March 05, 2018


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

Learn more about community foundations.

See news coverage of the launch event and the new foundation name.


Photo Highlights

Photos were taken by Robert O. Williams/The Williams Group for TFDC. Check back soon to see additional pictures.

Founding Donors

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

Jeffrey and Kim Abbott
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
America’s Charities
American Lung Association of PA
Carole Andracchio
Aqua Pennsylvania
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Arrigo
Arrow Construction
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
Bestcore Arts & Technology Innovations
Frank and Liz Bilotta
Dr. L. Joy Gates Black
David Bloom
Boeing Company Employees Community Fund
Corliss and Clayton Boggs
Brandywine Health Foundation
Bonnie Breit
Brighthouse Financial
Brinker Simpson and Company
Gregory Brown and Linton Stables
Phil Brown
Gretchen and Scott Bruce
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bruce
Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney
Jeffry Cadorette
Lisa Roberts Cadorette
Tom Cain
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
Charles Cross Architecture
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 Network
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
Serena Conway
Countryside Consulting
Cozen O’Connor
Barbara Craig and Matthew Kremer
Joanne Craig
Crozer-Keystone Health System
Dale L. Reese Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas DeBenedictis
Delaware County Community College
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
Drexel Agency
Dr. Daniel DuPont and Mrs. Carol DuPont
Kerry Dyer
Gloria and Steven Ellers
John Ellis
Dr. William and Ursula Erb
Kathleen Errante
ESSA Bank & Trust Foundation
Evco Industries
Facility Services Group
Doreen Fairy
Scott Feigelstein
Dr. Joel Fein and Dr. Victoria Levin
Robert Fenza
Roberta Ficarra
Kelly Filchner
Dr. Sunny Fink
Bruce Fischer
Dr. Adam Fisher
Fizzano Family of Associates, Realtors
Gregory Foster
Richard Franchella
Christina Franchi
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union
Lisa R. Gaffney
Rocco Gaspari
Patrick and Jean Gavin
Grant Gegwich
Giant Food Stores
Girls’ Night Out
Dennis Gleason
Joanne and Neal Goldsborough
Roger Goldsmith
Vincent Gordon
Marianne and Ron Grace
Laurie Grant
Dr. Lawrence Green
Robyn Green
Lillian Griffin
Ellen and Robert Grill
Kim and Ron Grochowksi
Trindy S. Grundy
Heidi Hamilton
Ellen and Ed Hanway
George Hassel
Hatzel & Buehler
Haverford Trust Company
Darcy Hayes, MD and David Sacker
Health Mats
Health Partners Plans
Ann Marie Healy
Herman Goldner Company
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
Ethel Hyden
Imperatrice, Amarant and Bell
Independence Blue Cross
Michael Irwin
Richard Jacob
Dottie and Ernie Jacobson
Tyrone Jamison
Johnson and Johnson
Anne Jones

Kathleen Joskowicz

Bob Judge
Rabbi Louis Kaplan
Dr. Richard and Bonnie Kaplan
Lauren and Steven Katz
Kauffman and Drebing
Keystone First
Judith and Richard Knight
Jeffrey Kowalczyk
Joanne and Joel Krackow, MD
Dr. Joyann Kroser
Ladies Auxiliary of the Firemen of the State of NJ
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
Michael and Sofia Magnavita
Melissa Maier
Dr. William and Pamela Mannella
Lori Markusfeld and Jeffrey Cole
Joseph V. Matassino, Jr.
Michael N. Mattise
Stella and Stephen Matyszczak
McAndrews Law Offices
The McFall Family
Eileen McGuigan
Brenda McPherson
Medical Staff of Crozer-Chester Medical Center Hospitals
Dr. Lawrence Mellon
Joseph Mensick
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Eileen Miley
Gerald Miller and Lois Frischling
John Miller
Robert Monachello
Gerald C. Montella, Esquire
David F. Moran
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
Norr Design
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
Philadelphia Foundation
Philadelphia Hand Center
Philadelphia Union
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
Post & Post
Precision Radiation Oncology
Professional Duplicating
Providence Ear, Nose and Throat Associates
Anne Pugliese
Rev. Harvey Quarles
Radiosurgical Research Institute
Radnor Financial Advisors
Linda Ramsey, Esquire
Mark Rebold
Recognition Advantage
Reliable Computer Solutions and More
Joan K. Richards
Ridley Professional Building
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
S.B. Conrad
Schukraft Family
Mary Ellen and Robert Scott
Melissa Sellers
Frances Sheehan and Ricardo Gelman, MD
Joanie and Tom Shoemaker
Janet Sileo
Julie Silverstein and Carlos Sacanell
Slenn Family Fund
Amy Snyder
Southeast Medical Imaging
Southeast Radiology
Springfield Country Club
Springfield Ford
Stanley Stanilka
State Farm Companies Foundation
State Farm – Ed Hanway
Jude Stephenson
Glenn Stern
Frances Stier
Stillwater Capital Advisors
Blane F. Stoddart
Stoneridge Investment Partners
Alex Styer
Suburban Fence Company
Robert Sulentic
Kathleen and Stephen Sullivan
Surgical Care Associates
Surrey Services for Seniors
Susan G. Komen Philadelphia
Ann Swan
Talen Energy
TD Bank, N.A./TD Charitable Foundation
The Community’s 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
Vanguard Matching Gift Program
Amy Vegari
Frances Vilella-Velez
Raymond J. Vivacqua, MD
Robert Vonsick
Randall Wade
Louise and Edward Wagner
Jan Waldauer
Dr. Peter Warrington
Joan and Anthony Watson
Sheelah Weekes
Weil Family Foundation
Arthur Weisfeld and Virgina 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
The Williams Group
Withum Smith & Brown
Kenneth Wochele
Anna Mae Wren
Eileen Young
Kate and Brian Zidek
Anonymous (3)

* List complete as of 5/11/2018.  We apologize for any inaccuracies and welcome your corrections to our Founding Donors’ Listing.