Northwest Donor Gives $100,000 to NPH Haiti
NPH USA is very honored to recognize a longtime supporter, Jeanne Marie Lee, for her recent support of NPH’s work in Haiti.
Jeanne Marie and her late husband, Rhoady, became involved with NPH through Sister Virginia McMonagle, who spent many years in the Seattle area at Forest Ridge School and helped start the NPH home in Haiti. Jeanne Marie told us, “We were inspired to give to NPH by the children who came to sing and dance many years ago at Sacred Heart Church (Bellevue, WA), and how they were so dear to Sister Virginia’s heart.”
Since 2000, Jeanne Marie and Rhoady have sponsored children at our home in El Salvador, and their daughter Mary Pat Osterhaus and her husband John have also been generous and loyal supporters for many years. In May, Jeanne Marie opened her home to host a Mass and brunch with Fr. Rick Frechette, NPH Haiti National Director. Upon learning about the needs at NPH, Jeanne Marie pledged $100,000 in honor of Sister Virginia – the largest single contribution ever received from a donor in the Northwest! Her gift will be put to great use supporting essential NPH programs in Haiti that help so many children in need.
We are so grateful to Jeanne Marie and her family for their longtime loyalty and generosity and for making such an impactful gift toward NPH’s work.
Above: NPH Haiti’s National Director, Fr. Rick Frechette, with Jeanne Marie Lee