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).
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Bidwell
Julian and Lois Brodsky
Kathy Brown In honor of Robb Muse
James and Maryann Chubb In memory of Susan Chubb
Mark and Iris Coblitz
David and Rhonda Cohen
Mary Dwyer In memory of Robert Dweyer and Edna Robb
Helen Fretz In memory of Elmer Richard Fretz
Judy Giuliano In memory of Scott McKeeman
David and Janice Lamphere
Jake Marron In memory of my Nephew Kevan
Margery McGann In memory of Erica Curtis
Linda Padden In memory of Barbara Kott, my dearest life life-long friend whom I deeply miss
Barbara and Robert Smith
Alicia Taylor In memory of Jason R. Taylor
Mary Walsh In memory of Pat Walsh
Heather Winslow-Walker In memory of Jeff Winslow
Businesses or Organizations:
Brandon Insurance Group
Delta Kappa Gamma Society- Beta Pi Chapter, King of Prussia
Harleysville Savings Bank
Merck Matching Funds
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Network for Good Multiple Anonymous Donors
PayPal Giving Fund Multiple Anonymous Donors
Real Estate Services
SEI Matching Funds *
The Women’s Guild of Wentz’s United Church of Christ
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.
Wish List for Our Children’s Services:
The Center for Loss and Bereavement gratefully accepts donations to support the activities of our children’s programs. This Wish List reflects our most current requests. Contact us at 610-222-4115 with any questions and to arrange a time to drop off your donation. Thank you very much!
- Dark t-shirt transfers
- Fabric markers and paints
- Embroidery hoops-any size
- Playdoh or clay
- Nerf balls
- Hula hoops
- White or off white fabric
- Quilt batting
- Gift cards to craft stores/Walmart
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