Recently, we lost our friend, mentor, and You Will Rise co-founder, Linda Regula. There aren’t enough words to express our sorrow and pain. Our hearts go out to her family and to anyone fortunate enough to know and love Linda. She taught us all how to rise in the face of adversity. Linda impacted countless lives through her passion for art and helping others.

Now it is our turn to RISE TOGETHER and carry her legacy forward.

You Will Rise is partnering with ArtCOZ to host a virtual celebration of Linda’s life on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Proceeds raised during the event will benefit the Linda Regula Legacy Scholarship Fund, an annual scholarship that will be awarded by You Will Rise to a high school senior who uses the arts to overcome obstacles in their lives.

The Rise Together event will feature performances, tributes, readings, artwork, auction items, and special memories shared by those who knew and loved her. And we would love for you to get involved!


Everyone is invited to be part of this event. If you would like to share a special story about Linda, create a short video of yourself telling your story and post it by September 15 to our shared Google Drive here. Please follow up with an email to letting us know the filename of your video, your name, and your connection to Linda.

If you have any trouble using the Google Drive folder, you may also use a file-sharing site such as WeTransfer to send us your video file. Send it to and please be sure to include the same details listed above.


Linda loved the arts and she loved community. If you have an idea for an individual or group creative performance (music, dance, etc.) that you would like to propose for this event, please email us at and let us know about it. There are no age limits or geographic requirements. Anyone from anywhere with a connection to Linda who wants to get involved is welcome!


Donate to the Linda Regula Legacy Scholarship Fund directly:

To donate artwork and other items for our virtual auction to benefit the scholarship fund, please contact us by email at to discuss details.


Order commemorative merchandise below designed by Linda’s friend and student Paul Richmond. All proceeds benefit the Linda Regula Scholarship Fund.