HELEN E. KRIEBLE (1943-2021) was raised in Connecticut, educated at Harvard-Radcliffe and the University of Pennsylvania, was an assistant professor at Hartford College for Women, and a regent at the University of Hartford. She served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation, which she founded.
She was active in a bewildering array of non-profit organizations, receiving dozens of awards for supporting free enterprise and entrepreneurship. But it was as an innovator of ideas on important issues that she became most highly regarded. She was covered by Fox News, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Financial Times, Roll Call, The Hill, National Journal, American Spectator, Human Events, Congressional Quarterly, and dozens of daily papers and radio shows.
Helen’s speeches, writings, and radio broadcasts on the duties of American citizenship earned respect and admiration across the country. She is remembered as one of the most energetic and feisty leaders of the non-profit sector, admired by leaders across the country.
If people, communities, or even nations lose their memory, they lose their character. That is why cultures throughout the world work at maintaining their identity and passing traditions along to future generations. But what if a nation purposely decides it no longer wants to remember its history? Helen Krieble writes that America cannot be preserved as “the last best hope of Earth” if its own people no longer understand why that is true and are no longer willing to do what it takes to preserve it.