Lilli Manis
The Lillian Broox Manis Endowed Travel Scholarship
Lillian Broox Manis   8/15/1990 – 7/12/2008

In remembrance of Lilli's life, interests and goals, we have established the "Lillian Broox Manis Endowed Travel Scholarship" at Earlham College. The Travel Scholarship is used to help support students at Earlham to enable study for a semester or a year abroad, or for specific experiences in Art or Asian Studies. Donations fund should be made directly to the “Lillian Broox Manis Scholarship Fund”, at Earlham College, Alumni and Development Office, 801 National Road West, Richmond, Indiana, 47374, telephone (765) 983-1313.

The Lillian Broox Manis Scholarship fund reached the endowed level as of late 2009!. We are pleased to list the current and past recipients of this award here.




2016-2017 Recipient: We are pleased to announce that Ms. Bria Walker of Earlham College has received the seventh of the Lillian Broox Manis Scholarships, which she will be using to help with her year of study abroad in Japan for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Bria, with the Manises

April 2015



2015-2016 Recipient: We are pleased to announce that Mr. Joey Slucher of Earlham College has received the sixth of the Lillian Broox Manis Scholarships, which he will be using to help with his year of study abroad in Japan for the 2015-2016 academic year.


Joey, with the Manises

April 2015



2014-2015 Recipient: We are pleased to announce that Ms. Kelly Remo of Earlham College has received the fifth of the Lillian Broox Manis Scholarships, which she will be using to help with her year of study abroad in Japan for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Kelly with Emma Beckman
and Paul and Elizabeth Manis
April 2014

Kelly, with the Manises

April 2014



2013-2014 Recipient: We are pleased to announce that Ms. Kristen Watts of Earlham College has received the fourth of the Lillian Broox Manis Scholarships, which she will be using to help with her year of study abroad in Japan for the 2013-2014 academic year.


Kristen with Earlham Japanese Program Faculty,
and Paul and Elizabeth Manis
April 2013

Kristen, with the Manises

April 2013
2012-2013 Recipient: We are pleased to announce that Ms. Emma Beckman of Earlham College has received the third of the Lillian Broox Manis Scholarships, which she will be using to help with her year of study abroad in Japan for the 2012-2013 academic year.


Emma with Earlham Japanese Program Faculty,
Kiah Pugh, and Paul and Elizabeth Manis
April 2012

Emma, with the Manises<
April 2012



2011-2012 Recipient: We are pleased to announce that Ms. Rosa Aldridge of Earlham College has received the second of the Lillian Broox Manis Scholarships, which she will be using to help with her year of study abroad in Japan for the 2011-2012 academic year.


Rosa with Earlham Faculty and Paul and Elizabeth Manis
April 2011

Rosa, with the Manises
April 2011



2010-2011 Recipient: We are pleased to announce that Ms. Kiah Pugh of Earlham College has received the first of the Lillian Broox Manis Scholarships, which she will be using to help with her year of study abroad in Japan for the 2010-2011 academic year. Kiah is majoring in Asian Studies.


Kiah at Earlham College
April 2010

Kiah, with the Manis'
April 2010



The Lillian Broox Manis Foundation
We have also established the Lillian Broox Manis Foundation, a 501c(3) charity. The purpose of the Foundation is to honor Lilli's life and her interests by supporting those programs and causes that were close to her heart. The Foundation makes donations to approved charitable organizations only. The Foundation does not accept requests for donations to organizations or individuals. The Foundation also does not directly accept donations at this time.

The Foundation made donations to the following organizations:




The Lillian Broox Manis Foundation donated to the Carolina Sailing Foundation to help with the purchase of a new 420 sailboat for the RTP High School Sailing team. Lilli was an early and active member of the team throughout high school. The boat was christened "Resurrection" on September 9, 2011, at Lake Crabtree where the team practices. The following is part of the text trom our dedication:

Lilli loved to sail, racing on 2-person dinghies such as 420's and Tanzer 16's with her family and other sailors. She loved sailing with the spray and wind in her face. I have a particular memory of her when she crewed for Chris Peterson at Lake Norman one time. The winds were up and they were screaming upwind after the start. Lilli was fully hiked out with her hair flying straight back and the water spray off the bow washing over her. She was smiling all the way! Eventually, Lilli and her brother Cameron sailed together at the SAISA Gold Regatta in March, 2008, for Chapel Hill High.

Lilli also used her artistic talents to design the logo that appears on the RTP High School sailing shirts and website.

The name is not meant to have a religious connotation, but instead has a specific connection to Lilli. Her website is called "HXResurrection", and it was a while before we found out what that meant. She had found an artist from China on-line who was drawing pictures for some manga, and who had written a story to go with it. She liked the story so much that she helped him to create a character, "Huan Xong", and he featured this character in his stories. But, one day, as she went to the web site, she found that it had completely disappeared. So she chose the name "HXResurrection" as a way of bringing Huan Xong back to the world.

So this boat also brings her memory back, and we hope that you use it well for practice and for racing.

We would like to thank Tom David for finding the boat and arranging its purchase, Tom Russell for taking the long trip to pick it up and bring it back, Dan Russell for his dedication and continued support of the team, and John Norton for his support and leadership of the Carolina Sailing Foundation.


RTP HS team member Joe David
does the honors!

Kaitlyn Norton and Joe David take the boat
for it's first sail on the lake.