Gift to Remember Kassie
After touring the Family House and its seven available guest rooms, the Hagan family and friends lovingly selected Room 310 to underwrite as the permanent legacy to their beloved family member and friend Kassie Hagan DiGiorgio Vannoy.
Maureen was referring to the family’s first encounter with transplantation in 1999 when Chris Hagan, Kassie’s brother, received a life-saving heart transplant. Prior to receiving his transplant, Chris was told he would be on the waiting list for
Kassie grew up in a large and loving family in West Chester, Pennsylvania. As she celebrated her 43rd birthday surrounded by family and friends, she suffered a massive brain hemorrhage and was rushed to the hospital. During this crisis, her family reflected on her generous and giving personality, and her wishes to be an organ donor. On Sunday, October 30, 2005, after learning Kassie had no hope of survival, the family fully supported her decision to become an organ donor and hoped that Kassie’s gifts would give other families the gift of life for their loved ones. The Hagan Family was no stranger to Gift of Life. Kassie’s sister, Maureen Doran, the eldest of the ten children explains “Our family has been blessed to be on the giving side of organ donation as well as the receiving side.”
The Hagan family and friends present a check in the amount of $25,000 to Gift of Life Family House to underwrite a guest room in memory of Kassie Hagan DiGiorgio Vannoy.
a heart as the result of being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. “Most of the siblings live in West Chester, a suburb of Philadelphia, and had to commute regularly to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – not only our brother the patient, but our entire family as well. We would frequently carpool and we soon recognized how fortunate we were to have transplant hospitals practically in our own backyard.” Today, Chris is healthy and enjoying his life with his wife Maureen in Downingtown, PA. He is a loving father to two children and three stepchildren. The Hagans organized a fundraiser to keep their sister Kassie’s memory alive and celebrate the “gift of life” on October 26, 2012, which would have been Kassie’s 50th birthday. “Kassie was a unique individual – so full of life – and in addition to a large family, she had many friends all asking if the family was going to do anything to share Kassie’s love of life and pay tribute to her. continued on Family House page 2
Non-profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Philadelphia, PA Permit No. 862
A GIFT TO REMEMBER, continued from Family House page 1
Kassie would have turned 50 if she were still with us. We thought a fundraising event would be the perfect opportunity. So we organized a golf outing and dinner expecting to raise about $10,000 but instead, we raised $25,000! Enough to underwrite a guest room in Kassie’s memory.”
Gift of Life Family House is providing to those in need and we are honored that we can be a part of keeping its doors open for the many families going through the transplant process.” The event was attended and supported by a very special guest – retired Air Force Col. Darnell Waun, the recipient of Kassie’s liver. Before his transplant, Darnell was battling an autoimmune disease called primary sclerosing cholangitis and was placed on the waiting list for a new liver in 2005. Darnell was on the list for 7 months when he received the call that a liver was available, Kassie’s liver, which was successfully transplanted at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on October 31, 2005.
The family named the event, “Kassie’s Gift of Life Memorial Golf Outing.” The Hagan siblings, their 27 children, and hundreds of their family members and friends attended “Kassie’s Gift of Life Memorial Golf Outing”, hosted at the Paxon Hollow Country Club, in Media, PA. Participants enjoyed golf in the morning. They dined, danced, and tried their luck winning beautiful raffle baskets in the auction. Philadelphia-based comedian and radio personality, Joe Conklin, “The Man of a Thousand Voices” and Hagan family friend, donated his talents and performed during dinner. The event’s proceeds benefited Gift of Life Family House, a “home away from home” located in Philadelphia that provides lodging, meals and supportive services transplant patients and their families in need.
The Hagan and the Waun families exchanged anonymous letters on Christmas Eve, two months after Darnell’s surgery. On the second anniversary of Darnell’s transplant, the two families met face-to–face for the first time. After their initial meeting the families met several more times, and have become close friends.
“There are many great charities out there, but where would the money we raise do the most?” asked Maureen, “It didn’t take long for our entire family, including Kassie’s two children, to select Gift of Life Family House. There are so many patients and families living hours (and states) away from our great Philadelphia transplant hospitals, and our family, continuing to celebrate the gift of life our brother Chris received, believed that Gift of Life Family House was the best place to donate the funds we raised in Kassie’s memory. We have seen first-hand the wonderful facility and good works
CELEBRATING OUR WE PROUDLY RECOGNIZE our 2012 Family Circle
members who partnered with us by supporting the Gift of Life Family House annual fund with a gift of $250 or more. Family Circle members help sustain the Family House in many meaningful ways and make a difference for transplant families who are facing adversity. We were proud to recognize all of our 2012 Family Circle and Founders’ Circle members at the 2013 President’s Reception held on March 20, 2013. HONOR IN PLATINUM Hedrick Family Donor Advised Foundation of the Central Susquehanna Community
HOPE IN GOLD
American Express Charitable Fund Enterprise Holdings Foundation The Gurmankin Family Howard and Liz Nathan Scott and Vickie Sayles
CARE IN SILVER
The Ashland Foundation Blue Slate, LLC Certified Abstract Co., Inc. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Extremity Medical, LLC Dr. John J. Faillace Nancy Finnegan Robert Giaimo Bradford Glazier Jean and Sam Jones Dr. Kimberly Lin Steven Maisel and Linda Berger Cary Moritz, Esq. and Michael Moritz, MD
The Hagan family and friends took a moment to pose for a photo in guest room #310, the room they selected to underwrite in memory of Kassie Hagan DiGiorgio Vannoy.
Ellen Muzi Robert V. Nicoletti Robert and Tracie Opitz Philadelphia Chapter of UNICO National Philadelphia Suburban Development Corp. Analise and Americo Santos Dr. Marshall Schwartz Walmart Store #2096 Ward & Zinna, LLC
GRACE IN BRONZE
AIG Matching Grants Program Bill and Martha Anderson Artcraft Promotional Concepts Dr. and Mrs. Horace Barsh Larry and Diane Beard John and Eve Bogle Gregory and Barbara Brojack Lisa Canfield Susan and Louis Chodoff James and MaryAnn Coleman The Frank Dunlap Family Dr. Jacqueline Fawcett Foot of the Cross Christian Church Joseph and Beverly Forline Shedrick and Alicia Freeman
Debra and Carl Fritz Richard Hasz Andrea and Dave Henninger Human Resource Administrators, Inc. Teresa Iaconelli Doris and Donald King Richard and Carole Kovach Pepper and Mike Krach Martin Majcher Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Miller, Jr. Minton and Williams Contractors Alan J. Mittelman, Esq. Glen Moffett, Esq. Louis and Jean Morgan Multicultural Affairs Coalition Kevin C. Parham Lori and John Peruto, Esqs. Susan Pincus Harry Roth, Esq. and Lisa Heller, MD Andrew and Joan Schiffer Temple University Hospital Transplant Onofrio Vitullo Jan and Randy Weinstock Loralee West Dr. Scott Wolfe
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013 at this year’s
Darnell Waun now lives in Texas working as a transplant coordinator at the University Transplant Center in San Antonio. Prior to the fundraiser, to honor Kassie and support the Family House, Darnell helped raise over $2,000 through a “Bowl-A-Thon” in San Antonio. The money was donated to the Kassie Hagan Memorial Fund and helped underwrite the guest room at the Family House in Kassie’s memory.
Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness stop by the new
Kassie’s children, Samantha and Chad, many of her siblings, and lots of relatives and friends will return to the Family House in the spring to view the plaque placed next to Room 310 – the guest room serving countless transplant patients and families in need – dedicated in Kassie’s memory forever.
sponsored by the FAMILY
Children’s Games & Prizes DEFINITE ★ ★ Temporary Tattoos & Crafts FUN ★ Arts Kid’s ZumbAtomic
If you are considering making a gift to the Family House, please contact Sara Cohen, Development Coordinator at 267-546-9812 or [email protected]
Room dedication opportunities are still available.
FOR YOUR KIDS!
COMFORT IN COPPER Steve Abreu Abelson Legal Search Scott Akin American Legion Post 62 Anonymous Contributors Robert and Doreen Arnold Howard and Patricia Bates The Beach Family Dave and Ann Biron Eugene and Patricia Blum Daniel and Susan Bonner Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Bonnette Christopher Bradley Charles Brooks John Bruens Hon. Martin Burman Joe Campanelli Donna Campbell Sandra Cole Cantera Charles and Kristin Carbin Nancy Castrenze Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Cavarocchi CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services Sara Cohen Winifred Cooper Cooper Levenson Law Firm Ira and Glenda Copperman Katherine K. Costabile Kevin Crossan Mr. and Mrs. John Delaney, Jr. Harold and Christine Delhagen Scott Demczyszyn Birgit Dietz Donna’s Hallmark Frank Dougherty Doylestown Township Police Donald Ehnot Alex J. C. Fedorak
Wendy Feldman Dr. Howard M. Felt Robert Finkel Fitzpatrick’s Crest Tavern Dr. and Mrs. Gerard Fulda General Federation of Women’s Clubs PA George and Susan Gibbs Talia Giordano and Jeff Swinton Carol and John Giungo Harvey Goldglantz Hank and Ina Gross Glenda and Edward Hauser Timothy and Jennifer Healy Becky and Brian Hermann Betsy and Bob Horen JP Morgan Chase Foundation Barbara Katz-Chobert Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Kawas Lori Klinikowski Franklin W. Lambert Beatrice G. Lipschultz Jimmy Masiak Christine and Thomas McGarry Jim and Carol McKelvey Mr. and Mrs. Rick Miller Amy Murphy Barbara and Garry Nichols The Noye Family John O’Donnell Mr. and Mrs. James O’Hora Maureen O’Neill Paul and Therese Oravez Joanne Palermo Penske Automotive Group, Inc. David Pierson Lisa Pistilli Kathleen Pyper Christine Radolovic Dr. Elizabeth Rand
Dawn Reese Patrick and Jean Reger Reit Management & Research LLC Martha Reisinger Sean Rhoads and Keri Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Riggio R. J. Jomici, Inc. Elizabeth and Bruce Rubin William and Mary Jo Russell Mr. and Mrs. Richard Salmieri Janice Schwartz-Donahue William Singleton Bonnie and Harris Sklar Ross Smith G. Stephen Snyder Robert and Ida Sosna Dana Spain Barbie Spear Mr. and Mrs. Mark Stopfel, Sr. Raymond and Darlene Sweitzer Donna Sweitzer James Toland, Jr. Anthony and Margie Tomassetti Wendy Trow-Fox Barbara W. and Barry W. VanRensler Janice Wright Waitkus Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Wasser Peter Weinert Vaughn and Cynthia Whisker Wohlsen Construction
★ ★ Raffle and more!
We invite you to join this growing family of supporters who understand the important mission of Gift of Life Family House and help keep families together by generously contributing to the Family House annual fund.
Family Circle Membership Benefits: • • • • •
Listing on the Gift of Life Family House Primary Contributors Wall for one year located in the lobby of the Family House A personal invitation to the yearly President’s Appreciation Reception (scheduled for March 2014) Recognition as a Family Circle Member in the Gift of Life Family House Annual Report Recognition as a Family Circle Member in the quarterly newsletter Recognition on the Gift of Life Family House Website The Family Circle invites contributors to give at five suggested levels which are comfortable for families, groups and individuals.
Family Circle Giving Levels:
BOLD = renewed members
$ 5,000 + $ 2,500 +
HONOR IN PLATINUM
$ 1,000 + $ 500 +
CARE IN SILVER
$ 250 +
COMFORT IN COPPER
HOPE IN GOLD GRACE IN BRONZE
1. Halloween the Magician poses with the children staying at the Family House after showing off some great magic tricks.
2. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman, past guests of the Family House, present a check for the Adopt-A-
5. Neiman Marcus - King of Prussia employees volunteered in January as Home Cook Heroes in the Family House kitchen. From L to R: Denelle Drake, Emerson Drake, Missy Dietz, Gina Yohe, Carol Giungo, Gift of Life Family House Advisory Board Member.
Family Program and joined the Family Circle. From L to R: Samantha Weinert, Sara Cohen, Alicia Freeman, Shedrick Freeman, Talia Giordano.
6. Family House volunteers and staff at the 2nd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Party held
3. December 23, 2012, The Fralinger String Band of the Mummers Parade performed for
7. Bruce and Greg, of Wegmans Mt. Laurel, stopped by the Family House to deliver Wish List
4. A group of firefighters from the Philadelphia Fire Fighters’ Union Local No. 22 came to visit
8. Pat Ciarrocchi of CBS Philly and Dezzie of Praise 103.9 FM Philly filmed a special holiday
on January 16, 2013 at Gift of Life Family House.
Family House Guests and taught the kids how to do the famous “Mummers’ Strut.”
items for guests before the holidays.
the children staying at the Family House and showed them around the fire engine.
segment in December featuring the Family House which aired on CBS Philly’s Talk Philly.
APRIL 7 4th Annual M.A.C. Pre-Dash Brunch
by Talia Giordano, MSW, LSW Gift of Life Family House Social Worker
Jack’s Firehouse, Philadelphia, PA APRIL 17 Gift of Life Night at Buffalo Wild Wings hosted by The Flocco Family and Friends, Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA APRIL 24 Wilmington Film Festival Trailer Party Wilmington, DE MAY 20 Jackson’s 9th Annual Mulligan on Life Golf Outing Florham Park, NJ JUNE 8 Kinsley’s Shoprite and Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson “Family House Ride for Awareness” and Organ Donor Designation Day Brodheadsville, PA JUNE 17 Team Brown Beats Golf Outing Blue Heron Pine Golf Course Egg Harbor City, NJ
TOP 10 Transplant Caregiver Tips Caregiver tips are provided by transplant caregivers who previously stayed at the Family House during their transplant process. If you have questions about any of these tips or need additional support please email [email protected]
1. Be patient. The transplant process is like a rollercoaster and sometimes
it might feel like you will never get off. Try to take one day at a time and do the best you can. 2. Talk about it. Get support from other caregivers in a casual setting or a support group!! You can also talk to a social worker or another professional privately. 3. Use your faith and pray. 4. Educate yourself. Always ask the doctors, nurses, and social workers questions if you don’t understand. Read about transplant on websites like www.UNOS.org or www.TransplantLiving.org. 5. Keep a journal (personal or medical). The medical terminology, treatment plans and medication lists can seem very overwhelming. Journaling helps keep you and the patient on track, ask questions and write down the answers. You may feel less stressed and more confident in what is expected. 6. Find all the resources you can!! Talk to a social worker about available resources for travel, lodging, finances, emotional or physical health, etc. 7. Self-care!! If you don’t take time for yourself, you may compromise your ability to take care of the patient. 8. Let people help you and ask for help. Many friends and family want to help but don’t know how – let them know what you need and be specific. 9. Try to stay calm. Try relaxation exercises like deep breathing or yoga. 10. Find a way to keep laughing and make room for lightheartedness.
SAVE THE DATES!
AUG 26 9th Annual Kidney Open Golf Outing
SEPT 16 SEPT 21 SEPT 22
hosted by Dan Sinnott and Howard Nathan DuPont Country Club, Wilmington, DE Brian Early Foundation Golf Outing Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne, PA Fore the Love of Golf 2nd Annual Dwight Johnson Memorial Golf Outing York, PA Ouimet For Life. We Walk With Purpose Wilson Farm Park, Berwyn, PA
Visit www.GiftofLifeFamilyHouse.org for more information!
DO YOU NEED TO STAY at the Family House
The Family House provides lodging, meals, transportation and supportive services for solid organ transplant recipients and their families, as well as solid organ living donors and their families, who meet the following requirements: • Guests must live at least 25 miles away from the Family House • The patient must be currently undergoing transplant-related treatment at one of the 8 area transplant centers (pre-transplant and post-transplant appointments included)
If you are a transplant patient or family traveling into Philadelphia for transplant-related treatment and would like to request a room for an overnight stay at the Family House, please visit www.GiftofLifeFamilyHouse.org or call 1-855-6-FAMILY. 5
King of Prussia Ski Club Family and Friends of Karen Cole
University City Kiwanis
HOME COOK HEROES
Without the help of the Home Cook Heroes volunteers our families would not be able to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal every night, or eat a warm breakfast before starting the day. The Home Cook Heroes volunteers do not just bring food to the Family House; they bring warmth and kindness that all guests appreciate. Seeing a group of friendly smiles serving dinner as our guests return to the Family House from the hospitals helps to boost their morale and positivity. The Family House is so grateful for all of the time and energy our volunteers commit to the Home Cook
Heroes program. The volunteers’ compassion and eagerness to help allows the Home Cook Heroes program to grow, and also provides our guests with the comfort in knowing that so many people care about them. 2012 was an amazing year for Home Cook Heroes, and the Family House is excited to see what the rest of 2013 will bring! Thank you to all the Home Cook Heroes volunteers who generously donate their time to serve meals to our transplant patients and families who call Gift of Life Family House “home.”
Recognizing Home Cook Heroes October 2012-January 2013 Alpha Phi Omega American Pharmacists’ Association - Operation Heart Anonymous Groups Applegate Family Balfour Beatty Bensalem Ramblers Little League 12U buildOn Capsicum Group, LLC Caracappa Family Caroline’s Crusaders CBAA 8th Grade Boys “Wolfpack” Basketball Team CHOP - Respiratory Department Christ Our Light Church of Cherry Hill Christ’s Church of the Valley Christiana Care Wilmington Emergency Department Christine Do & Family Cokesbury UMC Youth Congregation Beth Or Connie Frame & Family CORE Scholars Country Day School of Sacred Heart Crozer Chester Medical Center Kidney Transplant Program Danielle Thurston and Friends Darlene’s Dream Team Dash4Dawson- Donor Dash Delaware Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation Delta Phi Epsilon - Rowan University Denelle Drake & Friends Dourte’s Small Group from Christ’s Church of the Valley Einstein SICU Elbanna Family
Ellen Abrohms & Friends Emily Logan & Family Emily and Lisa Syken Erin Whitescarver & Friends Family and Friends of Karen Cole Fight Like Frank Finding Our Wings Foot of the Cross Christian Church Franklin Learning Center High School French Family Furness High School / buildOn Galarza Family Gamma Iota Sigma: Sigma Chapter Gena Mayer and Friends Gibbstown Bunch GLDP Hospital Services Good Shepherd Penn Partners Specialty Hospital Grant Thornton, LLC Hahnemann University Hospital Heart Transplant Team Hahnemann University Hospital Abdominal Transplant Department Hearts of Gold HH 2012 Grads HLNDV Day of Service Holy Family Regional Catholic School 8th Grade Boys Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Rhoads 5 SICU Hyatt at the Bellevue Impact Services Corp. ING Insurance Jana & Zayn Jeannine Rose & Family Jefferson Pharmacy Department John W. Hallahan School Jon Anderson
Kestenbaum Family Kevin Brown Radio Show Kevin’s Hepatic Functionaries King of Prussia Ski Club Kinniry Family Laura Leyden & Friends LetsCultivateFood.com Lilly, USA Madelynn Stephan & Family Makiah’s Family Mastbaum AVTS HOSA Members Melissa Brown & Friends Merrimack College MF Irvine Corporate Solutions Mills Family Mkorstock Neher Family Neiman Marcus - King of Prussia Nuccio Family Omni Hotel Philadelphia ParenteBeard Pat’s Wings Penkala Family Penn Presbyterian MICU Penney Girls Foundation Phi Sigma Sigma Fairleigh Dickinson University Procurian Procurian IT Nerds Randon Family Road Hawg BBQ Rowan Service Learning, Volunteerism & Community
Rowan University Volunteers Rutgers Gang St. John’s Community Service Steck-King Family Taylor/Moran/Schnitz Family TD Bank (Strategic Sales & Business Development. Corporate & Specialty Banking Group) Team B TC’s Team Spiers Temple Transplant Temple University French Club The ARMS, Inc. (The Angels Resource Mission Services) TIC Team Coyote Tim Koester TJUH MCCU Transplant Coordinators - Team A University City Kiwanis UPenn Circle K Vivian McLeod Voorhees Rotary Club Wolf Scout Pack 168 Den 2 Saint Simon and Jude Women’s Affairs Advisory Committee Woodside Presbyterian Church Yardley, PA Year 2000
Thank you to our generous community partners for their ongoing food donations: Dietz and Watson Starbucks at the Bellevue
For more information about the Home Cook Heroes Program or to sign up visit www.GiftofLifeFamilyHouse.org 6
Jana, Zayn, and Friends
The Neher Family
2012 HOME COOK HEROES GROUPS
The following graphs reflect the community’s support of the Home Cook Heroes Program in 2012.
2012 TOTAL MEALS SERVED THROUGH HCH PROGRAM = 17,208
13% 19% Other
Houses of Worship
Donor/ Recipient Families
1862 1404 1726
Hospitals Hospitality Industry
Aug. Sept. Oct.
Meet the Orellana Family We are Tatiana and Steve Orellana from Englewood, NJ. We have been in Philadelphia since October 4, 2012 when our daughter, Leiya Elise, was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for further management of her pulmonary hypertension that was diagnosed shortly before her hospital admission. After arriving at CHOP Leiya was also diagnosed with pulmonary vein stenosis and was listed for a double lung transplant on December 5, 2012.
very pleasant, and often we feel like we are a part of a bigger family that understands what we are going through. This is what makes staying at the Family House extra special. We feel welcomed here. It is also very comforting to be around others who may be feeling what we are feeling and can relate to the fear and frustration of having a loved one who is sick or hospitalized. It is, indirectly, a form of support, which we didn’t expect to find when we came. We thought it would be a place where we could stay while our daughter was hospitalized. However, the Family House has proven to be a lot more than just “accommodations.” The sense of unity and caring the house provides is more important to us than just a comfortable bed to sleep in! And here – at the Family House – we get it all.
We arrived at Gift of Life Family House soon after Leiya was listed and we are very grateful to have the opportunity to stay here as it has become our everyday retreat from the hospital. The house is inviting with very comfortable accommodations. We are very happy to be able to get a good night’s rest in the midst of all the hospital chaos that we endure every day from having Leiya admitted in the ICU.
The Family House staff and volunteers are amazing at what they do. They make a big difference in how we feel after coming back from a grueling day at the hospital. To all the lovely people who make me smile amongst all this pain, we thank you always, and we are happy to be a part of such a wonderful community!
Besides the fact that the Family House is such a clean and comfortable environment, the staff and volunteers make our stay 7
Thank You TO OUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTORS WHO MAKE THE FAMILY HOUSE POSSIBLE. Contributions received between OCTOBER 2012 – JANUARY 2013
2012 Family Circle HOPE IN GOLD [$2,500+]
Enterprise Holdings Foundation The Gurmankin Family Scott and Vickie Sayles
CARE IN SILVER [$1,000+]
Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Jean and Sam Jones Dr. Kimberly Lin Cary Moritz, Esq. and Michael Moritz, MD Ellen Muzi Robert V. Nicoletti Philadelphia Chapter of UNICO National Robert and Tracie Opitz Analise and Americo Santos Dr. Marshall Schwartz Walmart Store #2096
GRACE IN BRONZE [$500+]
AIG Matching Grants Program Bill and Martha Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Horace Barsh Larry and Diane Beard John and Eve Bogle Gregory and Barbara Brojack Lisa Canfield Susan and Louis Chodoff James and MaryAnn Coleman Foot of the Cross Christian Church Shedrick and Alicia Freeman Richard Hasz Andrea and Dave Henninger Teresa Iaconelli Doris and Donald King Richard and Carole Kovach Pepper and Mike Krach Martin Majcher Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Miller, Jr. Minton and Williams Contractors Glen Moffett, Esq. Louis and Jean Morgan Kevin C. Parham Lori and John Peruto, Esqs. Susan Pincus Harry Roth, Esq. and Lisa Heller, MD Andrew and Joan Schiffer Onofrio Vitullo
COMFORT IN COPPER [$250+]
Abelson Legal Search Robert and Doreen Arnold The Beach Family Eugene and Patricia Blum Christopher Bradley John Bruens Donna Campbell Sandra Cole Cantera Nancy Castrenze Ira and Glenda Copperman Katherine K. Costabile Kevin Crossan Mr. and Mrs. John Delaney, Jr. Scott Demczyszyn Birgit Dietz Donna’s Hallmark Frank Dougherty Doylestown Township Police Donald Ehnot Dr. Howard M. Felt Robert Finkel Dr. and Mrs. Gerard Fulda George and Susan Gibbs Talia Giordano and Jeff Swinton Carol and John Giungo Glenda and Edward Hauser Barbara Katz-Chobert
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Kawas Mr. Franklin W. Lambert Christine and Thomas McGarry Jim and Carol McKelvey Amy Murphy Barbara and Garry Nichols Mr. and Mrs. James O’Hora Maureen O’Neill Paul and Therese Oravez David Pierson Lisa Pistilli Ms. Christine Radolovic Dr. Elizabeth Rand Dawn Reese Martha Reisinger Reit Management & Research LLC Sean Rhoads and Keri Fisher R.J. Jomici, Inc. Elizabeth and Bruce Rubin William and Mary Jo Russell Richard and Sandra Salmieri Janice Schwartz-Donahue William Singleton Bonnie and Harris Sklar Ross J. Smith G. Stephen Snyder Robert and Ida Sosna Barbie Spear Raymond and Darlene Sweitzer Donna Sweitzer Wendy Trow-Fox Barbara W. and Barry W. VanRensler Mr. and Mrs. Rick Miller
2013 Family Circle CARE IN SILVER [$1,000+]
Dr. and Mrs. Aaron D. Bannett Betsy and Bob Horen
GRACE IN BRONZE [$500+] Mr. and Mrs. Morris Barron
COMFORT IN COPPER [$250+]
Diane and Larry Beard Ebenezer Baptist Church Marilyn and Jim Gannon Gloucester County Police Chiefs Association Christine and Mehdi Haririan Knights of Columbus Father McCafferty Council #11013 The Noye Family Cintra and Franklyn Rodgers Suzanne Root, Esq. Edward Silver Nancy and Joseph Walsh ITALIC = upgraded member BOLD = renewed member
Family House Supporters [GIFTS of $50+] including cumulative gifts without tributes Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Agin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Altobelli Robert W. Anderson Jr. Karen Barnett-Roberts Heidi Basarab Ronald and Carol Bilek Dr. Emily Blumberg and Mr. John Mezochow BNY Mellon Community Partnership Jeffrey and Mary Bracciale Doris Carroll Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chancler Susan R. Clark Kathleen and Richard Cohen Ruth Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. Edward D’Agostino Theresa Daly Dr. Linda Delp Janet Dennis Mr. and Mrs. Barry M. Doane Gail Donner Wayne R. Eller Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Faust Melinda Foley Don and Renee Freeman Sharon Freibrun Mr. and Mrs. Donald Frounfelker Nathan Ganges Mr. and Mrs. C. Edward Geiger Peggy M. Gordon Bill Graham, Jr. Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart Ruth and Nick Grigoriades David and Ellisa Gunlefinger William G. Hansen Janice Haws Nancy R. Haycock Mr. and Mrs. James Hollenbach Dale P. Hoover Patricia Ingram Ivy Public Adjustment Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jasper Robert Juozitis Dr. and Mrs. Sigmund B. Kahn Ellen P. Kelly Lynsey Kraeuter Robert and Susan Kunzelman Alan Kurtz and Helene Scherer Olga Kuzyszyn Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lucid Debra Malinics Bruno and Giulia Masucci Mr. and Mrs. George Matekovic Bob McDermott Joyce McGarvey Mr. and Mrs. Richard Melligan Merck Partnership For Giving Thomas and Kathleen Monaghan Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph C. Morgan Ronald Moser Joan Schall Murray Mr. and Mrs. William O’Toole Lynn Penn Martin and Lisa Purcell Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rainey Barry Rambler Wayne Robins Charlotte Rubin Robert F. Sautter Maureen Scally Frederick and Karen Schad Frances and Thomas Schulte SJ Transportation Co., Inc. William and Carolyn Spicer The Spinrad Agency St. Alban Lodge No. 529 Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stinner Frederick A. Tybout Michael Weiss Charles Wiedmann Brian and Elicia Wise Mark Zefferi Thomas Zelko
In Honor of... [GIFTS OF $50+]
Suzanne Ahmie Andrea and Dave Henninger Roger and Kathleen Smith Robert and Ida Sosna R. Bryan & Nicole Arnold Robert and Doreen Arnold
Nicole Arnold Gwen and Edward Chianese Diane Artz Phyllis Weinstock Barry Beard Mr. and Mrs. Larry Beard Clifford Brian Bronk Judith Bronk Alan Brown Kenneth Schlossberg Michael Classen and the Transplant Team at Hahnemann University Hospital Beth Furrh Alan and Peggy Coleman’s 50th Anniversary Peg Coldren Mr. and Mrs. George Matekovic Andrew Collins James L. Collins Mike Cuddyre Carol Harp Heather DeAngelis Laura Johnson Harold W. Delhagen Jacksonville Presbyterian Church Dave Edwards’ Birthday Dave and Patricia Edwards Susan D. Kriznuski Beth Furrh Michael and Sue Classen Marleen Grassia Satyra Oberfrank David Greaves Donna Campbell Arthur and Doris Greenway Karen Dively Mass and Rosemary Guerrieri Anonymous Ellisa Gunlefinger Deanna Costas Missy, Bob and Dan Gurmankin Alan and Harriet Gurmankin Drs. Stephen Guy and Ruth Frank Linda Paul Paul Harvey Bob and Pat Sansevere Tom Hollar Kathy and Megan Hollar Bob and Betsy Horen Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dushoff Dr. James Lee Lisa Canfield Allyson Margolis’ Bat Mitzvah Steven and Nancy Goldberg Amy Grant Robert and Kathleen Greer Sylvia Halpern Ione Strauss Christina McBeth Lurgan Elementary School Staff Alexa Mohr Barbara Katz-Chobert Karl Mohr Barbara Katz-Chobert Dr. Ali Naji Edward and Margaret Devinney Francesca Nicoletti’s Sweet Sixteen Anonymous Elizabeth Camp Margaret Langfitt William P. McKee, Jr.
Alan Oberman Andrew and Joan Schiffer Joe, Kitty and Kathleen Parker Gertrude Metzger Dr. Ranjoo Prasad Anonymous Dr. Ravi D. Goel Dr. Pamela Marks Joe Richetti Stephen and Susan Iaquinta Alisa Kleisner John Richetti Sandy and Greg Salvino Elise and Pete Rossi Michael and Sue Classen Stephen Charles Schwartz Robert and Suzanne Lippencott Glen Seruby Judy and Bill Taylor Heidi Silverberg Phyllis Weinstock Ross and Mary Smith Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hoyer Karen Smith Robert MacKnis Jr. Robert Sosna Andrea and Dave Henninger David and Barbara Swinton Talia Giordano & Jeff Swinton Stina Talone Janet Nordberg Marilyn Toub Phyllis Weinstock Jan L. Weinstock, Esq. Carol and John Giungo Harry Roth, Esq. and Lisa Heller, MD Lisa Wus Laura Johnson Hospital of University of Pennsylvania Lung Transplant Program Grace and Leonard Bachmann
In Memory of... [GIFTS OF $50+]
Robert Bolitsky Ann Bissol Neil and Nanette Palumbo Resort Beverage Company Frances Born Nancy Castrenze Joseph Bottino Michele and Paul Yurechko Kenneth P. Brand Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dushoff Neil Falis Barry and Karen Getzoff Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Horen Suzanne Root, Esq. John Brennan Donna M. Stephan Rose Cannizzaro Pamela Silverio Margaret Casey Mary Redheffer John Castrenze Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Brojack Nancy Castrenze Caitlin M. Ciquero Michele Busacca Evelyn Cohen Jan and Randy Weinstock
Karen Cole Sandra Cole Cantera Philip Costabile Katherine K. Costabile Jonathan Cottrell Carolyn Cottrell Charles D. Craig Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Craig Emma Grace Crossan-Scott Kevin Crossan Maureen Crosson Mr. and Mrs. Leslie W. Condon Mary Beth Davis Mr. and Mrs. William R. McGinley Amanda Davis Joann Mozelewski Alan Dennis George Arroyo Frances X. “Frank” Dirvin Elaine Kilmartin Angela Rivard TJUH Anesthesia Department Roland D’Ortone Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Hylinski Frank Dunlap, Jr. Gloria Walson Doylestown Township Police Rob English Nancy Castrenze Mathew Fecteau Dr. Howard M. Felt Adele Feldman Carol and John Giungo Brian J. Fleagle Christopher Bradley Jason Forline Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Forline Curtis Gano Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Miller, Jr. Daniel Glover Lorre and Tim Weidensaul Donald Goldberg Edward Silver Kathy Greenwood Theresa Daly Katlyn Groom Mr. and Mrs. Richard Groom Charles Gushue Lisa Galante and Thomas DeBerardinis Lenora Gange Amy Giammatteo Kassie Hagan Vannoy Mrs. Jennifer Milton Carl Halcak Kathleen and James Delaney Louise Jordan Andrew Marshall Sami Qutub Jennifer Ruggles Edwin Treibly Cheryl and Ted Winkler Kenneth Hamm Mr. and Mrs. Rick Miller Brett A. Harding Arthur and Lou Brickman Todd Hasz Richard Hasz Emma Henderson Jerry Skillings and Abby Spector Mason William Hess Danielle Argento Herman and Nancy Bowers Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooper Dolores DeVos John Dotto
Melissa Hess Paula and Joanna Hill Philip and Christine Manolio Tami Pindulic Dover Township PBA #137 Charles Holmes George and Pam Holmes Francis R. Howard Mary Howard James M. Hunt Eleanor M. Freeman Jack Iaconelli Teresa Iaconelli Michael Innamarato Maureen Starr Ralph Ippoliti R. J. Jomici, Inc. Erin Ivey Carol McKelvey William Jack Mr. and Mrs. Walter Iaub George Kawas Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Kawas Cole Patrick Kershner Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kline Kevin Kless John Kless Daniel LaMar Phyllis LaMar Christine Lambert Franklin W. Lambert Joe Langel Nancy Castrenze Timothy Larkin Susan Badeau Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pizzuti William and Drusilla Yott Middlesex County Utilities Authority John “Jack” Lynch John and Margaret Nawn Janet Majcher Martin Majcher Jeffrey F. Maksym Mr. and Mrs. John Maksym Jr. Felicia Marks Phyllis Weinstock Elizabeth “Liza” McCullough William McCormick James McEntire Katherine McCurdy Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Conroy Steven W. McGarvey Joyce McGarvey Michael D. McVey Terry and Sue Dillon Dan Mellon Suzanne Germano Elaine Messer Scott Messer Rose Mohr Nancy Castrenze Jack Muller Aileen May Elizabeth Niri Annette Iannacone Denise M. Oravez Paul and Therese Oravez William R. Pistilli Lisa Pistilli Marybeth Poole Vincent and Jean Poole Tim Poole Vincent and Jean Poole Neelesh Prasad Evelina DiFranco
Tim Raymond Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pagotto Jacob Reedy Carol Reedy Daniel Reese, Sr. Dawn Reese Les Rich Sharon Rich Julie A. Riggi Giovanni Riggi Helen Ann Rubin Robert V. Nicoletti Christine Walters Norman and Sylvia Lieberman Matt Sarajian Mr. and Mrs. Jay Sarajian Nicholas Sayles Scott and Vickie Sayles Elliot Seldin Malcolm Gran Judy Mesirov Eric R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hoyer Ross J. Smith Linda A. Smith Dr. Maria B. Smith Brad Sowden Ronald L. Leymeister Ruth Stein Nancy Castrenze George Steinmetz William Meehan Theodore Szmyt Roberta and Patrick Szmyt Robert Taylor Albert and Elaine Allen Lara Moretti William and Dorothea Rose Cornelis Van der Lee Harold and Christine Delhagen Bernice Weinberger Donna’s Hallmark Edward Young Luanne Applegate Deborah Barsh Dr. and Mrs. Horace Barsh
Event Contributions [GIFTS OF $50+]
2012 Philadelphia Marathon Lisa Amoroso Angela Amoroso Edward Banfe Dror Barber Sarah Barber Sharon and Jay Bar-David Meir Bar-David Andie Baron Alphonso Beard Danielle Becchina Tina Benton Shana Bloom Robyn Bohm Tara Borrelli Ari Braunstein Michelle Briggs Stacey Brown Teresa Bruno Mike Burak Wade Canter Anne Caruso Joe and Deb Cava Barbara Chapman Sharie Connor Michael Courtney Haley Cummings Linda Davis-Beard
Katie Dean Faith Demko Nick Diciacco Michele Diveterano Margaret Dobbins Cynthia Dobbins Gregory Dodson Dr. Eric Dorn Denelle Drake Joanne Dubin Andrew Elliman Dan Epstein Steven Exler Thomas Fangras Aaron Frank Linda Gainey Stephanie German Carol and John Giungo Darryl Green Ross Grieve Jody Hahn Naphtali Harcsztark Daniel Held Jimmy Henry Richard Herman Kristine Herman Christopher Hofmann Jennifer Jahn John Josephson Cheryl Kehner Karen Kelly Jonathan Kroll Margaret Kulp Shifra Landowne Levi Lazarus Irina Lerman Daniel Levine Ray and Nanni Lewis Cameron Lindsay Donald Liss Michael Lorenzo Richard Love Linda Lovelace Alan Lovi Joseph Lyons Carolyn Maass Cole Maccioli Athanasios Malavakis Linda Maldonado John McManus C. Thomas Meisse Rosanna Mignano Unami Mulale Nancy Mullen Lauren Murawski Daniel Ordan Jenn Palubinski Kathleen Parker Ryan Paterson Harry Paul Mr. and Mrs. Alan Preston Eva Rothberg Karen Rowland Josh Saltman Andy Sandler Michele Scaliti Miriam Schacter Lisa Schlaff Nancy Schure Heather Scibilia Laura Shiavone Andrew Sonefelt Torill Stephani John Stevens Mary Beth Stevens Matthew Sullivan Alicia Taylor Dena Tempesta Barbara Thompson Alison Tissot Margaret B. Tolen Kristin Trader Scott Travers
Jean Vassallo Maura Wade Steven Wagshal Jonathan Warkentin Sharon Weinberg John and Miron Wilkerson Holly Younglove Ally’s Angels Pancake Breakfast Linda Rohrbach James A. Tribbett O.D. Southeast Berks County Chapter of Thrivent Financial Andover Township Softball Game Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Berks County Coalition on Donation Valentine’s Day Craft Sale Bingham Elementary School Chris Praetzel Run Light Room Holiday Cards David Brown Keith Davis Bridget Kelly Maureen Kingsley Eileen Sandife Fore the Love of Golf: Dwight Johnson Memorial Golf Outing Friends and Family of Dwight Johnson Girard Music Program Fundraiser Girard Academic Music Program Red Cross Club Jam For Life Event Papa Carl’s Jam for Life Foundation Kassie Hagan Bowling Event Dennis Angus Shannon Burke Rita Farmer Katherine Fetzer Martin Garza Kerry Johnston Col. Robert King Margaret Kiolbassa Kevin Kirmse Sonia Morton Janice Owen Diana Palafox Andrea Waun Casey Waun Alfred Wussler Kassie Hagan Memorial Golf Outing Conrail Alicia Fantini Kassie Hagan Memorial Fund April Pettinelli David Rayer Louella Style Event Louella Style, LLC Lovely Family Christmas Lights Fundraiser hosted by Ken and Mary Jo Lovely Ornament Tournament sponsored by 8th Grade Student Council Our Lady of Hope Regional School Shippensburg University Fundraiser Skate to Support hosted by Ben Orlowski Socially Concious Philadelphia Happy Hour The Lawrenceville School Fundraiser Lives Saving Lives Club TJUH-Pharmacy Department Bake Sale Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Fundraisers We apologize for any errors or omissions and ask that you contact Allyse Orsini at 267-546-9800 or [email protected]
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