Special Love's 2020 Annual Report

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Special Love provides a community21of support to children with cancer and their families.


Letter from the Board President


In-Person Programs


Virtual Programs


Emergency Financial Relief


Educational Scholarship Program


Special Events


Annual Spring Gala


Fall in Love 5K


Tom Baker Memorial Golf Tournament


Beneficiary Events

16-19 Donor Honor Roll 20



Board of Directors & Staff


Financial Summary

Needless to say, 2020 was nothing like what we had planned. March saw the Special Love team quickly adapt to a changing world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Special Love went virtual, along with our nation, as all in-person programming was cancelled until the danger of COVID-19 passed. In just two weeks we developed and launched VOICE (Virtual Online Inhome Camp Experience) to continue our mission of providing a community of support for the children and their families. The pandemic was not going to stop us as we knew the harsh realities of the virus would make life even more challenging for our families, who were already dealing with the unthinkable heartache of childhood cancer. VOICE started with virtual campfires, fun short videos and small ways to stay connected, and grew into the launch of virtual BRASS Camp, which offered an entire month’s worth of fun activities. That was soon followed by virtual Camp Fantastic, bringing the joy of “camp” to not only campers confined at home, but those in the hospital as well. Both camps provided hours and days of fun and educational activities, games, virtual cabin chats, special guests, laughter, craziness, and most importantly, an escape from the confines and stress of the pandemic. Just like in-person camp does. Prior to camp, we sent all campers a “Camp in a Box” kit packed with everything they needed to participate in every activity. Just like in-person camp does. Campers from up and down the East Coast, across the country, and even across the Atlantic Ocean joined in the fun. They continue to join in the VOICE fun with regular box deliveries as we’ve moved into 2021 hoping for a brighter, healthier new year. In 2020, Special Love continued to help families dealing with financial hardships through our Kathy Russell Emergency Relief Fund. More families than ever before reached out for help. So much so that by June we had depleted our budgeted funds for the year. Special Love’s Board of Directors stepped in to allocate additional funds so no family ever heard the word no. And we provided 28 Kay/Moore Educational Scholarships to young cancer survivors who are ready to move past their cancer and on with their futures. Everything Special Love was able to provide in 2020 was made possible by our dedicated partners, supporters, and volunteers. Together, we continued to provide a community of support to children with cancer, their families, and young adult survivors. Sincerely,

Melissa Steele President of the Board

Jan Bresch Executive Director



Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, it seemed 2020 was off to a wonderful start. Special Love hosted two of its popular weekends, Ski Family Weekend at Canaan Valley Resort, and Winter Weekend for teens and young adult survivors, at Bryce Resort. Ski Family Weekend, at Canaan Valley Resort near Davis, WV, hosted more than 40 families for 3 days of skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and lots of indoor fun. Canaan Valley provided a half dozen ski instructors per day, plus adaptive ski equipment for children who needed specialized assistance, so everyone skied! Less intrepid participants spent their day in the indoor pool and/or hot tub, playing board games, or just hanging out and visiting with new and old friends. The evenings were filled with great food, a bingo party on Saturday night, and a kids’ movie on Sunday night where volunteers looked after the kids so parents could enjoy some grown-up time. Winter Weekend, at Bryce Resort and Shrine Mont Retreat Center, hosted 42 teens and young adult survivors who benefitted from the assistance of 18 volunteers. We spent all day Saturday on the slopes (and in the lodge) at Bryce and, because of our close proximity to Shrine Mont, we were able to stay at the resort until well after dinner and enjoy a wonderful campfire complete with s’more kits graciously provided by the resort. Back at the retreat, Shrine Mont opened their recreation hall, allowing us to gather the entire group on Friday and Saturday nights for games and community.


In March, when it became clear in-person programming needed to be put on hold, we quickly scrambled to create an online program, VOICE (Virtual Online In-Home Camp Experience). There was no cancelling or going silent - we had to find a way to continue supporting our community of children with cancer, siblings, young adults, and parents. We were fortunate to have volunteers, friends, and families ready to jump in to help us create and record fun activities and virtual campfires. And as the pandemic raged and we knew our week-long summer camps were not possible, nor were any in-person programs until the pandemic was well behind us, VOICE went from the recorded world to live. Zoom and WebEx became our new camp homes and the Special Love team, camp counselors, and many wonderful volunteers and friends came together to develop and launch BRASS Camp, Camp Fantastic and a wide array of engaging live activities each and every month. While we couldn’t gather together in-person and many things changed in 2020, one thing remained strong - our commitment to supporting children with cancer and their families. Hours of planning and work went into creating virtual camps with multiple fun activities each day, as well as special guests and evening campfires. Honestly, we had no idea how virtual programming would be received, but it didn’t take long to see the kids' wonderful smiles, laughter, and comradery during each activity, and special notes from campers and their families thanking us for bringing camp to them. One thing we had not planned on was the gift of seeing children in hospitals participating in camp. We learned that in the virtual world, a child in the hospital never has to be left behind, and while our community was remote, we could still provide the support our kids and families have come to rely on. The love reached out through the internet.

“You all have been a bright spot in Clay's life these days with no social outlets for him, your programs have been great.” -Fantastic Camper Mom


We spent nearly a year providing virtual programming each and every month in 2020 to keep our children and families connected and entertained. Programs included lots of fun, creative arts & crafts projects, dance and yoga, cooking, nature walks and reports, woodworking, Halloween mask making, a Survivor: North Pole gameshow spoof, and a Thankful Tree project.

BRASS was a month-long virtual camp in 2020 with some type of activity each day. The first morning, campers spent nearly an hour opening their supply boxes, listening to plans for upcoming craft and activity sessions, and even singing a group camp song to close out the virtual assembly. While much of BRASS Camp was pre-taped, and available at the campers’ convenience, a live activity was held each weeknight, along with cabin chats, giving campers time to connect and make or renew camp friendships just as they would at camp.


Camp Fantastic 2020 had the benefit of learning from BRASS Camp’s earlier start, and had a slightly different model with a concentrated week of mostly live activities. We had special guest hosts such as celebrity party planner David Tutera hosting an interactive craft, a weather class with NBC4 meteorologist Chuck Bell, our friends from Clark Construction showing the kids how to make a solar oven to bake s'mores, and NIH photographer Marlene Van den Neste teaching the kids photography in a daily one-hour class. Special to camp this year was the welcome to camp by Dr. Anthony Fauci and his wife Christine Berg, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and his wife, Diane Baker, providing musical entertainment for our talent show, and National Cancer Institute Director Ned Sharpless and his dog, Mojo, doing amazing tricks. We were also able to bring the joy of camp to children in the hospital as well by delivering camp supply boxes to our friends at Inova Fairfax Hospital and Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) so their pediatric cancer patients could take a break from treatments and join in the fun.



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We were not able to hold our annual holiday party in Springfield, VA but we still found a way for Santa to visit with the kids. Special Love hosted virtual visits for well over 100 children with Santa on December 6th and 13th with the help of long-time volunteer Chuck Wickens and members of the volunteer group who host our annual in-person holiday party.

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Special Love reached out to the medical staff at several of our key hospitals to deliver treats and food and remind them of our support. We wanted them to know that even though we couldn't join them and their patient families in-person, we were still thinking of them. Our monthly meal deliveries to Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital eventually became quarterly drop-offs that continued into 2021 and monthly drop-offs to VCU and UVA hospitals for their staff. We also learned during virtual Camp Fantastic in August that virtual programming was the perfect way to allow children who were in treatment, either in the hospital or outpatient clinics, to join camp programs. So we expanded our camp-ina-box mailings to include in-patients at VCU and Inova Fairfax hospitals.

“Thank you again for brightening the season for the kids! We just loved seeing them so excited.” -Special Love parent


During the year, Special Love hosted four “Me-Building” webinars for young adult survivors to assist them as they move on from their cancer to their lives as productive, healthy young adults. Each webinar was tailored to the needs expressed by our young adult community and sessions included “Finding Your Passion,” “The Importance of Mentoring,” “A Reimagined Life – Using Your Story to Discovery New Life Possibilities,” and “Lessons Learned from Young Healthcare Professionals.” We are grateful to session facilitators Jeremy Webb, Larry & Jenn Chloupek, Shefa Nola Benoit, and Caroline Goon.

Sharing the Different Paths of Healthcare Professionals

Our annual Parents Weekend in 2020 became a virtual day dedicated to just our parents. The day-long conference included a mosaic craft, moderated discussion groups, a keynote by former Deputy Surgeon General Boris Lushniak on the changing health landscape, and a presentation by Dr. Donna Gregory, who shared the results of her doctoral research on the benefits of camp for oncology siblings. There were also sessions on yoga and financial planning and a box of goodies with wine and a commemorative Special Love tumbler.

Using Your Story to Discover New Life Possibilities

“Loved how detailed the panelists were about their journey to where they are now in life and what led them to their current professions! It was very informative.”

-Young Adult Thriver

Finding the Right Mentor

Recommitting to Yourself


As one might imagine, requests for emergency financial assistance dramatically increased due to the pandemic - so much so that by June we had depleted our year's budgeted amount, providing as much aid as we had in all of 2019. Thankfully, our Board allocated additional funding to see us through the end of the year so no family would ever hear the word no. Funds assist families with non-medical expenses such as utilities, rent and/or mortgage payments, car repair and insurance. The fund also assists families with funeral expenses to help reduce the burden of laying their child to rest. Sadly, we experienced an increase in requests to help with those funeral expenses, and for one family, Special Love stepped in to cover the balance of funeral expenses for a single mother whose young son had died two weeks prior and still lay in the hospital morgue because she was unable to pay the basic costs of a funeral. Special Love also helped a young cancer patient who had lost his job due to COVID19 with storage fees for the sperm he banked before his treatment began and was now faced with losing. We were honored to cover those fees to help him preserve his future family.

In 2020, we provided financial relief to 63 families from 9 area hospitals with children as young as 10-months-old to young adults. Our families also benefited from our partnership with the Lilabean Foundation, whose mission is to provide funding for pediatric brain cancer research and who provided additional $1,500 grants to seven families whose child is in treatment for brain cancer. The Foundation's grants made a positive impact in the lives of families dealing with their child’s brain cancer and the stress of COVID19.


Although we extended the deadline for the submission of scholarship applications in 2020 to allow students additional time to secure transcripts from schools whose administrative offices were working on a limited schedule due to the pandemic, scholarship applications were still down. Some students cited the stress of COVID19 and the uncertainty of what will happen next, yet Special Love was able to award 28 educational scholarships to students attending colleges and universities such as East Caroline University, George Mason University, University of Michigan Medical School, Virginia Tech, Northern Virginia Community College and Shenandoah University. We are most grateful to generous donors who underwrote the scholarships, making a difficult year a little easier. The 2020 scholarship underwriters were: Nicole Chastain Blocker, Fae Daniels, David Ingram, Malloy Toyota, Jeff Quelet, and the Waterford Baptist Church.

Olivia Adams Heather Alba Nesma Aly Nadia Anderson Tsadet Brannon Emma Delaney Sofia Dirie Mattie Dye Sylvia Escolero Erin Frederick John Gonzalez Alexandra Hancock Carolyn Hubley Amanda Johnson Tyler Jones Natanial Justiniano Christopher Keely Andrew McCaffrey Brady McKay Destiny McKenzie Seth Middlecoop William Peterson Joshua Rubin Rachel Simon Abby Snider Brian Wathen Kailee Vance Nataliya Zabrovska

Malloy Toyota Karen Nielsen Memorial Scholarship Dennis Chastain Memorial Scholarship

Caleb Ingram Scholarship Hahn Family Scholarship

Hahn Family Scholarship



This past year saw a dramatic shift in fundraising with the pandemic making in-person events impossible. In a year when we needed the solace of others, all had to keep their distance, so as with our programming, we found ways to connect and work together to support children and families.

Our annual spring Chic & Campy Gala was moved to a virtual event in September once we realized the pandemic would continue. The pre-recorded virtual format gave us the ability to share stories from our children and families on the positive, sometimes life-changing impact Special Love has had on their lives. The Facebook event, hosted by former WUSA9 anchor Andrea Roane, reached more than 2,500 individuals the night it debuted, and assisted in helping us raise over $125,000. We continue to be thankful to our wonderful sponsors who stuck with us through a difficult, changing year, and honored their commitments.

Edmondson & Gallagher Property Services,LLC FD Associates, Inc. The Yuen Foundation Inc. Goldin & Stafford, LLC Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law

Bill & Terri Tomoff Brendan Meehan Caroline & Greyson Goon Daniel & Jeanne Moore Dr. Christopher Barnett Jan Bresch John & Lisa Dooley Lee M. Weiner & Nancy Shoenfeld Lisa & Conrad Schmidt MP Brock & Jon Zimmerman Shari & Andy Fisher The Conti Family

Clark Construction Group, LLC Gallagher & Co. HITT Construction Walter P Moore Planned Systems International PSI Borger Management, Inc. MN Blum LLC Perkins and Will Insperity Klein Hornig LLP Wiencek & Associates


The Fall in Love 5k walk/run also went virtual in 2020, allowing us to reach not only runners and walkers in the Washington metropolitan area, but around the country and "across the pond." Being virtual, participants had a week to complete their 5k, all at once or over multiple days. Nearly 200 individuals signed up to participate and received a race t-shirt and downloadable race bib with space on the back to share why they chose to walk/run. The event raised $26,000 to support our virtual programming. Thank you to our exclusive t-shirt sponsor, The Yuen Foundation, and our event sponsors Clark Construction, the Bresch Family, MP Brock Zimmerman, Maria Kenny, and Barry Creech.

The annual Tom Baker Memorial Camp Fantastic Golf Tournament was the only event to not be virtual this year! We held it at the beautiful Rock Harbor Golf Course in Winchester, Virginia, on Friday, September 4, 2020, and 170 golfers came out for a social distanced day on the course. With morning and afternoon flights, golfers were able to comfortably socialize with their friends and family while enjoying the fresh, healthy air of the course and helping raise a little more than $45,000 to support Camp Fantastic. Thank you to our title sponsors Fort Collier Group, LC, Loudoun Mutual Insurance Company, Specialized Engineering, and The Shockey Companies.


Our heartfelt appreciation to

While we struggled with our own fundraising events, so did those who hosted our wonderful annual beneficiary events. Yet they still found a way to raise money and support our children and families.

Planned Systems International (PSI) IREM Rocktober on the River The Collins Golf Tournament The IBEW Local 26 Dan Duvall & The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge Richmond Shag Club Ride for a Reason Community Bank of the Chesapeake Brothers of Delta Chi Fraternity at Virginia Tech

Special Love found another way to stay connected to our families and supporters through apparel campaigns that boasted the Special Love logo in fun designs and colors. This past year, we all needed a little extra Special Love, so we wore our hearts on our sleeves - literally!


Special Love is humbled by the continued support of our donors, especially in this difficult time for our country and the world. Together we continued to provide a community of support to children with cancer and their families.

$25,000 and Above INDIVIDUAL Sheila and Tom Baker Estate Maria Kenny ORGANIZATION Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM) Planned Systems International (PSI) The Gwen Laulhere Foundation

Jim & Paula Chismar Fae Daniels Ken & Lee Fisher Shari & Andy Fisher Brian & Kristen Graney Timothy & Barbara Iseminger Dr. Lynette Mark Dr. James Michelson Lisa & Conrad Schmidt Bill & Terri Tomoff Peter & Jeanette Torti ORGANIZATION

American Woodmark Foundation, Inc. Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund Administration Clark Construction Group, LLC INDIVIDUAL FD Associates, Inc. Jennifer Christie Fort Collier Group, LC Rosemary & Ben Fish Goldin & Stafford, Inc. MP Brock Zimmerman Loudoun Mutual Insurance Company ORGANIZATION Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law Care Camps Ride for A Reason Combined Federal Campaign of National Capital Area Rocktober on the River Clearlogic Financial Inc. Serco Foundation E&G Group Specialized Engineering Facebook Donations The Lilabean Foundation Salesforce.com, Inc. The Nora Roberts Family Foundation U.S. Trust The Benevity Community Impact Fund The Shockey Companies The Taylor Family Foundation Van Metre Companies Foundation Inc. Yuen Foundation Incorporated

$10,000 to $24,999

$1,000 to $4,999 $5,000 to $9,999 INDIVIDUAL Marcia M. Carlucci


INDIVIDUAL Sheila Baker Dr. Christopher Barnett Michael Bean Nicole Blocker

Jan Bresch Tom M. Byrd Amy Lynn Carpenter Paula Causey Anthony Celentano Andrea Conti Nicole C. Conti Barry Creech Peggy Crowley Guy Curley Rob & Sandee Daubenspeck Mama D DeOms Kenneth & Rebecca G. Dodelin John & Lisa Dooley Ronald & Martha Doornink Robert Drake Michele Figdor Norman Fulk Cheryl Garner Lewis Glasener Caroline & Greyson Goon Evalynn Greenberg Jack A. Hanson Louis Hofheimer Bill & Netty Hottel Andrew & Carolyn Hubley Elizabeth Hughes Ray-way Hwang David & Annette Ingram Marshall & Kacey Jenkins Tammara Jenkins Tom & Mary Johnson Fouad & Katherin Khoury Alexander E. Kuta John E. Lacker Peter Lindeman John & Peggy Whittington Lingenfelter

Terri McCagh Jon & Rose McGowan Jack & Kathleen McKay Brendan Meehan Raylor & Nicole Miles Dan & Jeanne Moore Jim Norris Michael & Lisa O'Connor Paula Paul Dennis Perry Dr. Philip Pizzo Jyothi Raghavan & Ram Ramchandran Jennifer M. Raspa Kathy Russell Mark & Stephanie Sadowski Erik W. Santa John W. & Margaret Shern Erin & Bill Sloan Don & Barbara Smith Robert Steele Paul Teleki Donald E. & Patricia Thomas Alex & Karen Tomoff Doug Vance Lucas Wall Lee Weiner Ed & Susanna White Jonathan Zimmerman ORGANIZATION Apple Valley Gold Wing Road Riders Association Borger Management, Inc. Brookfield Residential Captrust Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Dorothy Overcash Charitable Trust E.S.A. Foundation Friends of Patients at the NIH Gaithersburg Rotary Foundation Gallagher & Co. Glaize Developments, Inc. HITT Construction IBEW 26 Federal Credit Union Independent Pilots Association

Insperity Kiwanis Club of Winchester Leeolou Family Foundation Malloy Toyota MN BLUM, LLC National Capital Optimists Club NIH R & W Association Foundation Northwestern Mutual Foundation Perkins + Will Perry Engineering Company, Inc. Richmond Shag Club Ridgeway Auto Center Rotary Club of Culpeper Rotary Club of Front Royal Rotary Club of Rappahannock SAIC - Frederick, Inc. Serve Camp The Meltzer Group, Inc. Trex Company, Inc. Virginia Tech Colony of the Delta Chi Fraternity Walter P. Moore Waterford Baptist Church

$500 to $999 INDIVIDUAL Albert & Tina Small Patricia Aitken Odiorne Beebe Charles Beever Christine Berg Robert Brooks Jr. & Paula Bogdan William D. Cannon Jr. Donna & Jeffrey Carpenter Linda Chastain Larry A. Chloupek Evan Corns John & Michelle Crabtree Bryan DeOms James H. DeOms Dennis & Nancy Dickison Dillon Family Charitable Fund

Cody Douglas Lois Ember Douglas & Virginia Faucette Anna Feinhaus Rip & Terri Fell Joseph Fraumeni John Goodwyn Terry & Jan Green Carol Greenhut Michael R. Grinnon Ellie Hamburger Peter & Florence Hart Patricia Hawk Peter & Laura Hendricks Brian Ho Kathleen Houchens Connie Hutchinson Chris & Gail Hylton Lisa Jacobs John Jenkins Henry Kern Jean & Don Kerr Melanie S. Kiracofe Jane Lorin Helaine & Ronald Mario John & Carolyn Marker Brian McCagh Robert McKay Jennifer McIver Laura Mullen Laura Quarantillo Jeffrey Rocha Ann Ross Edward G. Ruckdaschel George & Jeanne Schember Bryan Scheck Susan Senn Helen Sharp Robert Shapiro Norman & Julie Sharpless Richard & Katrina Sloan Teri Smith-Erickson Ruth Snyder Melissa Steele


Elizabeth Stier Frank Sharry & Eve Stockton Beth & Don Tomoff YuYe Tong Jackie T. Verrecchia Juli & Marc Staiano Washington Jeremy Webb Michelle Wells Barbara White Philip Winston Steve Wooley Alex Wright ORGANIZATION Amazon Smile AES Electrical, Inc. America's Charities Booz Allen Hamilton, inc. CAF of America Community Bank of Chesapeake Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond Electrical Workers Motorcycle Riding Club Jno. S. Solenberger $ Co., Inc. Kiwanis Club of Alexandria VA Klein Hornig LLP Mater Dei Council Charities, Inc. Rappahannock County Lions Club Foundation The Christman Company United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley Valley Health Zeta Associates


$250 to $499 INDIVIDUAL Anthony C. Akstin James & Maria Allison Christine M Anderson Angela Ashman Diane Baker Mindy Ball Leslie Bauer Jane Beam Ellen Blair Robert Braunohler Tony Brooks Bill Brouillette Regina Buchen Connie & Mitchel Bukzin Nathaniel & Carolyn Burggraf Laura Burrows Erica Neubert Campbell William Cannon Pamela Cashwell BC Clarke Chris Clemons Joseph & Dorothy Conti James & Grace Donnelly Jean S Donohoe Trust Annette Drachman Brian Duffy Jeff Easton Colin Field Jennifer Fox Karen & Brian Gallant Ena & Ignazio Giannavola Thomas C. Glass Stephanie & Paul Godleski Eric Hanson John & Kathy Henry Dave & Carolyn Hobson Stephen Hodson Robert & Mary Holtz Richard & Karen Huff Mary & Randy Ichiuji

Daphne Kaplan Quentin & Colleen Kardos Jonathan Kempner Virginia Kenny Geoff & Jacki Kimmel Ruth Kistler Karen H. Lambert Michael Lawrence Maureen & Joe Lilly Lori Ludrof J. R. Marker Nancy & John McAvoy Jabez McClelland Mr. William P. McNelis Barbara Meehan Brad Minardi Bill & Renee Mitchell Hugh Murphy Cary Nelson Suzanne Paddock Alvin Parker Jacob Petersen Irma Poretsky Kennon Poteat James & Karen Riegert Dudley & Tootie Rinker Jay Robinson Judah L. Rosner Lynne Rowson Mary Russell Michelle Sanders Toni Sandoval Kenneth Scheve Randy & Barbara Schools David L. Schroeder Elizabeth Seem Jennifer Sexton Andrea Skehan Gib Smith Patricia Smith Bessie & Robert Solenberger Douglas Stallard Cindy Stallings Drew & Anne Steidlinger

Elizabeth Stinson J. Dale & Suzanne Thurman Pamela Tinsley Erica Tomoff Dawn Tune Annette Waters Patricia Whitcomb Bill & Linda White Stan Wilson Jay Yarington Hannah Yang & Robert Yim ORGANIZATION Asbestos Workers Local #24 Bank of Clarke County Cives Steel Grand Piano & Furniture Cor. John E. Kelly & Sons Electrical Const. Inc. Martin's Grocery Stores MB Builders Men of Calvary Episcopal Church Merical Electrical Contractors, Inc. Opequon Presbyterian Church Pledgeling Foundation The Apple House United Way of South Hampton Roads Walter & Walter Insurance Agency Inc. Winchester Host Lions Club Inc. XPO Logistics YourCause, LLC

Our wonderful in-kind donors took on a special meaning this year as they helped us with donations for our virtual camps, auction, and business service. Thank you! INDIVIDUAL Erin Adams Sheila Baker Nikki Blocker Penny Boyanton Jan Bresch Dr. Stephen Chanock Renee Keil Michael Lawrence Suzanne Oberlander Jay Robinson Suzanne Thurman Terri Tomoff Stacey Vacca MP Brock Zimmerman





ORGANIZATION AFLAC Children's Cancer Foundation Barral Oak Winery Canaan Valley Resort Cisco Systems Kendra Scott, Reston Town Center Lord Vogue Radiance Salon and Medi-Spa Team Mathias The Apple House The George Washington Hotel Vienna Vintner Washington Football Team Foundation Winchester Metals




Tom Baker

Founder & Inspiration 1938-2018

Special gratitude to volunteers who helped us create and staff our virtual programming. All of us learned new tricks this year to stay connected, entertained, and supported. Claire Adams Olivia Adams Angela Ashman Mark Atherton Elizabeth Bass Chuck Bell Shreya Bhatia John Blair Morgan Boerum MP Brock Zimmerman Emily Broyles Hailey Broyles Will Carmical Amy Carpenter Denis Cerritos Emily Chamberlin Nelson Chiu Larry Chloupeck Nicole Conti Peggy Crowley Eric Cunningham Julia Cunningham Meghan Curtis Mallory Daubenspeck Yohana Davani Tyler DeOms Danielle DePlacido Grace Derderian Steve Drumheller Dan Duvall Marilyn Eichner Nick Elam Matt Ernesto Michelle Fang Cait Farren Sean Fenlon


Shari Fisher Caroline Goon Jackson Graney Kristen Graney Donna Gregory Danielle Grundhauser Lexi Henigman Erin Hipple Kevin Hooker Andrew Hubley Carolyn Hubley Tammy Jenkins Sharon Johnson Julia Jones Malcolm Jones Alison Keely Emily Keely Steve Kemgang Peyton Kirkendall Rosemary Klein Jarvis Kuo Bridget Kuzma Michael Lawrence Christine Lenardson Joe Lilly Maureen Lilly Sarah Lilly Brian Lowe Christine Lowe Boris Lushniak Caitie Maharg Ann Malo Lynette Mark Brian McCagh Terri McCagh Brady McKay Jodi McKay

Mindy McManus Jeremy Webb Ellen Miles Aaron Weeks Micaela Neulight Colleen Whitcomb Sean Ngo Chuck Wickens Valerie Nguyen TC Williams Parisa Nik-Pay Diana Withrow Ray Olinger Myra Woolery Drew Parcells Alex Wright Gina Parcells Hales Parcells Nelia Rahmany-Ghane Capital One Nitin Ramachandran Culpeper Group National Capitol Laura Ritenour Therapy Dogs Jay Robinson Patrick Rostock Sarah Rostock Kathy Russell Mary Sanford Kristina Sawetz-Glasener Anna Scheck Sophie Scheck Trish Scullion Holly Senn Catherine Shaffer Emily Shannon Julia Spewak Bart Staton Donna Staton Kate Stokely-Powell Nora Tewksbury-Carfi Chris Thomas Terri Tomoff Morgan Treon David Tutera Delaney Wahl Olivia Wahl Gary Walker

Melissa Steele, President Ed White, President-Elect MP Brock Zimmerman, Secretary Maria Kenny, Treasurer John Taylor, Immediate Past-President Mark Atherton, CFP William P. Cannon, III Nicole Conti Rob Daubenspeck Shari Jones Fisher Caroline Goon Brian Graney Jack Hanson Jim Michelson, M.D. Taylor Miles Daniel Moore Jay Robinson Lisa Schmidt Bill Tomoff Lee Weiner Stephen Chanock, M.D., Federal Liaison John Dooley, Founding Director Philip A. Pizzo, M.D., Founding Director

Jan Bresch, Executive Director Dave Smith, Senior Director, Outreach & Programs Kim Jappell, Director of Development Judy Martin, Director of Finance Angela Ashman, Programs Director Elizabeth Lewis, Communications Manager Lizeth SanJuan, Administrative Assistant

A very special shout-out to our two interns who helped us in so many ways this year. Your contributions were fantastic! Alexandra Hancock Abby Snider

Statement of Financial Position for the year ending December 31, 2020 ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS Cash Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses PROPERTY & EQUIPMENT Vehicles Office equipment Promotional videos Accumulated depreciation OTHER ASSETS Other assets Investments


270,117 8,500 27,071 305,688 23,802 70,927 48,000 (133,005) 9,724 7,198 2,580,677 2,587,875



Statement of Activities and Changes in Net Assets SUPPORT AND REVENUE BRASS activity fees and donations Camp Fantastic fees and donations Weekend fees and donations Contributions Investment income In-Kind contributions Other income Special events Less: Costs of direct benefit to donors

45,126 39,376 21,312 486,433 183,833 66,146 3,330 329,811 (27,778)



Change in net assets Net assets, beginning of fiscal year

189,102 2,591,158



CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable Accrued wages and payroll liabilities Current portion of SBA Loan Payable Current obligations under capital leases

7,210 (135) 47,845 452 55,372


67,655 67,655

NET ASSETS Without donor restrictions With donor restrictions

2,397,044 383,216 2,780,260



EXPENSES BY PERCENTAGE 14% - BRASS Activities 17% - Camp Fantastic 17% - Weekends 22% - Other Activities 19% - Management & General 11% - Fundraising

EXPENSES Programs BRASS Activities Camp Fantastic Weekends Other Activities Management and General Fundraising

136,916 165,465 160,871 207,502 179,986 107,747



Note: The above audited summary was derived from audited financial statements prepared by Rutherford & Johnson, PC, of Winchester, Virginia. Their report, dated April 12, 2021, is available for inspection at the Special Love, Inc. office.