Note to the Press – Former House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) provided the following statement today in response to the passing of Christel DeHaan:
STATEHOUSE (June 6, 2020) – “Cheryl and I were saddened to hear of the passing of one of Indiana’s most extraordinary philanthropists, Christel DeHaan. I had the chance to work with Christel for more than 20 years to dramatically change education opportunities for thousands of low-income Hoosier families. Her impact, however, went far beyond Indiana’s borders as she opened opportunities for impoverished children around the world, forever changing young lives. She was deeply compassionate, constantly gracious, and an extraordinary and tireless advocate for children, the arts and justice in our communities. She is irreplaceable and will be sorely missed.”
Former Indiana House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) represents
House District 88, which includes portions of Marion, Hamilton and Hancock counties.