The DeRoy Testamentary Foundation’s mission is to provide funding support for organizations that improve the quality of life and promote the well-being of individuals in our community.
Arts & Culture
Children, Youth and Families
of the Board of Trustees
Vice President, Treasurer, and Trustee
Secretary, Program Officer, and Trustee
Mimi Keidan Seltzer
In 1946, Helen established the Helen L. DeRoy Foundation, when it was uncommon to have a family foundation. Though women didn’t keep their maiden name at that time, Helen used the first initial of her maiden name as her middle name. She was always insistent that she be addressed as Helen L. DeRoy in correspondence and articles. When she passed away in 1977 the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation was created and continues her good work to this day with a primary focus of improving the lives of those in the metropolitan Detroit area.
Helen L. DeRoy