Andrew Tohulka Memorial Foundation
Andrew was a thoughtful, compassionate young man with an incredible sense of humor & intuition. He lived in & worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the greater Green Bay, WI area. In high school, Andrew struggled in the classroom but always worked hard & enjoyed the social aspect of school. After graduation, he knew that 2-4 years of college was not in his plan, but he wanted a job that gave him a sense of purpose. His mother, grandmother, & several aunts & cousins are nurses, & from them he learned about working in healthcare. He discovered that the nursing assistant training is a shorter college program, so he decided to enroll. He excelled in the program, earned his certification on the first try, & began his career in healthcare at an assisted living center where he worked full time for the rest of his life. Being a CNA gave Andrew a sense of purpose, pride, & a rewarding paycheck. While talking to Andrew’s patients & colleagues it became clear he had found his calling. His death was truly a loss not only to his family & friends, but to his patients & the local community as well. So many of Andrew’s friends have shared stories with us about how he always put others first & made himself available to them at all hours. This is the embodiment of a true nurse & had Andrew lived, his care & support would have continued to grow & spread to countless others. The Andrew Tohulka Memorial Foundation was established to honor Andrew’s legacy by awarding semi-annual scholarships to eligible youth for CNA training & offering ongoing employment readiness support. By promoting careers in caregiving, we also hope to increase the number of workers filling these critical roles in our healthcare system.
- Teresa Knoke
CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:
Andrew Tohulka Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
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Truckee, CA 96161
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The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.
For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.