The Kevin Clark Hullihan Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501c(3), corporation created in the memory of a remarkable person.
Kevin died in March of 2000 at age 34 from Neurofibromatosis, a disease that gave him lifelong physical and mental challenges. In spite of his birth defect, he accepted life for all its beauty and shook off his daily discomforts without self-pity. In a world too full of insensitivity, impatience and self-indulgence, he found his calling in the service of others and found friendship at every level of humanity.
At his funeral, his devastated family was struggling to find understanding in what they were feeling. The spiritual center that connected their lives had been removed. Kevin’s slow and painful death had left them exhausted and the many strangers attending his services initially offered more confusion and discomfort. The comfort they sought would come from these strangers, however. They would, in fact, serve as a window to Kevin’s private life of community service. The strangers were the beneficiaries of his unending kindness that was shrouded in humility. They were people from every walk of life that Kevin had befriended, and assisted without contingencies. It was only after his death that his family realized the depth of his kindness and the enormity of his heart.
Kevin grew up in a Catholic family in West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to the love and affection he gave and received at home, he had two primary sources of influence that help him become a deeply caring and giving person. His Catholic school education reinforced his instinct to reason beyond his own self-interest and his good friend and employer, John Mahoney, served as an example for living a life centered on community service.
In Kevin’s memory, the foundation was established in 2000. Its mission is to promote community service in two ways. First, we speak regularly to 4th Grade classes about the importance and value of community service. Second, we award an annual scholarship to Cardinal Newman High School, Kevin’s alma mater. We seek to assist Eighth Graders who most closely reflect Kevin’s understanding that helping others is the highest calling in life.
The Kevin Clark Hullihan Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501c(3), corporation. Your donations will help us channel even more optimistic and caring young men and women into a Catholic high school they cannot otherwise afford to attend so they can connect with like minded students and adults and continue to grow in the right direction.
We thank you for your support.