A smiling Helen looks to the left of the frame. She is wearing a floral, gold lame jacket. Rich, out of focus, is seen behind her holding a microphone.

An inspiring philanthropist, loving wife and caring mother

Helen lived her life with strength, grace and a very present faith that guided everything she did.

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Helen, wearing reading glasses, sits at a piano looking at the sheet music.
Helen’s lifelong love and support of music

Helen grew up in a home filled with music, love and Christian values. She developed her own lifelong love of music and a deep commitment to the arts that has touched the lives of thousands and become a piece of her legacy.

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Helen’s global & local impact

About Helen and her passion of giving

Helen’s giving had its roots in her upbringing by parents George and Wilma Van Wesep. Raising Helen with love and Christian Values, they created the foundation for her passions and giving.