We are a 501(c)(3) organization established in honor of fallen firefighter, our brother Donovan Eckhardt. When a persistent and unapologetic cancer took hold of Donovan, he gave commission to a close group of friends to carry forward his legacy and demonstrate the benevolence of his character to those families that would face similar challenges. The premise of this charge was simple; to give help where it is needed, quickly and without hazard. This challenge gave rise to Lionhardt and lives in the hearts of all those who have volunteered, donated and educated on its behalf. A volunteer Board of Directors provides the effective and efficient platform woven into the organization’s charter. This guiding principle, coupled with our recognition as a not-for-profit charity, allows us to move financial support to first responder families quickly…meeting their immediate needs. Today, the Lionhardt family carries the flag forward, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our comrades in their critical illness journey.
On August 24th, 2015 Donovan Eckhardt shared a room full of family and friends to join him during his passing day. He passed peacefully as one should but leaving behind a family, friends and the many men he spent his life saving lives with. He may be gone in the physical form but his memory will live on, in all of us, forever. You'll be forever missed, but never forgotten.