Notable and not forgotten

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By Ken Trainor

Staff writer

Anne Smedinghoff, the 25-year-old River Forest native, Fenwick grad, and State Department foreign service officer who was killed last April in Afghanistan while bringing books to a local school, was recently named one the most notable deaths of 2013 by the Washington Post.


Anyone wishing to honor Anne Smedinghoff's memory can support the following organizations: 

Aschiana Foundation: To provide education and training to working street children through Aschiana in Afghanistan —

Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund: To aid young Afghan women who seek a college education in the U.S. —

Help the Afghan Children: Dedicated to improving the lives of children in Afghanistan through quality education and helping them become educated, healthy, productive citizens —

SOLA, Afghanistan (School of Leadership, Afghanistan): Dedicated to furthering education and leadership opportunities in Afghanistan and the world for the new generation, especially women —


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