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“Children & Families First helped us to adopt one of our children. They listened to our story, heard our hearts and we are so grateful and blessed.� -Missy, Foster Care and Adoption parent Cover photo submitted by family

Opposite page: Photos by Elisa Komins Morris

DEAR FRIENDS All told, we touched the lives of more than 40,000 people last year! And thanks to our continued focus on service quality and program outcomes, we were reaccredited by COA (the Council on Accreditation). As we look ahead, we see many challenges. As a community, we will need to find answers to difficult questions:


ecause of generous donor support and strong community partnerships, 2011 was filled with accomplishments and opportunities. We hope you will share our pride in this year’s successes. Our Nurse-Family Partnership, a home-based nurse visiting program for low-income, first-time pregnant women, continued to expand to meet community needs. We worked closely with the Delaware Division of Public Health and other partners to build a continuum of evidence-based home visiting services throughout the State of Delaware, with the support of private, state, and federal resources. This continuum will be well-positioned to positively impact a wide range of child health issues, including infant mortality and child abuse and neglect. The Eastside Community Schools program kept growing as we worked towards the establishment of a community health center, expanded mentoring opportunities, and more. Private funders, non-profit partners, and community volunteers have been instrumental in our work on Wilmington’s Eastside. We are looking forward to the opportunity to bring the Community Schools model to new districts and schools over the coming years. As one of the parents we serve at ECS recently reminded us, “It takes a village!”

We have all heard about the alarming increase in childhood obesity. Recent data shows that nearly 40% of Delaware youth ages 2 to 17 are overweight or obese. Since 1976, Children & Families First’s ARC program has provided reproductive health education and services to teens. In 2011, we had the opportunity to add registered dieticians to the ARC clinic staff to help teens develop good habits and stay healthy as they move towards adulthood. Last April, we held our Blue Bow event to mark the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Senator Tom Carper, Attorney General Beau Biden, and Governor Jack Markell joined faith leaders at Hanover Presbyterian Church to shine a spotlight on the message that each of us has a responsibility to do all we can to protect our most vulnerable citizens. In 2011, we had the opportunity to offer life skills training to youth aging out of foster care as well as help younger children in foster care come to terms with their future through Child Preparation services. In addition, our SHINE program piloted the evidence-based Girls Circle model for 4th and 5th graders at Milton Elementary School to encourage the development of strength, courage, confidence, honesty, and communication skills.

• What is the role of government? • How many can we afford to serve? • What are individuals entitled to receive? • How do we balance human service needs with other competing priorities? But we are confident that with knowledge of our environment and with clear goals in mind, we will find our path – we are a talented group of committed volunteers and staff, with an incredible network of supporters like you. We live in a state that has opportunities, where people know each other and want to make this a better place to live and work. Together we can do anything. Children and Families First, it’s not just our name, it’s our promise.

Best regards,

Leslie Newman CEO

Thomas Collins, Esq. Chair, Board of Directors

Children & Families First helped me with all aspects of getting a job...

From creating a good resumé, being appropriately dressed, developing an elevator speech and networking skills – they covered it all. There is no excuse not to have a job after you go through their Rise Up program. Everyone went above and beyond to help me. They took time to get to know me and address me by name every time I walked through the door. The people who worked with me at CFF aren’t just my friends, they’re my family! Kristie, RiseUp participant and Mobile Nail Tech. Photo by Sally DeWees

Officers Thomas P. Collins, Esq., Chair Douglas M. Stephenson, Vice Chair† Jennifer B. Jonach, Secretary Peter A. Hazen, Treasurer Paul L. McCommons, Assistant Treasurer

2011 Board Of Directors

Advisory Board

Aguida Atkinson, M.D. Sandra H. Autman Don C. Brown P. Clarkson Collins, Jr., Esq. Katy Connolly Sally DeWees Gayle Dillman Veronica O. Faust, Esq. George W. Forbes, III Carol A. Gausz Gary M. Golden Patricia W. Griffin, Esq. Pamela E. Harper Nancy Karibjanian Ted Kaufman James G. Klabe, Jr. John W. Land Catherine LaPenta Ellen K. Levin Anthony J. Lewis Casey E. McCabe Shauna B. McIntosh, M.D. Carl F. McMillan Wilma Mishoe, Ed.D. Andrea Z. Moselle Heather A. O’Connell Brian G. Pettyjohn Barbara S. Ridgely, Ed.D. Kim Zeitler Robbins John F. Schmutz, Esq. Janice Rowe Tigani, Esq. Richard A. Vintigni Lee A. Wheeler John M. Will

Angela B. Case Mary Jo Chandler Karen D. Doherty Megan T. Goeller Pauline D. Koch Hon. Jane P. Maroney Robert R. Meade Stephen M. Mockbee Elizabeth T. B. Pierson Gilbert S. Scarborough, III Joanne K. Sundheim, Esq. Mary E. Valiente K. Jean Williams

Chief Executive Officer Leslie Newman

† deceased

Honorary Board Carol Harlan Aastad Max S. Bell, Jr., Esq. Joan McD. Connolly Dr. Lozelle J. DeLuz Glenn M. Engelmann, Esq. Katherine L. Esterly, M.D. Gloria S. Fine Larry D. Gehrke James H. Gilliam, Sr. Edward W. Goate, Ph.D. Susan A. Herrmann Hon. Mary M. Johnston Stephen R. Permut, M.D. June Jenkins Peterson David B. Ripsom, Esq. Barbara F. Soulier


in 2011, CFF touched the lives of 41,468 individuals. The overwhelming majority (95%) of our stakeholders– clients, staff, donors and partners– would recommend CFF to others.


OURMISSION Children & Families First helps families develop solutions to meet challenges and embrace opportunities.

OURVISION Communities where children are nurtured and safe, individuals are valued, and families are strong.

Healthy babies become healthy children. We connect pregnant women with health care and social services to make sure that their babies are born healthy and stay healthy. The Nurse FamilyPartnership (NFP) is an evidencebased program using nurse home visitors to provide comprehensive services to low-income women pregnant for the first time. The nurse follows the family through the child’s second birthday. NFP has a range of positive outcomes, including decreased child abuse and neglect. The Resource Mothers program (soon to be known as CFF/Healthy Families America) works to decrease infant mortality by connecting at-risk pregnant women statewide with prenatal medical care and social services. Staff help prepare women for delivery and parenthood, and offer ongoing support and mentoring. Once the baby is born, the staff ensures that the family is connected to well-baby care.

Photo by Joy Smoker


The early years of a child’s life form the foundation of his or her future. Delaware Stars is the state’s quality-rating system for child care, working to improve early care and education. The Child and Adult Care Food Program assures that children in licensed child care receive nutritionally balanced meals.


The teen years can be difficult – young adults must navigate the uncharted waters of relationships, sexuality and more. For some teens, the challenges can be even more complex – mental health issues, truancy or even juvenile justice involvement. Youth ages 12 to 20 may participate in ARC (Adolescent Resource Center), either through educational sessions that meet during the school day or at our afterschool medical clinics. The goal is to help teens decrease risk-taking and promote healthy choices. Our Functional Family Therapy program is an evidence-based family counseling intervention for youth between the ages of 10 and 18 and their families who are struggling with behavioral problems and family conflict. Youth with mental health or behavioral issues benefit from our Seaford House Residential & Day Treatment program. In 2011, we began a pilot of the evidence-based Girls Circle model with 4th and 5th graders at Milton Elementary School. Known as SHINE, the program is a structured education group designed to support the development of strength, courage, confidence, honesty, and communication skills among girls.

can provide the security they need. Thanks to special funding in 2011, we were able to offer life skills training to youth at risk of aging out of foster care.


Strong families are the foundation of strong communities. Children & Families First is the lead partner in the Eastside Community Schools project, a public-private partnership targeting three Wilmington elementary schools with high rates of poverty and poor academic performance. ECS is working to ensure that children arrive at school healthy and ready to learn; families and community members are fully engaged as respected partners in the success of the children; and that the basic needs of children, their families, and neighbors are met. Our Resource Helpline provides a variety of free referral services to link parents and caregivers to the information they need to access child care, elder services, respite care options, and much more. In Sussex County, the Promoting Safe & Stable Families program connects families to essential services such as medical care, housing, employment and food.


Work plays a significant role in many of our lives. Children & Families First helps people find meaningful employment in Kent and Sussex Counties through our Rise Up Welfare-to-Work program. We also work with employers around the nation to provide backup dependent care coverage through the Just in Time Care® program so that last-minute dependent care emergencies don’t have to mean missed work days.


Being a parent is one of the world’s most important jobs, but also one of the toughest. Children & Families First offers assistance to parents and children to build skills and improve family communication. The Strengthening Families Program, a research-based family skills training series, and Delaware Cares, state-certified classes for divorcing parents, are designed to address the needs of vulnerable families and teach them positive, effective ways to interact. We provide Foster Care and Adoption services to help ensure the safety and well-being of vulnerable children. Children and youth of all ages who have experienced abuse, trauma or neglect are placed with loving, trained families who


Americans are living longer, more productive lives. Nearly one in eight Americans is age 65 or older. Grand Time Off provides respite for grandparents or relatives who are raising other family members’ children. Caregivers are helped to find and pay for short-term, occasional child care needs. The Delaware Kinship Navigator provides a free onestop-shop information and referral service for grandparents and other relatives who are currently raising related children. The ElderBuddy Program (which ended 12/31/11) matched trained volunteers with elders in need of companionship.


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91% of babies born to women in the Resource Mothers program were at full gestational age (37.5 weeks or more).


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96% of mothers in the Nurse Family Partnership program were not pregnant 6 months postpartum


Delaware Stars continued to improve child care quality, with 42% of enrolled centers moving up one or more star levels. The Child & Adult Care Food Program made it possible for child care centers and family child care homes to serve 1,296,880 healthy meals, an increase of 4% from 2010 92% of parents with children in the SHINE program reported improvements in their child’s communication skills.

SUPPORTING TEENS ARC Education helped 20,698 young adults increase their knowledge about puberty, contraception, and responsible decisionmaking, a 40% increase from 2010.

2010 100% of teens discharged from Seaford House went to a level or less-restrictive placement.


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84% of families who finished the Strengthening Families Program reported improved family interaction and behaviors. 161 children received care in the welcoming homes of our highly trained foster parents.



100% of special needs adoptions were finalized without disruptions

FAMILY RESOURCES More than 6,150 child care, elder care, and respite care information requests were fulfilled through our free referral services. 877 children who attended our Eastside Community Schools program had access to case management, afterschool programs, and cultural enrichment opportunities.

THE WORKPLACE 73% of clients in the Rise Up Welfare-to-Work program achieved 36-48 consecutive weeks of employment.

SUPPORTING ELDERS 100% of Grand Time Off participants reported that the service met their needs & would use the service again. 79% of Respite Care clients would use the service again.

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As a first-time Mom, I wanted to learn as much as possible about being a parent...

My nurse came to my house and talked to me about what to expect throughout my pregnancy from body changes at the beginning to how to raise a healthy baby. All the info she gave me was so helpful and I’m very thankful to have her check in on me and help me become a good parent. She helps me through difficult times like long nights and helps me to expect what’s ahead. I would definitely recommend this program – NFP really prepares you for what you will experience when you have a child.” Amber and her son, Nurse-Family Partnership participants Photo by Joy Smoker

2011 A Taste for Art


n March 5, 2011, Children & Families First hosted its fourth annual A Taste for Art at the Greenville Country Club. Guests sampled culinary delights from student chefs representing Delcastle Technical High School, Delaware Technical & Community College, Howard High School of Technology, and St. Georges Vo-Tech High School, while shopping for goods made by local artists.

A Taste for Art Committee Co-Chairs

Katy Connolly Gayle Dillman Sherry Brilliant Sonya Brown Audy Carroccia Angela Case Cindy Collins Annie Coons Sally DeWees

P. J. Facciolo Susan Finizio Megan Goeller Debbie Hutz Shauna McIntosh, M.D. Catharine McKenna Fredda Pennock Deborah Komins Ross Joyce Scarborough Robin Sesan, Ph.D. Pamela Sweeney Janice Rowe Tigani, Esq. LeeAnn Trudel Peggy Zugehar

Photos by Creative Image

Foundation & Corporate Sponsors Bank of America Bifferato, LLC BlueCross BlueShield of Delaware Citizens Bank Delmarva Power DeWees Investment Consulting Group Hatzel & Buehler, Inc. JPMorgan Chase & Co. M&T Bank Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Patterson Schwartz Real Estate PNC Foundation Service Unlimited, Inc. The DuPont Company The Laffey-McHugh Foundation WSFS Bank

A Taste for Art Benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Boulos Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Dillman Mr. and Mrs. William Esposito Mr. and Mrs. Gary Golden Joan and Art Connolly Family Fund Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kempner Michael and Ellen Kullman Ms. Carol Levin Mr. and Mrs. Alan B. Levin Dr. and Mrs. James Newman Ms. Joni Silverstein Mr. and Mrs. Dana F. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Zeleny

A Taste for Art Patrons Mr. Don C. Brown and Ms. Lynn Howard Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carroccia Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Collins Peter and Laurie Hazen Ms. Nancy Karibjanian and Mr. Joseph Nemecz Ms. Heather A. O’Connell and Mr. Joseph Gabay Dr. and Mrs. Michael Rosen Mr. and Mrs. David Ross Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert S. Scarborough, III Joanne K. Sundheim, Esq.

A Taste for Art Donors Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Aerenson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Aerenson Ms. Sandra H. Autman Mr. and Mrs. Jon Brilliant Mr. and Mrs. David Broderick Mr. and Mrs. Watson Brown Ms. Desiree Cantwell Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carpenter, III Dr. and Mrs. Charles Case Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Chapman Ms. Gigi Clark

Mr. and Mrs. Barrett Cobb Hon. and Mrs. Christopher Coons Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dearlove Ms. Victoria Dickinson Mr. and Mrs. John P. Doherty Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Doorey Dr. and Mrs. James Downing David J. Facciolo, Esq. Ms. P. J. Facciolo Ms. Elizabeth Fiechter Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Fischer Ms. Carol A. Gausz Errol and Ruth Ann Ger Mr. and Mrs. John Heiks Mr. and Mrs. George Hobbs Ms. Esther Howes Mr. and Mrs. R. Eric Hutz Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ianni Mr. Peter Kline and Ms. Jennifer B. Jonach John and Phyllis Kane Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kelley Dr. and Mrs. Jeffry Komins Ms. Ellen Kraft Mr. Anthony LaTorella Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ledden Mr. and Mrs. Richard Levine Ms. Virginia Lockman Hon. Jane Maroney Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Massa Ms. Lisa Mathena and Ms. Donna Girod Dr. Shauna McIntosh Mr. and Mrs. Tim McKenna Mr. and Mrs. Mark Monaco Mr. and Mrs. Bret A. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Mraz Mr. and Mrs. Gary Munch Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Narwold Dr. and Mrs. Marilyn Nicholas Mr. and Mrs. Tom O’Brien Mr. Christian Zafiroglu and Ms. Lori Palmer Dr. David Paul and Ms. Kathy Klein Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Pearlman Dr. and Mrs. Paul C. Pennock Ms. Christina Powell Dr. and Mrs. John Reinhardt Mr. and Mrs. Anthony H. Rogowski Ms. Christine E. Schafer Mrs. Laura Schmitt Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schubert Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scott Mr. C. Michael Shook Dennis and Marcia Spivack Ms. Pam Stephani and Mr. Richard Morelli Ms. Ellen Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Struthers Mr. and Mrs. Tim Terranova Janice Rowe Tigani, Esq. Ms. Ruth Tingle Mr. and Mrs. Glen Trudel Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wier, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Wolak Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Younger

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Terry Anderson | Marty Barnes | Anna Biggs Designs | Sherry Brilliant Riva Brown – Living Letters Studio, Inc. | Sally DeWees Photography First State Woodturners | Michele Madinabeitia Foster | Olga Ganoudis Jewelry Margaret Gielis – Magpie Design | Errol Ger | Diane Treacy Keesee | George Martz Nancy McGivney | Erin P. McNichol | Shah Morovati, M.D. | Susan B. Myers Barbara Neville | Kevin P. Noel | Julie Hazzard – A Peace of Color | Perfect Moments Photography by Donna Harding | The Potting Shed | Sweet Beads Jewelry by Kathy Klein | Patricia Brown Tolton | Very Venetia, Inc.

Family Album Participants & Supporters

SPECIAL THANKS TO Elisa Komins Morris for donating her time and talents and to Rockwood Park and Museum for letting us shoot in their gorgeous setting.

ABHA Architects Mr. and Mrs. Robert Aerenson Mr. and Mrs. Karl Agne Mr. and Mrs. Travis Ashworth Ms. Sandra H. Autman Ms. Shannon Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. Steven Balick Ms. Karen Banker Mr. and Mrs. Tom Banyar Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Barton, III Bellevue Realty Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Connor Bifferato Bifferato LLC Mr. and Mrs. R. Todd Binkley Ms. Micheline Boudreau and Mr. David Primack Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Boulos Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brady Mr. and Mrs. Allen D. Cartwright Mr. and Mrs. Francis Casey, III Chandler Funeral Home of Delaware, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Rick Chappell Ms. Josephine Cole Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cole Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Collins Chip and Katy Connolly Connolly, Bove, Lodge & Hutz Hon. and Mrs. Christopher Coons Mr. Craig Corbin Ms. Caroline Cross Mr. and Mrs. Jason Cross Hon. Barbara Crowell Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cuoco Mr. Andy D’Ambrosio and Ms. Eve Tahmincioglu Mr. Gregory Davies Mr. and Mrs. Derrick Deadwyler, Jr. Dr. Theresa M. Devine, D.D.S. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Diehl Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Dillman Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dolan Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dorsney Ms. Lynne P. Ellick Ms. P. J. Facciolo Mr. John F. Faustman, Jr. Christian and Shannon Flory Mr. and Mrs. Scott Foster Mr. and Mrs. Steven Frankel Ms. Amanda Friz Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gallo Mr. and Mrs. Michael Geary Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gooderham Mr. and Mrs. Garry Greenstein Ms. Donna Harlev and Ms. Ivy Harlev Healthy Smiles of Delaware, P.A. Drs. David and Carol Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holden Horty & Horty P.A. Mr. and Mrs. R. Eric Hutz Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ianni Mr. and Mrs. Richard Immesberger Ms. Kathy Inden Hon. and Mrs. Michael Katz Mr. and Mrs. William Kelleher Mr. and Mrs. Gerard W. Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kendle Mr. and Mrs. Sean R. Kirker

Mr. and Mrs. Erik Knudsen Mr. and Mrs. John W. Land Lindsay Construction, Inc. Ms. Susan Liu Ms. Virginia Lockman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Love Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lutes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Maki Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Malinowski, III Mr. and Mrs. James Maron Mr. and Mrs. Robert McAdoo Mr. and Mrs. Casey McCabe Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McCuskey Mr. and Mrs. William McDonald, III Ms. Julie McGinnis Mr. and Mrs. William V. McGlinchey, Jr. Dr. Shauna McIntosh Ms. Gina Medori Mobile Communications Systems, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Moritz Morris James LLP Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Mraz Mr. and Mrs. Graham Munda Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nash Dr. and Mrs. James Newman Mr. and Mrs. Brian Nilstoft Mr. and Mrs. Michael Paxson Ms. Mary Payne Ms. Cathleen H. Peipher Dr. and Mrs. Robert Penna Penna Orthodontics Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Pickles, II Ms. Joelle Polesky-Margolin Mr. and Mrs. James Purcell Dr. and Mrs. Ray S. Rafetto Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Raiford Ms. Jeanne Rapley Mr. and Mrs. Raffaele C. Rappucci Mr. and Mrs. Scott Roberts Mr. and Mrs. David Ross Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Rossi, Jr. Sanford School Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert S. Scarborough, III Mr. and Mrs. David Shepherd Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Smith Ms. Ellen Songle Mr. and Mrs. Alan Spiro Mr. and Mrs. Cal Stempel Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Sweeney Mr. Richard Taormina and Ms. Karen Defino Ms. Jodi R. Teitelman The Tatnall School Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Thorpe Tower Hill School Mr. and Mrs. James Ursomarso Kevin and Susan Waesco Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Wahl Mr. William Streck and Ms. Teri Weissgerber Ms. Cathleen Wilder Mr. and Mrs. Todd Willard Wilmington Friends School Ms. Arlene Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Alex Wise Ms. Mary Yavalar

2011 A Taste for Art of Southern Delaware


ur second annual A Taste for Art of Southern Delaware was held October 21, 2011 at Baywood Greens Country Club. Guests mingled among the works of local artists and sampled delectable foods from area restaurants. Thanks to everyone who helped make the event a huge success!

A Taste for Art Committee Kari Ainsworth Jessica Bain Mary Bayliss Jennifer Bell Cathi Bost Patti Brown

A Taste for Art Donors Ms. Lois Andreasen Mr. Bruce Bachman and Ms. Deborah R. Perzel Hon. Sheila Blakely Hon. and Mrs. Donald A. Blakey Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Byrd Mr. and Mrs. Jim Chaconas Ms. Gloria Coulter Mr. and Mrs. William Crist Mr. and Mrs. Bob Decker Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Graff Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Green Mr. and Mrs. Scott Green Mr. and Mrs. James Griffin Mr. Bill Haughey Ms. Christine Hudson Ms. Dorsey Johnson Mr. William Johnston and Hon. Mary Johnston Ms. Beth Joselow and Mr. Tom Mandel Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Joseph Mr. and Mrs. William Kramedas Ms. Lucille Kurtz Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Lawson Mr. and Mrs. Alan B. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Lister Mr. and Mrs. Bert Long Randy and Judith Markle Mr. and Mrs. Donald Matzkin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meade Mr. and Mrs. Terry Megee Mr. and Mrs. JD Miller Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mrazeck Ms. Cynthia Myers Dr. and Mrs. James Newman Ms. Jeanine O’Donnell Ms. Elizabeth Anne K. Owen Mr. Tom Pedersen Esq. Hon. Brian Pettyjohn Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Pokorny, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Prettyman Mr. and Mrs. Rich Recicar Ms. Judy Regenye The Hon. Henry and Dr. Barbara Ridgely Ms. Carol Ridgely Ms. Kim Z. Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Dave Rumford Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ryan Mr. John Schroeder Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Schwanky Ms. Carol J. Scott Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sebastian

TC Cason Linda Jacobs Deserie Lawrence Cheryl Mitchell Anna Nutter Debbie Rivera Sherri Schaaf Lee Wheeler

Ms. TJ Seeney Ms. Katharine N. Snyder Sussex Eye Center, PA Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Tuttle Rev. and Mrs. Robert Van Ingen David Weidman Esq. and Ms. Allison Houck Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wiley Hon. and Mrs. William Witham Jr. Ms. Melanie Withers Mr. and Mrs. Chris Woodward Mr. and Mrs. Bob Zando

Foundation & Corporate Sponsors All Saints’ Parish Thrift Shop The Bank of Delmarva Ms. Mary Bayliss Bayside Health Association Behind Closed Doors, LLC Bost & Bost, LLC Coffin Hardwood Flooring, Inc. DecalGirl.Com The Dental Group Ms. Carol Fehrenbach Harvard Business Services, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Holden Interiors for You, Inc. KIA Massage LLC Law Offices of Michael D. Carr Lewes AutoMall M&T Bank Mann & Sons, Inc. Millman’s Appliances Mooney & Nutter, P.A. NRG Indian River Power Plant PNC Bank Road Site Construction, Inc. Ronald M. Coffin General Contractors, Inc.

Featured Restaurants 1776 Steakhouse Abbott’s Grill Atlantic Liquors Baywood Clubhouse Restaurant The Buttery Restaurant Cake Bar The Cultured Pearl Fish On! Grubb Grocery Luca Striper Bites Taylor’s Toffee

This page: details of photos by Andy Hensler


Opposite page: details of photos by Elisa Komins Morris

Mitzi Ash | SherryLee Biele | Pamella Bounds–Seemans | Sami Campbell–Sarver Sonja M. Frey | Thomas E. Frey | Nettie Green | Laura Jednorsky – “Nature’s Palette” Sea Glass | James Kinnett – Tidewater Studio | Jane Knaus Mac McKeown – Sea Art Studio | Ellen Rice | Young@Art


YOU to all of our donors

FRIENDS CAMPAIGN Visionary ($2,000 and higher) AHE Fund AWA Family Foundation Karl and Kris Bennett Concerned Physicians Fund of Delaware Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. DeWees, Jr. Dr. Katherine L. Esterly Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Grillo Michael and Ellen Kullman William and Melissa Lafferty Ellen & Alan Levin Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. James Newman Ms. Heather A. O’Connell and Mr. Joseph A. Gabay Mr. and Mrs. John F. Schmutz Mr. Henry Topel Mr. and Mrs. Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Champion ($1,250 - $1,999) Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Boulos Mr. and Mrs. P. Clarkson Collins, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Herrmann Mr. William Johnston and Hon. Mary Johnston Mr. Peter Kline and Ms. Jennifer B. Jonach Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Klesius Gregg and M.C. Landis Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. McCommons, III Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert S. Scarborough, III Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Silveroli Mr. and Mrs. D. Neil Washburn Leader ($750-$1,249) Mr. Don C. Brown and Ms. Lynn Howard Mr. and Mrs. James T. Chandler, IV Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Connolly, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence DiSabatino Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Doorey Mr. and Mrs. Glenn M. Engelmann Mr. and Mrs. George W. Forbes, III Mr. and Mrs. Foster S. Friess


e’d like to thank all of the individuals, corporations, and groups who have made contributions. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this publication is correct. Please direct errors or omissions to the attention of the Development Department at (302) 658-5177 and accept our sincere apologies. For information on giving, visit or call (302) 658-5177. Thank you for your generosity!

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Goeller Mr. and Mrs. Gary Golden Ms. Sally Gore Jason and Jennifer Hann-Deschaine Mr. and Mrs. Arthur P. Helmick, Jr. Hon. and Mrs. Ted E. Kaufman Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kempner Mr. and Mrs. John W. Land Dr. and Mrs. Robert Laskowski Ms. Virginia Lockman Drs. James and Dawn Manley Mr. Craig Newman Mr. Kevin Noel Mr. and Mrs. Alan B. Palmer Mr. Doug† and Mrs. Susan Stephenson Joanne K. Sundheim, Esq. Advocate ($500-$749) Anonymous Chandler Funeral Home of Delaware, LLC Mr. Richard Christopher Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Collins Chip and Katy Connolly Mr. and Mrs. William H. Daiger, Jr. Mr. Ernest Demetriades Mr. and Mrs. John P. Doherty Mr. Richard Elliott Mr. Vincent Giampeitro Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gooderham Mr. and Mrs. William Hartnett Peter and Laurie Hazen Ms. Kathleen Hershey Mr. Derek Jones Ms. Carol Levin Mr. and Mrs. John R. Malloy Hon. Jane Maroney Mr. Willie Martin Mrs. Joyce McGhee Ms. Kirsten Olson Ms. Edna B. Pierce John and Teri Richmond Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rubin Peter and Carroll Shannon Dr. Arlene Smalls Mr. and Mrs. Todd Sutton Ms. Victoria Tashjian Janice Rowe Tigani, Esq. Mr. Nicholas O’Neill and Ms. Mary E. Valiante

Partner ($250-$499 ) Anonymous Ms. Zakiya Bakari-Griffin Dr. and Mrs. Martin G. Begley Mrs. Robert H. Bolling, Jr. Carl & Doris S. Schnee Foundation Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Chase Hon. and Mrs. Christopher Coons Thomas and Leigh Corrigan Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Donaghy, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Steven Edell Mr. and Mrs. Skip Faust Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Flynn Mr. Larry Gehrke Mr. William C. Gockley Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Griffin Mr. and Mrs. James Griffin Ms. Pamela E. Harper Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. A. Harra, Jr. Mrs. Dawn M. Hess-Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf E. Hutz Ms. Nancy Karibjanian and Mr. Joseph Nemecz Ms. Margaret Kelly Mr. Brian and Dr. Janet Kramer John and Janet Krol Mr. and Mrs. Richard Levin Mr. Anthony J. Lewis Ms. Catherine M. Lombardozzi Ms. Colleen McCabe Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. McDowell The Mellor Family Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Mockbee Mr. and Mrs. John Murray, II Scott and Suzanne Myers Dr. Stephen L. Newman Mr. Mark R. Olazagasti Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pappas Mrs. June J. Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pincus Dr. and Mrs. Grafton D. Reeves Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Rich The Hon. Henry and Dr. Barbara Ridgely Ms. Carol Rothschild Mr. Gilbert Scarborough, Jr.† and Mrs. Ellen Scarborough Dr. and Mrs. Philip Shlossman Alvin and Iris Snyder Mr. and Mrs. A. Gilchrist Sparks, III Mr. Jonathan Spracher Mr. and Mrs. David Stratton Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wang

Charles E. Welch, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. John Wolak Dr. and Mrs. Howard Zucker Mr. and Mrs. Larry Zutz Friend ($100-$249) Mr. and Mrs. Andy Aastad Dr. and Mrs. Robert Abel, Jr. Fran and Paul Altman Mr. and Mrs. Todd P. Anderson Dr. Aguida Atkinson Ms. Sandra H. Autman Mrs. Mary Alice Bair Dr. and Mrs. Barry Bakst Hon. Bernard Balick and Hon. Helen Balick Dr. and Mrs. Louis E. Bartoshesky Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bayard, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Beardwood Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beck Mr. Max S. Bell, Jr. Mr. Michael Bell Ms. Marcilee W. Bierlein Mr. and Mrs. Clement Bowen, Jr. Ms. Jane M. Bowen Ms. Regina Brothers Ms. Susan P. Burns Mr. Donald A. Bussard Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cantera Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Cardinal Dr. and Mrs. John Carlson Mr. Arthur A. Carota, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carpenter, III Mr. and Mrs. R.R.M. Carpenter, III Dr. and Mrs. Charles G. Case Sr. Hon. and Mrs. Michael N. Castle Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Chase Ms. Y. T. Chia Ms. Nikki Cleary Ms. Amy N. Connell Mr. and Mrs. Edward Connor Ms. Christine Cooper Hon. and Mrs. Charles Copeland Mrs. Linda Cox Ms. Lisa Crim Betty and Jac Crowell Ms. Anne Cullom Mrs. Alice G. Davis Mr. Roy Deafenbaugh Mr. and Mrs. Donald DeWees, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Dillman Ms. Gladys C. Driggins Ms. Lynne P. Ellick Ms. Kelly Ensslin Ms. Drew Fennell and Ms. Lisa Goodman Hon. Joseph Flickinger, III Christian and Shannon Flory Mr. and Mrs. Israel J. Floyd, Esq. Dr. and Mrs. Harry Freedman Mr. and Mrs. William Gahagan Peter and Susan Gilman Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Goddess Dr. and Mrs. Edward M. Goldenberg Mr. Ben Goldstein Dr. and Mrs. Howard B. Goldstein Dr. Roberta Golinkoff Mr. and Mrs. Rajeev Gorowara Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Graff Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Grant Mr. and Mrs. Barry Guerke Mr. and Mrs. James Hargett Ms. Eileen Hartnett Mr. and Mrs. John Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hayward Ms. Leslye M. Heisler

Ms. Judith W. Herrman Dr. and Mrs. Moses Hochman Mrs. Pamela Hoffman Mr. Ryan Huber Mr. Travis Hunter Alan and Kay Jewett Eugene and Donna Julian Mr. Mitchell Karp Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kelley Ms. Jean Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. James G. Klabe, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Klein Ms. Pauline D. Koch Dr. and Mrs. Jeffry Komins Mr. James F. Krass Mr. Daniel M. Kristol Mr. and Mrs. John Kuhn Mr. John P. Kurth Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Ladner Mr. and Mrs. Tom LaPenta Lewis H. Lazarus, Esq. Ms. Maureen Lesutis Gary Linarducci, Esq. Mr. Donald Loden Ms. Barbara Mallory Dr. and Mrs. Majid Mansoory Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Marine Hon. and Mrs. Jack Markell Mr. and Mrs. Casey McCabe Mr. Michael McHugh John and Megan McIntyre Mr. J. Michael McKenna Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meade Ms. Judith Melman Mrs. Edythe Mendolia Dr. Wilma Mishoe Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Mitchell, II Mr. and Mrs. Albert R. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Bret A. Morris Ms. Gail Morrison Ms. Andrea Z. Moselle Mr. and Mrs. John Mucha Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nash Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nicholson Ms. Susan Noyes Mr. Mark D. Olson and Ms. Jennifer Warren Mr. Thomas Palmer and Ms. Ellen Lebowitz Dr. David Paul and Ms. Kathy Klein Hon. Brian Pettyjohn Ms. Merrijane Pierce Mr. Gregg Galardi and Ms. Tara Quinn Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Raffel David B. Ripsom, Esq. Ms. Kim Z. Robbins Ms. Jennifer Robinson Joseph and Joan Rosenthal Mr. and Mrs. David Ross Mr. Johnny Saunders Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Sawyer, Jr. Mrs. Cheryl Schlitt Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Scott Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sears, II Mrs. Barbara Sheppard Ms. Ruth Siegel Dr. and Mrs. Claibourne Smith Mr. John Sparks, III Dennis and Marcia Spivack Ms. Karen Spring Ms. Ashley Stewart Dr. and Mrs. Michael Stillabower Mrs. Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory Mr. and Mrs. James D. Taylor Mr. John Taylor Ms Kimberly Taylor Ms. Ruth Tingle Ms. Wadine Toliaferro

Ms. Elizabeth S. Townsend Mr. and Mrs. Dan Urgo Kevin and Susan Waesco Mrs. Forrester E. Watson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Weiss Ms. Lisa Wharton Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whetzel Mr. and Mrs. John Will Hon. and Mrs. William Witham, Jr. Hon. and Mrs. Dale E. Wolf Mr. James Wolfe Ms. Valerie Woodruff Hon. Justen A. Wright Mrs. Sybil Zeftel Supporter ($99 and under) Ms. Sara Absher Ms. Keisha Anderson Mr. and Mrs. William Ayvazian Mr. John Babb Mr. and Mrs. Dave Balick Ms. Marjorie Balick Mr. Douglas Baylor Ms. Lisa Bishop Hon. Sheila Blakely Hon. and Mrs. Donald A. Blakey Ms. Jessica Bloch Ms. Lillian Boys Ms. Maryann Bradley Ms. Wendy Bradley Ms. Sarah Brady Ms. Virginia Bratti Ms. Donna Bratton Mr. William Brennan Ms. Theresa Broome Mr. Nicholas J. Caggiano, Jr. Ms. Janet Callaway Ms. Sandra Campbell Hon. and Mrs. Thomas Carper Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Casey Mr. and Mrs. Francis Casey III Ms. Laurie Chouinard Ms. Sandra Clark Ms. Eschalla Clarke Councilman and Mrs. Jerry Clifton Mr. and Mrs. Barrett Cobb Dr. and Mrs. Neal B. Cohn Mr. Philip C. Collins Ms. Eileen Conner Ms. Lydia Cox Ms. Carmelina D’Arro Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Davis, III Ms. Shakyra Davis Mr. Michael Deptula Mrs. Amy Descovich Dr. and Mrs. Frank B. Dilley Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Director Mrs. Barbara M. Dixon Ms. Jill Dolan Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Dukart Ms. Corina Dunfee Ms. Linda G. Duricek Dr. Michael Duzy and Dr. Helen McCullough-Duzy Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ehrlich Mr. and Mrs. John Elzufon Ms. Deb Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fine Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Fleming Ms. Jennifer Ford Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Frelick Mrs. Jennifer Gallo Ms. Kithamie R. Gamboa Dr. and Mrs. Carl I. Glassman Mrs. Maura Golin Ms. Susan Gosney Mr. Daryl Graham

Ms. Marilyn B. Gray Mr. and Mrs. Garry Greenstein Ms. Susan Hagerty Dr. William A. Haines Ms. Jean Halloran Ms. Michelle S. Hambleton Ms. Cara Hammerbacher Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haon, III Dr. and Mrs. F. T. Harad Mr. and Mrs. Ron Hasse Paul and Jane Helsel Ms. Cathy Herbert Dr. and Mrs. William Hohman Ms. Marvis Hollowell-Clark Mr. Frederick W. Iobst, Esq. Ms. Janice V. Jessup Ms. Jessica Johnston Ms. Jeanne Johonnett Ms. Monica Jones Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Jones Mr. and Mrs. Richard Julian John and Phyllis Kane Mr. and Mrs. Stanley King Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Kline Ms. Catherine Knox and Ms. Patricia Devenny Mr. Scott Kupferman Ms. Jean B. Lodge Mr. and Mrs. Robert Long Mr. Andrew M. Lubin Ms. Brenda A. Lucas Mr. Peter T. MacGaffin Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mand Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Manners

Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCabe, Jr. Ms. Brenda McCove Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCracken Dr. Shauna McIntosh Mr. Carl F. McMillan Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Meister, Sr. Ms. Kathleen Mendala Dr. Diana Metzger Mrs. Marjorie Meyermann Ms. Philinda Mindler Ms. Kimberly Mitman Ms. Judy Mooney Ms. Laura Moore Mr. and Mrs. John B. Morton Mrs. Katherine Munsch Ms. Toni A. Nabinett Ms. Tiffany Nash Mrs. Velma Norwood Ms. Janice Nunziata Ms. Mia Olson Hon. and Mrs. William R. Outten Ms. Beverly A. Passwaters Ms. Martha A. Patridge Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Perna Ms. Elizabeth T.B. Pierson Mr. and Mrs. John C. Pierson, III Mr. Robin Porter Ms. Charlotte Pritchard Hon. Mardi Pyott Mr. Eugene Radd Ms. Jessica Randolph Reed Dr. and Mrs. Charles R. Rickards Ms. Heidi Rodriguez Ms. Latoya D. Romeus

Maxine and Jay Rosenthal Rufo Associates, P.A. Dr. Gwendolyn W. Sanders Ms. Tina Sexton Ms. Stephanie Shader Dr. and Mrs. William Shellenberger Mr. Michael J. Shepherd Mrs. Margaret Slaughter Ms. Brenda Smith Ms. Tracey Sontowski Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Soulier Ms. Gerrie Springer Ms. Kathie Stamm Ms. Marina E. Starks Mrs. Allison L. Stecher Dr. and Mrs. John L. Stefano Ms. Ivy Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Thorpe Mr. and Mrs. F. Gregory Tigani Ms. Kathryn Toole Mr. Craig Trefney Mrs. Elizabeth P. Van Leeuwen Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Vasile Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weinhold, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wellington Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wellington Ms. Bonnie White Mr. and Mrs. Derek Willard Mrs. K. Jean Williams Mr. Kishon C. Williams Mrs. Margaret Winslow Mrs. Frederick A. Wolff Ms. Shannon Woodloe Mr. Mark Zunino †Deceased

In Memory of Lawrence Dunkelberger

Memorials, Honors & Tributes

Mr. William Brennan Ms. Y. T. Chia Emory Hill Real Estate Services Ms. Susan Hagerty Mr. and Mrs. John Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hayward Mr. and Mrs. Robert Long Mr. Andrew M. Lubin Dr. and Mrs. Grafton D. Reeves In Honor of our family & friends

Jason and Jennifer Hann-Deschaine In Celebration of Errol Ger

The Ross and Morris Families In Celebration of Adoption

Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCracken In Memory of Carol Blann

Mrs. Maura Golin In Memory of Oscar & Pearl Bregman

Dennis and Marcia Spivack In Memory of Seymour Cohen

Dr. and Mrs. Carl I. Glassman In Honor of Clark Collins

Lewis H. Lazarus Esq. In Celebration of Tom Collins

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Flynn In Honor of Joan Connolly

Dr. and Mrs. William Shellenberger

In Memory of Muriel Gilman

Carl & Doris S. Schnee Foundation Inc. Mr. and Mrs. P. Clarkson Collins Jr. Ms. Eileen Conner Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fine Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Herrmann Mr. and Mrs. Alan B. Palmer In Honor of Peter Goldberg

Alvin and Iris Snyder In Memory of Marion Lord Huber

Ms. Marilyn B. Gray Dr. William A. Haines Mr. Ryan Huber Mr. and Mrs. Richard Julian

Mr. Peter T. MacGaffin Mr. and Mrs. Derek Willard In Honor of Claire Jacobs

Dr. and Mrs. Neal B. Cohn In Honor of Jennifer Jonach & Peter Kline

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Kline In Honor of Diane Levin

Ms. Ruth Tingle In Honor of Leslie Newman

Mr. Mitchell Karp Ms. Gertrude D. Karp Gladstone Mr. Craig Newman Dr. Stephen L. Newman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nicholson Joanne K. Sundheim Esq.

In Honor of Kevin Noel

Ms. Victoria Tashjian

In Honor of Carla Markell receiving the Muriel E. Gilman Award

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Grant In Honor of Governor & First Lady Markell

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Morton In Honor of Governor & First Lady Markell & Daniel Rich

Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Raffel In Honor of Casey McCabe

Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCabe Jr.

In Celebration of Dorothy & David Onn

In Memory of Dorothy & Clinton Rowe

Ms. Virginia Bratti

Janice Rowe Tigani Esq.

In Honor Of Tony Plohoros & 6 Degrees Communications

In Honor of Peter & Judith Wellington

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wellington

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. In Honor of Jeffrey Rothschild

Ms. Carol Rothschild

Business, Organization, Foundation & Corporate Donors

Volunteers & Interns

Ayesha Ali M. Arifah Ali Rhonda Bailey Rikki Barnett Larry Bell Susan Bemis Brandi Bey Lerone Blatch Michael Blume

Shaina Boyd Shelley Boyd Darren Bradley Dawn Brown Robert Carnahan Ashley Carraher Vielka Catalan Manrong Chen Allison Cherry

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. Alice Warner Memorial Foundation Ashland, Inc. Back in the Day Cruisers Bank of America Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware Foundation The Brick Hotel on the Circle, LLC Chicks for Charity Combined Federal Campaign Crystal Trust Delaware Community Foundation Draper Holdings Charitable Foundation, Inc. Eckerd Family Foundation Emory Hill Real Estate Services Ernest E. Stempel Foundation Fabulous Faces Permanent Makeup Specialists FRXC Company, Inc. Fund for Women Global Delaware Fund Goodsearch

Richelle Clark Yolanda Cobia Abbagail Collick Helen Daley Sylvia Daniels Mary Ann Dilworth Lee Fallon Zoe Ford April Gardner Matthew George Megan Goeller Susan Greenstein Suzanne Hammer Shawn Heyward Stephanie Hitchens Alexa Hoffman Kimberly Hoffman Judy Hutt Josette Huynh-Ba Tricia Jackson Alfonso Jones III Hannah Klein Marcie Knox Marilyn Korshgen Linda Landis Janelle Lloyd Nancy Maloney

ING Foundation J. McLaughlin JPMorgan Chase & Co. Longwood Foundation, Inc. New Castle County Chamber of Commerce PNC Foundation Pollyanna Foundation State Employee Charitable Campaign State of Delaware Grant-in-Aid Texas Roadhouse Holdings Union City Grille Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek United Way of Delaware United Way of Greater Waterbury United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore Verizon Wilmington Flower Market WSFS Bank W.L. Gore & Associates

Bonnie Marshall LaShema Martin Ted Mason, Jr. Bonnie McCafferty Judy Meyers Megan Milligan Jasmine Mills Gina Mitchell Ashley Moore Rebecca Moscoso Kaylee Moyer Kirsten Olson Lucy James-Olson Patricia Otero Virginia Papke Linda Pavlekovich Christie Penque Stephanie Povirk Jasmine Price LaTanya Richardson Connie Sausman Chrystal Savage Jason Sears Judy Smith Kristen Stamm Nancy Steele Megan Stevens

Ruth Ann Tasker Debbie Taylor Sherray Thomas Sherri Tull-Hubbard Kathy Valentine Michelle Vance Barbara Wilkins Aionna Williams Morgan Williams Nykisha Wilmer Carol Yost Audrey Young

Children & Families First really helped us build open communication...

That was our biggest problem when we started in Functional Family Therapy. Now we can sit down and talk about things.” – Alison “Before the program, I couldn’t talk to my mom. Now I understand that my mom has a part in the decisions that I make. I talk and she listens. I listen and she talks.” – Rachel – Alison and Rachel were part of our Functional Family Therapy program in 2011. Photo by Kirsten Olson

In-Kind Donors A. R. Morris Jewelers Ace Strength and Conditioning Company Mr. Caleb Adams Agilent Technologies Ms. Ariel Aparicio Association of Fundraising Professionals, Brandywine Chapter Mr. Larry Axt Ms. Artery F. Baker Ms. Katie Ballinger Bancroft Construction Co. Bank of America Ms. Marihelen E. Barrett BBC Tavern and Grill Becker Morgan Group, Inc. Bethel AME Church Beyond Consequences Institute, LLC BNI Rehoboth Chapter 1 Boyd’s Flowers Brandywine Zoo Mr. Don C. Brown Cab Calloway School of the Arts 7th Grade Vocal Arts Majors Campus Community High School Red Cross Club Ms. Rose Carey Chase Bank Christiana Mall Christiana Skating Center Mr. Jason Cimini Ms. Amanda Cline Concord Presbyterian Church Mr. Jim Corrigan Ms. Christine Davis Ms. Michelle Davis Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village Delaware Art Museum Delaware Symphony Orchestra Delaware Theatre Company Diamond State Reading Association Dream Empowerment Center Inc Mr. Bob Dunbar DuPont CPP DuPont Crop Protection (Stine-Haskell Research Center) DuPont Electronics & Communications DuPont Experimental Station DuPont SHE and Sustainable Growth Families by Design Mr. Morgan Garms Ms. Carol A. Gausz Mrs. Megan Goeller Mr. Ryan Gray Ms. Helen Grover Mr. Tim Hackett Hagley Museum and Library Hanover Presbyterian Church Ms. Pamela E. Harper Mr. Andy Hensler Home Grown Cafe Mr. Ryan Hurst

ING DIRECT Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant Mr. Doug Kenney Kind to Kids Foundation Ms. Pauline D. Koch Mr. Ron MacArthur Ms. Myria Mack-Williams McDonald’s Restaurant Ms. Janae Merchant Mr. Aaron Morris Mr. and Mrs. Bret A. Morris Mr. Keith Mosher Mrs. Robino’s Mrs. Traci Murphy Ninth Street Book Shop Nor Enterprises, Inc NPower DE Operation Warm Paisley Moon Salon Parcels, Inc. Phillips, Goldman and Spence Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club Debbie and Bryan Renz Ms. Tanya Rizzo Ms. Kate Roberts Mr. and Mrs. David Ross The Honorable Roger P. Roy Mr. John Ruello Mr. Matthew Sager Schwartz Center for the Arts Mr. Bob Spross State of Delaware Department of Justice Mrs. Karen Stearns Sussex County Association of Realtors Community Service Foundation Team Elite AAU Basketball Team Mr. Kyle Ten Eyck The Central Sussex 7th Day Adventist Church The Flour Corporation The Grand Opera House The Music School of Delaware The Peninsula Golf & Country Club Janice Rowe Tigani, Esq. Tile Market of Delaware Toys for Tots Sussex County UAW Local 1542 United Distributors of Delaware United Way of Delaware University of Delaware Fred Rust Ice Arena Ms. Debra Veenema Westminster Presbyterian Church Where Pigs Fly Wilmington Blue Rocks Baseball Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor

REVENUE Special Events $149,409 Friends Campaign $195,967


Foundation & Corporate Contributions $344,622 Government & Other Grants $11,188,952

Fees for Service $781,460

Investment Income $284,365

United Way Income $808,884 Other Resources $436,762

19+17+10111915M Total Revenue



Positive Parenting $2,806,292 Supporting Teens $2,325,572 Healthy Babies $1,353,057 Family Resources $1,624,172 Early Childhood $2,411,381 Older Adults $143,094 Workplace Support $1,315,200 Program Quality and Helpline $125,463 Management & General $2,085,565

Total Expenses


SENIOR STAFF Leslie Newman

Julius Mullen, Ed.D., NCC, LPCMH

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Clinical Officer

Zakiya Bakari-Griffin

Kevin Noel

Chief Program Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Ginny Lockman

Kirsten Olson

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Development Officer

1 +237856M



· Resource Mothers Program

· Child Care Referral Services

· Nurse-Family Partnership

· Elder Care Referral Services · Respite Care Referral Services · Kinship Navigator · Promoting Safe and Stable Families · Eastside Community Schools


· Child and Adult Care Food Program · Delaware Stars for Early Success · Relative Caregiver Training SUPPORTING TEENS

· ARC (Adolescent Resource Center) · Functional Family Therapy · Seaford House Residential & Day Treatment Center


· Just in Time Care® · Rise Up Welfare-to-Work Program · Child Care Referral Services OLDER ADULTS

· Grand Time Off Program POSITIVE PARENTING

· Foster Care

· Elder Care Referral Services · Respite Care Referral Services · Kinship Navigator

· Adoption · Strengthening Families Program · Workshops for Divorcing Parents (Delaware Cares)


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410 South Bedford Street Georgetown, DE 19947 302.856.2388 SEAFORD HOUSE RESIDENTIAL & DAY TREATMENT CENTER

400 North Market Street Extension Seaford, DE 19973 302.629.6996


91 Wolf Creek Boulevard Suite 1 Dover, DE 19901 302.674.8384


It’s not just our name,


Children & Families First strengthens Delaware families by delivering an innovative and effective continuum of community-based social services. In existence for more than 125 years, CFF builds the foundation for strong communities with child-centered and family-focused programs.

2011 Annual Report  

Our 2011 Annual Report!

2011 Annual Report  

Our 2011 Annual Report!