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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.”
~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:
Nancy and Mike Adelman     In memory of Virginia Peterson
John Alchin and Hal Marryatt*
Jacqueline Allen     
In honor of Scott Sterling
Shannon Astheimer     
In memory of Robert W. Mysliwiec
Tomalyn Bailey   
 In memory of Reese Bowman
Frank and Mira Batson*     
In memory of Laura and Herbert Wagner
Jim and Kimberlee Beam*     
In honor of Christine Smith
Carol and Bob Berardelli     
In memory of Larry Smith
Joanne and Mark Bidwell
Natalie Bizzarro     In memory of Eric Y Suzuki
Dave and Patricia Borneanaz
Allan and Diane Bozorth   
 In honor of Christine Smith
Jeremy Brenn
Megan Brody*     
In loving memory of Asher Brody
Joan and John Brown*
Donna Theresa Burke     
In memory of Edward Burke III
Micki Burns     
In honor of Katie Wilberding-Cross
Suzanne and Guy Bush
James Carey
Charles Caruso*    
In memory of Lisa Caruso
Diane and Eugene Cestrone
Meg and Tony Cinelli
Kenneth and Frances Clemens

Mark and Iris Coblitz
David and Rhonda Cohen*
Karen Cole   
 In memory of George Cole
Reana Constanzer
David Samuel Cornish

Colleen Coveney     In honor of Emily Mallards Birthday
Diane Croce     In memory of Mike O’Neill
Mrs. Imogene Cromer     In memory of Gail Elrod
Joseph Curcio
Pam Daveler     In honor of the Center to help out during this difficult time
Jane, Michael & Maria DelRaso     In memory of Thomas John DelRaso
Sherry DeMito-Regina
Colleen DeMorat and Ray Dombrowski

Jane DeWitt     In honor of Nello’s Corner
Bill and Nancy Dingman*
Beth and Dorney Douglass* 
   In memory of Vincent A. Merola
Jean Earhart     In honor of Bob Shaw, Anita “Pokey” Canuso
Marty and Marsha Erskine     In memory of Gail Franklin Elrod
Pam Euteneuer*
Roy and Nancy Fairman*
Domenic and Sheila Falcone   
 In honor of Jeremy Brenn
Dolores Fennell   
In honor of Christine Smith
Colleen Feras     In memory of Gail Elrod
John and Ellen Flynn     In honor of Christine and Larry Smith
Suzanne Franks     In honor of The families of COVID victims all across our nation
Chris and Kristin French
Barbara Freeze   
 In memory of Gail Franklin Elrod
Bruce and Connie Fretz
Helen Fretz*
     In memory of E.R. Fretz
Jill Gallagher     In memory of those who died from COVID-19
Barbara and Tim Gilbert     In memory of Thomas Nevin Jr., Cathy McAllen & Linda Moberg
David Gomez*     In memory of Kathleen C. Gomez
James and Sara Gowing

Judy Guiliano     In memory of Scott McKeeman
Scott and Lois Harris*     In memory of Gail Elrod and Jane & Jack Thomson
Gordon and Kathleen Hart     In honor of the Center’s 20 year anniversary
Robert and Winifred Hayes
Dottie Heebner
Jill and Tim Herman
Anna Hillman
Pam and Mara Howard
     In memory of  Dan Howard
Pam Howard     In memory of Joseph W. Fullem Jr.
Christopher and Beth Hunt*
Nancy and Roger Hunt
Carol and Jerry Hurlbrink     
In honor of Pam and Mara Howard
Ken Husband*     
In honor of Natalie and In memory of Jaime Ann
Randy and Linda James*
Scott and Selaine Keaton*
Kenton Keiser     
In memory of Jeann Keiser
Brian Kelly
Diana Kelly
Alison Kerlin     
In memory of COVID victims
Ray and Theresa Kerlin
Jack and Arlene Kilcoyne   
 In memory of Helen and Walter Ostroski
Chase and Linda Kneeland     
In honor of Malcolm L. Kneeland
Bokhyae Koh*
John Konvalinka*
Christine Kroznuski     
In honor of Edward D. Kroznuski
Christina and Terry Larkin*     In honor of the amazing staff at the Center
Deborah Lem
Terri and Ken Lepitre
Deborah Linder     
In memory of Gail Elrod
Peggy Linder
     In memory of Gail Elrod
Julie Lockwood     In honor of grieving youth
Joyce Lockwood     
In memory of Bill and Eleanor Merkel
Georgia Lovelady     In memory of Gail Franklin Elrod
Karen and Joe Maglaty*     In memory of Gail Elrod

Kyle Mallach
Edward Manello
Kimberly Mason     
In honor of Kelli Suzuki
Jerry McAndrew*     
In memory of Justin Robertson
Donna and Tom McClennen     In memory of Gail Elrod
Paul and Jeanne McDonald
Margery McGann
Susan and Patrick McGinnis
Bruce McKenney
Bree McQuillan     
In memory of Patrick Scott McCullagh and Asher Brody
Janice Merkel   
 In memory of Bill and Eleanor Merkel
Katie Moran   
 In memory of Jason Taylor
David Neff     In memory of Nichole Neff
Steven and Molla Netsky
Gary Nolan     
In honor of the Brenn Family
Mike Nolan
Kathy Nolte     
In memory of my Brother
John O’Brien     In memory of Gail Elrod
Kristen O’Brien    In memory of Carter Gallagher and Cindy Plantarich Zeiger &                                                                                                                                                                                                       in honor of Sandy Plantarich Gallagher
Susan Oldham     In memory of Eric Suzuki
Jeff and Barb Ost
Linda Padden*
     In memory of my dearest life-long friend, Barb Kott
Robb and Gina Parlanti
Dale and Marilynn Pennapacker
Stephen Pike     
In memory of Gail Elrod
Vincent and Linda Piotti     In memory of deceased members of the Tornetta Family
Len Podlin
Frank and Jean Poehlman     In memory of Mark and Erma Herr
Rita Porreca and Joseph Ward*

Andrea Porter   
 In memory of Robert J. Porter Jr.
Georgeanne Regan     In honor of Emily Vincent
Wendy Ricker*
Catherine Riker

Jay and Gretchen Riley
Bruce Risler
Mark and Janet Romeo     
In memory of Gail Elrod
Eileen Roth 
    In honor of Maryanne Costello
Patricia Ruser     In memory of Michael and David Ruser
Linda Schmidt     In memory of John Schmidt Jr.
Abby Schwartz     In memory of Eric Suzuki and In honor of Kelli Suzuki
Carl Sensenig
Carl and Holly Sensenig
Susan Spencer     
In memory of Rob Spencer
Bobby and Jane Shaw
     In memory of Gail Franklin Elrod
John and Nancy Shane
Beth Smith
Mark and Beth Smith 
   In memory of Lawrence G. Smith
Christopher and Ashley Smith*    In memory of Lawrence G. Smith
Robert and Barbara Smith
Sherry Smith
     In memory of Kimberly Shaw D’Amico
Sparks and Land Families     In memory of Gail Elod
Scott and Melissa Sterling*
Mark and Julie Stroudenmire   
 In memory of Gail Elrod
Kelli, Michael, Kaitlin, and Emily Suzuki*   
 In memory of Eric Y. Suzuki on his 27th birthday
Kathy Thomas*
Brad and Laurie Thorne     
In memory of Gail Elrod
Bob and Sue Vincent
Steve and Emily Vincent*     In honor of COVID Survivors and  in honor of the Center’s 20th Anniversary
John Walsh     In memory of Gail Franklin Elrod
Ellen and David Watson*     In memory of Jane and Jim Toomey
Susan Weeren     In memory of Gail Elrod
Nancy Wieman*     In memory of Lance Couturier
H. Drake Williams     In memory of Sandra S. Williams
Kim Woodring*     In honor of Audrey K. Woodring
Susan Wroblewski
Donald Yost     In memory of David Yost

 

Businesses, Organizations and Foundations:
Allen Myers
Amazon Smile
Benevity  Matching Funds
Brodsky Foundation
Burke Family Foundation
CHUBB Matching Funds
Daws Road Chiropractic*
Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Pi Community Outreach Committee     In honor of the Centers projects to help fight COVID
DCO Orthodontic Specialists
Deluxe Corp Matching Funds
Dunlap SLK     
In honor of Jeremy Brenn
Exelon Foundation
Gifts of Joy Foundation
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Halligan And Keaton, P.C.   
 In honor of the Center during these difficult times
Hogs and Honeys Foundation for Kids
Jaymar Foundation*
Larry Plantholt Fund
Little Tower Foundation*    
In honor of the Lukens Family
McKesson Foundation     Matching Funds
Merck Matching Funds
Michael H. Wise II Memorial Foundation
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce     
matching gift card program
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
Quest for the Best Foundation     COVID 19 Online Support Grant
Real Estate Services Inc.
Sensenig Capital Advisors
Tornetta Realty Corporation
VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn*
Wentz United Church of Christ
Whitesell Construction
Won Community Service Center*
Wynn Family Foundation*     In memory of Jim Wynn


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.

 


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