The Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust will make an initial donation of $20,000 to create the Oscar J. Tolmas Wish Fund. This fund will split costs incurred by A Child’s Wish of Louisiana in granting future wishes. This fund will be monitored by the Trust from year-to-year to determine any additional amounts the Trust wants to add to the fund.
Oscar J. Tolmas was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a Veteran of WWII, attorney and real estate developer, but horse racing was his passion. In his last will and testament, he formed the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust to support charitable organizations with their missions of helping others.
“This most generous gift of underwriting our Oscar J. Tolmas Wish Fund will provide our children wishes for many years into the future,” said ACW president Lenny Alsfeld.
A Child’s Wish of Louisiana is a non-profit organization fulfilling the dreams of critically-ill children. ACW is operated by volunteers and relies exclusively on the generosity of private donations and funding to grant wishes.
“As a 33 year old Louisiana non-profit, A Child’s Wish can now expand its mission to provide wishes to children with a limited life prognosis throughout the state,” Alsfeld added. “What a wonderful legacy to leave in Mr. Tolmas’ name!”