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.”
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).
Bob and Lynn Benjamin
Julian and Lois Brodsky
Mark and Iris Coblitz
Sherry Demito In honor of Loretta DeMito
Andrea and Bill Devenney In memory of Allison Paige Koellhoffer
Catharine and Keith Fretz In memory of E.R. Fretz
Thomas and Judy Gallagher
Barbara and Carl Grula In honor of the Centers’ Founders, Shirley and Chris
Herbert and MM Harris
Dottie Heebner In memory of Ken Reyburn
Pam and Mara Howard In memory of Dan Howard
Christopher and Beth Hunt*
Roger and Nancy Hunt In memory of our dear friend Thelma Sowiak
Vikram Joshi In memory of Eric Suzuki
Raymond and Anna Marie Kassab
Billie Knapp In memory of Stephen W. Knapp
David and Janice Lamphere In honor of Nancy Hunt
Terry and Christina Larkin In memory of our Grandmothers
Don and Cheryl Mattson In honor of Pat Keeney
Linda McAndrew In memory of Justin Robertson
Janice Merkel In honor of my Family
James and Ruth Moyer In memory of Brian Moyer
Kate and Greg Roberts In memory of Eric Suzuki
Richard and Gail Schnaedter In memory of Barbara Kott
Carl and Holly Sensenig In memory of Frances Clemens
John and Nancy Shane
Robert and Barbara Smith
Scott and Melissa Sterling
Businesses, Organizations and Foundations:
Benevity Matching Funds
Exelon Foundation Employee matching gift program
Gifts of Joy Foundation
Hogs and Honeys Foundation for Kids
Little Tower Foundation In honor of the Lukens Family
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
Tornetta Realty Corporation
VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn*
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.
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