Eagan, Minn. (Feb. 20, 2012) —
CaringBridge, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that brings family and friends together during any type of health event, received its largest gift to date for the purpose of establishing an endowment fund. The Roger and Hazel Perkins Endowed Fund, established by the late Roger and Hazel Perkins of Edina, Minn., supports the CaringBridge mission to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier.
Roger and Hazel desired to leave a legacy where care and connection were the focus, and where their gift would impact many lives for years to come. “Hazel appreciated how CaringBridge helps families stay connected, especially during a difficult health journey,” said Kari Barker, a close friend of the couple. “This gift to CaringBridge combines Roger and Hazel’s core beliefs: caring for others and the power of connection.”
“The generosity of Roger and Hazel is incredible and helps ensure that the CaringBridge service remains available for all families in need,” said Sona Mehring, CaringBridge founder and CEO. “Because of them, and others like them, more than half a million people are able to connect through CaringBridge each day.”
In addition to establishing an endowed fund, the Perkinses also gave a major gift to support a new offering that CaringBridge will launch in early summer. The online resource will bring to life CaringBridge's mission by providing families another way to care for one another. “They would have loved this new offering because it empowers people to help others when it is needed most,” said Kari.
CaringBridge is a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event. Its mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. For more information, visit www.CaringBridge.org.