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Tom Henderson and the friends and family of Heidi Hamilton Henderson

Heidi Henderson, MSW provided social services with the Department of Social and Health Services, Thurston County Health Department, and Thurston County Superior Court. Her interest was always aimed at supporting families and especially children. She worked with adoptive parents, supported children as a guardian ad litem, licensed and counseled foster care families and foster children, and worked with young mothers as part of the Nurse Family Partnership. In addition, Heidi exemplified volunteerism through her work with exchange students in both Rotary and American Field Services (AFS), Thurston County Food Bank, Thurston County Senior Services Meals on Wheels Program, and provided countless hours supporting teachers in the classroom.


This scholarship is intended to support a student that demonstrates strong goals and motivation towards a career in social services and is also committed to volunteering in their community.