O'Leary Foundation Raises Funds
for Specialized Care
Pictured from left to right, Kevin O'Leary, OLF; Kendra Knecht, OLF; Mary Knecht, OLF; Heather Oestrike Schripsema, Bronson Health Foundation; Debra Smith, OLF.
The O’Leary Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to the support of programs in human services, education and health care initiatives that offer significant support for individual development and community enhancement. The foundation was started by Muriel & Bob O’Leary’s children after Bob and Muriel passed away.
Bob and Muriel's children saw first hand what it meant to give back, whether it was volunteering during the holidays to ring the bell or giving the homeless a Thanksgiving meal in their home.
In 2002, they started the foundation to continue the legacy of Bob and Muriel, their work. Every year they now hold a fundraising event called “A Night out with Muriel & Bob”.
The O'Leary Family Foundation has generously supported Bronson’s Advanced Illness Management (AIM) program over the last three years with their annual "A Night Out with Muriel & Bob" fundraiser.
Bronson’s AIM program provides specialized medical for patients who have been diagnosed with a serious, chronic medical condition. This customized support is designed to ease pain and provide comfort with an extra level of support for patients and their families. This year, the fundraiser was held virtually as an online auction and raised $6,200 for the program, bringing the total raised over three years to $22,700!
Colleen O'Leary Mills, grants chair of the O'Leary Foundation shared, "We are proud to support this program and all it does to support quality of life for individuals and families in our community."