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
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).
John Alchin and Hal Marryatt
Amy and Matthew Anderson In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
Anonymous In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
Frank and Mira Batson
Maura and Mike Bear In honor of Peter DePaul
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Bidwell
Theresa Lynne Borghi
Dolores and Ron Boyle In honor of Mr. Peter DePaul
Kenneth and Francis Clemens
Mark and Iris Coblitz
Carol and Joe Davis In honor of Shirley Elrod
Carl and Laurie Daddona In memory of Sally Breen
Jane, Michael, and Maria DelRaso Clark In memory of Thomas DelRaso
Greg and Cathie Dickey
Bill and Nancy Dingman
Shannon and Dan Dingman In honor of Shirley Elrod
Tom and Erica Elrod*
John and Colleen Feras
Krissy, Tyler, Amanda, and Frank P. Focht In honor of Uncle Judd DePaul’s 90th Birthday
Catharine and Keith Fretz In memory of E. Richard Fretz and Christopher B. Fretz
Helen Fretz In memory of Elmer Richard Fretz
Robert and Louise Gilchrist In memory of Gordon F. Linder
Judy Giuliano* In memory of Scott McKeeman
In memory of Judy Giuliano
Leslie and Charles Gonce In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
James and Sara Gowing
Mary Louise Graham
Herb and MM Harris
Melanie and John Harris
Kevin and Kelly Hooper In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
Randy and Linda James
Girvin and Monica Janicki
Edith W. Jenkins In memory of Frank and Caroline Jenkins
Andrea and Warren Kantor In memory of Andrew Cavitolo
Kenton Keiser In memory of Jeanne Keiser
Diana K. Kelly In memory of Allen R. King (beloved brother), Lehman Kapp (Methacton), Kenneth Lawrence, and Dr. Frank Husted
Jack and Carolyn Kelly
Allison Kerlin In memory of my grandparents and Uncle Rick Kerlin
Jack and Arlene Kilcoyne In memory of Larry Parker
Christian Kilyk In memory of Pamela Kilyk
Chase and Linda Kneeland In memory of Malcolm L. Kneeland
John W. Konvalinka
John H. Kreisher
Janice and David Lamphere
Jenn and Kevin Lister
Georgia Lovelady In memory of Mike Franklin, not to be forgotten
Bob and Jeanne Melchionni In memory of Larry Smith
George W. Meschter
Stephen and Jennifer Moylan In memory of Lily Moylan, on behalf of Team Super Smile
Beverly and Samuel O’Brien
Patti O’Shaughnassy In memory of Connor McKelvie
Dale and Marilyn Pennapacker In memory of Larry Smith
Lauren and Joe Rieger In memory of Lawrence Smith
Gretchen and Jay Riley
Catherine and James Roberts In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
Fred L. Seipt In memory of Joanne Seipt
John W. Shane
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Sibel In memory of Robert W. Sibel, Jr., In honor of Brady and Nathan Lafleur
Mr. and Mrs. Robery G. Smith
Michael and Kelli Suzuki In memory of Eric on the sixth anniversary of his death
Art and Ginny Tinner
Kelly Wichner In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
Drake and Sandy Williams In memory of Larry Smith
Marybeth Williamson In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
Kim Woodring In memory of A.C. Woodring and Joe and Jo Pacholski
Dawn Zapotok In memory of Matt’s father, Michael Holleman
Businesses or Organizations:
Merck Matching Funds
Julian A. and Lois G. Brodsky Foundation
Phi Alpha Sorority
Gifts of Joy 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
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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.
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X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
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National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG)
Council for Resource Development (CRD)
United Way of America