Donors for 2020
“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.”
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).
Charles Caruso In memory of Lisa Caruso
Mark and Iris Coblitz
Colleen Coveney In honor of Emily Mallards Birthday
Pam Daveler In honor of the Center to help out during this difficult time
Bill and Nancy Dingman
Helen Fretz In memory of E. Richard Fretz
Judy Guiliano In memory of Scott McKeeman
Gordon and Kathleen Hart
Christopher and Beth Hunt
Ken Husband In honor of Natalie and In memory of Jaime
Randy and Linda James
Christina and Terry Larkin
Linda Padden In memory of Barbara Kott, my dearest friend, continuing her legacy of empathy and support
Businesses, Organizations and Foundations:
Benevity Matching Funds
Deluxe Corp Matching Funds
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Hogs and Honeys Foundation for Kids
Little Tower Foundation In honor of the Lukens Family
Merck Matching Funds
Michael H. Wise II Memorial Foundation
Montgomery County Foundation
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office In honor of the Lukens Family
Nello Memorial Fund
Network for Good Multiple Anonymous Donors
Olce Pizza Grill
PJ Whelihans, Blue Bell
PayPal Giving Fund Multiple Anonymous Donors
Tornetta Realty Corporation
VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn
Won Community Service Center
Wynn Family Foundation In memory of Jim Wynn
Shirley and Brad Elrod
In honor of our precious new grandchildren, Olivia Jean Dingman and Wyatt Sloan Elrod
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.
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