Central Virginia Chapter Annual Report 2010
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Dear friends and supporters, With 54 years of serving people living with MS, our Chapterâ€™s services are needed more now than ever before. Despite the rising costs of health care, the increased cost of living, and the devastating unemployment rate, the Central Virginia Chapter is committed to holding strong in a down economy to ensure that we are one positive thing people Gregory R. Bishop Chairman, Board of Trustees can always rely on while battling MS. Our successful fundraising efforts would not have been possible without our dedicated staff, volunteers, and strong community partners who have generously shared their resources, time and effort to ensure we met or exceeded our fundraising goals. Some new community partnerships were born this year, including our first annual Leadership Class in Fredericksburg, which recruited community business leaders to join the fight against MS. Members of our chapter participated in the 30 mile MS Challenge Walk in Williamsburg to raise funds and awareness, while the Annual Campaign recognized a new level of giving called the Golden Circle. These donors and other interested stakeholders had the opportunity to tour the MS lab located at Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center. Here Dr. Babette Fuss is using a $496,000 National MS Society grant for her promising research of myelin repair, making her an excellent example of how the National MS Society research dollars are at work locally to find a cure. In this 2010 Annual Report of our Chapter, you will read about our accomplishments and those we served throughout Central Virginia. Our commitment is demonstrated through our direct service to clients, the increased fundraising of Walk and Bike participants, as well as our continued advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and in the Virginia General Assembly. Thank you for joining us on this journey to a world free of MS! Greg and Sherri
Sherri D. Ellis, Chapter President
Chapter Highlights 2010 Chapter Services Strive to Assist Those in Need The chapter provided over $18,000 in financial assistance for those with short-term critical needs, such as help paying for rent, utilities, durable medical equipment, and home modifications. Furthermore, the chapter awarded $7,500 in scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who either have MS themselves or have a parent/guardian living with MS. Chapter Programs Continue to Thrive With multiple educational programs hosted by HealthSouth, a Family Day at the Diamond with 70 attendees, as well as a Couple’s Relationship workshop for 13 couples, chapter programs are continuing to grow and are having a greater impact in Central Virginia. The chapter’s eleven self-help groups continue to provide invaluable emotional support to those living with MS and their participation continues to increase. Successful Year for Walk MS & Bike MS A total of 2,173 participants raised $285,880 at Walk MS events in Fredericksburg, Richmond and Tappahannock. 523 cyclists not only rode 150 miles, but raised $375,490 in our 25th Anniversary Bike MS: Ride Virginia. To top it off, we kicked off our 2011 fiscal year with a new walk in Petersburg, which brought out 200 participants and raised $14,235. We’re off to a great start! MS Activists Move Things Forward At the federal level, volunteers visited the district offices of Congressmen Eric Cantor (R-07) and Randy Forbes (R-04) to discuss MS research funding, a national MS registry and increased funding for lifespan respite care. At the state level, we influenced the passage of several laws, including House Joint Resolution 341 - declaring the second week of March, MS Awareness Week in the Commonwealth. At the local level, we joined the Partnership for Housing Affordability to work on increasing affordable and accessible housing in metro Richmond. Fredericksburg Takes the Lead Our chapter was excited to introduce the Fredericksburg Region MS Leadership Class of 2010. The inaugural class was a unique campaign that recognized local executives and entrepreneurs, and raised money for local research, programs and services. The class included 8 members and proved to be an inspiring initiative, raising $18,406 their first year.
Golden Circle Recognizes Top Donors The chapter kicked off The Golden Circle in 2010, which recognizes individual giving at the $1,000 level and above. Golden Circle members lead by example, making a powerful statement and demonstrating their commitment to the care, cause and cure of MS. Members participated in everything from tours of the MS research labs at VCU Medical Center to hosting an MS Family Day rooting for the Richmond Flying Squirrels to a wine tasting event.
Central Virginia Chapter MS Supporters $25,000 to $50,000 Bon Secours Health System Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Center Lumber Liquidators, Inc. Owens & Minor The Dasco Companies, LLC Universal Leaf Tobacco Co.,Inc. $10,000 to $24,999 The Page Auto Group Community Health Charities of Virginia Dominion Douglas N. Yocom Precision Medical Products Altria Group McGuireWoods, LLP Rite Aid Foundation Taylor & Parrish, Inc. Wellspring Partners $5,000 to $9,999 Wachovia Bank Wachovia Foundation Ronald P. Powell, Jr. Alex H. Slaughter Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group Perma Treat, Inc. Wanda G. Fauth McKesson Foundation, Inc. Frank N. Cowan CowanGates, PC Mr. & Mrs. William H. Goodwin, Jr. Action Tech Car Pool, Inc. First Market Bank The Ukrop Foundation HealthSouth Advanced Orthopedic Centers Ethicon, Inc. Genworth Financial, Inc. M.H. West & Co., Inc. ODELL Associates, Inc. Weathertop Foundation $2,500 to $4,999 EMD Serono, Inc. The Newmarket Foundation UPS Foundation, Inc. KPMG, LLP Kim Holland The Community Foundation John & Diana O’Connor Family Fund Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sledd Ernst & Young Free Agents Marketing Health Care Marketing Systems JDA eHealth Systems, Inc. Page 3
Thalhimer Verizon United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg Erik Bodin Reed Schweickert Bob W. Bailie Frank B. Bradley, III Julia P. Lee John O’Connor Landmark Company West Virginia University Medical Corporation $1,000 to $2,499 Washington & Lee University Phi Delta Theta Markel Corporation Anthony F. Markel Deborah J. Johnston Foundation West Home Health Care, Inc. Tamika Murrell Mark Householder Glenn Nunziata Bank of America Michael C. Fidgeon Nathan K. VerLander Kyle S. Yocom Miles of Scarves Pfizer Pam Lowery Constantina I. Mourtos Andrea H. Childress Jeffrey S. Nichols J.K. Timmons Commonwealth Surgical Solutions Richmond FSC Virginia Credit Union Suzanne L. Gardner Wachovia Sharon D. Hayes, CJW Medical Center Blake Manners Janet J. Garzia Gregory R. Bishop Nu Reyna Rick J. Shoepke Robin B. Metcalf Gretchen H. Brown Michael Mulvihill James E. Sok John P. Jones David e. Jones Dr. Scott Berman Brian Gearing Senior Care Services Matthew Austin Anne W. Baird
Jennifer L. Bittmann Michele Char Robert Corbett Mark Crotty John C. Cullather Cheryl A. Formosa Dr. John Griffiths Cynthia S. Herrell Mark B. Hubbard Ashley Johnson Kathryn Kimball Robin D. Kinser Tim S. McCormick Kathleen A. McGrath Caryn L. Moore Jeanne E. O’Grady Shirley C. Olsson Ray M. Paul Kimberly A. Payne Ira Rosenfeld Matthew Sharpe Melissa Silver Elizabeth O. Smith Joan Wilton Harvey D. Wright, Jr. Anne Carter & Walter R. Robins, Jr. Foundation Cardone Foundation CCRD Partners Franklin Federal Savings Goodman, Allen & Filetti, PLLC Hirschler Fleischer Knights of Columbus MB Auto, LC MDR Associates PartnerMD Patrick Pontiac, Buick, GMC Pinnacle Ventures, LLC Progeny Systems Corp. Ride-Away Rudy L. Hawkins Contractors Timmons Group $500 to $999 Andre T. Fraser Darma L. Bennett VA Farm Bureau Truist Altruism Connected Christine M. DePue Julie Wheeler Annette N. MacDougall Suzi Lafever John Condon Jeremy B. Robinson Edward Houck Dr. John M. O’Bannon, III David Saunders Cleveland Cement Contractors John R. Johnson
Wayne O. Lowry Gloria Voskuil Rotary Club of Innsbrook Jack F. Speed, Jr. Columbus M. Shackleford Sr. Janet Price Red River Foods, Inc. GE Foundation Amy K. Claytor Jonathan B. Miller Catherine A. Wyatt Sandra P. Pierson Andrea Scroggins John W. Polk, Jr. Jeff Wessel Kristen M. Covey Anita A. Bradley Roger Vaughn DPW Training & Associates Patty A. Smith Kappa Alpha Theta Jeffrey Carpenter Neda S. McGuire Lorene Davidson Craig Hellmann Dawn A. Westbrook-Boyd Sean Willoughby-Ray Edward H. Buchanan Ann M. Nichols-Casebolt, PhD Dr. Carmen Sato-Bigbee Frank J. Barcalow, Jr. Jack R. Broome, Jr. Don Cuming Douglas A. Wayne Mike L. Williams Douglas Villani Dorothy Klotz Dr. Mary Falterman Rose Marie Schoepke Lynne F. Andrako Jeffery Ruskan Carmax Foundation June Altizer Padraic Baxter Roy T. Bivens Pamela M. Bolt Keith Browning Don Busick John S. Calder Patrick W. Campbell Sharon I. Daniel Keith R. Dull Pearl Dwyer Marjorie S. Elliott Sherri D. Ellis Lois S. Gellis Dorothy Gilliar Craig Gitlitz
Central Virginia Chapter MS Supporters Stephen M. Goss Calvin Hargrave Janet Hemming Greg Knussmann Christopher G. Kraras Cathy Magallanez Kay C. Mast C. Michael & Kim Morris Constantine G. Mourtos Thomas Nides Charles E. Olsson June C. Partin Dr. Adam Raben Frieda Raben Miles Reidy Abigail Rose Rose M. Shaia Sandra L. Sieben Theresa Thexton Gail H. VanDerVeer Greg Weisiger Diane Willis B.B. Wilson Shirley Wrenn Absolute Carpet Care, Inc. Anagram International, Inc. BB&T Betallic, Inc. Bowen, Champlin, Foreman & Rockecharlie Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Colonial Webb Contractors F.W. Billingsley & Company Grainger Hand Craft Linen Healey Railroad Corporation Hydro-Tap Service, Inc. McCandlish Holton MetLife Mooreland Development, Inc. NOVEC Quarles Petroleum, Inc. Rotary Club of South Richmond Salem Baptist Church Top Fundraisers In Order of $$ Raised Walk MS VIP - 500 Club Doug Yocom Anne Leedy Nancy Pennington Constantina Mourtos Elissa Mast Lisa Hollier Tyler Greenan Lee Nelson
Cherie Bennett Malinda Foster John Hutt Chas Sforza Randi Gellis Janice Kean Anita Bradley Traci Poole Alexa Perkinson Robyn Cochran Kyle Yocom Martha Singdahlsen Kristy Peyton Karen Bailey Pamela Hazelgrove Brennan Hutt Lauri Polizzi Carolynne Reynolds Bridget Hengle Ashley Lewis Diana Nymberg Amy Pike Charissa Sforza William Arnst Libby Osborne Kimberly Von Harders Kevin Brown Suzi Lafever Larry Pierson Lori Jackson Wendy Knight Brooke click Lyndsey Lewis Angela Goode Sarah Harris Dana Houck Dawnthea Price Steve Konopka Kyla Elliott Rachel Jones Valerie Walters Amy Claytor Angela Johns Catherine Young Alex Hendrickson Maureen McElroy Michelle Antonuccio Melissa Morris Cynthia Del Buono Tara Taflambas Chipps Barbara Nehls Cheryl Rosser Sandy Hricik Meagan Monfort Joyce Pratt Cara Olivo Robin Chavis Collins Denny
Heather Shifflett Allison Targett Suzanne Gardner Angela Parrish Deana Sutton Carole Wennik Tennie Gratz Thomas Murphy Detra Hagerman Gretchen Brown Candace Allshouse Micheel Garrido Heather Hutt Victoria Bonk-Myers Marilyn Brown Eric Kraus Lori Terrell Richard Osborne Bike MS Thousandaires Ronald Powell Mark Householder Darma Bennett Eric Lee Frank Bradley Travis Parrish Jesse Raben Donald Zacherl Robert Lindsey Mike Hull Paul Gallock Michael Massey P.J. Wallin Marty Polk Michael Melnyk Jonathan Miller Bridget Boswell Jeff Wessel Erik Bodin John Polk Eric Williamson Jay Smack Glenn Nunziata Jon Coleman Andre Fraser Jonathan Lessin Scott Berman Phillip Licking Kent Dodd Steve Perry Giles Ring Rick Schoepke Carolyn McKann Bob Krezel Brian Krezel Michael Beaty T.C. Jones, IV
John Schmitt Amy Herr Christine Bitzer John Johnson Eric Schweikert Peter Adler Jack Speed Timothy Appel Don Cuming Charles Wright Thomas Saunders Clay Calvert Bruce Lowery Michele Garnett David Weaver Cliff Frank Wade Morasco Ann Powell Guy Perez Michael Duszak Chris Woodbury Jeff Besnier Marshall Brown Pim Jager Edwin Foresman James Lowe Christine DePue David Helms Nu Reyna Patrick Weithers Ethan Johnson Ron Lefever Michael Flynn Stanley Goldman Douglas Thorpe Braden Chapman Shannon Cummings Heidi Gregory Annette MacDougall Donald Salle Cameron Peek Nathan VerLander Owen Lindauer Pete Stamps Ed Kelly Phil Rice Wyn Bedall Gregory Bishop John Condon Jamie Eubank John Jones John Loper Vishnu Narayanasamy Joe Primerano Jeffrey Smack
Fundraising Events Top Teams Capital Ale House $49,190 Team HCA $18,982 Hometown Team $16,555 Team Williams Mullen $14,260
Top Individuals Ron Powell $12,425 Mark Householder $10,550 Darma Bennett $ 7,491 Eric Lee $ 5,579
Altria Team Yocom
Doug Yocom Anne Leedy
Walk MS: Fredericksburg Bees for Buzz 34 teams/437 walkers The Guardians Total Raised $46,018
$ 9,588 $ 5,241
Constantina Mourtos $ 3,836 Cherie Bennett $ 2,845
Walk MS: Tappahannock Edi’s Idiots 10 teams/115 walkers Because We Care Total Raised $26,240
$11,240 John Hutt $ 3,252 Traci Poole
$ 3,295 $ 1,855
MS Challenge Walk Team 4Strong 19 walkers from Central VA Shelly’s “Sole”diers Total Raised $29,127
$ 9,443 Judy Griffin $ 4,940 Heather Perez
$ 2,030 $ 1,824
Bike MS 48 teams/523 riders Total Raised $375,278
Walk MS: Richmond 104 teams/1601 walkers Total Raised $213,622
Two to three times as many women as men have MS.
MS is not contagious and is not directly inherited.
Most people with MS have a normal or near-normal life expectancy.
Dinner of Champions Total Raised $263,000
Leadership Class Total Raised $18,406
$ 6,860 $ 5,000
Women on the Move Luncheon Total Raised $26,116
Event Sponsors A VERY Special Thank You Goes to our FY 2009-2010 Event Sponsors Bike MS and Walk MS Lumber Liquidators $30,000 Sheltering Arms $15,000 The Page Auto Group $10,000 Atlantic Bay Mortgage $ 6,000 EMD Serono $ 4,500 UPS $ 3,500 Verizon $ 3,000 Teva Neuroscience $ 2,500 Care Advantage $ 2,000 Miles of Scarves $ 1,700 McGuireWoods, LLP $ 1,500 Goodman, Allen & Filetti $ 1,000 Auto Discounters $ 1,000 Pure Protein $ 1,000
Dinner of Champions Bon Secours Health Systems, Inc. Bon Secours Richmond The DASCO Companies, LLC Owens & Minor Universal Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc. Dominion McGuireWoods, LLP Sheltering Arms Taylor & Parrish Construction Wellspring Partners
$25,000 $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Women on the Move Luncheon Sheltering Arms $ 5,000 Table Sponsors - $1,500 McGuireWoods, LLP The Landmark Company Ernst & Young HCA of Virginia CowanGates, PC Williams Mullen Wachovia Teva Neuroscience West Home EMD Serono Bon Secours Health Systems, Inc.
Chapter Leadership Board of Trustees Officers: Chapter Chair Chair Elect Finance Chair Chair Emeritus Treasurer Secretary
Gregory R. Bishop Frank N. Cowan Glenn Nunziata Mark B. Hubbard James E. Sok Suzanne L. Gardner
Members at Large: Matthew Austin Jennifer Bittmann David Carminucci Sharon D. Hayes
Mark Householder Tracey Jeter Ashley T. Johnson John O’Bannon, MD
Committee Chairs: Brd Governance Chair Programs Chair Clinical Advisory Chair Golden Circle Chair
John O’Connor Unsong Oh, MD Ronald Powell, Jr. David Saunders
Alexander H. Slaughter Jeffrey Ruskan, PT, MBA Susan Bodin Frank N. Cowan
Alan Schulman, MD Kyle Yocom Gerald T. Zerkin
Total $1,044,980 As of September 30, 2010 - Unaudited
Central Virginia Chapter - Events 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Leadership Class 2011 - Kick-off Legislative Action Day - State Capital Leadership Class 2011 - Celebration Public Policy Conference/Washington DC MS Awareness WEEK Walk MS - Richmond Walk MS - Fredericksburg World MS Day Bike MS - Ride Virginia Mud Run - East Region/Philadelphia VA State MS Challenge Walk Walk MS - Tappahannock Women on the Move Walk MS - Petersburg Dinner of Champions Mission of the National MS Society We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
January 5 January 23-24 March 3 March 7 - 9 March 14 - 20 March 26 April 9 May 25 June 4 - 5 June 11-12 September 10-11 September 17 September 22 October 1 October TBA Approximately 400,00 Americans acknowledge having MS, and
Staff - Central Virginia Chapter Chapter President VP of Operations Director of Development Director of Programs & Services Walk Coordinator Relationship Manager Database Coordinator & Systems Administrator Executive Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator Manager of Finances Finance Assistant Statewide Advocacy Manager
every week about
Sherri Ellis Robert McKoy Judy Griffin Kathryn Zapach Tiffany Epley April Bass Matthew Gregory Linda Pretlow Diana Oakley Melanie Hofe Ashley Chapman
200 people are diagnosed. Worldwide MS may affect 2.5 million