For his generous contributions, North Vancouver's Bob Heinrich recently received the Honourary Life Member Award at an ALS Society of B.C. awards ceremony.
Heinrich has supported the ALS Society of B.C. since 1992 when he established an endowment held by the Vancouver Foundation, in memory of his wife Jeannette, who passed away from ALS.
Heinrich provided his expertise as a wealth manager, volunteering to advise an ALS finance committee and help select a new endowment financial manager.
All income generated from the endowment supports ALS patients and provides much-needed equipment and services.
Heinrich also creates an annual art calendar which he paints himself, to thank the donors of the endowment.
“Initially I created the calendar to raise money for ALS,” stated Heinrich, in a press release. “Now the calendar is being shared with family members and businesses, to help raise awareness of ALS.”
“Bob is a most caring, dedicated and humble man,” stated ALS Society of B.C. executive director Wendy Toyer. “He has been helping us behind the scenes for years. He is the epitome of the recognition of this award.”
An individual is recognized as an Honourary Life Member for demonstrating extraordinary volunteerism and support for the ALS community in B.C. and the Yukon for more than five years.