The RHF Hearing Foundation Receives a Gift of $70,000

June 17, 2014


The RHF Hearing Foundation was the recipient of a gift of $70,000 from the Estate of Henriette Rolande Marie Parent.

Henriette Parent was a long time admirer of the work of Rotary and an advocate for deaf and hard of hearing children.  Henriette's daughter-in-law researched the work of the Rotary Club of Vancouver through its RHF Hearing Foundation and chose the Club to be the recipient of this bequest.

The funds will be used to support the Family Network for Deaf Children and their Deaf Youth Today Camp, the Deaf Children's Society and the BC Children's Hospital Cochlear Implant program for deaf children.

Henriette's daughter-in-law, Teresa Matthies made the presentation to RHF Hearing Foundation's President, Jack Zaleski at the Club's meeting on Tuesday June 17th.

The Rotary Club of Vancouver and the Board of Director's of the RHF Hearing Foundation wish to express their gratitude to the Parent Family and to Teresa Matthies for this most generous gift.