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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).

Bernadette R. Abate
John Alchin and Hal Marryatt
Jim Alexander     
In memory of Brian Alexander
Amy and Matthew Anderson     
In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
Rose Hartle Barnhart
Frank and Mira Batson*
Kim Beam*
Maura and Mike Bear    
In honor of Peter DePaul
Cate Becker
Carol and Bob Berardelli   
 In memory of Larry Smith and The Cresta Family (Angelo, Lee and Alan) 
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Bidwell
Theresa Lynne Borghi
Stacy M. Borans
Joan and John Bown
Dolores and Ron Boyle    
In honor of Mr. Peter DePaul
Stephanie Cehelsky
Eugene and Dianne Cestrone
James Clayton
Emily Clemens
Kenneth and Frances Clemens*
Mark and Iris Coblitz
David and Rhonda Cohen
Morgan Cooper
David and Barbara Cornish     
In honor of Chris Smith’s 70th Birthday
Diane Croce
Joseph and Denise Daniele
Carl and Laurie Daddona     In memory of Sally Breen
Carol and Joe Davis     In honor of Shirley Elrod
Jane, Michael, and Maria DelRaso Clark     In memory of Thomas DelRaso
Sherry DeMito*
Greg and Cathie Dickey
Bill and Nancy Dingman*
Shannon and Dan Dingman    
In honor of Shirley Elrod
April Donahue
Dorney and Beth Douglass     
In honor of Steven Douglass – 2017 Penn State Grad!
William and Deborah Egan
Tom and Erica Elrod*
Pam Euteneuer*
Nancy and Roy Fairman
Cathy Farrell
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
Jillian Gallagher
Robert and Louise Gilchrist    
In memory of Gordon F. Linder
Judy Giuliano*     
In memory of Scott McKeeman
                                     In memory of Judy Giuliano
                                   In memory of Lee Schmalbach
Brian Good
Leslie and Charles Gonce     
In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
James and Sara Gowing*
Mary Louise Graham
Martha E. Green
Mark Gresko
Helen M. Gruver
Kate Harper
Herb and MM Harris
Melanie and John Harris
Gordon Hart
Betty Helpa
Kevin and Kelly Hooper     
In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
Jane Barr Horstman
Pam and Mara Howard     
In memory of Dan Howard
Randy and Linda James
Girvin and Monica Janicki
Edith W. Jenkins*    
In memory of Frank and Caroline Jenkins
Andrea Kalacznik
Andrea and Warren Kantor*     
In memory of Andrew Cavitolo
Scott and Selaine Keaton
Kenton Keiser  
 In memory of Jeanne Keiser
Winnie Keller
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
Gloria Kimmel     
In memory of Thomas Kimmel
Chase and Linda Kneeland*     
In memory of Malcolm L. Kneeland
John W. Konvalinka*
Barbara and William Kott
John H. Kreisher
Karen A. Kutzner
Janice and David Lamphere*
Jennifer L. Landis
Sister Marjorie Lawless, SSJ     
In memory of Matthew Madden
Jennifer Lentz     
In honor of Carrie Ferraro
Theresa and Kenneth Lepitre
Jenn and Kevin Lister
Georgia Lovelady*    
 In memory of Mike Franklin, not to be forgotten
David R. Lowthert*
Sam Magliente D.C.     
In memory of Joe Magliente
Jerry McAndrew     
In memory of Justin Robertson
Bob and Jeanne Melchionni    
In memory of Larry Smith
Judith S. Memberg
George W. Meschter
Donna Monk
Donna Lynn Moyer
Stephen and Jennifer Moylan     In memory of Lily Moylan, on behalf of Team Super Smile
Vanessa Myers
David Neff   
In memory of Michele Heff
Beverly and Samuel O’Brien
Anne and Dave Oglevee
Patti O’Shaughnassy    
In memory of Connor McKelvie
Cindy Pe
Dale and Marilyn Pennapacker    
In memory of Larry Smith
Cindy S. Perkiss
Irene and Reena Philips
Cathy Pierce   
 In memory of Eric Suzuki
Andrea M. Porter     
In memory of Robert J. Porter, Jr. 
Peter and Joan Raiti
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
Jennifer Romano
Aliese E. Rosado
Laura Russo   
 In memory of Ann Katcher
Erin A. Schantz
Marjorie Scharpf
Deborah M. Schultz
Donna Schuurman   
 In honor of Shirley and Christine
Verna N. Seiler
Fred L. Seipt    
In memory of Joanne Seipt
Carl and Holly Sensenig
John W. Shane
Lucy P  N Sharp
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Sibel    
In memory of Robert W. Sibel, Jr., In honor of Brady and Nathan Lafleur
Judy E. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Smith*
Maureen Staudt
Sheri L. Strouse
Michael, Kelli, Kaitlin and Emily Suzuki*  
In memory of Eric on the sixth anniversary of his death
                                                                   In memory of Eric Y. Suzuki on his 24th birthday
Kyle Tevlin
Art and Ginny Tinner
Kathy Thomas*
Jane Thomson     
In memory of Jack Thomson
Emily and Steve Vincent     
In memory of Walter and Earl
Joseph Ward and Rita Porreca*
Ellen Watson
Dorothy K. Weik
Dale A. Westwood
Kelly Wichner     
In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
Regina Wieder
Drake and Sandy Williams     In memory of Larry Smith
Marybeth Williamson     In honor of Elizabeth Kane’s 10th Birthday
Thelma and Jon Wood     In memory of loved ones
Kim Woodring*     In memory of A.C. Woodring and Joe and Jo Pacholski
Dawn Zapotok     In memory of Matt’s father, Michael Holleman
Lauren Zelnick



Businesses or Organizations:

Bernardo Wealth Planning LLC
Kaler Motor Company LLC
Merck Matching Funds
Sacred Heart Parish
Simply Be Well
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Tierney Coaching & Consulting
Whitesell Construction
The Women’s Christian Fellowship of Central Schwenkfelder Church
The Women’s Guild of Wentz’s United Church of Christ




AseraCare Hospice Foundation
Julian A. and Lois G. Brodsky Foundation
Gifts of Joy Foundation
The Mennonite Foundation
Nello Memorial Fund
Phi Alpha Sorority
The Stratton Foundation
Wynn Family Foundation     
In memory of Jim Wynn


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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