1967 - The Behrhorst Clinic Foundation is Incorporated

The Behrhorst Clinic Foundation, Inc. incorporates in the U.S., later known as Behrhorst Partners for Development, and eventually as ALDEA.

The diminished coffers of Doc’s own resources along with some help from faithful friends in Winfield were an insufficient income stream to cover Doc’s modest salary and supplement the Clinic’s meager income generated by people contributing what they could for their care.

Thus, during 1967 the Behrhorst Clinic Foundation, Inc. was incorporated to secure financing for Doc’s salary, as well as the program. John Puelle was one of the founders, along with others whom he often referred to as the Princeton crowd, a few people dedicated to helping Doc sustain the program. John was their treasurer and point-person for keeping things together in this small, now formalized, entity.

Thus, with added funding, though never in grand amounts, Doc’s life and work had more secure financial footing. From this point forward, the Behrhorst Clinic Foundation (BCF) was able to provide a salary for Doc.

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Behrhorst Clinic Foundation Brochure A 24-page pamphlet, an appeal to increase the Clinic and Hospital’s annual budget beyond $30,000. (Probably 1969.)