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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

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
Anonymous
George and Lisa Battis   
 In memory of our loved ones we lost
Kim Beam
Lynn and Bob Benjamin
Susan Bishop     
In memory of Thelma Wood
Theresa Lynne Borghi
Patricia Boreanaz
Joan and John Bown     
In memory of Larry Smith
Gretchen and Steve Burke
Kenneth W. and Frances G. Clemens
Mark and Iris Coblitz
Antoinette Deever
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
Anna Hillman
Gordon & Kathleen Hart
Nancy and Roger Hunt
                 In honor of our 4 special grandchidren – Lauren, Ryan,  Madison & Brooklyn
Janet Johnson
Anna Marie and Ray Kassab
Pat and Bob Keeney     
In memory of Bob Marelc
Winnie Keller
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
John Konvalinka
Christine Kroznuski
David and Janice B. Lamphere
Ed Mannello
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
Mike Nolen
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
John Shane
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
Jennifer Swavely
Kathy Thomas*
Bob and Sue Vincent
Thomas and Deborah Whitesell
Dave Wilkinson
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
United Way     

 

Foundations: 

Burke Family Foundation
The Gifts of Joy Foundation
The Mennonite Foundation
Nello Memorial Fund

Co-Founders:

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.

DEVELOPED BY
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

ENDORSED BY
(in formation)
Independent Sector
National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC)
National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG)
Council for Resource Development (CRD)
United Way of America


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