Michael D. Chier Memorial Fund for Medical Special Needs
Michael Chier was a Berlin resident for 43 years until his death on December 11, 2004. A devoted family man and prominent member of the community, Mike believed that he was fortunate to be given the gifts and resources he had, and believed it was important to give something back. His family, wanting his legacy to live, on established a memorial fund as evidenced through the CHN Foundation’s mission “to support the health and wellness of people living in our service communities.” This fund is designated for adults.
Lucille Schultz “Caring for Kids”
Lucille Schultz, the seventh child of 15, found taking care of young siblings natural and it became an act of love for her. After marrying Col. Herman C. Schultz and trying to start a family, the love of children became real when Lucille gave birth to a son. Only eight short hours after giving birth, Lucille lost her precious gift of love when her child passed away from the difficult birth. Over the years Lucille was always willing to assist others, especially children in need, for which she is most fondly remembered. Diagnosed with failing health in 1998 and enduring kidney dialysis, her health further declined and she passed away on March 26, 2001. In her honor, Col. Schultz established the Lucille Schultz Caring for Kids fund to alleviate financial hardships and assuring access to healthcare for children in crisis. Each year the CHN Foundation’s Lucille Schultz “Caring for Kids” Charity Golf Classic takes place in June, helping to continue generating revenue for this Fund and confidently reassures us that Lucille’s kindhearted spirit lives on today. This Fund is designated for children.
“Helping Hands for Cancer”
Established in 2002, the catalyst behind CHN’s first "Helping Hands for Cancer" 5K Run/Walk was a young 11 year old girl who had leukemia. This event was founded by community members who originally organized it as a way to raise money for expenses related to the young girl's treatment. Presented in conjunction with the CHN Healthy Living Fair which takes place in May of each year, it has steadily grown into a community wide event that has generated interest from around the state, and more importantly, has helped benefit CHN’s Helping Hands for Cancer fund. This fund is designated for children or adults diagnosed with cancer.
A scholarship established in memory of local resident Ann Marie Frost Arb. This perpetual scholarship is awarded to a graduating Berlin High School student pursuing a degree in Nursing or Animal Science.