Donors for 2019
“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).
Joseph and Tracy Abriola
John Alchin and Hal Marryatt
Kim and Jim Beam* In memory of my Parents, my Brother, and my Grandparents
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Bidwell
Julian and Lois Brodsky
John and Joan Brown
Kathy Brown In honor of Robb Muse
Dell and Marilyn Burkey
James and Maryann Chubb In memory of Susan Chubb
Mark and Iris Coblitz
David and Rhonda Cohen
Dan and Amanda Cushman In memory of Terrence and Maureen Cushman
Robert and Shannon Czincila
Joseph Dahan In honor of Robb Muse
Joseph and Denise Daniele
Martin Dempsey In honor of Chris Smith
Beth and Dorney Douglass In memory of our beloved dog Grace
Bill and Claire Drexler
Mary Dwyer In memory of Robert Dweyer and Edna Robb
Gail Elrod In memory of Wade Elrod
Connie and Bruce Fretz In memory of Christopher Fretz
Helen Fretz In memory of Elmer Richard Fretz
Judy Giuliano In memory of Scott McKeeman
David Gomez In memory of Kathleen C. Gomez
Fran and Scott Goodling
Mark and Elizabeth Grabfelder In memory of John Fitzgerald
Barbara Grula In honor of Shirley Elrod and Chris Smith
Scott and Selaine Keaton
Melanie and John Harris
Jill Higgins Sweet Arie Meder
Jennifer Hobson In memory of John Fitzgerald
Christopher and Beth Hunt* In honor of our families
Andrea and Warren Kantor
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kassab
Ed and Kathy Kelly
Ray and Theresa Kerlin
David and Janice Lamphere
Caryn and Richard Lucia
Jake Marron* In memory of my Nephew Kevan
Jerry McAndrew In memory of Justin Robertson
Margery McGann In memory of Erica Curtis
Patrick and Susan McGinnis
Dot and Mike McLane
Ruth Ann and James Moyer and Annie and Katie In memory of Brian Moyer
Steve and Molla Netsky
Linda Padden In memory of Barbara Kott, my dearest life life-long friend whom I deeply miss
Robb and Gina Parlanti*
Rita Porreca and Joseph Ward
Daniel and Lauren Rieger
Aileen and Brian Roberts
Matt and Lesa Seipt
Carl & Holly Sensenig In memory of our parents
John and Nancy Shane
Andrew and Melissa Smith
Christopher and Ashley Smith
Robert and Barbara Smith
Susan Spencer In memory of Rob Spencer and In honor of Robb Muse
Michael, Kelli, Kaitlin and Emily Suzuki In memory of Eric Y. Suzuki on the 8th anniversary of his death
Alicia Taylor In memory of Jason R. Taylor
Mary Walsh In memory of Pat Walsh
Heather Winslow-Walker In memory of Jeff Winslow
David and Ellen Watson*
The Zelli Family In honor of The Fitzgerald Family
Businesses or Organizations:
The Agnes Irwin School
Brandon Insurance Group
Caricatures Murals & More
Delta Kappa Gamma Society- Beta Pi Chapter, King of Prussia
Girls Grant Making Club at The Agnes Irwin School
Harleysville Savings Bank
Jensen Tech Systems
Merck Matching Funds
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Network for Good Multiple Anonymous Donors
PayPal Giving Fund Multiple Anonymous Donors
Real Estate Services Inc.
SEI Matching Funds *
The Women’s Guild of Wentz’s United Church of Christ
XL Sports World Hatfield
Aseracare Hospice Foundation
The Mennonite Foundation
Nello Memorial Fund
Wynn Family Foundation
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