Foundation Announces New Name

Over 250 members of the Delaware County community attended the foundation’s March 1 launch. Bob Bruce, chairman of the Board of Directors, and Frances Sheehan, president, introduced the new foundation to the community. One highlight of the evening was the unveiling of a new name for the foundation — The Foundation for Delaware County.

In addition, Bruce and Sheehan made several key announcements of interest to donors, nonprofits and the community at large.

“We are already the largest foundation serving Delaware County,” Sheehan said. “We’ll continue to run great public health programs. And we’ll build on those efforts with grants that emphasize the health and well-being of children and expand the capacity of Delaware County nonprofits to meet the changing needs of our diverse residents.

“We also are establishing ourselves as a community foundation to serve the entire county, bringing together donors, creating public/private partnerships, running programs and making grants.”

Additional event highlights included:

The Launch event was made possible by the generous support of presenting sponsor Gallagher Insurance | Risk Management | Consulting, a nationally ranked employee-benefit company providing insurance, risk management and consulting services.  Please visit their website at

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Founding Donors

Many thanks to our founding donors for their generous support and commitment to our community (list in formation).

Abt Associates
Dr. Michael Adesman and Dr. Susan Weil
Advanced Vision
Beth and Scott Albright and Family
Alliance Cancer Specialists
Alliance HealthCare Services
AllState Giving Campaign
Carolina Alshon
American Lung Association of PA
America’s Charities
Carole Andracchio
Anonymous (2)
Aqua Pennsylvania
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Arrigo
Drs. Beverly and David Arsht
Associates in Anesthesia
Associates in Hematology-Oncology
Associates in Urology
W. Gordon and Rita Atherholt
Daniel and Michelle Atkins
Art and Margie Baker
William Baldwin
Balongue Design
Barbacane, Thornton and Company
William Barnard
Dr. Marina Barnett
Lisa Barratt
Battle on the Boulevard
Edward and Cathy Baum
Be Proud Foundation
Lewis and Peggy Beatty
Thomas and Elizabeth Belmont
Lisa Berger Baskin
Frank and Liz Bilotta
Dr. L. Joy Gates Black
Boeing Company Employees Community Fund
Corliss and Clayton Boggs
Brighthouse Financial
Brinker Simpson and Co.
Phil Brown
Gregory Brown and Linton Stables
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bruce
Gretchen and Scott Bruce
Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney
Jeffry Cadorette
Cheryl Campbell
Dr. Dina Capalongo and Dr. Paul Wilson
Capital Solutions
Catherine Judge Cardillo
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia
Stephen Carroll, Esquire
Louise Casciano
Thomas Cassidy
Cathie Collins School of Dance
Chadds Ford Dental Associates
Sandra Dunn Cherry Estate
Chest Foundation
Chester Community Charter Schools
Chester Housing Authority
Chester Water Authority
Child Guidance Resource Centers
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
CHOP Care Delaware County
Dale Christopher
Rita and William Clark
Clinical Renal Associates
Charles Cloud
Marie and George Coan
Gerry and Ruth Cohen
Sharon Coleman
Connelly Foundation
Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology
Countryside Consulting
Barbara Craig and Matthew Kremer
Crozer-Keystone Health System
Dale L. Reese Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas DeBenedictis
Delaware County Community Foundation
Delaware County Intermediate Unit
Delaware County Medical Society
Delaware County Tobacco Free Coalition
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Delco Radiologic Associates
Susan DelCollo
Susan and Rob DeLong
Cordelia and Don Delson
Delta Dental
Drs. Cynthia and Bruce Dembofsky
Maria DiCicco
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. DiLiberto
Paul DiLorenzo
Carmela Dindor
Dr. Anne Donnelly
Eleanore Dower
Dorothy and James Dragoni
Dr. Daniel DuPont and Mrs. Carol DuPont
Gloria and Steven Ellers
John Ellis
Dr. William and Ursula Erb
Evco Industries
Doreen Fairy
Scott Feigelstein
Dr. Joel Fein and Dr. Victoria Levin
Roberta Ficarra
Kelly Filchner
Dr. Sunny Fink
Bruce Fischer
Dr. Adam Fisher
Gregory Foster
Richard Franchella
Christina Franchi
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union
Lisa R. Gaffney
Patrick and Jean Gavin
Giant Food Stores
Girls’ Night Out
Joanne and Neal Goldsborough
Roger Goldsmith
Vincent Gordon
Laurie Grant
Dr. Lawrence Green
Robyn Green
Ellen and Robert Grill
Kim and Ron Grochowksi
Trindy S. Grundy
Heidi Hamilton
Ellen and Ed Hanway
George Hassel
Haverford Trust Company
Darcy Hayes, MD and David Sacker
Health Mats
Health Partners Plans
Ann Marie Healy John Hiehle, MD Pauline Hill
Drs. Rima and Andrew Himelstein
Teresa and David Hoffman
John Hollen
Kevin and Burse Holleran
Theresa Humes
Dr. and Mrs. James Husted
Imperatrice, Amarant and Bell
Independence Blue Cross
Michael Irwin
Richard Jacob
Dottie and Ernie Jacobson
Johnson and Johnson
Anne Jones
Bob Judge

Rabbi Louis Kaplan
Dr. Richard and Bonnie Kaplan
Lauren and Steven Katz
Kauffman and Drebing
Keystone First
Judith and Richard Knight
Dr. Joel Krackow
Dr. Joyann Kroser
Ladies Auxiliary of the Firemen of the State of New Jersey
Catherine and William Lamon
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Laver
Garry Lazaro
Kathleen Lehman
Dan Leivens
LEM Capital
Edith Letcher
Arthur and Barbara Levy
Mary Lou and Theodore Lewandowski
George Maalouf
Thomas Maccario
Dr. Jose Maceda
Melissa Maier
Gerald Miller and Lois Frischling
Dr. William and Pamela Mannella
Lori Markusfeld and Jeffrey Cole
Joseph V. Matassino, Jr.
Michael N. Mattise
Stella and Stephen Matyszczak
McAndrews Law Offices
Eileen McGuigan
Brenda McPherson
Medical Staff of Crozer-Chester Medical Center Hospitals
Dr. Lawrence Mellon
Joseph Mensick
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Eileen Miley
John Miller
Gerald C. Montella, Esquire
Colleen and Anthony Morrone
Theresa Murdock
Theresa and Paul Murtagh
Nathan Speare Foundation
National Board of Medical Examiners
Neumann University NJM Insurance Group
Dr. Robert and Leslie Noll
Pete and Ellen Oetinger
Conlin Olive
Michael Page
Dr. Jerome and Susan Parker
Mehraban Parsia
Eileen and Domenic Pascale
Patriot Financial Partners
PCI Communications
Charlotte Petrone
PFM Asset Management
Philadelphia CyberKnife
The Philadelphia Hand Center
Maryann Phillip
Piazza Honda
Helen Davis Picher
Edward Pierce
The Honorable Dominic Pileggi
David Pines
Pinnacle Healthcare Recovery Partners
Pinocchio’s Pizza
Amy and David Pollack
Precision Radiation Oncology
Professional Duplicating
Providence Ear, Nose and Throat Associates
Anne Pugliese
Rev. Harvey Quarles
Radiosurgical Research Institute
Linda Ramsey, Esquire
Mark Rebold
Recognition Advantage
Reliable Computer Solutions and More
Joan K. Richards
Riggs, Counselman, Michaels and Downes
Francis Rigney
Rip Brookes General Services
Patricia L. Rizzo, Esquire
Dr. Ingram Roberts
Jordan Rodriguez
Jane Roomberg
Rothschild Asset Management
Raymond Rowand
Donald Ruddy
Michael Ryan
Dr. Cynthia Sacharok and Mr. Jeffrey Costa
Miroslava Saltis
Rebekah Sassi
SB Conrad
Mary Ellen and Robert Scott
Melissa Sellers
Frances Sheehan and Ricardo Gelman, MD
Joanie and Tom Shoemaker
Janet Sileo
Julie Silverstein and Carlos Sacanell
Amy Snyder
Southeast Medical Imaging
Southeast Radiology
Springfield Country Club
Springfield Ford
Stanley Stanilka
State Farm Companies Foundation
State Farm Insurance Company
Jude Stephenson
Glenn Stern
Frances Stier
Stillwater Capital Advisors
Blane F. Stoddart
Stone Ridge Investments
Alex Styer
Robert Sulentc
Kathleen and Stephen Sullivan
Surgical Care Associates
Surrey Services for Seniors
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia Affiliate
Ann Swan
Taylor Community Foundation
TD Bank, N.A./TD Charitable Foundation
Constance and Andrew Tighe
David Torrillo
Torrillo and Associates
UGI Energy Services
Ultimate Wellness
Unite for Her
United Way of Delaware
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
UPMC Health Plan
Upper Darby Cheerleading
Amy Vegari
Frances Vilella-Velez
Robert Vonsick
Louise and Edward Wagner
Dr. Peter Warrington
Joan and Anthony Watson
Weil Family Foundation
Arthur Weisfeld and Virginia Brabender
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Suzanne P. and Robert E. Welsh, Jr.
Gail M. Whitaker, Esquire
John S. Whitelaw and Mary E. Pipan
David Wierzbicki
Stephanie Wierzbicki
Dr. Harold Wilkinson
William Goldman Foundation
Kenneth Wochele
Anna Mae Wren
Kate and Brian Zidek