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For Immediate Release

Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation Supports Easterseals YouthBuild

Jordan Klette-Cusher, Program Officer with the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, David Drieth, Chief Operating Officer with Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati, Ruth Klette, Trustee & CEO of the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, and James Harris, Program Manager of Easterseals YouthBuild Jordan Klette-Cusher, Program Officer with the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, David Drieth, Chief Operating Officer with Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati, Ruth Klette, Trustee & CEO of the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, and James Harris, Program Manager of Easterseals YouthBuild

Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation LogoThe Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation has generously awarded Easterseals serving Greater Cincinnati $5,000 to support the YouthBuild program.

YouthBuild provides disadvantaged youth with a unique combination of education, certification, hands-on skills training and direct employment in construction–one of the most in-demand industries locally.

As part of their career training, YouthBuild participants fully renovate and restore properties which are eventually sold to low-income families interested in long-term ownership. Currently, participants are renovating a home in Evanston that Easterseals acquired through partnership with the Port. Easterseals will reinvest any income from the sale into additional YouthBuild sites ensuring future opportunities that benefit both youth and the community.

Funding from the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation will be used to support and expand YouthBuild, allowing Easterseals to provide more youth with life-changing opportunities than ever before.

“Community partnerships are the driving force behind YouthBuild,” said David Dreith, Chief Operating Officer of Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati. “We are deeply grateful to the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation for their partnership and investment in our youth. Together, we are working to ensure these promising individuals receive the training and support they need to overcome their barriers and transform their lives through employment.”

ABOUT THE ELSA HEISEL SULE FOUNDATION
The Heisel family encouraged community involvement, service and generosity. Dr. Clifford Newell Heisel had a successful practice as an otolaryngologist in Covington, Kentucky and his wife, Elsa Groll Heisel, was actively involved in many community organizations. Their only daughter, Elsa Marie Heisel, followed their example throughout her life and in 2004 established a Charitable Trust that would continue to serve the community well into the future.

The purpose of the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation is to make grants to qualified nonprofit organizations that administer programs in the areas of Education Success & Scholarships, Health Wellness & Scientific Research, Children’s Welfare & Competitive Sports, Fine & Performing Arts & Cultural Vibrancy, Civic Public Affairs, Animal Welfare & Preservation, or Environmental & Community Stewardship.

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