The staff and friends of the Winter Institute are deeply saddened by the passing of former First Lady Elise Winter. Many of us knew Mrs. Winter as an encourager and shining example of commitment to community. The Winter Institute benefited in countless ways from her servant’s heart and her steadfast belief that each of us, through our works, should leave the world better than we found it. Whether standing beside our beloved Governor Winter or being a champion for Habitat for Humanity she was always making a way for others to belong.
We hold the Winter family closely to our hearts and continually in our prayers.