2019 Annual Report
Our Mission To improve the health, well-being and independence of homebound seniors and adults with disabilities.
2019 Annual Report
Dear Friends and Supporters, Looking back at 2019, so much has been accomplished! We have merged successfully, completed a strategic planning session, standardized business practices, redefined staff roles and duties and most importantly maintained our high quality services to 1,900 seniors and adults with disabilities . But, we did not do it alone. Changes like this take a villageâ&#x20AC;Ś an entire community of people who care. Standing by our side were volunteers, business leaders, hospitals, policymakers, community leaders, other non-profits and generous donors. What binds us together is a powerful belief that food is medicine, that smiles are contagious and that we can change lives. This is what Meals on Wheels is all about: the notion that a community can work together to make sure the most vulnerable and unseen members of our community are not forgotten and do not go hungry in the shadows. When we work as one, we change lives. It has been an honor to serve the community on your behalf. We are looking forward to working alongside you to continue the progress that was made this year. We are excited to announce the purchase of a new building that will consolidate all employees into one location and give us the space needed to meet the demand from new market segments, while continuing to serve those who traditionally have been the beneficiaries of our services. Please feel free to contact either of us anytime to find out more about how we can ensure the Lehigh Valley is a great place to age. Gratefully,
Victoria Coyle Chief Executive Officer
Pat Schoenen 2019 Chairman of the Board of Directors
Gerry Sherry Gerry exemplifies the impact of volunteering on the larger community. During more than 1,000 hours of service with Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley, her Wednesday interactions with clients have provided a bright spot for the homebound and an antidote to isolation. "It makes me happy to see the clients, and they’re always so happy to see me,” Gerry says, adding, “Being able to talk to the clients is such an important part of delivering meals.” Always outgoing, Gerry steps up her game during holidays, donning seasonal attire to add some extra fun to deliveries. As one of her regular recipients says, “Gerry makes my Wednesdays!” We were honored when St Luke’s/Bethlehem named her a Shining Star! She certainly is a shining star to our clients!
Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) The Olympus “True to Community” volunteer program offers all OCA employees 16 hours of paid time off each fiscal year to volunteer for their chosen organization. The Meals on Wheels volunteer initiative was one of the first workday volunteer programs at Olympus. For more than six years, a team of 40 Olympus employees has made twice-weekly meal deliveries to home-bound individuals throughout the Lehigh Valley as part of this initiative.
“It’s important for us to share who we are and what we’re capable of doing as a company,” states Tracy Gregory, Specialist for Employee Experience at OCA. “This volunteer program is our face to the community.” Tracy and colleague Lorrie Sheets, have been instrumental in the organization and ongoing success of the Olympus Meals on Wheels program since it launched in 2013. Using a train-thetrainer model, they manage the administration of the volunteer effort within Olympus, training volunteers, organizing the routes, and storing all necessary equipment onsite at Olympus. Their efforts further support Meals on Wheels by offloading responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Olympus volunteer program. “It’s much more than food delivery,” said Tracy. “We have conversations, we get introduced to the family, and sometimes we have to respond to needs beyond the meal.” “Oftentimes, we are the only people these older people see in a day,” adds Lorrie. The team delivers on Mondays and Thursdays with 18 people on each team. All employees go out in pairs. Meals on Wheels was honored to present Olympus with the “Corporate Partner of the Year” award at this year’s Bountiful Bowl for their excellent partnership!
484,503 miles driven in 2019!
Longest Delivery Route = 40 Miles! (Z-21)
Donors are heroes. Thank you for partnering with us 2019 Annual Report to help people in need.
2018-2019 Annual Fund Leadership Donors $50,000+ Frank E Payne & Seba B Payne Foundation $25,000-$49,999 Anonymous Verna O Canova Foundation Elaine Emrick Charles H Hoch Foundation Rider-Pool Foundation $10,000-$24,999 Century Fund Dexter F & Dorothy H Baker Family Jack and Jean Wilson Family Karen Zripko $2,500-$9,999 Julius & Katheryn Hommer Foundation The Barry Kessler Fund George Naumann Bob and Pat Schoenen Dale and Irene Sourbeck Bill Sugra Memorial Fund The Lester Shafer Family $1,000-$2,499 Mario Andretti Judith Arangio Ilene Baumann Judie Bengston Brett and Sarah Biggs Mary Bogle Ross J Born Family Stephen Breininger William and Irene Brown The Charles & Figa Kline Foundation
$1,000-$2,499 (Cont.) Raj and Jhansi Chowdary George and Sarah Conly Victoria Coyle and Ron Dendas Frank Cygler Philip and Ursula Del Vecchio Mark and Lauren Fine Fred J Jaindl Family Robert and Nancy Freidl Elizabeth Geiger David and Lori Gober Cindy Hay Warren and Karen Henderson Jeffrey Herbine Jane Fisher Douglas and Mary Anne Johnson Phyllis Kempf Adrianne Kiesbar Howard Kuritzky Mary Ann Lang Kim Laurito Lisa Luciano Michael and Debra McGrail Cynthia McKellin Leo Miller Brennie Morgan Robert and Toni Price Ronald and Kim Reybitz Linda Richardson Corissa Rolon and Scott McCarron William and Alice Schaffer William and Carol Schwartz Phyllis Serfass Linda Louise Signarovitz Charles and Deeny Werkheiser Roger and Kathleen Yott
2019 Annual Report
Meals on Wheels Leadership Capital Campaign Donors Thank you to these generous donors who have given more than $1000 to our Capital Campaign and helped us raise $1.3M to complete the renovation and fully equip the new kitchen. The size of this new building will provide us with the flexibility in food preparation and physical storage space to respond to the demands of a changing population
Current Location: Fritch Drive, Bethlehem
New Location: Sherman Street, Allentown
Kitchen space: 7,000 square feet
Kitchen space: 11,000 square feet
Two administrative offices
Accommodates all staff at a single main office
Not central to service area
Central to service area
Limited public space
CafĂŠ/event/kitchen space available for rent
Hank and Joanne Barnette Pat and Jerry Beaver Ron and Jane Bennett Boyle Construction Brown-Daub Foundation Robert Burdette Capital Blue Cross Peter and Sharon Christian Dennis and Jane Cullen Andy and Carolyn Daub Sandra Deiter The Eisenhart Family Giving Fund Elaine Emrick ESSA Bank & Trust Foundation Don and Mibs Follett Tom and Deborah Foote Bob and Susan Gadomski Peter Grimes Warren and Karen Henderson Frances Heussman
R.K. Laros Foundation Nancy Light Peter Locke Ray Malec and Jane Pearson Brennie Morgan Henry E Niles Foundation, Inc. John A and Margaret Post Foundation Dave and Frances Romanelli Bob and Pat Schoenen Dale and Irene Sourbeck Yvonne Payne and Edward Spitzer The Donald B and Dorothy L Stabler Foundation Ken and Jill Sturdivant Lee Wei Gary and Janet Woodcock Jan Young Robert and Jeanne Young
Memorial Gifts Joseph Alonge Caroyln Anders Dee Ann Andretti R. Kline Ashton Ed Baldrige Harris Balliet Anna Bankowski Richard Baumann John & Violette Bealer Pearl Beck Frank Bedics Andy Bednar Donald Bergeron LeRoy Bickert Kenneth & Marian Bird Grace Blacker Juan Blanco Viva & August Blasé Irmgard Bollinger John D Booros Leonard Borowski Gladys Bowen Dael Briggs Lynda Brown Dolphus Brunner Nelson Bucci Bob Buchaupt Harriet Bullard Wilbur M Bullard Phyllis Burdette Stubbe Thomas Burkholder Ethel Randall Burnett Ruth Carl Caro Carr Teresa Carter Shirley M Cartwright Paul B & Eleanor M Carver Janet Charney Judith Chase Miriam & Stephen Chipser Kantilal K Chokshi Larry Ciba Don Cohen Lillie Combs Emmett Rand Costich Edward J Crocus
Anna Cross Julia Crouse Robert P Csakany George F Daniel Quentin De Streel Helena deSchweinitz Couch Clifton C Dietrick Gloria Dugan Louise Eckensberger Barbara Edwards Ralph & Estella Evans Joe Farrell Mary Jane Fertal Otto & Virginia Fioretti Mary Jane Fisher Charles Flynn Benjamin Fortner Anne Fortune Marie & David Fritz Charles Fritzinger Betty Gailey Joan Germano Helen Glass Rose Gockley William & Margaret Gorkos Robin Gosztonyi Dorothy Graver Patricia M Greenawald Olga Gulla Anna Haas Virginia Hager John T Hanks James Hannon Kathy Harrier Mary Heffner George Hemstreet Lawrence & Grace Heydt Mary Hildebeidel Jean Hilson & Walter Kempf Janet R Hoffert John Hook Clara Hottenstein Pat Howlett Mary Hildebeidel Howard Hoxie Ed Inghrim
Betty & Joseph Julo Simon Kadingo Henry & Ann Kahn Andrew & Clara Kelhart Zinnat Keshodkar Stephen Kiefer Dorothy Kintzel Donald Kistler Floyd & Lila Kistler Larry Kneifel Barbara Konold Jim Kovacs Joan Kowalchuk Elwood C Krause Conrad Lach Marie Lakatch Christine Lambert Joyce Landrigan John Lecompte Clinton & Carrie Lerch Robert Lerch Sr Donna Lesko Morris Litrenta Jane Long John Lovis Carol Lutsky Dolores Lynch Mr & Mrs Paul Starner John & Pauline Majczan Fran Malok Bill & Lois Maurer William McAllister Janet & Bill McCann McFadden John “Jack” McGoff William Mehrtens Charles & Pauline Merritt Steve & Elizabeth Michalerya Frederick T Miller
Memorial Gifts (Continued) Geraldine Miller Janet Miller Robert H Miller Franklin Minor Richard Mondschein William Mondshein Tom Morgan Ron Moser Francesca & Rocco Muzio Robert Neubauer John Nickerson Watters Jr Theresa Nickless Dr & Mrs J Ogletree John & Kelly Oravec Walter Oren Parents Carmen Patriarca Leon Paulus Ralph & May Penberthy Paul Polak Jack Price Stanley & Dorothy Pyatt Jane Rannels Reggie Reed Geraldine Reese Roland Reichl Wilma Reinbold Earl & Arlene Reinsmith Rev Phares Reitz Jean Riker Ruth Roberts Linwood A Rohrbach Ronca & Roeder Families Rose Perilli Steve Rostow Violet Roth Kenneth Rothrock Royâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parents Al Ruisz Mary Ann Sarsero Hilda E Schaeffer Dorothy Scheidt Gloria Schielzo Miralynn Schissler Ed Schlechter
Barbara Schlosser Roscoe & Joyce Schmick Irene M Sechler Geraldine & Don Seipt Jeanne Seuss Hilda Shafer Adams Tom Shannahan Elizabeth Shollenberger Kenneth Sigafoos Jr Edward Silar Dorothy Silva Pauline Simmons Thomas Simrell Joe & Theresa Skrapits Marian Smith Roy Smith Marjorie & William Smothers Helen Snyder Joseph & Mary Sommer James & Angeline Spang John & Mary Stauffer Stephen Stepsics William Sterner Sr Rose Stimmel Catherine Teter Fern Stryker Joyce Stuart Shirley Talhelm John Tate
Marie A Termini Hilda Thomas Thomas Thompson Bob Thorne Joseph Toth Beloved Husband Gerredina Van Ek Blanche Varady Ann & Frank Vasko Ernest P Vessels Ralph Wanamaker Frank Weber Anna Wechsler Richard Weiss Gerald Wertman Nancy Wessner John Weston Doris Whitefield Claire Wieder Gordon Williams Dorothy Wilson Margaret Wohlbach Jackie Woods Immelda Yezerski Stephen & Mary Yoo Stephen Yoo Pearl Young Thomas A Young Jr Alfred Zavecz
IN THE FAMILY At Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley (MOWGLV), we consider all of our clients to be like extended family. Each client is treated with kindness and respect because every client is someone’s mother, father, brother, sister, grandparent, aunt or uncle. For MOWGLV staff member, Melinda Mayer, family turned client after her Grammy, Barbara, suffered from a diabetic shock episode that sent her to the hospital. Barbara, a widow, lives alone in her own home. After her husband passed away, she discovered how emotionally difficult it is to be alone and that cooking for one person was just not a priority. Her lack of proper nutrition not only led her into the diabetic shock, but while hospitalized, it led doctors to discover that her kidney function was very poor. The outlook was not good and so sh e was prepped with a port for imminent dialysis treatments. Fortunately, having a granddaughter on staff at MOWGLV led her family to sign Barbara up to receive the renal friendly meals we provide. Over the next few weeks, both Barbara’s kidney and sugar levels evened out and became controlled. Barbara’s daughter, Dawn credits the MOWGLV meals for teaching her mother how to eat, “maintaining a renal diet is not easy and can be confusing because so many foods are omitted from this diet”. Dawn continues, “without MOWGLV, my mother would have given up and probably would not have eaten”. Today, Barbara is thriving and healthy. She looks forward to her daily meal delivery and to the friendly volunteers who take the time to chat with her. Both Dawn and Melinda are grateful for MOWGLV and for how it has allowed Barbara to have more years with her loving family.
Honoraria Bob Adams & Alyssa Jones All Needy People George Bowers Inga Carpenter Denise Casey Danny Collins Dawnson & Gray Family Dr & Mrs Philip Del Vecchio Dave Devey Miriam Devey George Diamantopoulos Betty Duffy Harold Eyer Luca Hartnett Jill Hersh Jim Hill Sr Blanche Hodge Gayle Howland
Rob & Arlene Hurwitz Sylvia Jacobson Marie Kaplan Saul & Mary Kivert Charles Kuczynski Karen Landis Betsy Laylon Nathan, Adiran, & Matthew Little Helen Litzenberger Mary Arlene Long Sara Lonigro Lisa Luciano Tim McGouldrick Amy Mende Betty Minor Dr Alan & Judy Morrison Our Veterans & Seniors
Our Volunteers Anthony & Marie Polce Danielle Scandone Lucille Seidenberger Don Seipt Jeff & Rene Shepherd Helen Sholehvar Robert Skinner Dawn Stillwagon Joan & Ronald Stocker The Military The Thursday Golf Group Women of WELCA St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church of Emmaus
FINANCIAL SUMMARY Though we rely on the commitment and support of our volunteers and partners, we would not be able to do the work we do without generous contributions of our donors. All meals are provided on a sliding scale, depending on each clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to pay for meals. We were founded on the belief that all people in the Lehigh Valley who need healthy meals should receive them. With your support, we continue to make sure this happens.
OPERATING REVENUES $3,367,941
OPERATING EXPENSES $3,853,028
FROM OUR CLIENTS
2018-2019 Board of Directors
Victoria Coyle, CEO
Patricia Schoenen, President of Board, retired— Schoenen’s Market
Peg Breckinridge, CFO Monica McCandless, Director of Client Services Cori Rolón , Director of Development and Communications
Nick Nonnemacher, Director of Food Services Dawn Stillwagen, Director of Volunteer Services
Michael Santanasto, Vice President of the Board, The Law Office of Michael A. Santanasto, Esq., LLC Elizabeth Laylon, Secretary of the Board, retired— St. Luke’s Hospital Rosemary Lamaestra, CPA, CFE, Treasurer of the Board, RLB Accountants Thomas Foote, Jr., Brown-Daub, Inc Lisa Luciano, Lafayette Ambassador Bank Jerry Beaver, retired—St. Luke’s Hospital Patricia Blahnik, Wells Fargo Bank Ben Eichman, Oaktree Advisors Carrie Fleckenstein, St. Luke’s Center for Positive Aging Ed Flowerdew, Boyle Construction, Inc. Elissa A. Graner, BB&T Lothar Gumberich, retired – Penn State BerksLehigh Valley Pamela Koons-Hartnett, St. Luke’s Hospital Kimberly Laurito, American Bank Rev. Ray Malec, Concordia Lutheran Church Cindy Merritt, Buckno Lisicky & Co.
4240 Fritch Dr Bethlehem, PA 18020 P: 610-691-1030 mowglv.org
David M. Romanelli, CFP, Morgan Stanley Justin Ryan, Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, Inc. Donna M. Zimmerman, retired—Lehigh County Office of Aging & Adult Service