The Center for Loss and Bereavement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization- contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. The official registration and financial information of the Center for Loss and Bereavement may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Click Here to View Our Donation Form
Donors for 2018
Thank you for your donation to our Center. Your support enables us to continue offering services and programs to those who are grieving. We are grateful to be able to do this work and are appreciative of your help (*signifies two or more donations this year).
Jim Alexander In memory of Brian Alexander
George and Lisa Battis In memory of our loved ones we lost
Lynn and Bob Benjamin
Susan Bishop In memory of Thelma Wood
Theresa Lynne Borghi
Joan and John Bown In memory of Larry Smith
Gretchen and Steve Burke
Kenneth W. and Frances G. Clemens
Mark and Iris Coblitz
Sherry DeMito In memory of Rose Regina
Bill and Nancy Dingman
Patty Earhart In memory of Jim Earhart
Gail Elrod In memory of Brad and Shirley Elrod
Chris and Kristin French
Helen Fretz In memory of Elmer Richard Fretz
Mr. & Mrs. L. Keith Fretz In memory of Elmer and Mary G. Fretz and Richard Fretz
Tom and Judy Gallagher
Judy Giuluano* In memory of Scott McKeeman
In memory of Mary Baker
James and Sara Gowing
Bill and Carla Halligan
Herb and MM Harris
Gordon & Kathleen Hart
Nancy and Roger Hunt
In honor of our 4 special grandchidren – Lauren, Ryan, Madison & Brooklyn
Anna Marie and Ray Kassab
Pat and Bob Keeney In memory of Bob Marelc
Diana Kelly In memory of Allen King – beloved brother; and Catherine King – beloved Aunt
Jack and Carolyn Kelly
Allison Kerlin In memory of Maureen Cusack
Ray and Theresa Kerlin* In memory of Wesley and Rita Kerlin
Jack and Arlene Kilcoyne In memory of Thelma Wood
David and Janice B. Lamphere
Margery McGann* In memory of George Robert McGann
In memory of James and Margaret McGann
Robert Muse* In honor of congrats to Emily for move to Executive Director
Andrea M. Porter In memory of my amazing husband, Robert J. Porter (Bob)
Daniel and Lauren Rieger
Gretchen and Jay Riley
Brian and Aileen Roberts
Carl and Holly Sensenig
Bob & Ruth Sibel* In memory of Rob Sibel
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Smith
Rosalie B. Smith
Grace Strother In memory of Bruce Strother
Michael, Kelli, Kaitlin and Emily Suzuki In memory of Eric Y. Suzuki on the seventh anniversary of his death
Bob and Sue Vincent
Thomas and Deborah Whitesell
David and Carol Wisler In memory of Kirk E. Wisler
Kim Woodring In honor of Mrs. Audrey Woodring
Businesses or Organizations:
Central Schwenkfelder Church
Delta Kappa Gamma International, Beta Pi Chapter
eBay for Charity Anonymous
First Presbyterian Church
Merck Matching Funds
Network for Good Multiple Anonymous Donors
PayPal Giving Fund Multiple Anonymous Donors
Perkiomen Valley School District
Burke Family Foundation
The Gifts of Joy Foundation
The Mennonite Foundation
Nello Memorial Fund
Shirley and Brad Elrod
In honor of my precious family and the wonderful team of people that have supported me all these years with my work at the Center.
Lawrence and Christine Smith Charitable Trust
In memory of my beloved husband, Larry Smith and in honor of my children, Christopher, Lauren and Andrew for their unyielding love and support.
Wish List for Our Children’s Programs:
The Center for Loss and Bereavement gratefully accepts donations to support the activities of our children’s programs. This Wish List reflects our most current requests. Contact us at 610-222-4115 with any questions and to arrange a time to drop off your donation. Thank you very much!
- Dark t-shirt transfers
- Fabric markers and paints
- Embroidery hoops-any size
- Playdoh or clay
- Nerf balls
- Hula hoops
- White or off white fabric
- Quilt batting
- Gift cards to craft stores/Walmart
The Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits
National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC)
National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG)
Council for Resource Development (CRD)
United Way of America