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Donors for 2021


“We live and grow in a spiral universe, where, like the nautilus, growth is a radial and linear series of expansions and connections. The thing about spirals is that they remain connected to their core. Spirals revolve around the core seed from which they sprang.”
~LeAura Alderson

Our generous donors are forever connected to the lives of those who are touched by the Center’s light.

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).

Individual Donors:
Amy Atlee and Chris Goulian     
In honor of Lois Harris for supporting Declan Evans
Chrisitina Bacci   
 In honor of Camp Millie
Karina Barzousky
Elmira Batson
Jim and Kimberlee Beam     
In memory of my parents, brother, uncle, and grandparents
Larissa Bellamy
Bob and Lynn Benjamin
Carol Beers
Carol Berardelli*     
In honor of the Berardelli Family
William and Sharon Biermann     
In honor of Joyce Sadler on her 69th birthday
Janet Bolendz     In honor of Lauren Rieger
Amy Bowman
Julian and Lois Brodsky
Cathy Buch     
In memory of Becky Atlee Evans
Lynn Burgoon
Marilyn Burkey
Mark and Iris Coblitz
Kristina Conlon     
In memory of Barbara Careless
Kendra and Scarlett Copenhaver   
In memory of Curtis
Michele Daniele     In memory of Dee Daniele
Sherry Demito   
 In honor of Loretta DeMito
Andrea and Bill Devenney     In memory of Allison Paige Koellhoffer
Jane DeWitt*     In honor of Nello’s Corner
Doris Dodge

Diane Fitzgerald
Catharine and Keith Fretz     In memory of E.R. Fretz
W. Allen and Linda Fromm     In honor of Joyce Sadler on her 69th birthday
Kathleen Gallagher
Thomas and Judy Gallagher
Mary Ginda
Marybeth Garrett     
In memory of Evan, Kathy and our beloved Parents
Rose Gannon
Linda Graeff
Sue Greenfield
Barbara and Carl Grula     
In honor of the Centers’ Founders, Shirley and Chris
Robert Gusky*
Herbert and MM Harris
Dottie Heebner     
In memory of Ken Reyburn
Nancy Hemsing
Anna Hillman
Pam and Mara Howard     
In memory of Dan Howard
The Huber Family     In memory of Deborah Huber
Christopher and Beth Hunt*
Roger and Nancy Hunt     
In memory of our dear friend Thelma Sowiak
Kristen Hunter     In honor of Mason and Alexander Hunter
Elaine Johnston
Vikram Joshi     In memory of Eric Suzuki
Raymond and Anna Marie Kassab
Carolyn and John Kelley
Chase and Linda Kneeland   
In memory of Malcolm L. Kneeland
Ray and Theresa Kerlin
Jack and Arlene Kilcoyne     
In honor of the Kilcoyne Family
Billie Knapp
     In memory of Stephen W. Knapp
John Konvalinka
Barbara Sue Lake
   In honor of the Smith Farmstead
Terry and Christina Larkin*     In honor of Nello’s Corner
David and Janice Lamphere     In honor of Nancy Hunt
Terry and Christina Larkin     In memory of our Grandmothers
Jamie and Tim Lockwood     In memory of James and Susan Chubb
Robert and MaryKay Lojewski
Lindsey and Karen Lovett

Margaret Lynch     In memory of Lynette
Don and Cheryl Mattson
     In honor of Pat Keeney
Linda McAndrew     In memory of Justin Robertson
Marge McCann     In memory of Larry Smith
Paul and Jeanne McDonald     In memory of Alice Teyssier and Marie McDonald
Pat and Sue McGinnis
Janice Merkel     In memory of James Chubb, such a loving man that I had the privilege to know
Linda Paris
Truc Pham

Laura Prior
James and Ruth Moyer     In memory of Brian Moyer
David O’Brien
Dennis O’Donnell*
Stanley Ott   
 In honor of Joyce Sadler on her 69th birthday
Robb and Gina Parlanti
Dale and Marilyn Pennapacker
Donna and Nick Piergallini
Rita Porreca and Joseph Ward     
In memory of Lew Porreca
Andrea M. Porter     In memory of Robert J. Porter Jr.
Lynn Reber     In memory of beloved son Martin
Charles and Nancy Reid     In honor of Joyce Sadler on her 69th birthday
Kate and Greg Roberts     In memory of Eric Suzuki
Andrea Rodriquez     In honor and memory of Averie
Richard and Gail Schnaedter     In memory of Barbara Kott
Carl Scwenk
Leslie Seese

Carl and Holly Sensenig     In memory of Frances Clemens
Amy Shea     In memory of all the ones I wish were here, but are not
John and Nancy Shane
Robert and Barbara Smith
Scott and Melissa Sterling
Meghan Straut   
 In memory of David Carroll
Kelli Suzuki 
   In memory of Eric Y. Suzuki on the 10th anniversary of his death
Cheryl Talus-Snyder     In memory of Dr. Bruce Lloyd Talus
Kathy Thomas*     In honor of the Thomas family
Nancy Threlfall
Jack Todd
Bob and Sue Vincent*
Dave and Ellen Watson
Emily and Steve Vincent
Wendy Weist
Elizabeth Whalen

Nancy Wieman*

 

Businesses, Organizations and Foundations:

Amazon Smile*
Benevity  Matching Funds
Brodsky Foundation
Charles River Laboratories
Community Chiropractic Center
DCO Orthodontic Specialists
Delta Kappa Gamma Beta PI Chapter
Deluca Music Co.
Duminiak Law
Epoch Health and Fitness   
In memory of John Gerckle Jr.
Exelon Foundation     
Employee matching gift program
Gifts of Joy Foundation
Halligan and Keaton
Harleysville Bank
Herbein Company, Inc
Hogs and Honeys Foundation for Kids
Jaymar Foundation
Keller Williams – Blue Bell
Larry Plantholt Fund
Little Tower Foundation
    In honor of the Lukens Family
McCaffery’s Market
McKesson
Merk Matching Funds
Montgomery County Foundation   

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office     
In honor of the Lukens Family
Nello Memorial Fund
Network for Good     
Multiple Anonymous Donors
PayPal Giving Fund     
Multiple Anonymous Donors
Sensenig Capital Advisors
Tornetta Realty Corporation
VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn*
Wisler Pearlstine LLP

 


Co-Founders:

Shirley and Brad Elrod*
“In memory of Gail Elrod, a kind soul who will be very missed.”

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.

 


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.

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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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