ABOUT ELLIE

On the surface, she was a vibrant 21-year-old college student living life to its fullest.  At her core, she was a friend who never let others feel alone.

THE FOUNDATION

To ensure that her legacy of helping others lives on, we’ve established a foundation in Ellie’s name to support the causes and programs that she was so passionate about.

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We hope that you will join us. Through your generosity and support, we can continue to make a difference – just as Ellie did.
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The Ellie Helm Foundation

Giving with a Heart To ensure that her legacy of helping others lives, we’ve established a foundation in Ellie’s name to support the causes and programs that she was so passionate about:

– Supporting educational opportunities and positive life skills development for youth

– Promoting awareness of depression and preventing suicide among young adults

– Bringing joy, meaningful connections and social engagement to the elderly

We hope that you will join us. Through your generosity and support, we can continue to make a difference – just as Ellie did. The Ellie Helm Foundation is a component fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity. Hence, all contributions are deductible to the fullest extent as allowed by law.

About Ellie Helm

Ellie grew up in beautiful Fish Creek, WI, a community that supported her and helped shape who she was to become — a lover of the outdoors, animals, kids and the elderly. She believed in touching the lives of everyone she met, no matter how small that touch was. This wasn’t something she did; it was something she lived. On September 29, 2017, Ellie lost her life suddenly and tragically in an ATV accident. At that moment the world lost an amazing young woman. While her family knew she had impacted their lives, they had no idea just how many lives Ellie’s caring spirit touched and how profoundly others were impacted by her presence.  It was not until after her death that they saw just how far and wide Ellie’s light had shone, and how many had benefitted from her helping hand – one that pulled them up or led them to the dance floor.

Ellie made sure no one felt alone. She was always reaching out to connect with others, both young and old. This is why her family decided that her legacy should live on, not only in their actions but in this Foundation. There have been so many tributes to and stories about Ellie since she left us. One touching tribute spoke of keeping the best parts of those who leave us living on by modeling those traits. This foundation will enable Ellie’s gift of caring for and supporting those in need to continue long past her remarkable life and untimely death. In a world full of things that can get one down, lights like Ellie’s were there to lift up those around her. Let’s keep that light shining by…giving with a heart. ellie helm photos

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To ensure that her legacy of helping others lives on, we’ve established a foundation in Ellie’s name to support the causes and programs that she was so passionate about. All proceeds from the sales of The Ellie Helm Foundation Collection will go towards helping others in the name of Ellie.

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