now he gets tremendous satisfaction from helping others.

That’s not true with cold-cases. You’re going back and looking at these old facts. I looked at a picture of Louise Camirand the other night; it ruined my evening. Very difficult to keep vigil under these circumstances.

Gotta go, my daughter wants me to read her Santa’s Ark. Here’s the article:

DENVER AND THE WEST
Cold-case expert urges victims’ families to be vocal advocates
N.Y. expert urges conference attendees to be vocal advocates
By Kirk Mitchell
The Denver Post


The former head of New York City’s cold-case squad urged families of murdered and missing loved ones to be vocal advocates of their families.


“You should always be the activist,” said Vito Spano, the former commander of the New York City cold-case unit. If they do so, the chances improve that their family member’s case will get a better look.


Spano spoke in Denver on Saturday at a conference of Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons attended by more than 300 members including those who flew in from Texas, Illinois and Tennessee.


Spano, who now works for the New York attorney general’s office, supervised investigations between 2001 and 2004 of dozens of killers, including mobsters brought to justice

 
Spano said family members can make suggestions to detectives in a diplomatic way about submitting evidence for specific tests using modern technology.


At the Saturday conference, family members of victims met with police, including cold-case detectives and Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman, about specific cases in a session from which the media was excluded.


The Colorado victims group started with 11 members in 2001 and now has 750 members, spokeswoman Stefanie Clarke said.


Colorado State University officials also presented their findings Saturday of a study called “Forgotten Victims: What Cold Case Families Want from Law Enforcement.”


CSU researchers looked at the experiences of 36 family members of victims of homicide from 10 different parts of the state.


In Colorado, the number of unsolved homicides since 1970 has grown to 1,487 and continues to rise as the rate of cases solved has dropped from 91 percent in 1963 to 61 percent in 2007. A homicide becomes a cold case by definition in Colorado after it is unsolved one year after the murder.


Prabha Unnithan, director of the Center for the Study of Crime and Justice, said it used to be that most homicides were committed by people close to the victim, such as a spouse, a business partner or a friend. After committing murder, many of them would confess. Now the connections between killer and victim are less concrete, and difficult to establish, he said.


Former CSU Professor Paul Stretesky, who led the nine-month study, said communication with family members of victims can improve the chances that a case will be solved.


Victims often believed police stopped investigating because of limited resources and many believed their race and age and criminal background affected aggressiveness of officers in solving the cases.


In numerous cases detectives or prosecutors told victims they knew who killed their loved one but couldn’t prove it.

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