FY 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
TABLE OF CONTENTS Letter from the Chairman ..............................................................................................................3 Letter from the CEO ........................................................................................................................4 Program Updates ..............................................................................................................................5 Testimonials ..........................................................................................................................................7 New Additions ....................................................................................................................................8 Making an Impact ..............................................................................................................................9 Nationwide Presence.......................................................................................................................10 Sambassador Retreat .....................................................................................................................11 Events ....................................................................................................................................................12 Corporate & Community Partners ........................................................................................... Financials .............................................................................................................................................15 Thank You to Our Donors ............................................................................................................16
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN Dear Samfund supporters, This past year has been full of excitement and growth for The Samfund. With two grant cycles in place, we are proud to announce we have now awarded a total of $1.6 million to young adults as of June 2016. The Samfund family continues to grow every day with new volunteers and grant recipients. We have welcomed new Board and Advisory Council members, published our first academic article, and hosted our first Sambassador retreat in Chicago this past April. Attending this retreat was incredibly meaningful for me. I had the privilege of leading sessions on leadership and storytelling, and watching our Sambassadors grow and connect during the weekend was truly inspirational. Please take a moment to read our FY 2016 Annual Report to learn more about what this past year has meant for The Samfund, and why we are so grateful for your continued support.
The Samfund provides support to young adults who are struggling financially because of cancer. Our hope for the future is that all young adults, regardless of cancer, will be able to achieve their goals.
LETTER FROM THE CEO Dear friends of The Samfund, One of the highlights of the past year was publishing our first academic article in Cancer Medicine. In it, we shared insight into the unique financial challenges that young adults face because of cancer: obtaining affordable health insurance for the first time, stacks of medical bills with nothing left in savings to pay them, and a high rate of unemployment. As a matter of fact, one of the most striking things we found was that our grant recipients have an average net worth of -$35,000, compared to $68,000 for their peers (using US Census data for comparison). Thatâ€™s a $100,000 difference. This article gave us a voice. It provided visibility within the medical community and opened up new opportunities for collaboration. It established us as a leader in this space. Most importantly, it energized us to find creative ways to support young adults, during and after their cancer treatment, so that recovering financially doesnâ€™t become a lifelong struggle. Going forward, we are positioned to make a greater impact than ever before. I am so proud to share this Annual Report with you because you are the ones who make these milestones and accomplishments possible. Thank you so much for all of your support -past, present, and future.
PROGRAM UPDATES Grants The Samfund is proud to have awarded over $252K during this fiscal year to deserving young adult cancer survivors, bringing our total grants awarded to over $1.6 million. We are thrilled to announce that for the first time, we now offer two grant cycles -- one in the summer and one in the winter.
â€œThe financial help that I received from The Samfund really helped to propel my dreams forward, even though my life was halted and slowed at times due to the after effects of cancer.â€? -Jacquae, Samfund Grant Recipient
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Samfund Family Additions Fertility issues are common for many in the young adult cancer population. Starting a family through any process other than the traditional way can be prohibitively expensive, and many cancer survivors lose hope that they'll be able to become parents as a result. Since our first grants in 2005, we've awarded over $86,000 towards family building and helped young adult cancer survivors become parents through adoption, IVF, IUI, embryo transfer, surrogacy or sperm/oocyte/embryo storage. We have a special place in our hearts for the birth announcements and letters we receive from those who have welcomed babies and children into their families with help from a Samfund grant. Here are two of our most recent additions, below.
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Laura G. and family
SAMFUND STORIES From FY16 Grant Recipients
“The Samfund grant that I received was one of the greatest blessings I have ever had. The grant was put towards my car payment, which in turn, gave me the opportunity to help support my family more since my father lost his job. It’s an incredible, empowering feeling to be able to support the people that loved and cared for me throughout my diagnosis and treatment. I am forever grateful to The Samfund for helping me to move forward!”
“One would hope to only worry about fighting and getting better. Unfortunately, the first thing that comes to mind when you’re diagnosed is 'How am I going to live, stay in my house and pay my bills?' The grant came exactly at the right time and relieved a mountain of stress from my shoulders. On top of having minimal resources I also am a single father. The Samfund allowed me to focus on my health and relax a little while on disability and enjoy the time that I have with my daughter. I am extremely thankful.”
“Cancer wasn’t easy on my finances, which is where The Samfund came in. I was awarded a grant for rent assistance so that I didn’t have to worry about making rent for 3 months...The Samfund’s tagline is #cancerisntfree, and this is so true. Overcoming the financial repercussions of a cancer diagnosis for young adults isn’t easy, but with The Samfund’s help, I’ve been able to begin to move forward with my life.”
NEW ADDITIONS This year we have been lucky enough to welcome new members to our Board of Trustees and Advisory Council. Join us in welcoming Lex Friedman, Carolyn Jasinski, Patricia Graca, and Doug Woodward. We are so lucky to have them!
Board of Trustees Lex Friedman
Lex is the EVP of Sales and Development for Midroll Media, the world’s largest podcasting company. Previously, Lex worked as a product director at Intermix (acquired by News Corp), co-founded a diet tracking startup called The Daily Plate (acquired by Demand Media), and worked as the senior director of product at Demand (which IPO’d). Lex also worked as a senior writer at Macworld, and is the author of four books. He is a longtime supporter of The Samfund. He’s a donor, built a custom application system that the organization used for several years, and an occasional provider of tech support, too. He was named The Samfund’s Volunteer of the Decade in 2014.
Carolyn has been a champion for The Samfund since 2010 when she jumped into service as a grant reviewer, fundraising “consultant” and Team Samfund member. Carolyn is Director of Leadership Relations at Northeastern University in Boston. In addition to supporting The Samfund, Carolyn currently mentors for the T.E.A.M. program, serves on Emerson College’s alumni board, and has led a Global Village Habitat for Humanity build team in Zambia. Carolyn is inspired by The Samfund family and committed to offering support and fundraising on its behalf.
Advisory Council Patricia Graca
Whole and Simple, Creator and Founder Patricia recently created and founded an affiliate marketing business, after working at Hewlett-Packard for over 22 years, leading eCommerce, CRM and social media teams. She became involved with The Samfund through a volunteering project for a website audit. Her work helped inform our newly redesigned website. Patricia advises The Samfund on Digital Customer Experience.
DW Advertising, Creator and Founder Doug shoulders the business and management roles at DW by bringing laser focus to project planning and priorities. He’s also an award-winning creative with a combination of agency and corporate experience, serving small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. From helping The Samfund in its marketing and communication efforts to refreshing The Samfund logo and identity, Doug and his team are committed to the cause—and proud to be part of The Samfund team.
MAKING AN IMPACT
This year we published our first peer-reviewed article in Cancer Medicine, found here. We knew we had a unique story to tell, and decided to analyze our data to offer a new perspective to the conversation. Our larger goal is to draw attention to the unique financial struggles YAs face due to their age and stage of life and we are now positioned to make an even bigger impact.
The Samfund has become a contributor to AJMC.com, writing articles on topics including collaboration and internet crowdfunding. For each 1,000 page views, AJMC donates $100 to The Samfund. Help us increase those numbers by reading the articles found here!
â€œ6 Ways Millennials Can Prepare for The Unthinkable: Cancerâ€? featured in
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NATIONWIDE PRESENCE Critical Mass In November, we traveled to Chicago for the annual Critical Mass conference: a meeting of the minds in the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer world. Sam was on this year’s planning commitee and presented with Nick Yeager, a pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Their presentation “Tackling the Elephants Together,” focused on collaboration, and why those of us in the AYA community aren’t doing it nearly as often as we should.
Roswell Park’s Young Adult Wellness Retreat To kick off National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week in April, Sam traveled to Buffalo, NY to present the keynote address at Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s annual Wellness Retreat.
ASCO Annual Meeting Sam and Michelle attended this year's ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Annual Meeting with a patient advocate booth and shared The Samfund’s work with over 38,000 other attendees.
This April, we welcomed 25 Sambassadors to Chicago for our first-ever retreat. As a Boston-based organization with volunteers spread out across the country, our goal was to make everyone feel connected to one another and to a greater effort. Well, we hardly had to do anything - our Sambassadors connected instantly! In addition to sessions led by our Board Chair, Steve Bandrowczak, Jonny Imerman, of Imerman Angels, led a workshop on advocacy. The events of the weekend opened a new chapter in our Samfund journey. We all left Chicago with enormous energy and passion for our mission, a stronger sense of connectedness and community, and a renewed sense of purpose. The future of The Samfund is bright with these amazing volunteers at the helm!
EVENTS Magic Castle Our August fundraiser at The Magic Castle, the exclusive Academy of Magical Arts located in Los Angeles, CA, was one of our most successful fundraisers to date. We had 135 guests in attendance thanks to our team of Samfund alumni and volunteers who put this event together.
Paint with a Purpose Thank you to our wonderful Bay Area Samfund alumni and volunteers for putting together our Paint with a Purpose fundraiser! Thank you to Create, Mix and Mingle in San Mateo for being wonderful hosts and for all the local businesses who participated in our raffle!
Starwood Golf Tournament This year we were the charity recipient at Starwood Hotel & Resorts Annual Golf Tournament in Kingston, MA. Starwood employees enjoyed the sunshine and generously donated to The Samfund. Samfund CEO Sam Watson and Alumni Leadership Council member Erin McCabe were invited to speak at the reception.
EVENTS Chicago Casino Night Casino Night was one of our favorite events of the year. Guests played blackjack, roulette, and craps, and raised money for young adult survivors. We look forward to making this an annual event . A big thank you to Casino Party Planners and our wonderful event committee for making the night one to remember.
Unmasque Cancer We hosted our Unmasque Cancer masquerade ball in Los Angeles. Notable guests included Amy Paffrath, host of “Dating Naked,” Keean Johnson of “Nashville,” and Tanisha Belnap of “So You Think You Can Dance.” A big thank you to T Squared Productions for helping us put together such a beautiful evening!
NYC Comedy Night Our 12th Annual NYC Comedy Night was the perfect way to close out the fiscal year. On June 29th, 200 of our most loyal supporters gathered at Broadway Comedy Club. This year’s headliner was Quincy Jones, a young adult undergoing cancer treatment himself, who starred in his own HBO special “Burning the Light” this past June. Jones and the other comedians helped show that sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.
COMMUNITY & CORPORATE PARTNERS We are thankful for our community and corporate partners who have sponsored events, offered their services free of charge, and supported The Samfund.
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DONORS Sherri Abergel Melodee Acklen Peter Aczel Wendi Adelson Magda Ades Elizabeth Adomanis Ahva Aflatooni Barbara Aguiar Kahualani Aitken Kanan Ajmera Bradley Albers Greg Aldrich Marie Alex Kristen & Alex Alexandrov David Alfano Josh Allen Jane Allison Paisha Allmendinger Tricia Allwardt Claire Alpert Teresa Alt Patty Altomaro Janet Aman Bridgette & Chip Anderson Carol Anderson Carolyn Anderson Scott Anderson Greg Andrews Michael Angel Sarah Anthony Sarina & Len Appel Elizabeth & Harris Appelman Will Archer Alma Armendariz Lawreen & Keith Arnold Isa & Bill Aron Vardan Aroustamian Stephanie Austin Jessie Austrian Michelle Ayala Maryann & James Babineau Diane & Richard Bachman Rhonda Backinoff Haley & Tyler Bacon Ramon Baez Vicki & Bennett Bagley Gerard Baglieri Hallie Bahr Dennis Bailey Ron Bailey Jeana Bain Terri & Wayne Baker Carol Baker Lissette Bakic Nitin Balakrishnan Sarah Balal Celia & Bernie Bandman Donna & Steve Bandrowczak Maree Bandrowczak Christopher Bannon Michael Barber & Dana Pineda
Julie Barello Yvetta Barner Judy & Don Barnett Peter Barris Jessica & Brian Barry Vivian Barry Sommer Barwick Myrna Barzelatto Rose Marie & George Basque Lisa & Robert Bassett Heather Bassett Michael Bassik Ellen Bass-Tripp Lauren & Jay Baum Maureen Bausch Sarah Bay Gachot Desi Beal Kevin Beck Steven Beck Adam Bedor Catherine Beekman Janet & Tom Befi Debbie Bell Emily & Charlie Belmonte Alfred Bender Catherine Benedict Maureen & Jim Bennett Michele & Mark Bennett Alwina Bennett Charlie Bennett Sarah Bennett Joan & Charlie Benson Gloria Bent Susan & Phil Ben-Zvi Jason Bernardi Kristen & Matthew Bernier Daniel Bernstein Guy Berryessa Keith Betten Lisa Bhattacharya Deepak Bhootra Christine & Michael Biegner Gena & Gregg Bienstock Cara Bilinski Mary Ann Bird Keren Birnbaum Tracy Bishop Alexandra Blanco Rebecca Block Laura Bloomfield Christie & Dave Bluhm David Blum Ellin Blumenthal Shirley Bob Patty Bock Robert Boettcher Julie Bold Sarah Bolen Jennifer Bolstad Maggie Bolstad Christine & Seth Bongartz Marc Borish
Jenna & Brian Bornemann Matthew Boudreau Mary Jo Bousek Benjamin Bover Judith Boyer Mary Ann Boysen David Brancolini Andrea & Michael Brandess Daniel Braunfeld Andrea & Jon Braunstein Dr. Allan & Lynda Braunstein Kelsey Brawner Sunni & Mark Breen Christopher Breen David Breen Meghan Brennan Dr. Robert & Barbara Breyer Bridgewater Associates, LP Maggie Briggs Carol Brim Bryan Brooks Chelsea Brown Erin Brown Rebecca Brown Patricia Browning George Bryant Jonathan Buenaflor Allison Burkholder Margit & Bill Burmeister Carole Burns Theo Burtis Lynn Buskey Janine & David Buss Matthew Butler Michael Butler Serenity Caldwell Adrienne Callaghan Lois Calman Elizabeth Candel Meagan Cantrell Dona Cantu Joan Capaldi Robert Capers III Maryclaire Capetta Anita & Michael Cappellano Millie Cappellano Douglas Carey Susan Carey Adam Carr Michelle Carr Brooke Carter Suzzette Casillas Erin Cebular Cedar Hill Associates Jillian & Russin Ceitlan Royal Denise Celeste Torres Catherine â€œBuffyâ€? Cereske Taewook Cha Jonathan Chaing Susan Chaityn Lebovits Adrian Chambers Allan Chang
Ellen Charney Jason Charney Barbara Chasser Mona Chatterjee Andy Cheng Ellen Cheng Sidney Cherubin Ariel Chesler Michael Chesner Laura & Clayton Cheston Yvonne Chew Gail Chill Ray Chung Diane & George Cimino Jen Clair & Doug Woodward Erica Clark Lynne Clark Trish Clarke Diana & Jack Coakley Margaret & William Cobb Kristen Coco Linda & Robert Coco Jean & Alan Coffin Betty & Bob Cohen Cameron Cohen David Cohen Sherry & Evan Cole Maria & Kenneth Cole Christine Cole Reba Cole Gladys Cole Levine & Al Levine Judi Colgan Bill Coller Patricia Coller Sean Collins Maiko Connette Liz Conway Susan Cook Jeffrey Cooper Karen Cooper Katie Cooper Sharon Corcoran Jacqueline & Douglas Corley Carol & John Corrigan Emily & Josh Corson Paul Corwin Alice & Gilbert Costa Kelly Cotter Louise & Tom Cox Robert Cradock Mark Craft Hailey & Dan Craig De Cranford Joan & Walter Craven Amanda Crider Kim Crider Dara Croci Kristin Croci Marilyn Crouther Maggie Croy Andrea Culberson
DONORS Daria Curry Robert Curry Linda Curtis Tarrah Curtis Tyler Curtis Rita & Dom Cusano Shannon Cushing Tom Cutter Kelly Daily Mrityunjay Daksha Joseph DAlessio Matthew David Valerie Davidson Eileen Davis Tom Davis Ruby De la Torre Jeffrey Dean Lynne Debari Christine Dedrick Carole Deeter Patricia Delaney Lina & Michael Delarosa Christina Dell Patricia DelMonte Jessica Derhammer Amy & Dan Deutsch Laura & Jim Devine Jodie Dew Gorrell Jay Dhamsania Tara & Matt Diamond Peter Diaz Fred Dieffenbach Erik Diehn Benjamin Dietz Alyssa Dion Ronna DiPersia Libby DiStefano Karen Dobner Colby Donahue Michael Donovan Marcia Donziger Eric Dorfman Suzi Dorgeloh & Errol Hill Franco Doria Andrew Dorin Beth Dorman Janet Dorsi Jason Dove Blanca Doyle Jerry Doyle Beverly Dozier-Jones Patricia Duffy Laurel & Angus Dun Sarah & Aaron Dun Heather Dun Kim Duncan-Iturrioz Heather Dunn Lien Duong Diane Duquette-Hehir Tyesha Durant Kamran Durrani Rebekah Dutkiewicz
Brennan Dutta Teresa Dysart Joan Dziekanski Marsha & David Edell Phil Edholm Lauren Edison Lisa Edwards Karl Eifrig Lynda & Michael Eisenstein Abbie Cole & Glenn Eisenstein Cynthia Eisenstein & Elliott Nachwalter Judahe Eizikovitz Alyse & Timur Eligulashvili Summer Elliot Peggy & Mark Ellis Jill Elsemore Nicole Emmons Guy Endzweig Helen & Peter Engel Guy English Nicholas Erridge Charlotte & Richard Ewald Caryl Ewing Hjordis Eythorsdottir Adam Ezring Fabiola Fabian Margaret & Robert Fagenson Mandy Fahey Mindy Fain Bethan Fallon Cathy & Greg Farrell Jessica Fasavalu Bernie Fazzio Tillmann Fein Michael Felden Annette & Vic Feldman Jamie & Andrew Feldman Allen Feldman Ginny Feldman Joel Feldman Robert Feldman Bethany Fenby Yichen Feng Curt Fennell Jennifer Fenten Carlos Fernandez Jan Ferrera Marc Feuerstein Edward Filusch Rick Fingerman William Pete Finlay Jr. Sue Fischlowitz & David Roberts Carter Fisher Alissa Fishman Robert Fitzgerald Violet Fitzpatrick & Ingrid Katz Joseph Flaherty Matt Flahive Amanda & Adam Fleischet
Glenn Fleishman Dionne Fleming Jenny Floros Martina Flynn Janice Flynn-Welter Amy Foster Siddeeqah Foster Wendy Foster Andy Frank Dan Franks Jordan Franks Janet Franzen Jessica Franzen Michelle Franzen Irene & Richard Frary Kelly Fraughton Donna Frazier Abigail Freed Eli Freedman Samuel Freedman Paul Freudenberg Irene & Ellis Friedman Ronnie & Julian Friedman Lauren & Lex Friedman Alene Friedman Jeannette Fusia Margaret Gade Donna Gale Ryan Gales John Galvan Juan Galvan David Garcia Rick Garcia Viviana Garcia Blaine Gardner Andrea Garzouzi Miriam Gassel Philip Gassel Justyna Gawlik Alice Geller & Scott Levine Donna & Bruce Genderson Betsy George Nancy George Michele Germann Sarah Gershman David Gerstein Lucy Gertner Stephen Getreu Tara Gewanter Melisa Girton Leah Glashow-Mandel Elliott Glass Valerie Glassman William Glidden Katee Gmitro Zack Godfrey Eric Goines Sharyn & Leonard Gold Sherry Gold Marilyn & Morley Goldberg Susan & Cappy Goldberg Deborah Golden
Myrna & Herb Goldman Jayne & Burt Goldstein Joan Goldstein Toby Goldstein Ayana Gonzalez Lawrence Goodman Dorine Goodro Courtney Gordon Margaret Gordon Mica Gornail Antonia & Jim Gorton Erika Gottesman Ella Gower Gale Antokal & Neil Gozan Karen & Jeff Grabelsky Heather Grady Cathleen Graham Maryanne & Daniel Gramza Jennifer Green Gail Greenberg Jack Greenberg Jessica Greenberg Kathryn Greenberg David Greenburg Brian Gress Mary Grey Heidi & Joseph Groeger Joseph Groeger Jeffrey Groenke Amy Jane & John Gruber Ava & Elliott Grubman Sarah Guido Lynda Gulley Katherine Gunn Jennifer Gurr Robert Gustafson Barbara & Kurt Guter Samantha Hagar Joyce & Gabriel Hakim Tamir Halaban Nisha Hale Margaret Haley Alexandria Hammons Connie Han Holly Han Nora Hanafy Sarah Hankey Erik Hansen Stephanie Hansen Joel Harary Rob Harol Robin Harpak Brian Harris Brock Harris David Harris Erin Harris Yamila Harris Carol Harrison Naomi Hartono Nicholas Hartung Heidi & JR Hatch Robin Hayes
DONORS John Healey Travis Heard Mark Heartfield Jacqueline Hechtkopf Tracy & Craig Hegland Gabrielle & David Heimerling Max Heineman Mary Helen Peters Kate Helgerson Kimberly Helvey George Hennessy Lynn Hepburn Michele Hepburn Emily Hepler Marsha & Ira Herman Samantha Hershman Steve Herzon Barbara & John Hetcko Dan Hildebrand Vicki Hildebrand Julie Hill Holly Hines Julia & John Hinshaw Sari Hirsch Nancy & Joel Hirschtritt Hayley Hobson Carol Ann & George Hochbrueckner Andrea Hockfield Caitlin Hodge Seth, Joanna & Isaac Hoffman Neil Hoffman Bill Hoidas Carolina Hoires Jill Holden Jimmy Hong Chris Hopkins Jeffrey Horan Barry Horowitz Casey Horton Julia Horwitz Laurie Hosken Liz Hoskinson Lisa Hsia Jocelyn Hudson Patty & Bob Huffman Tracy Huffman Christina Hughes Josh Hunegs Tony Hung Adam Hunia Michael Hurley Edward Hutchins Stephanie Imel Susan Ingall Joshua Israel Anamika Iyengar Sharon Jablon Ernest Jacobson Melissa & Michael Jacoby Stephen Jaffe
Mary Jane Masi Carmella Jankowski Ginger Janow & Andrew Friedman Cherine Janzen Lynda Jarrett Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda Carolyn Jasinski Michael Jasinski Susan Jehl Beth Jerin Karen Jodat Brian Johnson Jaime Johnson Jill Johnson Katie Johnson Keean Johnson Samantha Johnstone Ginny-Beth Joiner Angela Jones D. J. Jones Katie Jones Susan & Harvey Joseph Craig Josephburg Nico Juber Alison Judd Chris Jurgens Tony Justin Susan Kagan Jamie Kahn Moira Kalichman Marni Kan Nasser Kanawati Beth Kander-Dauphin Kelly Kane Benjy Kantor Susan & Leonard Kaplan Eli Kaplan Kelene Kaplan Lisa Kaplan Melanie Kaplan Stacie Kariger Joan & David Karlin Murat Karslioglu Sharon Karsten & Francis Malone Lisa Kasser Erica & Jacqueline Kates Sue & Steve Kates Amy Katovich James Katovich Nancy & Jack Katz Sandy & Gerry Katz Anne Katz Howard Katz Steve Katz Oren Katzeff Lori Kaufman Lauren & Steve Kavanaugh Patricia Kawahara Eileen Keane-Condon Edith Kearney & Kendrick
Heath James Keeble Emily & Jason Keith Valerie & Michael Keller Joyce Kelly Joanne Kelvin Cheryl Kennedy Alison Kent Anuraag Khandelwal Carlene Kilby Laura Kim Deborah Kim Scott Roseann & Kevin King Brandy King Robert King Jean & William Kinn Peter Klausner Barbara & Raymond Klein Luke Klein Leslie Skolnick & Steve Klein Jeffrey Kleine Thomas Kleine Whitney & Kevin Kleinhenz Greg Knauss Alan Knepper Matthew Kober Andrea Kocsis Steven Koh Natalie Kojen Korri Kolesa Susan Kono Allison Kop Dana Kopenhefer Jeffrey Korey Dan Koschik Meg Koschik Patricia Koschik Alec Kozin Bryan Kramer Beth Kramli & Dean Wylie Sallie & Stephen Krass Stan Krastev Hillery Krebs Jillian Kren Connie Kresge Karen Kronick Heather Krull Judi & Douglas Krupp Melanie Krutzel Samantha Krutzel Neha Kumar Puneet Kumar Marci Kurlowicz Rona Kurtz James Kwon Brenda Laabs Laurene & Mike LaCombe Caryn Laflamme Duke Lam Ken Lam Jaymie Lamaak Jim Lambert
Corinne Lamour Michelle & Joshua Landwehr Melissa Lane Allison Langer Lisa Langhart & Doug Garfield Devon Lanin Mildred Lanin Mollie Lanin Bill Lanzoni Gregory Large Mary Largenton Cliff Larsen Judy Larsen Matthew Larsen Susan & Bob Laskin Daniel Laskin Michelle & Norman Lattman Justin Lau Debra & Milton Laub Terry Lavender Hanh Le Kathryn Leahy Brian Leavenworth Bene Lederer Carolyn Lee Miseon Lee Sarah Lee-Jaine Aneta Leeshock Lindsay & Kevin Leete Iris & Howard Lefkowitz Amy Lei Judi & Alan Leichtner Ellie LeMar Stan Leong Zoe LePage Andres Lessing Mark Lessne Chun Leung Amy Lev Flossie & Gene Levenson Carolyn & Arthur Levine Francine & Ralph Levine Alison & Stephen Levine Nicola Levine Scott Levine Eileen & Roy Levinson Daniel Levinson Jason Levinson Marga & Peter Levy Linda & Paul Jay Lewis Caroline Lewis Jan Lewis & Barry Bienstock Ashley Libby Florence Libin Carol Sue Libman Bob Light John Lilyestrom Donna & Eric Lindenberg Aimee Lindstrand Thomas Lipscomb Claudine & Joshua Liss Casey Liss
DONORS Claudia Little Kris & Mark Litzow Paul C. Lloyd The Arthur Loeb Foundation Peter Loge Douglas Longo Jenna Loofbourrow Ashley Lopez OJ Lopez Diana Lorenzo Darcie Loth Elisa Lovine Melanie Low Sulin Low April Lowe Daniel Lubetsky Chuck Lucas Cile Lucas Jean & Peter Ludwig Sarah Lunn Jean & Daniel Lupiani Angela Lyda Colleen Lynch Heidi & Mike Lynn Marla Lynn Timothy Lytle Rosaleah Macaraeg Ann Macdonald Jean MacDonald Julie MacDonald Marianne Macdonald Kimberly Mack Melissa MacKay Laura MacKenzie Peter MacKinnon Paulette & James MacPherson Linda Maerov Ted Mageau Cheryl Makela Sheila Malacaria Crista Maldonado Leslie & John Malhame Kim Mallar Brea Malloy Kellie Maltagliati Anne Malvicini Amy Mandel Cheryl Mannes Barbara & Martin Mannlein Mantis Associates Rita Manuel Janet Marder Randi Marder Brian Markowitz Jason Markowitz Susan & Dana Marks Susan Marlow Andrea & Stephen Marshall Maureen Marsolan Norman Marsolan Paul Marsolan
Brittany Martin Robert Martin Josephine Martorana Judy & David Marwell Beth Marx Jessica Masmussen Anna Mastro Gloria & Eric Matlin Zachary Matlin Uriel Matus Gail K. Mayer Timothy Mayes David Mayman David Mazurek Erin McCabe Mary & Edward McCauley Kelly McCauley Maureen McClelland & Bill Sullivan Alisha McCoy Lara McCullough Brendan McDonald Brian McDonald Ryan McDonough Elizabeth & Philip McFarland Linda McGarry Kathy McLaughlin-Jerge Jen & David McNamara Roberta Meadow Jenna & Jake Meilach Sondra & Errol Meisner Carey Melton Nicholas Melton Alexiss Memmott Myrna & Bob Merowitz Nadejda Meshkova Lee Metsala Morgan Meyer Charles Meyers Shelly Michael Lara Michaels Matthew Milim Susan & Lewis Miller Erin Miller Jen Miller Sara Miller Stephen Miller Karina Mirkin Malka Mittelmann Niki Moe Horrell Cindy Molchany Peter Moller Leda Moloff John Moltz Kristie Morales Bonnie & James Morgan Ahmanise Morgan Michele Morgan Chris Morrow Christopher Morrow Marjorie & Robert Morton Dennis Morway
Barb & Bill Muench Patrick Mulryan Janet & John Mulvey Khushboo Murarka Megan Murphy Masato Muso Georg Muzicant Jane Myers Einat Admony & Stefan Nafziger Einat Admony Joseph Nalevka Stephanie & Richard Nathanson Julie Nations Elizabeth & Danny Navisky Brad Nease Leda Nelson Teri Nelson Judith Nemitz Henry Nguyen Jean Nguyen Khanh Nguyen Eric Nickerson Christina Nigg Stacy Nisman Susan & Jules Nissim Lainie Nissim Jean & Joe Nixon Leah Noonan Waladeen Norwood Joseph Noto Jaclyn Novatt Philip November Ellen & Andrew Novick Michael Nunes Shannon Nutt Jeffrey Nytch Eileen O’Brien Michael Occulto Carol O’Connor Julianne O’Connor Anna & Kevin O’Donnell Lydia & Carl O’Donnell Josh Oechslin Molly Ogle Luis Ojalvo Alexis Oliver Amelia Olson Liz Olson Bethany O’Meara Eleanor Onstott Miles O’Reilly Charles O’Rourke Sam Orr Cynthia Ortega Jennifer Oshea The Frank Pace, Jr. Foundation George Padula Patricio Paez Amy Paffrath
Mary Paini David Palmadessa Lesley & Jay Palmer Julie Palminteri Miriam & Gary Paluba Brian Panoff Marisol Pardillo Elaine Parent Ellen Parent Greg Parent Peter Parente Daphna & Andrew Pariser Henie Parish Bekah Parker Cynthia & Michael Parks Suzanne & Raymond Parodi Casey Paschal Mainak & Yogesh Patel Badal Patel Jordan Patinkin Joseph Patt Elizabeth, Bill & Lex Paulson John Pavlas John Pavlik Jeffrey Pearce Katie Pearse Jane Pearson Jordan Pease Christine Pechera & Guinn Terry Davis Emily Peck Nancy Peden Amy Pelishek Tatum Pellach Christina Pelligrini Lauren Pelligrini Agnes & Dominick Percoco Joe Perez Ariella Perkes & Kevin Schreiber Paul Perlstein, Esq. Patricia Perricone Beverly Perry Anne Perzeszty Mark Petering Debbie Peters Robert Peters Sarah Peters Josephine & Corey Peterson Katherine Peterson Michelle Peterson Sandra Peterson Arlie Petrick-Bayless Lisa & Vinny Petta Tasha Pettis Anthony Phalen Aurlander Phillips Jamie Phillips Victoria Phillips Lauren Philonenko Mary Ann Pierro Marlyse Pikul
DONORS Paige Piper Alyson Piskorowski Gloria Pitta Adam Marks & Gabe Pitta Annette Pitzele Ian Placido Frances Platzer Zoe Plerhoples Allen Plunkett Rebecca Pollack Christine Pollock Julie Polvinen Abigail Pontzer Stacey & Oren Popovsky Edward Porzio Jeff Porzio Jill Powell Michelle & Joseph Pratt Julie Price Katie Price Susan Price & Judd Gervey Ariel Prince Laura Puleo Dianne & Paul Qualter Dawn Raab Sara Raab Karin & Bill Rabin Sherwood Raden Judi & Michael Radin Patricia & Robert Rainwater Prakash Rajen Kim & Dave Rakauskas Leslie & Dan Rakauskas Janet Ramer Matthew Ramer Shiva Ramesh Alisia Ramirez Jenny Rand Akshar Ranka Lily Rankovich Jamie Ranos Vijay Rao Ellie & Steve Rappaport Norma & Marvin Rappaport Lynn Rasmussen Tawna Rathe John Ratzenberger Jeremy Reed Drew Reeder Anna Reguero Laura & George Reichert Meryl & Barry Reichman Jeff Reichman Regina Renaud Tausha Reneau Jessica & Jeffrey Resnick Larry Resutko Therese Revoca Jesus Reyes Raul Reyes Rosa Reyes Arcos Michele & Michael Reznick
Dana & Aaron Rice Megan Richardson Jason Richter Michael Richter Linda & Jeffrey Ringler Margaret Rios Danielle Ripley Burgess Rene Ritchie Alexa Rivadeneira Rivernorth Capital Management, LLC Caryn Roach Brenda Robbins Kimberly Roberts Kristen Roberts Randall Roberts Patricia Robertson Vivian Robertson June Robins Tracy & Bradley Rock Rebecca Rocker Jenne Rodriguez Rachael & Dennis Rohn Betsy & Dan Rohtbart Sheila Roman Constance Romero Joy Rosano Erica Rose Billy Rosenbaum Jeff Rosenbaum Debbie Rosenberg Janna Rosenberg Nanette Rosenberg Harold Rosenson Joseph Rosensteel Mark Roshkind Mike Rosiecki Ada & Alan Rosmarin David Rossi Elizabeth Rossi Miri Rossitto Dale & Joseph Roth Marcie & Erik Roth Jody Roth Serahrose Roth Carrie Rozich Nan & Howard Rubin Dana & Jake Rubin David Rubin George Rubin Leslie Rubin Corey Rudderow Jeremy Rusnak Daniel Russell Sharry & Chris Rutken Jude S Stewart Amy Sacks Agniva Saha Susan Salaber Ellen Salpeter Zeynep Saltuk Debbie Salz Finkelstein
Darlene Sammon Patricia & Arthur Samuels Svitlana Sangary Moniva Sarkar Karla Sarni Robert Sarullo Senthil Sathiya Kelley Savacool Jenna Savage Hollie & Mike Savitt Andrea Sayles Mark Schacht Philip Schachter Heather Scharf Laurie & Harold Schiffmiller Amy Schlumberger Carolyn Schlumberger Lauryn Schmerl Sandra & Lou Schneider Brandon Schneider Maxine & Arthur Schoenwald Sarah & Steve Schubert Andoni Schultz Barbara & Stuart Schwartz Gail & Ed Schwartz Joel Schwartz John Schwartz Shraga Schwartz Shana Schwarz Theodore Sclavos Jan Scott Jim Scott Remington Scott Jana Scott Contreras Arden & Charles Scranton Jonathan Seff Cecilia Segawa Tannenbaum Joanna Seidenstein Stephanie Seidl Hank Seifert Elizabeth & David Seigerman Susan & Barry Seigerman Bella Seigerman Sam Seiler Lauren Selman Sharon Seneker DeJule Laura Senn Sheila Seno Hilary Sepe Peter Sepe Darren Shaffer Miranda Shaft Nina Shah Adam Shain Stephen Shane Debra & Aithan Shapira Robin & Steve Shapiro Dan Shapiro James Shaughnessy Cheryl Shea Christine Shebelski Laura & Matt Sheers
Lil & Joe Sheers Deborah Sheers Nicholas Sheers Barry Sheils Edward Sheldon Xiao-Yan Shen Patrick Sheridan Yukari & John Sheriff Tricia & Scott Sherman Claudia Sherman Steve Sherman Janet & Larry Shiff Chari Shifrin Ken Shubin Stein Ann Sickon Aubrey Siegel Karen Siegel Kenneth Siegel Kevin Siegel Bobbi & Steve Sievers Kate & Christopher Sievers Carol & Joel Silbert Peggy & Marc Silbert Bria Silbert Joyce & Bernard Sillins Elizabeth Silver Lori Silverman Roz & Phil Silverstein Julie Rae & Brian Simmons Janie Simmons Amy Simon Barbara Simon Jason Simon Cyndy & Phil Simons David Sinclair Matthew Singer Christina Siracusa Ajit Sivadasan Michael Skloff Andrew Slater Jenniger Slattengren Joe Slavin Janis & Ted Slepian Barbara & Gary Slutzky Joshua Small Michael Small Joanne & Timothy Smee Jennifer Smilk Sheryl Smiloff Jacqueline & Robert Smith Alexia Smith Ari Smith Brad Smith Katie Smith Kirsten Smith Laurence Smith Ronda Smith Vanessa Smith Carol & Daniel Smokler Kevin Smokler Katharine Smyres Cecil Smyth
DONORS Lauren Snell Rachel Snyder Ceevah & Irwin Sobel Debra Sobol Michael Sokoloff Marjorie Solferino Rosa Solis Louise Soper Shmuel Sorkin Betty Sorstein Lara Sortomme Daniel Soshnik Rina & Paul Souppa Craig Spero Andrea & Zack Spigelman Steve Spignese Matt Spill Eleanor Spitz Judith Spitz Jonah Spivak Kristina Staab Anthony Stanizzi Laurie Starr Sarah Starr Carolyn Stearns Stacey Stearns Wendy Stebbins Shannon Stein Nancy & Allan Steinberg Nancy & Bernard Steinberg Richard Steiner Cecilia & Michael Stern Arlene Stern Dr. Alexandra M. Stevens & Michael W. Miles Jaime Stickler Marnie Stiglitz Kristi Stimac Judith & Raymond Stockless Sheryl & Jim Stockless Brian Stucki Vickie Stumpf Dave Stutz Nancy Styer Angela Suel Edmund Sullivan Melissa Sullivan Marshall Summer Valerie Sun Shelby & Russ Sundling Lathrop Prashanthan Surendran Frank Svoboda Amy Sweet Cindy Swenson Vanessa Swenson Linda Szema Miranda Tacchia Kimberly Tamny Robert Tanenbaum Nathan Tardiff Elaine & Paul Taylor
Beverly Taylor Mark Teitelbaum Adam Tendler G. Thaddeus Bissell Lauren & Daniel Thal Debra Thal Douglas Thal Jeffrey Thal Loren Thal Bridgette Thom Megan Thompson Toni Thompson Leslie Thomson Millie Thomson Thornburg Investment Management, LLC Cesario Tio Rani Tiruveedhula Bob Tobin Michael Tobin Thomas Tobin Alessandra Tocco Linda & Jogn Toce Owen Toland Kelsey Tom Dean Tomlinson Dr. Martin & Margaret Topper Sandy Tran Trung Tran Marjorie Transou Rebecca Trevethan Melanie & Jeffrey Tucker Ethan Tufts Tracey Turk Catherine Turley Jessica & Josh Turnof Jeffrey Ullrich Leslie Unger Jennifer Unterberger Christina Uticone Diana Valezuela Katharine Van Dusen Cathryn Van Dyke Jaap Van Reijendam Megan & Blake VanderGeest John Vang Dayna Varano Paulette Veit Ingrid Velmonte Sonia Velmonte Margie Venuto Virginia Veraszto Adrienne Verdone Elizabeth Viramontes Will von Bernuth Mary Hust & Andy Vu Phuong-Chi Vutien Tara Wabbersen Ramneet Wadehra Elizabeth Wahbe Pam Wahbe Paul Wahbe
Jen Wahl Jean & Allen Wolman Darrel Waite Jean Won Ellen & David Waksberg Stephen Wong Ruth Walker Teresa Wong Edward Wallace Lauren Woronowich Mike Wallden Geoff Worrell Lew Walter Elizabeth Wright Virginia Wann Nancy & Ken Wruk Martha & Tom Ward Nicole Wylie Seamus Ware Kimberly Wyman Michael Warner Mark Wysolmierski Ryan Warner Andrew Yachnowitz Amy Waters Heather Yaeger Marilyn & George Watson Ali Yarkhan Samantha & Adam Watson Marc Yassky Niles Watterson Krysten Yezak Staci Wattier Day Yi Rachel Waxman Patrick Young Scott Webb Cheng Yu Don Webster Dan Zankman Cassie Weidemiller Brad Zebrack Eric Weinberg Caren & Steve Zeitler Lindsey Weinger Jamie Zeitler Shirley Weinger Joanna Ziarnik Janna Weinstein Ann Zsido Lindsay Weiss Donna Zurick Lisa Weiss Gillian Zwick Nate Weiss Robert Zwick Nathan Weiss Kurt Weissling Katie Welter Lexie West Jamie & Leslie Wester Sherry Westphal Julie Whelan & Noel Hainsselin Rosemarie Citroni & Kathy Whitcomb Judith White Michelle White Tony White Jaren Whitfield Ann Whorton James Whorton Jack Widman Marti Wiedman & John Quick Kauikeolani Wilcox Douglas Wilkins Elizabeth Williams Steve Williams Andrea Williamson Cheryl Wilson Meg Wimbiscus Sara Wimbiscus Gail Wine & Lance Ramshaw Stephen Winokur Rob Wolf Elizabeth Wolicki Lauren Wolken Carol Wollenberg Keith Wollenberg Lance Wollenberg Nancy Wollenberg-Kostelnik
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IN MEMORIAM We’d like to recognize those The Samfund family has lost over the years. Their memories motivate us to work even harder to do what we do. Rebecca Babcock, Andre Bellis, Jason Brightfield, Brian Hahn, Tara Pietromonaco, Lisa Rapp, Adam Thomas, Rhonda Ulmer, Marcie Williams, Christy Wilson, Tanya Wray, Lauren Wollenberg, Board Member: Jeremy Hill 22 22