The Sienna Project was founded by as a living memorial to Sienna, the daughter of the Reverend Marlin and Anitra Lavanhar of All Souls in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sienna died suddenly and unexpectedly three days after her third birthday in May 2006. Sienna’s grandfather, Martin, his wife, Caroline and Sienna’s Uncle Derek established the Sienna Project as a 501(c)3 NJ non profit as a way to turn grief into hope.
Sienna will never have the opportunity to be a teacher, or even have the chance to go to school, but in her honor we are making it possible for thousands of Mayan children in Guatemala to go to school. The Sienna Project has built 26 classrooms in nine schools.