cherese mari laulhere is beloved by many. she was born on september 17, 1974 in long beach, california and at the age of 21 her life was tragically and unexpectedly taken on march 27, 1996 in agra, india.
throughout her life, cherese always said, "i want to make a difference in this world." she did, by touching many lives so profoundly. cherese gave all her heart and soul with compassion, sincerity and love. the beauty upon her smiling face was a reflection of all things beautiful within her. we all miss her so much.
a foundation in her honor has been established. as cherese's parents, brother, sister-in-law and close friends, we are committed to keeping cherese's memory alive.
the mission of the cherese mari laulhere foundation is to provide funding and support to charitable organizations whose goals and activities are in concert with those founded and supported by cherese mari laulhere.
these organizations reflect her dedication to enrich and better the lives of children, adults & families through education, cultural & performing arts, and medical & health care related causes for both people and animals.
since beginning cherese's foundation in 1996 we have been exploring many options and ideas, all helping children and animals, as cherese would have wanted. please visit the donations page to view all the special organizations that her foundation has helped support over the years, and continues to support.
cherese wrote out her dream in elementary school, and our family has started a foundation
in her name so that we may help bring alive cherese's dreams.