Yvette and Arthur Eder met in their 20’s, and spent the better part of 60 years married before Yvette passed away in 2003, and Arthur passed away in 2006.

When they first married Arthur sent Yvette a letter saying that “I don’t have much in the way of worldly goods and money to give you, but I will give you my love. Hopefully someday soon I will be successful and then I will be able to buy you anything you desire.” As it turns out his promise came true and he was more than able to provide for her, their children and grandchildren.

In 1933 Arthur began Eder Brothers Inc with his brother Sidney. Eder Brothers is based in West Haven, CT and is a wholesale wine and liquor distributor. As the business became successful so did Arthur’s desire to help others. At first he started small, but as time went on he was instrumental in many organizations.

When Yvette was dying of cancer and Arthur’s own health was declining, they decided that their daughter Jill and granddaughter Rachel should start the Yvette and Arthur Eder foundation. Yvette and Arthur always loved children; it was with their love of children that the mission of the foundation was formed. The foundation’s mission is to help sick or distressed children and their families.

Both Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center have funds that are provided by the Yvette and Arthur Eder foundation. In addition, the foundation helps The Circle of Care, Make-a-Wish, The Ronald McDonald House Charities, Give Kids The World, and Camp Rising Sun.

Camp Rising Sun is a camp for children with Cancer. The camp is a one week long overnight camp program for children ages 5-18. All of the children attend free of charge and all of the staff including the medical staff are volunteers. The Yvette and Arthur Eder foundation provides monies to keep the camp running.