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2013 Report to the Community

Liam, 5 Wilms tumor

I wish to have a train-themed birthday party

Sean Corbett, Photographer

Board of Directors Officers

Nathan J. Andrisani, Esq., Chair J. Michael Troutman, Vice Chair Cara Williams Fry, 2nd Vice Chair Peter E. Ochroch, Esq., Secretary E. Barry Smith, CPA, Treasurer


Rachel Biblow-Leone, MSW, LCSW Harry Carpenter John Clark Angela M. Ellison, M.D., MSc Denise Hale, PHR Jamie Hartman T. Anthony Jones Jeffrey S. Jubelirer Stephen H. Kalis, Esq. Steven E. Lucking, M.D. Frank Mariello Megan O’Connor The Honorable L. Felipe Restrepo Karl Singleton, M.Ed Jose Enrique Urdaneta

Staff M. Paulette Battenfelder, Regional Executive Director Beth Burker, Wish Coordinator Christine Dombrosky, Events Manager, Lancaster Office Holly Fite, Office Manager, Lancaster Office Molly Gatto, Program Director Dennis J. Heron, President & CEO Robin Olson, Director of Individual Gifts Marian Stanford, Office Manager, Blue Bell Office Ashley Suschin, Wish Coordinator Patricia Terrey, Wish Coordinator Randi Tonik, Wish Coordinator Karen Traten, Director of Partnerships and Communications Spring Velazquez, Database and Social Media Manager Susan Zehren, VP & Chief Operating Officer

Make-A-WishÂŽ Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community

Dear Friend of Make-A-Wish®: With your help, Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley provides more than short-lived moments of joy for seriously ill children. Rather, a wish fulfilled is a life-altering experience that positively shapes the lives of many for the long-term. The outcome of a multi-phase Wish Impact Study led by Make-A-Wish’s national office revealed that our wish granting program greatly influences the lives of the children we serve, their parents & siblings, medical professionals, and the community-at-large. When a wish is fulfilled, it transforms lives. Most adult former wish children say their wish experiences helped to save their lives – 97% said they experienced improved mental and emotional health, and 79% believe the wish experience contributed to their recovery. Physicians and nurses see the vital role that a positive state of mind plays in a patient’s ability to fight illness and 89% believe that the wish experience can influence a child’s physical health. Furthermore, the act of wish granting serves to strengthen communities. 92% of volunteers and 86% of adult former wish kids expressed a deeper commitment to philanthropy and/or volunteering. We are pleased to share additional statistics with you inside this report on page 2. It takes an entire community to make each wish special. Whether you are a volunteer, donor or sponsor, you are making a lasting impact on the lives of area children. Thank you for your compassionate and generous support. With sincere gratitude,

Dennis J. Heron President & CEO

Nathan J. Andrisani, Esq. Chairman of the Board

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community


WISH IMPACT STUDY The first-ever Wish Impact Study led by Make-A-Wish’s national office surveyed health professionals, parents of wish kids, adult former wish kids, and Make-A-Wish volunteers. They were asked questions to determine what effect our mission has on the children we serve, their families and their communities. The results confirm what we’ve always believed: that Make-A-Wish makes the world better. Adult Former Wish Kids 97% Experienced improved mental and emotional health. 79% Reported that the wish experience marked a turning point in their treatment and recovery. 83% Experienced improved physical health and strength. Medical Professionals 89% Wish experiences can influence a wish kid’s physical health. 75% Wish experiences can decrease wish kid’s sadness and depression. 84% Report a deeper commitment to philanthropy and volunteering. Parents 98% The wish experience made us feel like a “normal” family again. 92% My child felt re-empowered to influence decisions. 88% Felt less isolated when their children made a wish. Volunteers 92% Felt an increased desire to give back and continue helping other families. 95% Report an increased sense of compassion. 92% Felt more committed to philanthropy and volunteer work.

“In a few days, Make-A-Wish gives you back all the happiness you’ve lost in months in a hospital. I believe that my wish made me the person I am today. Make-A-Wish gave me a week in Disney World, but it also gave me strength, optimism and positivity. It taught me that good can come out of any situation and that even when you are the sickest you have ever been, there is still a prince or princess inside of you that chemotherapy cannot damage. I went from a healthy toddler to a cancer patient in an instant, but Make-A-Wish helped me realize that a cancer patient is not all I would ever be. Make-A-Wish is truly what made my world rosy again.” Lauren B.


Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community


WISH GRANTER $10,000-$24,999

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley recognizes the following individuals who have contributed $1,000 or more in FY13.These donors are investing in the future of our organization by increasing our capacity to grant more wishes in our community and represent the hope of achieving our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

John Daghmizian Edward and Janine DeAngelis Estate of Genevieve Loos Susan R. Moul Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Sauder Roseanne M. Waugh & William R. Gordon, Jr.- In memory of their mother Rosemarie A. Gordon

WISH CHAMPION $100,000 and above

Estate of Frances Bonikowski Douglas Curtis Rick D’Avino and Pamela Murphy Ms. Joann DeRose Daniel and Margaret Diskin John and Debbie Doyle Colin Foster Michael Fromhold Mrs. Katherine Gaeth Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kennedy Lebofsky & Denish Families – Monte Carlo Night Lou and Pat Manzi Estate of Edwin W. Matthews Daryl Miller Peter Resnick Mr. Nelson Rivera Grace Roman Marsha Wagner Mrs. Margaret Will Paul Youngberg

Estate of Rose Niles

WISH VISIONARY $50,000-$99,999 Estate of Margaret E. Ostendorf

WISH BENEFACTOR $25,000-$49,999 Andrisani Family & FriendsChristmas Caroling for Kids Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Duffy Estate of Francis Schmalz

STAR OF JOY $5,000-$9,999

STAR OF STRENGTH $2,500-$4,999

Amanda, 14

retinoblastoma I wish to go to Disney World® Resort

Reina Cohen Jazmin DeJesus Dr. J. William Gaynor Mrs. Shannon N. Getz Mort and Betty Goldfield Aju Jacob Estate of Arthur Levy Regina Market Mr. John P. Moran Marla Osborne Mr. Chris Riendeau Idalia Rivera

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community


Glendaliz Rodriguez Gerald Salerno Ronna Stoe Ms. Vicky Wiggins Mrs. Peggy Ziegler

STAR OF HOPE $1,000-$2,499 Dean Baker Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bauer Alan and Linda Belfus Mr. G. Michael Biggerstaff Vincent and Jacqueline Buonasorte Christine Burlein Ron and Patricia Carkoski Harry Carpenter Michael Castagna David Colleran Bernard Dardzinski, Ph.D. R. Daubenspeck Mrs. Sheryl Depanfilis Mr. Kenneth Dietz Micky and Peggy Dominick Darren Dragish Brian Driscoll Douglas Fetter James Flanagan Marissa Fritz Mr. Ryan Gehman

Hannah, 13

brain tumor I wish to go to Costa Rica 4

Joseph and Donna Glace Jeffrey and Arlene Gocken Adam Grant, Ph.D. Daniel Griffin David and Diana Griggs Mark and Pamela Harrington Peter and Janeen Jonak Kenneth and Sonia Kaminsky Mr. Timothy Kauffman J. Michael and Lydia Kennedy Anthony Lamm Larry and Connie Lesser Jon Litner Timothy MacCarrick Robert Manero Anthony J. Matteo, M.D. William and Patricia McDermott Mr. and Mrs. Owen McGirr Mark McGovern Amy McKenna-Fell Kristopher Mendoza Joseph Miller and Rachel Wood Thom and Karen Miller – Christmas Display Keith and Linda Mock Joseph Musser Peter and Marjorie Ochroch James O’Connor John O’Connor Amy Ovecka Mr. Kerry Pawling Richard and Debbie Phillips Thomas and Martha Reilly Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Robinson Colleen Sabol Nicholas Santoro Mr. Anthony Saracino Mr. Joseph A. Sclafani John Shea Richard and Amy Silfen Susan Stein William Stephenson John Stuart Mr. and Mrs. James Surber Lawrence Tambone Alexey Timashkov Michael VanHorn Rodney Versteegh Karen Wallace

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community

Dylan, 13

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome I wish to go to the summer X-Games Jessica Ward and John Hadfield Joseph and Colleen Ward Margaret Wiley

WISH FRIENDS $500-$999 Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Amoroso Barbra Andrisani Damian and Jennifer Andrisani Joseph and Mary Andrisani Thomas Archibald Regina Austin E. Martin and Donna Beech Derk Bergsma Bruce Bishop Donald and Nancy Bormes Jacqueline Bormes Sarah Bouchard Martin and Patricia Boyle Mr. Kevin Bucher Stephen Burbank John Burkhard Phillip and Kara Lynne Burns Thomas Davis Renato Demo Mr. Jerome DiGiovanni John and Tamra Dodds Ms. E. Gladys Drybred Rachel Duffy Kevin Dwyer

David and Betsy Eingorn Brian Fleischer Mrs. Charlotte Fletcher Joseph Fliss Stephen and Kathy Frank Mr. David A. Goldstein Mr. Irvin S. Good Robert and Sherri Griffith James Groff Kenneth and Korinne Guza Ms. Denise Hale Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Heron Mr. John Hickey Robert Hicks Mr. Rodney Howard Robert Hunter Brittany Hurdle Mr. Chad Hurst Richard and Margaret Infantino Christopher Isbrecht T. Anthony Jones Robert D. Katz Jeremy and Brooke Kees Mr. Raymond King Stephen Kirton Gary Knocke Ms. Teresa Kohl Sailaja Kolachalam Lawrence and Rita Kotler

Riley, 5

Wilms tumor I wish to go to Walt Disney World速 Resort

Make-A-Wish速 Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community


Bria, 11

leukemia I wish to go to Hawaii Ms. Wendi Kotzen Thomas Kowalczyk Vince and Lynne Laino James and Jacqueline Lake Anthony Lamm Jeff Lewin Dr. and Mrs. Steven Lucking Michael and Kara Marciano Brad Martin Patrick McGowan Edward and Mary McGrath Katherine Miller Tracy Miller Adrienne Mittentag Ms. Sara Moose Mr. Matthew Moyer Christopher Nagle Mrs. Jennifer Nolt Thomas Oakes Dianne O’Brien Edward Ochroch Jay and Joan Ochroch Greg and Jacqueline Orth David Pearlman Lauren Pellicane Richard Perry Mr. Dennis Plasha Michael and Tracy Porter Miss Sarah Porter 6

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reinbold The Honorable L. Felipe Restrepo Anthony and Matilda Richter Mr. Ross Rieder Mr. and Mrs. Steven Riggs David Robertson Thomas and Sharon Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Steven Rosen Phyllis Saft Jodi Sassoon Michael Schaedle Michael Schoen Brittany Shelly E. Barry Smith Gerald Smith Grace Smith Mr. and Mrs. Robert Solove Jeffery Sparling Shanin and Tracey Specter Glen and Susan Stuart Mr. and Mrs. R. Todd Sweet Martha Tomich Thomas Trullinger Mr. Terrance Tumolo Ms. Spring Velazquez Steven Wall Edward Wardell Andrew and Cynthia Weir Joseph White Arnold Winick Mr. Jeffrey Yarnall

Emma, 18

Pompe disease I wish to go to Paris

Make-A-WishÂŽ Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community

ANNUAL STAR SPONSORS We gratefully acknowledge the following businesses, schools, foundations, clubs & organizations for their generous support of our mission. Fulfilling our mission is possible due to their annual contributions.

WISH CHAMPION $100,000 and above 24th Annual Mother’s Day Convoy De Lage Landen Financial Services Macy’s US Restaurants, Inc.

WISH STAR $50,000-$99,999 Car Donation Foundation Just Cabinets Furniture & More Keith Valley Middle School Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms Walk for Wishes

WISH ADVOCATE $25,000-$49,999 J. Ambrogi Food Distribution, Inc. Club Managers Golf Classic Compass Support Services Consolidated Services Group Exelon Pro-Am for Wishes Four Season’s Produce, Inc. Lititz Academy of Dance Lubert Family Foundation Merck Partnership for Giving Panera Bread Wharton & Penn Law Challenges

WISH GENIE $10,000-$24,999 AAA Mid-Atlantic Advanced Recovery Systems, Inc. Allied Wire & Cable ARAMARK Daniel E. Bennis Memorial Golf Outing Brandywine Global Investment Management Cedarbrook Country Club Chi Omega Fraternity Phi Lambda Chapter – Franklin & Marshall Dilworth Paxon

Germantown Academy Reuben & Mollie Gordon Foundation Hawkey Family Foundation LANConnect Inc. Legg Mason & Co., LLC Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Maggiano’s Little Italy Mazza Vineyards Inc., T/A Mount Hope Estate & Winery Gary Neher Golf Outing Pay for Play – 101 the Rose PriceWaterHouseCoopers Sheetz Incorporated The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation Steelman Triathlon Turnaround Management Association, Phila. Chapter US Airways Valsource Villanova University, Facilities Management

WISH SPONSOR $5,000-$9,999 Anonymous (1) The 1830 Family Foundation A-Frame Technology Services Alphabet Academy Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. The David R. and Patricia D. Atkinson Foundation The Barra Foundation Robert Berger Pediatrics Society, PCOM Berks County Community Foundation Blank Rome, LLP Boyertown Junior High School East Central Bucks East High School Central Bucks East High School, Patriot Players Chi Omega Fraternity, Beta Alpha Chapter Chiropractic 1st LLC Eden Charitable Foundation Robert H. & Beverly Utley Fowler Foundation Fox Rothschild, LLP IBM Employee Services Center International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local #5

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community


Claire, 8

leukemia I wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort J.A.M. Anonymous Foundation Judge Technical Services, Inc. KPMG McCarter & English, LLP Leo and Peggy Pierce Family Foundation Loxley’s Restaurant The Manitowoc Company Foundation The Mutual Fire Foundation The Shaun Negler Memorial Foundation The Rich Nocella Memorial Golf Outing Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. QVC Shutouts for Kids Soc Hop Thos. Somerville Co. Trusted Choice Spring Ford Country Club G.B. Stuart Charitable Foundation Upper Merion Aquatic Club, Marlins Swim Team Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Verilogue Zurich

WISH PATRON $2,500-$4,999

Richard S. and Ann B. Barshinger Foundation Boeing Company Employee Fund Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Employee Giving Louis N. Cassett Foundation Chi Omega Fraternity – Iota Lambda Chapter CNH America Construction Risk Partners Dart Container Corporation Deer Country Farm & Lawn, Inc. Delaware River Striper Tournament Discovery Day Care of Morrisville, Inc. Draeger Medical Eastern Catalytic Eastern Lancaster County School District Eldreth Pottery Fourjay Foundation Honey Brook Rod & Gun Club, Inc. Lawrence L. & Julia Z. Hoverter Charitable Fdn. IKEA – Plymouth Meeting Keller Williams Real Estate Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Miles for Make-A-Wish – In memory of Gabby Vogel Mom’s Club of Bensalem Morgan Stanley The Mourning Dove Foundation Nxtbook Media PA Outlet Management The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Program Safelite Charitable Foundation Seventh Ward Republican Club Steffy’s Towing Sunnybrook Golf Club Susquehanna Bank Total Rental, Inc. Traffic Control Services United Savings Bank Walker Chiropractic Associates Wheels for Wishes Williamson, McVeigh & Alfano

Aerotek Aetna Foundation, Inc. Bannon Metals Company


Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community

WISH BENEFACTOR $1,000-$2,499 3 Step IT Active Social & Beneficial Association Akron Lions Club Allstate Giving Campaign Andrisani Family Charitable Fund Applecross Country Club Applied Energy Systems, Inc. AT & T Employee Giving Campaign AZPAC Match Program Baker Residential of PA, LLC Bank of America Matching Gifts Bayer HealthCare John Beck Elementary School Decontee, 11 Bloomberg, L.P. chronic kidney disease Blue Ball Lioness Club I wish to go to Hawaii Bobby Rahal Lexus The Breidegam Family Foundation Cross Point Christian Childcare Brubacher Excavating, Inc. Culinart, Inc. Checking for Charity Corp. W.S. Cumby Chi Omega Alumnae, Harrisburg Chapter Dave & Buster’s CHOP Delaware Valley College A.L. Cirineo P.J. Dick Incorporated Citizens Bank Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation Cocktails Against Cancer Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Comcast Corporation Exelon Corporation The Corvette Enthusiasts Community Fdn. The Fann Family Foundation First Presbyterian Church fwd>direct, LLC Genesis Engineers, Inc. German American Marketing Hanafin & Kitson Associates Harley Davidson, Cumberland Valley Chapter Bobby R. Harold Family Charitable Trust Hatboro-Horsham High School – Vanessa Delua Senior Project Healthease, Inc. High Corporate Services, LLC Home for Orphans of Odd Fellows of PA Horse Trail Ride IBS Direct ING Charitable Giving Program Johnson & Johnson Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Reynoldo, 12 Branzburg, LLP brain tumor Kline’s Services, Inc. I wish to have a teacup Chihuahua Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community


KPMG Lancaster Co RC Club, Inc. Lancaster Commercial Travelers Lancaster County Community Foundation Madison Kelly Contractors Market Strategies, Inc. Earle M. Mitchell Memorial Fund Modern Gaming Pennsylvania LLC Mount Saint Joseph Academy MTH Electric Trains Foundation Murry Management Company Neffsville Community Fire Company NFP Property & Casualty North American Insurance Management Corp. North Mountain Inn Notre Dame De Lourdes School Oakhill Condo Association OrthopaedicCare PPL Premier Custom Built, Inc. Susan Presti The Dale L. Reese Foundation

The Reidler Foundation C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation Rohrer’s Quarry Inc. Rotary Club of Shady Brook Henry Schein, Inc. Schneider Electric Foundation Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC. Snavely’s Mill, Inc. State College Area School District Stern and Eisenberg, PC Team Glory Babies Trans4mation Salon Triad Isotopes Venus Beauty Academy Veterans of Foreign War VFW Post 7463 Canteen Volvo Construction Equipment Rents, Inc. Walmart Foundation Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP Wells Fargo Community Support Wissahickon High SchoolHeidi Butt Senior Project

KATELIN MAGUIRE SOCIETY OF HOPE The Katelin Maguire Society of Hope recognizes the generosity of participants in our Planned Giving Program. Katelin was a wish child who touched the lives of many and sadly passed away. We honor the memory of Katelin with this important program to help ensure the future of our organization. MEMBERS Mr. David J. Beccaria Mr. Stephen L. Cartledge Mr. Karl Clemmensen Terri Delaney Ms. Karen Traten Ms. Cheryl Trotta Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tumolo


Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR NATIONAL SPONSORS Avis Blue Bunny Chi Omega DELTA The Walt Disney Company Isagenix Jewelers for Children

Macy’s Maggiano’s Little Italy Royal Caribbean International SOUTHWEST Straight Talk Wireless

SUBARU Toys ‘R Us Trusted Choice United US AIRWAYS UnitedHealth Group WWE Zaxby’s


Our chapter received a generous $6,631.59 donation from Luxaire®, on behalf of their distributor American Air Distributing, Inc. of West Chester.

Sophia Andrisani and classmates from St. Anastasia School in Newtown Square held various fundraisers for the chapter this past year.

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community



Maggiano’s – King of Prussia hosted a fundraiser in May and also participated in the 10th Annual “Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish” campaign.

Executives from US Restaurants (franchisee of area Burger King restaurants) present a generous $100,000 check to the chapter.

Boyertown Junior High School East has raised nearly $40,000 over the last 5 years and received the chapter’s Natale Stabile Spirit Award in 2013. In addition to raising funds, each year talented students create beautiful paintings of wish children as keepsakes of their amazing wish experiences. 12

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community

MANAGING OUR FUNDS Functional Expenses (2012)

Sources of Funding

Program Services – 86% Management – 7% Fundraising – 7%

Special Events – 36% Businesses – 31% Individuals – 23% Schools – 6% Foundations – 4%

WISHES IN REVIEW (2012-13) Wishes by Type Disney World – 50% International Travel – 9% Cruise – 8% Celebrity – 7% Hawaii – 6% Other – 6% Room Makeover – 5% Shopping Spree – 5% Other Travel – 3% Computer & Electronics – 1%

Wishes by County

Philadelphia – 24% Montgomery – 17% Lancaster – 14% Bucks – 13% Delaware – 10% Chester – 9% Dauphin – 7% Cumberland – 3% Lebanon – 2% Perry – 1%

Wishes by Referral Source

Children’s Hospital (CHOP) – 48%

Wishes by Gender

Male – 53% Female – 47%

Penn State Hershey Medical – 16% Other – 16% St. Christopher’s Hospital – 10% A.I. DuPont & Jefferson – 10%

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley 2013 Report to the Community


Make-A-Wish速 Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

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2013 Report to the Community  

The following lists $500+ cash donations for last fiscal year (9/1/2012-8/31/2013. We extend our deepest appreciation to all the donors who...

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