Elva Ritter Estate
Allen County, Kentucky | Pulse Circle
The late Elva Ritter’s commitment to the mission of the AHA was only surpassed by her passion for teaching. An educator for 40 years, Elva spent her first 20 years teaching in four, one-room school houses and the next two decades teaching first grade and reading in Kentucky.
Elva was a strong believer in physical education for children and supported Jump Rope For Heart (JRFH) through her great niece, Kloie Widenhouse. With her aunt’s generous support, Kloie attained top JRFH fundraiser status at her school – helping provide the school much needed physical education equipment.
The Elva Ritter Estate continues to support healthy activities for children through a recent gift to the AHA’s Youth Market Children’s Health Platform (YMCHP) for Western Kentucky. The YMCHP works with school districts and individual schools to improve the health of America’s youth through events like JRFH and Hoops For Heart. Elva would be proud to know that her estate gift to YMCHP provides educational resources, programs, physical education materials and fun activities at Kloie’s school and throughout Western Kentucky.