In early 2018, Sealaska made its final payment to a $1 million commitment to the Healing Hand Foundation (HHF). Sealaska Directors were asked by HHF to fund a bequest that would honor Dr. Walter Soboleff and his wife Genevieve and establish the Sealaska-Soboleff Legacy Trust. On November 14, 2008, Sealaska directors honored Dr. Walter Soboleff and his wife Genevieve by approving the bequest and signed its commitment on Dr. Soboleff’s 100th birthday.
Sealaska directors approved a $500,000 direct commitment to the Trust and $500,000 in matching funds. The yearly earnings from the trust enabled foundation staff to focus on raising additional funds.
Sealaska board applauds the Healing Hand Foundation leaders for establishing a solution for unmet needs of SEARHC beneficiaries and veterans, many of whom are Sealaska shareholders. Working together and matching contributions, we are creating valuable options for everyone and making a difference in people’s lives.
Sealaska would like to thank partners who made financial commitments to support the effort of the Sealaska-Soboleff Legacy Trust and Healing Hand Foundation.
About Walter Genevieve Soboleff
Dr. Walter Soboleff lived to be 102 years old. He was elected and served as a Sealaska director from 1980-1988. He was born in Killisnoo. He was Tlingit, Raven of the Dog Salmon clan. His wife Genevieve Ross was Haida and born in Howkan and raised in Hydaburg and Craig, Alaska. She worked as an RN at the Juneau Native Hospital and served on the SEARHC board from 1975-1981.
About Healing Hand Foundation
HHF was established in 2001 and provides durable medical goods, pharmaceuticals and travel to SEARHC beneficiaries and veterans. Read more.