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).
John Alchin and Hal Marryatt
Shannon Astheimer In memory of Robert W. Mysliwiec
Tomalyn Bailey In memory of Reese Bowman
Frank and Mira Batson
Jim and Kimberlee Beam
Joanne and Mark Bidwell
Natalie Bizzarro In memory of Eric Y Suzuki
Dave and Patricia Borneanaz
Joan and John Brown
Micki Burns In honor of Katie Wilberding-Cross
Suzanne and Guy Bush
Charles Caruso* In memory of Lisa Caruso
Mark and Iris Coblitz
David and Rhonda Cohen*
Colleen Coveney In honor of Emily Mallards Birthday
Pam Daveler In honor of the Center to help out during this difficult time
Jane DeWitt In honor of Nello’s Corner
Bill and Nancy Dingman
Beth and Dorney Douglass In honor of Caroline and Ian’s Engagement
Helen Fretz In memory of E. Richard Fretz
Jean Earhart In honor of Bob Shaw, Anita “Pokey” Canuso
Roy and Nancy Fairman
Jill Gallagher In memory of those who died from COVID-19
James and Sara Gowing
Judy Guiliano In memory of Scott McKeeman
Gordon and Kathleen Hart In honor of the Center’s 20 year anniversary
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
Ken Husband In honor of Natalie and In memory of Jaime
Randy and Linda James
Alison Kerlin In memory of COVID victims
Ray and Theresa Kerlin
Chase and Linda Kneeland In honor of My Malcolm L. Kneeland
Christina and Terry Larkin* In honor of the amazing staff at the Center
Julie Lockwood In honor of grieving youth
Joyce Lockwood In memory of Bill and Eleanor Merkel
Jerry McAndrew In memory of Justin Robertson
Katie Moran In memory of Jason Taylor
Steven and Molla Netsky
Kathy Nolte In memory of my Brother
Linda Padden In memory of Barbara Kott, my dearest friend, continuing her legacy of empathy and support
Robb and Gina Parlanti
Andrea Porter In memory of Robert J. Porter Jr.
Jay and Gretchen Riley
Eileen Roth In honor of Maryanne Costello
Carl and Holly Sensenig
John and Nancy Shane
Christopher and Ashley Smith* In memory of Lawrence S. Smith
Robert and Barbara Smith
Sherry Smith In memory of Kimberly Shaw D’Amico
Kelli, Michael, Kaitlin, and Emily Suzuki In memory of Eric Y. Suzuki on the 9th anniversary of his death
Bob and Sue Vincent
Steve and Emily Vincent In honor of COVID Survivors
Ellen and David Watson In memory of Jane and Jim Toomey
Nancy Wieman In memory of Lance Couturier
Kim Woodring Audrey K. Woodring
Businesses, Organizations and Foundations:
Benevity Matching Funds
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
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
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
Sensenig Capital Advisors
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 the birth of our sweet and precious granddaughter, Cali Ann Dingman, our sixth grandchild, all of whom light up our life every single day.”
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