Victoria Soto was a passionate teacher who tragically lost her life protecting her students at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. In her honor, the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. was created, which is supported annually by the Vicki Soto 5k. This event takes place through the picturesque Lordship section of Stratford, Connecticut, Vicki’s hometown.
Since it’s inception, the Vicki Soto 5k has hosted thousands of participants, from all around the country, and has raised money to support high school seniors who want to pursue a career in the field of education.
To date, the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc has awarded $325,000 in educational scholarships and provided over $200,000 in literacy, education and community enrichment. $40,000 has also been awarded in DonorsChoose projects.