Family Circle 2018

Thank you to our most gracious supporters.


Honor in Platinum

Larry and Diane Beard

The Beneficial Foundation

Gervato Family Foundation

The Gordon Charter Foundation

Betsy Horen

Jean and Sam Jones

Lehigh Valley Plastics, Inc.

Howard and Liz Nathan

Lori and John Peruto, Esqs.

Analise and Americo Santos

Dr. Marshall and Michele Schwartz

Hope in Gold


Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Karen Cohen and Family

Scott and Vickie Sayles

Bruce and Cynthia Stavitsky

The Wawa Foundation

Care in Silver


Jeffrey and Ruth Abrams

Kelly and Andy Albright

The Arthur Jackson Company

Bancker Construction Corp

Kenneth Barkauskas

Richard and Betty Beltz

Debjani and Satya Bhoumik

John and Patricia Browne

Jennifer Byrne

Camp Hill United Methodist Church

Capital Impact Partners

Jim and Karen Carns

DaVita Point Breeze

DaVita South Broad Street Dialysis

Cheryl Eshenour

Fiorelli Urology Associates PC

Stacey Fitch

Dr. Beverly Foster and Mr. Jim Foster

Founding Hearts Foundation

Dr. Gerard and Elizabeth Fulda

Carol and John Giungo

Annetta Good

Ellen and Bernie Gottlieb

Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows of New Jersey

Thomas Gross

Hackenburg Mount Moriah Lodge #19

Richard Hasz

Dr. and Mrs. Richard D. Hasz, Sr.

Jennifer Holiday

Horton Family Foundation

Teresa Iaconelli

Krysta Hankee Memorial Scholarship Fund

George and Jamie Locher

The Marjorie M. and Irwin Nat Pincus Fund

Margaret McGoldrick

Melissa Meyers

John and Jeannie Moretto

Robin and Steve Napiecek

National Disease Research Interchange

Alan Oberman

Robert and Tracie Opitz

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

Kevin C. Parham

Jon and Kati Penney

The Perate Family

Phillies Charities, Inc.

David Pierson

The Raymond Family

Mary Ellen Reilly-Tucker

Andrea and Sean Reynolds

Richards Energy Group, Inc.

Harry Roth, Esq. and Lisa Heller, MD

Sam’s Spirit Foundation

John and Brenda Scanelli

Scarborough Boatworks

Debra and Carl Fritz

Ross and Mary Smith

Jay and Pat Souder

J. Kate Stickles and Brad Baldus

Odainy and Mark Tansey

Target Corporation

Temple University School of Pharmacy

The Ashland Foundation

Transplant Alliance Foundation, Inc.

Amy and Tim Tyson

Huseyin and Dianna Unver

Barbara W. and Barry W. VanRensler, Esq.

Liz and Scott Vernick

John and Robin Visconi

Walmart Store #2141

Robert G. Walsh, Sr.

Jan L. Weinstock, Esq.

Woodbury Sam’s Club #6670

Richard and Judy Yost

Grace in Bronze


John and Denise Abrams

Paul Albert

The Alfano Family

John Barry

Margaret Belfield

Suzane Biesecker

Richard and Marian Bomba

Jeffrey and Mary Bracciale

Dr. and Mr. Tania and Michael Burns

Sandra and Francis Cannon

William and Winifred Carr

CFCU Community Credit Union

Martha Chase and Brian Reisinger

Melvin and Lynne Cherry

Chubb & Son, a division of Federal Insurance Co.

Alan Cohen and Karen Kaplowitz

The Comcast Foundation

Steven and Rhonda Cook

Jonathan Cottrell

Kathleen and Robert Cutman

Theresa Daly

Dr. and Mrs. John Daly

Patrick Davenport

Harold and Christine Delhagen

Mary Ann Dunlap

Enterprise Business Solutions Group at Freedom Mortgage

Exelon Corporation

Denise and Ken Fegley

Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia, Inc.

Elizabeth and Thomas Finocchio

Donald and Karen Fischer

Ina Fisher-Gross

Joseph and Beverly Forline

Gregg and Darlene Frederick

Ed and Marta Galarza

Catherine Giblin

Harvey and Rosalie Goldberg

The Goldberg Family

Harold Goodman

Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart

Nick and Ruth Grigoriades

David and Karen Hess

Carol and Tom Hetzel

Mark and Karen Hite

Dennis and Marcia Hoffa

Frances and William Holzapfel

Dr. Ian Hood M.D.

Luke Howley and Brianna Brophy

Joan Ippoliti

Dennis Jones

Walter Kaminski

Pravin Kapadia

Michael and Lora Kawas

Edward and Heather Kellogg

David and Elizabeth Kennedy

Knights of Columbus Father McCafferty Council #11013

Richard Korczynski and Mary Anne Kidon

Pepper and Mike Krach

Laurie Giaimo Memorial Fund

Drs. Kimberly and Alexander Lin

Lloyd C Wilson Jr Post 224

Dr. Warren Maley

Alice and Edward Margolis

Charlene and Tony Mastropietro

James and Mary Maugeri

Mickey and Judy McCabe

McFinsky Associates

Christine and Thomas McGarry

Carol and James McKelvey

Mr. and Mrs. Neil R. McLaughlin

Merck Foundation

Dr. Michael Meshkov and Dr. Janine Reed

Scott Michael

John and Eleanor Michele

Richard G. Moore

Evan, Debra & Jeff Morgan

Joann and Joseph Mozelewski

Linda Muller


John Noto

Paul Oravez and Therese McNelly

Gwen and Francis O’Shaughnessy

Frank and Anne Palopoli

Jenn and Aaron Pearl

Christina Pennypacker

Philadelphia Chapter of UNICO National

Terri Lathan and Darryl Price

Francis and Debra Pross

Christine Radolovic

Annika Raroha

Barry and Meredith Rizzo

Robin & Fred Robbins and Ben & Caroline Batoff

Michael and Rosemary Rose

Clint Ross and Serena Gibney

Elizabeth and Bruce Rubin

Maureen Rumsey

Janice Schwartz-Donahue

David Siebenheller

Jack and Eileen Simonik

The Stanislawczyk Family

Scott and Denise Stein

Stroud Regional Police Department

Jeffrey Sussman

Maureen Vickers

Anthony and Barbara Viscardi

Voorhees Rotary Dinner Club

Dr. Barbara A. Wadsworth and Mr. Henry J. Wadsworth

Jonathan and Vicki Warner

Beth Weiner

Phyllis Weinstock

Tammy and Clifford Wendricks

Thomas and Sheila Williams

Nancy Willliams-Smith

Douglas Woosnam

Kathy Yandle and Rick Miller

Comfort in Copper


AACR Meetings & Exhibits

Pamela Abitabilo

Bonnie Adler

Alex Agres

June and Kevin Alderfer

Michael and Judy Aldi

Martha and Bill Anderson

Spiro and Priscilla Apostolou

Carolyn Arriviello

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Schonay Barnett-Jones

Linda Barrett

Dr. and Mrs. Horace Barsh

Fred and Maria Berry

Ronald and Carol Bilek

Eugene and Patricia Blum

Dr. Emily Blumberg and Mr. John Mezochow

Dorothea Bofenkamp

Christopher Bradley

Helene Breen

Marian Buccafurni

Scott and Cameron Burke

Victoria Burns

Michele Busacca

Donna Campbell

Melvin and Rosaline Cappel

Alex and Faith Carlin

Nancy Castrenze

Stephen Catanzaro

David Caya

Louis Celiberti

Yip Chan

Laurene and Michael Cianfrani

Thomas and Suzanne Civitella

Dorothy Clapham

Allen and Elizabeth Coller

Mary Colligan

Dr. Beth Colombe

Christopher J. Combs and Colleen Seeber-Combs

Barbara Converse

Winifred Cooper

The Copithorne Family

Lisa Coscia

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

Creating Impact LLC

Chris and Sharon Crooker

CustomInk LLC

Adinarayana Dasika

Elizabeth Dellers

Stephen and Priscilla Demosky

Dolores DeVos

Dr. Antonio di Carlo

Drs. Joshua and Tracy Diamond

Terry Dillon and Sue McVey Dillon

Roseann and Anthony DiMaggio

Nancy Doble

Gail Donner

The Dorfman Family

Allen and Carol Drucker

Leonard and Marlene Dubin

Edward and Wendy Eaton

John Edling

Omar Estevez

Javier Estevez

Chris and Lynn Fallon

Stuart and Sandra Fine

Michael Fitzgerald

Ellen Foley

Todd Franzen

Jamie and Gerard Froggatt

John and Cornelia Fruncillo

Rogel and Sonia Garcia

Katie Geary

Joyce and Mortimer Gilbert

Vicki Goettel

Harvey Goldglantz

Robert and Patti Goodman

Elvin and Sue Green

Yuriy and Mina Gregorev

Deanna and Carl Gunlefinger

The Gurmankin Family

Dan and Ryann Hall

Michael Harmon

Carol Herbst

Steve and Judy Herman

Geoff Hillary

Joseph and Megan Holden

Megan Hower

Robert and Beverly Hoyer

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Center

Michael Jacobi

Ed Jacobs

Gary and Coleen Jividen

Dwendy Johnson & Family

Matthew and Rachel Johnson

Richard Johnson

David and Constance Jones

Keith Jones

Carolyn Jordan

Kampi Components Co., Inc.

Dr. and Mrs. Laurence Karper

Sandy Kelly

Kathryn Kiesel

Keith Klasic

John Kless

Susan and Howard Klein

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kovach

Frank P. Kowalski

Amy and Farn Kung

Robert and Susan Kunzelman

Soju Kurup

Robin Kushner

Franklin Lambert

Tesha Lanier

David G. Le and Kim Nhung T. Dang

Joan and Roger Lee

Pam and Giff Lehman

Michael Leppo

Jay Lieberman

Lisa Litchkowski

Albert Longstreth

Jack Lynch

Mary MacDonald

Candace Mackersie

Macquarie Group Foundation

Lisa Maguire

Patricia and Arthur Mahlon

Debra Malinics

Marion Luckers Kidney Foundation

Ulla Martz

Vivian Matsinger

Mary McAllister

Daniel and JoAnn McCann

Linda McConnell

John McCumber

Leslie McFall

Connie and Jack McGinty

Ken and Kara McNulty

Michael McVey

Mindy Meyers

Timothy and Laurie Miller

Edward Mitchell

Dr. Jonathan Morris

Douglas Moyer

Mary and Richard Muller

Joseph Murray

Edward Nelson

Pamela Nessen

Dan and Lou Ann Norton

Charles Noto

Scott Z. Noye and Family

Becky Nuttall

Denise Ogden, Dotsy Traub and Lynda Jennings.

Lynda O’Neill

Marie and Donald Orlovsky

Jeffrey Orlowski

Maryellen and Walt Paget

Peter and Nancy Parsons

Cindi and Vincent Pasceri

Patricia and Terence Pavlick

Ruth Peachey

Lori Perch

Robert Pfender

Susan Pincus

The Pla Family

Frank and Joyce Podietz

Karen F. Poe and Fred H. Hait

M. Esther Popjoy

Eugene Presto

Lauren Price

Brian Price

William and Donna Pyper

James and Margaret Quill

Harry Radle and Mary Miller

Dr. Elizabeth Rand

Mansur Rasul

Valerie Reczek

Carol Rodden

John Rodriguez

Theresa Rooney

Steven Rudich

Stephen and Mary Ruszkowski

Brian and Angie Schleider

Thomas and Kathleen Schocklin

Herbert and Rose Schweitzer

Robert Scott

David Shenberger

Richard and Leslie Sherman

Eric and Donna Silverstein

Laura Siminoff

Lee Smitham

Stephen Smolinski

William Soloway

Randy and Jennifer Soriano

Robert and Ida Sosna

Southeast Ambassadors

Sharon and Kenneth Spinrad

St. Alphonsus Church

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

Thomas and Deborah Stalsitz

Susan and Edward Stevens

Brody Stevens

Dennis and Julie Stewart

Diane and Frank Stewart

Diane Stewart

Kimberly Stowman

Sunbury Motor Co.

William Sweeney

Darlene Sweitzer

Donna and Brian Swilley

G. Stephen Snyder

Charlene Tan

The Burke Family

The United States Junior Chamber

Peter Thomas

Linda and James Thompson

William and Theresa Thorp

Wendy and James Tomasello

Stephen and Kate Tornone

Tree & Land Masters LLC

Malika Turner

Mr. Michael Vagner and Dr. Evelyn Balogun

Verizon Foundation

Belarmino and Anna Viegas

Janice Waitkus

Stanley and Claudia Waldruff

Maria Louise and John Weibel

Karen and Mark Weidner

Sam Weinstock

Wesley Enchanced Living

Kevin and Mary Wiedel

Charles Wiedmann

Krystine and Marion Wiktorowicz

Chuck, Debbie & Kyle Witty

Robyn, Mark and Matt Wolf

Michael Wolfgang

Theresa Zangare

Aimee Zaremba and Michael Lyons



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Ashley decided to donate a portion of her liver to a member of her church.

#VolunteerSpotlight: MTF Biologics

MTF Biologics has been spending a lot of time in our kitchen cooking meals for transplant families.

Hand Prints of Hope

NASRCAR's Joey Gase visited the Family House to help raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.

My First Home was Gift of Life Family House

When he was finally able to leave the hospital's care, the Family House became Asher's first home.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Pledges to Support Family House

Jefferson Hospital made a $250,000 pledge to support transplant families at the Family House.

We've Got You, Mom

Nicole became her mother Donna's caregiver and together, they navigated the transplant journey.

Corporate Spotlight: Laundry Made Easy

Our friends from Hercules Laundry generously donated five new washer and dryer sets!

Getting by With a Little Help From our Friends

As part of our Caregiver Lifeline Program, we bring in therapy dogs to spend time with our guests!

The Flight For My Life

Karen's life-saving transplant relocated her and her family over 350 miles from home.

#FacebookFUNdraiser: Anthony Vetrano

Learn why Anthony decided to host a Facebook fundraiser for the Family House!

From Hospital to Home

"My stay at the Family House gets better each time," says Lauren, a past Family House guest.

Grown Up and Giving Back

Read about Mya, a liver recipient and employee, and her experience here at the Family House.

Families Joined by Love and Life in Family House Kitchen

The Hess and Palmer families come together to celebrate the life of Mason Hess.

Family Close By

“Having my wife nearby was especially helpful to my recovery,” Tim says.

#SupporterSpotlight: Facebook Fundraisers

Did you know you can hold an online fundraiser to support the Family House on Facebook?

Gift of Life Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

Gift of Life Family House honors volunteers at the Gift of Life Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.

Peter Mansaray, father of a heart recipient and past Family House guest.

A Father & Son Journey

" the time we left [the Family House], I left with a whole family.”

Legacy Society members Elizabeth and David Kennedy.

Leaving a Legacy

David and Elizabeth are leaving a legacy with planned gifts to the Family House.

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