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Lindy Schumacher returns an old favor by using her talents to grow the Lincy Foundation’s new Nevada branch.

By Erika Pope Photography by Aaron Mayes

Lindy Schumacher was raised with an understanding that her advantages in life were not a birthright—“just a birth thing,” as she puts it. They came through no special talent or deed of her own; she was just luckier than most, and her parents did not want her to forget that. For example, while many people are grateful for parents who put them through college, Schumacher is extraordinarily appreciative of that gift. “My parents made it very clear to me that while they could afford to send me to a good university,” she says over a cup of coffee, “it was only on the condition that I figure out how I was going to give back.”

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Desert Companion November/December 2009