Gertrude Parkhurst, who spent her life helping others, has left a $25,000 gift to IN-SIGHT to help future generations of people who are blind and visually impaired.
Trudy was born in New Hampshire in 1925. After proudly serving for ten years in the United States Army Nurse Corps during the Korean War, she was employed at several local hospitals including Miriam and Rhode Island Hospital as a nurse and nurse administrator.
Trudy’s mother lost her vision to complications related to diabetes and so helping others with vision issues was very important to her.
Trudy’s family remembers her as a “hard-working and well-educated woman who devoted her career to helping others. She cared deeply for her family and friends and for all beings. She generously supported medical research, and issues to make the world of health care a better place. She was also an animal lover, and environmentalist, and a believer in the humane treatment of all animals.”
Like all bequests that IN-SIGHT receives, Trudy’s gift will be part of the agency’s unrestricted investment account, a small portion of which (3% – 5%) is spent annually to support our programs and services while the remaining amount is allowed to grow in order to ensure that Trudy’s gift will make a difference in perpetuity.
For more information about leaving a legacy to IN-SIGHT, please feel free to reach out to Executive Director Christopher Butler.