It is with deep regret that we have learnt of the death of Christel DeHaan, founder and chair of the board of Christel House International. Christel died at home, surrounded by family. She leaves behind three children an older sister, along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
After a highly successful career as the co-founder of RCI, Christel created Christel House International in 1998 with the goal of transforming the lives of impoverished children around the globe, breaking the cycle of poverty and building self-sufficient members of society.
Thanks to Christel’s careful planning, the work of Christel House will continue to be supported through funding from the Endless Success Foundation, an organization created by her estate. It was her wish that all Christel House general and administrative expenses be covered in perpetuity. This allows all donor investments to continue to directly serve the programs and services needed by Christel House students.
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