Ronald Mcdonald House® of delawaRe Our h use Our families cOme frOm many hOmes tO stay at Our hOme. Fall 2010 29% of our families live in Delaware and 1% have traveled internationally to stay here; the rest of the families have come to us from across the nation. in this issue Message from the President 2 Board of Directors 3 Upcoming Events 3&5 Donor Lists 4-5 NathaNiel Volunteer Spotlight Recent Events Wish List 7 6-7 8 Kindness of the Heart 8 caN wiN this! Mollika Goold is one of those people you feel instantly at ease with. Her joyful personality is contagious, and she has a way about her that could make anyone smile. Mollika has been coming to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware from her home in Colorado since May 2010. She has traveled the 1750 mile trip to the House several times and has made many friends at the House in the last few months. She is a source of support for a lot of other parents going through the same stress of doctors’ visits and constant worry. For Volunteer At the same time, Mollika has found that the House is a great source of support Information, Call: for her as well. She explains, “It’s a ‘home away from home’, just a lot more 302 656 HUGS people. You feel like you belong, like it’s a place you can let go of your worries and see how other families deal with their challenges. You see what they are going through and you can tell them your story and just hope for a few minutes you can breathe and smile.” During her time at the House Mollika’s son, Nathaniel, has undergone brain The Ronald McDonald surgery and lower lumbar surgery. He laughs as he holds his new House® of Delaware - trophy congratulating him on his 35th surgery. Nathaniel’s trophy Rockland Road was given to him by a friend and they both seem to think it’s pretty funny. Mollika jokes, “He may not be able to win a sports The Ronald McDonald trophy at the moment, but he can win this”. Nathaniel, like Family Room® at Christiana his mother, is a joy to be around. He is a happy energetic Hospital - Christiana Care 11 year old who loves model cars and baseball. His favorite Health System team is the Los Angeles Angels. When he is older he hopes to one day join the Army. The Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Bayhealth Medical Center - Kent The Ronald McDonald House has been a place of General Hospital support for Nathaniel as well. Mollika explains, “seeing other kids with challenges has inspired The Ronald McDonald Nathaniel to deal with his challenges. He is more Family Room® at Nemours/ encouraged by seeing others.” Nathaniel is often Alfred I. duPont Hospital for seen playing with the other kids here. In the evenings, Children Mollika, Nathaniel and their new friends enjoy dinner together. It is obvious by watching them that the parents serve as a source of comfort for one another. The bonds that families make often last a lifetime. When asked what advice she had for other parents Mollika said, “they’re not alone; there are moms, dads, aunts, uncles, that deal with this on a daily basis. It may not be easy, but you learn how to deal with it. The fact that you have the Ronald McDonald House, and a place to pray with each other, it makes the day a little easier.” 302 656 4847 www.rmhde.org Our Mission . . . To provide nurturing and supportive environments and services to directly improve the health and well being of children and to bring comfort to their families. Our Vision . . . Ronald Mcdonald House ® Supporting families to reach the hope of tomorrow from the challenges of today. of delawaRe Dear Friends of the Ronald McDonald House As the days shorten and we approach the holiday season, I think of the many ways that the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware supports families during the winter months. I stumbled on a lovely illustration of holiday hospitality and wanted to share this private act of kindness with all of you. While participating in the House Thank-A-Thon this fall, I called dozens of generous donors to thank them for their gifts to our House. After a long string of leaving messages on answering machines, I was especially pleased to reach Staci Scheetz of Pitman, New Jersey. Staci’s infant daughter, Liza, was to have ear surgery early on the morning of December 24, 2008. To insure their early pre-op arrival to the duPont Hospital for Children, the family was urged to stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware overnight on December 23. So, on the night before the night before Christmas, they were delighted to discover festive surroundings at the House Anne J. Wright, President complete with a home-cooked meal, grateful families and supportive staff and volunteers. The next morning’s weather report affirmed how smart their choice had been to stay at the House as the main road that they would have taken to Wilmington was iced over due to a winter storm. These Ronald McDonald House of Delaware children passed away recently but will forever be When they checked out early on Christmas Eve morning, they knew that many of the families they’d met the night before would not be as lucky to be going home for the holidays. Struck by their own good fortune and by the gifts of hospitality that they had received, Staci and her In Our Hearts husband, Robert Uyehara, offered to pay for every family’s overnight stay on that Christmas Eve. Zuheily Hernandez After extending this anonymous gesture, they headed to the duPont Hospital for Children where Baby Boys Carre Liza’s procedure went well. They were home in Pitman in time for Christmas Eve in their own Lucas Evans home. Jesse Dodson As Christmas Eve 2009 approached, the Scheetz-Uyehara family was reminded of the joy they took from being the holiday “elves” that gave this unexpected gift to all at the Ronald McDonald House in 2008. They called the House and offered to do it again and this time there were even more families relying on the House over the holiday. Staci offered, “Our healthy daughters are Mark Your Calendars our greatest blessing. It is our joy and privilege to help in such a small way.” Thursday, December 16 Today Liza is two and a half years old and while she continues to see Nemours physicians at Share A Night Lighting Ceremony 6 pm duPont Hospital, they have not needed another stay at the Ronald McDonald House. But through Ronald McDonald House of Delaware Staci and Robert’s generosity --- and thousands others just like them, including so many of you --- we will have served more families in 2010 than ever before. May your holidays be joyous and Wednesday, December 22 as we light the lights on Share A Night on December 16, we know that every light stands for one Men’s and Women’s Basketball family on one night in our House. Let us all work together to continue to give that gift. Doubleheader - University of Delaware Saturday, March 12 & With my thanks for all you do for the House, Sunday, March 13, 2011 American Girl Fashion Show Saturday, April 23 5k Run/Walk - Big Fish Grill, Wilmington Anne J. Wright Ronald McDonald House of Delaware - Facts and Figures Ronald McDonald House of Delaware opened its doors in 1991 with a capacity to serve 17 families. Today it has increased in size to serve 50 families nightly. To p DI a g n o s E s 2009 In 2009, we provided 13,417 nightly visits at the House and housed 2,838 families and served 22,532 families in our 3 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. Orthopedics 25% General Surgery and Other 22% Delaware 29% Pediatric Intensive Care/Neonatal Intensive Care 10% Out-of-State 70% Cerebral Palsy 9% Gastrointestinal 9% International 1% Oncology/Hematology 8% Families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware travel from as near Cardiac 6% as Smyrna, Delaware and as far away as Poland. Neurology 6% Solid Organ Transplantation 4% Rehabilitative Services 1% To Ta l In c o m E 2009 84% The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware serves families of children of seriously or chronically ill or injured children. Contributions Investment Income/Losses Fund Raisers To Ta l Ex p E n s E s 2009 16% Room Donations 12% -5% 5% 8% Families are asked to contribute $15 per night, but no one is ever turned away because of an inability Program Services to pay. Over 90% of the funds to operate the House and Family Rooms come from community support. 80% Indirect Fund Raising Management & General 2 Fall 10 Ronald Mcdonald House of delawaRe Thursday, December 16 Holiday planning is in full swing at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. President Lighting Ceremony Anne J. Wright Our Share A Night committee is planning Vice Presidents 6 pm one of the best holiday lighting ceremonies Mary E. Bowler Marke D. Dickinson for December 16th. Share A Night, our James F. Lardear largest fundraiser, focuses on the true Elizabeth B. Lee Secretary meaning of the holiday season - sharing Marilyn W. Carpenter and compassion for families in need - at Treasurer the Ronald McDonald House, a “home Richard D. Rowland Board of Directors away from home” for families of seriously or Bo Backerman chronically ill or injured children who are Perry S. Beberman Joseph Claricurzio being treated at area hospitals. Bernard J. Clark, III, M.D. Mary Jane M. Cocozzoli Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr. Ann Roberts Dukart Share A Night Barbara Dukart Jennifer A. Ehlers faMilies tHat sta at ouR y House are asked to contribute Wayne A. Fluke $15 dollars a night, however, the actual cost of operating Jim Kelly a guest room per night is $65. In the face of mounting Paul D. Kempinski Clip-and-Mail Registration: Darren Laterza medical bills and other associated financial problems, many families cannot afford even this small amount. It is Schools/Organizations Rachel M. Macha your contribution through Share A Night that allows us to Robert R. Nelson, PhD Yes, we want to be a part of SHARE A NIGHT. Michelle A. Pena keep our requested donation at $15 a night and provide William C. Pickett lodging for families in need. Please Print Roy Proujansky, M.D. HeRe’s How sHaRe a nigHt woRks. For each $15 contributed Ron Robine by an individual, family, organization, school or business, School/Class/Organization Name Monté Ross one holiday light is added to the outside of our House and Craig R. Shor property. Then, to commemorate the efforts of all those Deborah Tuttle, M.D. contributors, a lighting ceremony is held to symbolize the Counsel to the Board Name as you wish it to appear in our Newsletter generosity and compassion of everyone involved where Morton Richard Kimmel, Esq. each donor can see a light, an outward, visible symbol of Executive Director their generosity. Pamela W. Cornforth Activity Description Operations Director “Share A Night is an important part of our year end fund Meg Aument raising efforts,” said Pam Cornforth, Executive Director. “On behalf of the families we serve I would like to thank Development Director the community and benefactors for making a difference in Barbara Loeslein Contact Name the lives of seriously ill children.” Social Worker Val Budischak Once again this year, Richard and Linda Faucher and Address Resident Manager their children of Bear, Delaware, who are well-known for Hope Byrd holiday house lights display, will be hanging the lights and decorating our House. Assistant Operations Manager Megan Racobaldo Schools and organizations are encouraged to organize Phone: Day Evening Volunteer Manager projects to contribute “lights” for the House. There are Sara Funaiock a variety of sponsorship packages for businesses, civic Special Events Coordinator Authorized Signature groups and individuals that would like to be involved with Dawn Brooks Share A Night, from a $5,000 Gift of Love to a $250 Gift of Please return by December 10, 2010 Development Assistant Hope. Call Dawn Brooks, Special Events Coordinator at Ronald McDonald House of Delaware Pam Jones the Ronald McDonald House for more information. 1901 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Executive Assistant Individuals who contribute to Share A Night may do so as Carol Sayles a memorial or tribute gift for a special occasion, such as a Maintenance Assistant Christmas remembrance in a friend or loved one’s name. foR on how you, your group or MoRe infoRMation Fran Patone The tradition continues as we prepare for the annual business can become involved, call 302-656-HUGS or Advisory Council Lighting Ceremony and party on Thursday, December complete the form above and mail it to the House at R.R.M. Carpenter, III, Chairman 16th, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. with light refreshments. Sponsors the address listed. Joseph Carbonell include: Ronald McDonald House Charities Philadelphia Please return forms by 12/10/10. Nick Cerchio Region, Inc., Chase, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital Paul Cohen for Children, ING Direct, Corporation Service Company, Joseph G. DiPinto Bank of America, Terry & Ben Smith, Patterson-Woods Stanley M. Diver & Associates, Law Office of Joseph A. Gabay, Blue Cross Online? John S. Duchala Blue Shield of Delaware, Marvin & Palmer Associates, Inc., Tom Ferry Donating is easy! Go to www.rmhde.org and give. Don Gagnon Delmarva Power, Edgecraft Corporation and Michael You may also use the website to contact us, e-mail Richard J. Gessner, Jr. Vassallo Electrical Contractor, Inc. In-kind sponsors a change of address, read the newsletter and get Marsha Gilmore include: Wilmington Trust Company, WJBR 99.5 FM, Rich information about House happenings and events. Derrick Gunn Faucher & family and Cupcake Heaven. Robert V.A. Harra, Jr. Richard D. Leigh Rachel M. Macha Willie Martin Be our Guest! s ave t he D ate ! Stephen Nelson Dr. David Pensak Betsy Rawls Ronald McDonald House families and friends, Louis Rosenberg please join us on Wednesday, December 22 for Penny Stoker the University of Delaware Men’s and Women’s Michael Waite Basketball doubleheader. The women’s team tips James A. Wolfe off at 6pm vs. St. Joe’s, with the men following at Friday, September 30, 2011 William T. Wood, Jr. 8:30pm vs. Penn. ALL Ronald McDonald House Barclays at the Riverfront This newsletter is made possible with the generous support of: families and friends will receive free admission to 20th Anniversary Event the game when you bring one of the following Wish List items: Paper 7:00pm to 11:00pm Shor & Associates Newsletter Design and Production towels, Disinfectant wipes, Cereal, Individually wrapped snacks, Gas cards Celebrating 20 years of caring for Spectrum Printing $10-$15. Please register with Dawn Brooks at email@example.com or (302) families with seriously ill children Newsletter Printing 428-5330 by noon on Friday, December 17. Fall 10 3 CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR H♥USE MEMORIALS ♥ CONTRIBUTORS Movers Specialty Service, Inc. Mr. Thomas Neeson Mr. and Mrs. Woodward W. Eastburn Mr. James Edwards Mr. and Mrs. Verino Pettinaro Ms. April L. Phillips MEMORIALS In memory of IMRICH GRESCHLER Helen Daley May 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010 Mr. David Nelson Jennifer Ehlers Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Pierelli May 1, 2010 – September 30, 2010 Patterson Woods & Associates Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Ekbladh Pine Valley Corvettes In memory of JULIE GRICOL Dr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Pearlman Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Pleasantville Elementary School In memory of IZZAT ABAYA Mr. and Mrs. M. Daniel Whitmarsh Circle of Hope Pat and Bim Pickett Ms. Deborah Lynne Enney Ms. Concetta Poalillo Mary Ellen Mulhern $25,000 and above Dr. and Mrs. Christian Pizarro Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ennis, Jr. Ms. Lisa M. Pongnon Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mulhern, Sr. In memory of XAVIER ROCCO TISCHIO HAACK Ronald McDonald House Charities® The PNC Foundation Mr. Adolphus Epps, Jr. Mr. Timothy G. Potts Jane Coughlin Wolfgang and Maria Elena Radtke Mr. Chad Wallace Everett Tammy Lynn Powell-Thomas, Briar Thomas In memory of TONY ARENA Declan and Mackenzie Jackman Philadelphia Region, Inc. Mrs. Pauline Raughley Dr. Rebekah Fedele and Abrianna (Baby Abby) Powell Ronna and Marilyn Cantor Mary and Erin Laney Circle of Optimism Dr. and Mrs. Grafton D. Reeves Dr. Andrew Feiring and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Price Mr. Ross Rieder Dr. Anna Marie D’Amico Mrs. Monique L. Price In memory of CAROL BARTELL In memory of HILDA HAMPTON $10,000 - $24,999 Ms. Charisse L. Rodgers Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Feldmann Mr. Jerry S. Prigg Kathy Folts Edwards and Alan Edwards Lydia and Stacy Cohen Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. Louis B. Rosenberg Ms. Carol Fenley Mr. Thomas M. Przybylski Mr. Robert Schoell The Finizio Family Ms. Karen L. Ptak In memory of MARTHA BIANCHINI In memory of DR. MICHAEL HARTY Kohl’s Department Stores Dr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Scott Mark Finkelstein and Michael Zeik Ralph’s Towing & Auto LLC Linda and John Manzi Mary Patricia Harty Red Robin Rocks the House Fundraiser H. Dean and Lissetta W. Smith Ms. Linda Shanno Ms. Jodi Finnegan “Red Hot Mama’s” at Howard Weston Ms. Kelly J. Showalter Mr. Robert S. Fitzmire Senior Center In memory of HORTENCE BRADLEY In memory of ELIZABETH HATHAWAY Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sirotniak Mr. and Mrs. Jim Forte Mr. and Mrs. Dean Reed Jo Jo Girls Charity Mr. James R. Edwards Circle of Understanding $5,000 - $9,999 Mr. Gregory A. Slomiana Mr. and Mrs. William Fortier Ms. Lori Ann Reinhardt Ms. Mary Sodl Forwood Elementary School Mr. and Mrs. John Richart In memory of TREVAYNE CAMPBELL In memory of ERIC HAYMAN Ellen Spurrier, MD Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard A. Frank Debi Richeal and Abigail Hamilton Mike Glessner Scott, Roberta, Brad and Jared Cutler AAA Mid-Atlantic The Standard Ms. Christine Frazer Mrs. Susan Rickert Tana Hinman Stacey and Gregg Bacchieri Corporation Service Company (CSC) Dr. John and Mariane Stefano Ms. Lynn I. Frehsee Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rittenhouse In memory of RAYMOND W. HOFMANN Suakim Court No. 54, Daughters of Isis Ms. Nina A. Frisby Ms. Melissa Robinson In memory of HAZEL CARLSON Woodward W. and Beverle Eastburn Del-One Foundation Talleyville Fire Company Fifth Annual FruitFlowers Mr. and Mrs. Steven Rose Marie Davis Ellen Hinrichs HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Nancy and Tad Jeffrey Antique & Classic Car Show Mr. Carl F. Jumps Ms. Mary Rosiak Robert and Frances Huebner Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Taran Ms. Jean Futrell Mr. Robert H. Rothermel In memory of ED CASEY Dolores P. May The Kimmel-Spiller Charitable Foundation Mr. Jack Teague Greg Galardi and Tara Quinn Mr. Isaac Ruiz Phyllis Barlow Nordstrom Nordstrom’s Tile Project TheMIGroup Shalesh Ganjoo Mr. and Mrs. John Rust In memory of J. MILTON HUDSON Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Gansz Ms. Caren F. Samluk In memory of JOSEPHINE A. CELANO Marilyn and Michael Uffner Edna Bennett Pierce students and staff Mrs. Megan Garber Mr. and Mrs. David Saunders Frank and Jennie Sorbello John P. Piper/Deborah J. Tuttle Terry and Ben Smith Mr. and Mrs. William Tice Ms. Jacqueline Gatcomb Mr. Michael Scheinert In memory of JOHN F. HYDE Mr. James A. Turnbull, Sr. Gauger-Cobbs Middle School Dr. and Mrs. Richard Schmidt In memory of THOMAS CLARK T. Warren and Barbara McCafferty St. Mary Magdalen School Mrs. Marsh Uebler Mr. Michael L. Henry Ms. Teresa L. Schrenker John and Linda Manzi State of Delaware Grant in Aid TD Bank, through the UPS Foundation The Genzlinger Family Mr. Edward M. Scubelek In memory of LIAM KANE AND Victory Packaging Mr. and Mrs. Neil Gervasio Mr. Christopher J. Seivert In memory of EVELYN JOAN COLL FAMILY AND FRIENDS TD Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Howell F. Wallace Mr. and Mrs. William Goeller Ms. Lorraine Serva The Ostrowsky Family Alberta Keahey The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation The Wal-Mart Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gorecki Service Unlimited, Inc. Walmart Camden, Delaware Mr. Jeffrey S. Haggerty Mr. Anthony P. Sforza In memory of JOYCE COLLINS In memory of ALEX KERR Circle of Sharing Walmart New Castle, Delaware Mrs. Dianne H. Hall Mr. Dave Shaw Marilyn and Michael Uffner St. Mary Magdalen NJHS 3X3 Tournament $2,000 - $4,999 Mr. Kent Wenger Ms. Heather Hall Ms. Linda Sherrod Haith Ms. Marilyn E. Whorl H. Theodore Harcke, M.D. The Shisler Family and Boeing In memory of ALEXANDRA JACLYN CONAWAY In memory of MARGARET S. KILBRIDE The 6-0 Football Club Wilmington Flower Market, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Hardin UAW Union employees Shelley and David Brietling Lynne and Steve A.S.P.A. - Anesthesia Services, P.A. Alpha Delta Pi Theta Delta Chapter Ms. Patricia A. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harner Mr. and Mrs. William E. Shone, Jr. The Womans Club of Claymont Mr. Jerald Harrell Ms. Holly Siebach In memory of RICHARD (DICK) CORSON In memory of NELLIE KOERNER Anesthesia Business Consultants, L.L.C. Mr. and Mrs. William T. Wood, Jr. Richard Hartman and Anna Ingram Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sites Marie Davis Scott and Roberta Cutler Bank of America Mary Bowler and Ken Jones Carol and Jeff Yetter Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Hauber Ms. Cassandra Smith Alan Zerbe’s friends and colleagues Ms. Barbara Hawkins Mrs. Dori Smith In memory of LESTER COSTENOBLE In memory of ELOISE C. KOONS The Colby Restaurant Group Mr. Justin Zook Mr. and Mrs. Michael Heck Mr. and Mrs. John Smith Milka Liebesman Wilda Phillips DDR Productions Delmarva Power Matching Program Ms. Michelle Heck Mr. Kenneth A. Smith Member Ms. Stacy D. Hertzfeld Ms. Joanne M. Smolka In memory of MICHAEL D. DADDIO In memory of GRACE KOSMAN ING DIRECT $50 - $249 Ms. M.L. Hewish Carol Snyder Dan and Maria Pierelli Mr. and Mrs. V. Autorino Kent County Levy Court MERCER Mr. Robert Higgins Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sorbello A Basket Case Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hinkle St. Mary of the Assumption In memory of VINCENT DELGUIDICE In memory of RITA KULISICH Ronald McDonald House Charities® Ms. Barbara Rowland Adams Mr. Thomas Holben confirmation students Grandma and Grandpa Marsh Uebler Mr. David Rosenberg sanofi-aventis Research and Development Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Holveck Mr. and Mrs. Rick Stammerjohann Mr. and Mrs. Martin Anderson Mr. Muhammad Hossain Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Steinmetz In memory of FRANK AND CONNIE DIKSA In memory of MADELINE KUTCHER Anonymous Mr. Scott Allen Hovatter Ms. Nichole C. Stevens Linda and Steve Llanso Tommy and Karen Wallace Circle of Endearment $250 - $1,999 Ms. Diadora Aponte Mr. and Mrs. Steven Howarth Mr. and Mrs. Steve Storti Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Arruda Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hunter Mr. Edward M. Sullivan In memory of SARA EVE DONALDSON In memory of BILL LATTOMUS Asset Management Ms. Lin Illingworth Ms. Lori Swider Asset Management Alliance John and Marilynn Toomey Artesian Water Co. AstraZeneca LP Immaculate Conception School Mr. William Sylvester Jacquelyne Cross Dr. Gina Baffa and Mr. Steve Caputo Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Autorino Ms. Geraldine Ingram Mr. and Mrs. Gene Taylor Margaret Minkwitz In memory of LAURA LAYTON Bank of America Matching Gift Program Mr. Michael R. Bailor Laura S. Inselman, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Tennille Janet Young and Family Parker and Maxine Turner Ms. Phyllis Barlow Ms. Sheila V. Barr Barclays Bank Delaware Ms. Kristina Jerrell Terrace Athletic Club Mr. Randy R. Beddoe Mr. and Mrs. John Jobes Carl and Mary Theroux In memory of LEONARD EHRLICH In memory of STEVE LEJEUNE Bella Vista Trattoria & Pizzeria Fundraiser Mr. Craig S. Beebe Ms. May Lee Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thibodoux Roberta and Scott Cutler Kris and Jeff Viar Mr. Michael A. Brady Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brady Mr. Gregory Bell Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Johnson Ms. Whitney Thibodoux Mr. Kenneth Belle Mr. Joseph Jones Mrs. Diane H. Thomas In memory of LUCAS MICHAEL EVANS In memory of HILDA D. LIVINGSTONE Mr. Robert W. Brielmaier Richard L. Bender and Alison E. Frost JPMorgan Chase Foundation Thomas M. Durkin & Sons, Inc. Alex and Rosemary Apostolina Maria Caccamo Ms. Sarina H. Brown Mrs. Betti H. Bentley Matching Gift Program Ms. Rose M. Thompson Bill and Elga Brown Ms. Rasamy Broyles Ms. Patricia Beuchler JPMorgan Chase Volunteer Team / Mr. and Mrs. John Toomey, Jr. Garrett Colmorgen, MD In memory of LIZ’S FATHER Mr. and Mrs. R. R. M. Carpenter, III Mr. and Mrs. George Bierwierth Gina Rogers-Mooney Ms. Christa Tyner JoAnne P. Freed Ronna Cantor Chase Card Marketing Services Mr. Corey L. Blackston Ms. Jane Juhrden Marilyn and Michael Uffner Megan Garber Chichester High School Mr. John A. Blizzard Ms. Doris Kane United Methodist Women Cecilton Parish Nadine Noble In memory of CAROL LOCK National Honor Society Sally Bohres’s Bridge Group Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Kane Mr. Michael H. Usilton Kristin Parsons The “Bridge Group” Children’s House Montessori School - Mr. Douglas J. Bole Dr. and Mrs. Doug Katz Mr. Thomas A. Valdivia Carole Rosen Mrs. David Dawson Concord Branch Christiana Care Health System Pediatrics Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bolender Mark, Laurel Keegan Vanguard Days of Caring Jim and Kathy Forte Mr. and Mrs. William Bowlsbey Ms. Laura Kelly Mr. Donald R. Vanvorst, Jr. In memory of BEVERLY FARNAN Jacqueline Gatcomb Mr. Richard T. Christopher Mr. and Mrs. David Brietling Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kienzle Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Viar Class of “55”/ W.H.S. Dinner Group Jerald Harrell The Claricurzio Family Jim Broeker and Jeanne Andersen Mrs. Jennifer Kimminau Mr. Joseph Vieira Claude Moore, Jeweler, Inc. Hugh Horning Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cocozzoli Mr. Roderick O. Brooks The Kirwin Family - Gene, Melissa, Justin Mr. Anthony M. Vincent Elaine Eichler Marcia Marszalek and Peter Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Connolly, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brown & Nicolette Ms. Jennifer L. Wagner Mike and Rita L. Hafich Barbara and Ray Mateer Ms. Mary Cool Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Browne Mr. Gerald W. Kissel Mr. Joseph M. Wagner, Jr. Arthur and Nancy Hannig Thomas and Deirdre McCambridge Mr. and Mrs. Gui Costin Mr. Daniel J. Bull Drs. Joel and Shirley Klein Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wallace Ed and Maria Hassel The Rellers Courtyard Newark at the Ms. Amy Burg Ms. Violet Knorr Rhonda Walter, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Leo Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stroble University of Delaware Event Mr. Bransby W. Bushey, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Knotts Mr. Jack Ward Lillian R. Mitchell Kate Cronan, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Buttafogo Mr. Chris Kreb Mr. Mustufa J. Watkins Elaine Rosenberg In memory of WARREN LYNCH Delaware Federal Credit Union (Del-One) Mrs. R.R.M. Carpenter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Landis Weber Far Hills, Inc. Bill and Cyndi Sites Joan Myer Delmarva Power Ms. Susan Carruth Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Larimore Mr. and Mrs. Jason Weissberg Bruce C. and Beverly G. Turnbull Art and Nancy Diver Cecil Vault & Memorial Company May Lim Mr. Kendon Wheeler Weber Far Hills, Inc. In memory of MARTINO AND FLORENCE DuPont Women’s Golf Association Edgecraft Corporation Mr. and Mrs. James Chaikin Mr. and Mrs. Steve Llanso Dr. and Mrs. James C. White MACCARONI Mr. Robert G. Chapman Mrs. Kathleen Lynch Ms. Kristie A. Williams In memory of LOUISE W. FEGLEY Mary Ann and John D’Oria Mrs. Virginia Fedele Ms. Jennifer L. Chellew Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Malick Mr. Jeffrey H. Willingham Georgia D. Fegley Dr. and Mrs. T. E. Figueroa Fox Rothschild LLP Chi Chicks Red Hat Society Chapter 21418 Marty Godwin Tennis Charity Event Dr. Tony Willoughby In memory of HELEN MARINELLI Mr. and Mrs. Albert Chisholm Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mateer Mr. David A. Wilson, Jr. In memory of DR. DANIEL M. FINKELSTEIN Mr. James R. Edwards Ms. Sara A. Funaiock Bonita Chism, Andrea George, Tracy Ms. Diana W. Maxmin Mrs. Jessica Wilson Mark Finkelstein and Michael Zelk Law Office of Joseph A. Gabay Mr. and Mrs. Don Gagnon McKinley, Donna Peters, and Carol Netta McDonald’s Team -Northeast Ms. Serena N. Wilson-Archie In memory of BRIAN MARTIN Christiana Care Health Services Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Ms. Margery J. Windolph In memory of DONNA FUQUA GOODMAN Gene and Nancy Taylor GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Citibank Delaware Women’s Council Ms. Alison C. McKenna Mr. Kenneth H. Wright Maureen Devlin Matching Gift Program Greenville Crossing’s 1st Annual Class of ‘55 W. H S. Dinner Group Mary Kate and John McKenna Mr. and Mrs. Mark Zembsch Charity Event Claude Moore, Jeweler, Inc. Ms. Kathleen R. McNamee Zimny & Associates, P.A. Ms. Phyllis O. Harris Ms. Chrysa Cohen Ms. Kandace McNatt Mary Patricia Harty, M.D. Dr. Garrett Colmorgen Ms. Catherine M. McNichol Hegenbarth Consulting LLC Deborah M. Consolini, M.D. Ms. Susan L. Milligan Imlach Group Mr. Joseph Conte Ms. Margaret Minkwitz J. Christian Studio Ms. Mollie Conway Ms. Lillian Mitchell Eddie and Makena Mr. Larry C. Jarvis Mr. Ronald E. Cote Mr. Dennis M. Moak Kimminau presented JPMorgan Chase Foundation Mr. Robert Coupe and Ms. Judith Molloy Volunteer Program Mrs. Pam Angeline-Coupe Mr. Michael W. Mooney a check to Barbara Jule’s Jewels Mr. Tony Lee Covington Ms. Christina Craig Mr. and Mrs. Brian Moore Paul and Cynthia Morgan Loeslein from proceeds Mr. David W. King Mr. Robert B. Knox Ms. Jacquelyne Cross Ms. Katherine A. Morris of their lemonade Mr. Edward P. Crumbock Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mulhern, Sr. The Korean Martial Arts Institute II Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kullman Mr. and Mrs. Jim Culley Ms. Joan S. Myer stand for the The Honorable Gregory F. Lavelle Ms. Susan Culpepper The Nace Family Ronald McDonald Mr. and Mrs. William T. Lawrence Ms. Jennifer Daggett Mr. Keith Naugle Mrs. Milka L. W. Liebesman Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dangay Newark High School House of Mr. Brian Lindenmuth Dr. and Mrs. George Datto, III Ms. Anna Nichols Delaware. Mr. and Mrs. Max Lorig Mrs. Daphne Renee Davis Mr. and Mrs. Eric Nichols Rachel Macha Ms. Marie Davis Mr. and Mrs. Larry Nicholson Mr. and Mrs. Keith Marsh Mrs. David Dawson Emilie Rajaratnam Ninan Marvin & Palmer Associates, Inc. Ms. Samantha DeFabio Tom Noone, Cindy Flanagan Paige Masley Dr. and Mrs. Allan R. DeJong and Family & Friends Mr. and Mrs. Max Matteson, II Ms. Vanessa DeShields Mr. and Mrs. Clint Norris McCain Foods USA Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Dietrich North Star Elementary School teachers Anne Meduri, M.D. Mr. Vernon Dilks Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O’Donnell Michael Vassallo Electrical Contractors, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Dillman Mr. and Mrs. Frank Olszewski Mr. Patrick Mitchell Mr. Richard J. D’Orazio Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Oplinger Mr. Stephen Mottola Mr. and Mrs. John D’Oria Dr. Robert O’Reilly Janet and Alan Dukart Ms. Kristin Parsons 4 Fall 10 American Girl TRIBUTES ♥ 8th Annual In memory of LINDA MARTINOWICH Janice and Frank Olszewski TRIBUTES In honor of ELIZA AND DAVIS NOONE “Happy Birthday” May 1, 2010 – September 30, 2010 Michael and Kristin Heck In memory of ANDREW MCDONOUGH Tom Noone and Cindy Flanagan St. Mary Magdalen NJHS 3X3 Tournament In honor of ADDIE Bryan and Zina Rittle In memory of MAGGIE MCGUIRE Diane Fuller “Happy 4th Birthday” Ava Bradley In honor of FRANK AND BETTY PALERMO “50th Wedding Anniversary” FASHION SHOW In honor of BETTY AGOVINO Jan Tellman Marie Mazzotta Mark Your Calendars: In memory of SAMATHA MILLER Robert L. and Jean Ann Ennis In honor of RYAN BLACK In honor of MADISON ANN PHIPPS Carol Snyder Saturday, March 12th Sunday, March 13th In memory of EUGENE MONINGHOFF Maureen O’Dell In honor of ROY PROUJANSKY, MD 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. 12:00 noon & 4:00 p.m. Scott Cutler In honor of CHRISTINA BOBER Gary A. Emmett, MD In memory of JOYCE M. MURRAY Edward S. Bober In honor of DYLAN PRZYBYSZ Girls will be modeling the Spring Fashions from the American Girl Collection Robert L. and Jean Ann Ennis In honor of J. RICHARD BOWEN, M.D. Violet M. Knorr for both young girls and their dolls as well as historical fashions. American Girl Fashion Show is Back!!! In memory of CAROLINE NEAL H. Theodore Harcke, MD In honor of MARK RANDO, JR. The Kirwin Familly, Gene, Melissa, Justin Lynn Frehsee and Nicolette In honor of TRACY BROWN “Barclays 2010 Chairman’s Award” In honor of BETSY RAWLS In memory of HELENE O’CONNELL Barclaycard US DuPont Women’s Golf Association This is a great memory maker as well as a fund raising event for the House and a fun time for moms and Judith Molloy In honor of ALAN CAIN daughters, even grandmoms, aunts and cousins. A meal will be served at all shows as well as chances to In honor of KAITLYN REED In memory of MARY ELLIOTT HARRIGAN “Volunteer Efforts” “Happy 13th Birthday” win great American Girl prizes. O’HEAR The Wal-Mart Foundation Dean and Lori Reed Marilyn and Michael Uffner In honor of MATTHEW CAMPISI Advance show tickets and “grand” prize raffle tickets will go on sale beginning January 10, 2011. To In honor of HAILEY RICHART In memory of WILLIAM J. O’LEARY “Volunteer efforts” “Excellent Achievement 2009-10 School Year” order your show tickets or “grand” prize raffle tickets, complete the response form and return to the House JPMorgan Chase Foundation Susan and Paul Arruda Mr. and Mrs. John Richart beginning January 10, 2011. Ticket requests received BEFORE January 10th cannot be accepted. In memory of EMMIE O’TOOLE In honor of BARBARA CRONAN In honor of OLIVIA RICHART St. Mary Magdalen NJHS 3X3 Tournament Kate Cronan, Steve Zderic and Family “Excellent Achievement 2009-10 School Year” Whether you plan to attend the Fashion Show or not, here’s your chance to purchase a raffle ticket for In honor of EMILY DUNLOP Mr. and Mrs. John Richart one of our “grand” prizes. Tickets are $5.00 each or five for $20.00. You can select which prize to have In memory of JOSEPHINE OEHMKE Richard Bender and Alison Frost Maria Dunlop In honor of JOHN L. RICHART II your ticket(s) placed. Please complete the form below to pre-purchase your raffle ticket. Note: Grand prize “Excellent Achievement 2009-10 School Year” In honor of JAMES ERHARDT Mr. and Mrs. John Richart raffles will be drawn at the end of the last show. You do not need to be present to win. Additional raffle In memory of MATEO PAREDES Anonymous “Thank you for a great year” prizes will also be available at the shows. The Nace Family In honor of ADEN M. RIVERA In memory of NICHOLAS LOUIS PARZANESE “Happy Birthday” In honor of BILLY AND EMMA FELDMANN Reserve Your American Girl Tickets Now Joann Lubrano and Mike Cosden Anonymous “Happy Birthday” In memory of JEANNE PETE Brian and Amy Bedilion In honor of HELEN RODDY Cindy Boulden “Volunteer Efforts” Thomas M. Przybylski Brian and Amy Burg Tickets are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parties who The Wal-Mart Foundation In memory of BRIONNA LEIGH PETTIT Fritz and Nancy Feldmann wish to be seated together should order tickets on the same order form (eight seats Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Hauber Greg and Emily Ferris In honor of GEOFFREY A. SAWYER, III per table). Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope; tickets will be mailed to you. Brian and Stephanie Lesher “Happy Birthday” Daniel and Anisa Parks Jessica Wilson In memory of FRANCIS H. RAUGHLEY John and Rachel Scott Every ticket order must include at least one adult. Pauline Raughley Matthew Shenahan In honor of JOANNE SCOTT Eric and Deborah Stephens “Happy Birthday” Please state event preference: Date Time In memory of BABY GIRL REID Luis and Graciela Velasquez Thomas Holben Lorraine Serva First choice In honor of SUE FELLMAN In honor of SARAH SHERMAN In memory of ALIYA ROSE RIDGEWAY Manetta, Forrest, Aliya, Alyssa and Ashlyn “Happy Birthday” “Happy Birthday” Second choice Joan Montesano Leslie and Ed Goldenberg Ridgeway Third choice In honor of MILO FENLEY In honor of TERRY AND BEN SMITH In memory of EDNA ROWDON Employees from Boeing U.A.W. Union “Happy 1st Birthday” “Spirit of Care” Number of event tickets: Adults Children $35.00 each = $ Carol Fenley Mary and Rick Browne The Shisler Family In memory of PAUL J. SAKOWSKI JR. In honor of DOROTHY FINGER In honor of HEIDI STAMMERJOHANN Grand Prize Raffle Tickets $5 each or five for $20 “Happy Birthday” “Happy 2nd Birthday” The Finizio Family Milka Liebesman Anonymous # of tickets: = Total $ Joey Keegan Jason and Amy Beisel Mark, Laurel Keegan Victor and Hilda Bermudez In honor of FRED GARFINKEL Eleanor Klinitski “Special Birthday” Jim Broeker and Jeanne Andersen Grand Prizes (please indicate # of tickets for each prize): Linda and Eric Nichols Phillip and Kaela Dakes Liam and Deborah O’Rourke Judy and Alex Montag Chris and Kristin Gimello In honor of ABBY GEUZLINGER’S FAMILY Jim and Linda Gorecki My American Girl™ Doll – Doll, Pet Show Outfit, Pet Show Set, Pepper, In memory of ADA SCHERER Jan and Yvonne Harrison Donna Geuzlinger The King Family Sparkly Hair Pick, Doll Stand. David and Mary Lurwick The McCullough Family In memory of GRACE SHAW In honor of C. EARL GREEN Chrissy Montenaro My American Girl™ Doll – Doll, Fancy Riding Outfit, Doll Brush, Doll Regina Miller William T. and Catherine M. Lawrence Debi Richeal and Abigail Hamilton Stand. In honor of JACK AND JAN HEGENBARTH Len and Judy Richeal In memory of SHIRLEY SIMPSON’S MOTHER & MOTHER-IN-LAW “50th Wedding Anniversary” Raymond Rudolph Tim and Jackie Schorn Rebecca® – Rebecca Doll & Meet Rebecca Paperback Book, Rebecca Bed Bill and Nancy Kienzle Marsh Uebler Robert and Shara Simpson and Bedding, Rebecca Doll Pajamas, Doll Stand, Sparkly Hair Pick. In honor of MAX HEYSE Rick and Lisa Stammerjohann In memory of JEAN SLOBODA Denise and Vincent Deskiewicz “Happy Birthday” Vicki and Paul Tensfeldt Bitty Twins® – Bitty Twins Doll Set, Pajamas, Trundle Bed and Bedding, The Sullivan Family Katy Travaline Gregg and Bernadette Valentine Hair Care Kit. In memory of CAMILLE SMITH Marilyn and Michael Uffner In honor of SAMUEL HINKLE & CLAIRE PRIEBE In honor of JOHN AND MIRIAM STEVENS Bitty Baby® – Bitty Baby Doll, Stroller, Baby Ballerina Oufit for Doll. “Happy Birthday” Steven and Sandra Johnson In memory of EMEDIO STELLINI Marilyn and Michael Uffner The 6-0 Football Club The Curry Family In honor of THE TRZECIAK FAMILY The Hevesy Family Brian, Kelly, Jack-Cole Trzeciak Souvenirs: Tote for Girl x $22.00 = Total $ In memory of MARGARET SMITH STIFF Ben and Terry Smith Richard and Florence Hinkle The Parker Family In honor of JOAN WACHSTEIN Tote for Doll x $8.00 = Total $ Regina Miller In memory of HILLARY STODDARD Marilyn Whorl (Her “G”) In honor of CAROL ILLINGWORTH Treat Seat x $24.00 = Total $ “Happy Birthday” In honor of ABBY WALTER In memory of JACK SWAIN Lin Illingworth Rhonda S. Walter, MD Accessory Set x $12.00 = Total $ Joan S. Myer In honor of BETH KELLEHER In honor of LOGAN WEAVER “Thank you for a great year” Dori Smith Other $ In memory of KATHLEEN HAWKINS TALLEY The Nace Family See rmhde.org for additional souvenirs, Guest Model information “Chi Chicks” Red Hat Society Chapter 21418 In honor of ANNE JEFFREY WRIGHT and “Birthday Packages.” Barbara Hawkins In honor of JOANNE KRIPPAHNE Nancy and Tad Jeffrey Marlane Radzius Sondra and Max Lorig Grand Total $ In honor of MR. AND MRS. LIAM YOUNG In memory of MARY TAYLOR In honor of LAURA “Wedding Anniversary” Marsh Uebler “Masters Degree in Social Work” Aunt June Checks payable to Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. American Express, Visa, Vicki and Harold Horowitz Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Savage Mastercard and Discover are also welcomed. In memory of PEARL WALLACE Tommy and Karen Wallace In honor of JAMES LAWLER “Volunteer efforts” Name In memory of MARK A. WASHINGTON, JR. JPMorgan Chase Foundation Rita W. Bristol In honor of MARSHA AND MEL LEVY Address In memory of SYLVIA WILDER Patricia Shuirman Susan and Paul Arruda City State Zip Phone In honor of MIA ROSE LONERGAN In memory of SARA WILLOUGHBY Neil and Angela Gervasio Dr. Tony Willoughby The Ronald McDonald Credit Card Number Exp. Date In honor of ETHAN ALEXANDER LUBAROFF House of Delaware In memory of JEAN ZERBE Barbara and Les Dukart is a proud partner Richard and Darlene Cuomo of United Way of Signature Steven and Rita Howarth In honor of PAIGE MASLEY Alan Zerbe’s Friends & Colleagues from The Masley Family & Friends Delaware and receives Stanley Black & Decker funding through donor Mail order form to: In honor of COLE MELVIN Barb and Howard Price designations. American Girl, c/o Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 In honor of DOROTHY MOORE United Way of Delaware Call (302) 428-5330 for more information AstraZeneca LP Designation Code #0800 In honor of JEANMARIE NETTLETON TICKET ORDERS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED BEFORE JANUARY 10, 2011. “Volunteer efforts” JPMorgan Chase Foundation United Way of Southeastern PA Designation Code #6368 Fall 10 5 Not All Art Is Found in a Museum On Saturday, September 25, 2010, two hundred children gathered at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware for a tile painting party. This fundraiser was sponsored by Nordstrom which plans to open their Christiana Mall store in April 2011. The “bug-themed” tiles will be installed in the Kids’ Wear floor of their store. The cost per child was $25 and Nordstrom matched the collected amount and all the proceeds from the tile painting effort were donated to the House. Charles Bigger, a professional sculptor from the greater Seattle area, helped facilitate the event and assisted the children which ranged in ages between 5 and 12 in creating their masterpieces. When the kids were not painting their tiles, they munched on special bug-prepared treats provided by Feastivities Catering and drank bug juice. “As You Wish” Face Painting by Catey Hill provided the children with face designs and temporary tattoos. Peg Broadwater twisted balloons into ladybugs, butterfly wings, spiders and other bug like creatures. Ronald McDonald was on hand in the afternoon to entertain and encourage the painters. A very special thanks to Nordstrom for selecting the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware for their project and to Lisa Imperato from Nordstrom for coordinating this event. The young painters will be invited to a special grand unveiling and “find your tile” party in the store prior to their grand opening. 14th Annual ABATE “Run for Kids” On Sunday, August 15th motorcycles could be seen for miles as the annual ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education) “Run for Kids” was held to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. This annual event has raised over $66,000 for the House in its 14 years. The group also collects wish list items for the House and new toys and games for the children at duPont Hospital as well as at the House. Special thanks to county coordinators Donald Gibbons, Jason Small, Matt Woods and Steve Burge and all the members of ABATE for their continued dedication to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. We would also like to thank Mary Jane and Rob Cocozzoli, Robin Soutar and Ken and Maggie Schlotterer as well as House and Teen Troop volunteers for cooking and serving lunch to the ABATE members. Talleyville Car Show Adopt A Room The 5th Annual Talleyville Fire Company Antique and Classic Car Show that benefited the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware was held on Sunday, Since May, Dr. Deborah Tuttle September 26. We are most grateful for the support of Talleyville Fire Company Circle of Care and Dr. John Piper, Nordstrom (2 rooms), Mrs. Edna Bennett Pierce, especially, Dan Kiley, Todd Meredith, Rick Catalano and Pat Kiley who served as organizers of the event and worked so hard to support the work of the St. Mary Magdalen School, AAA Ronald McDonald House. Thank you to the following sponsors: Gift Clubs 2010 Mid-Atlantic, Stacey and Gregg Sponsors: Buccini Pollin Group, WSFS, HY-Point Dairy, Le Chateau Gourmet Circle of Hope $25,000 and above Bacchieri, Terry & Ben Smith, Catering, Rush Uniform Company, Choice Marketing, Crown Trophy, Security Circle of Optimism $10,000-$24,999 Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, Instrument, Summit Mechanical, Delmarva Communications, New Castle Circle of Understanding $5,000-$9,999 Kimmel Foundation, TD Bank, Insurance Co. and Halo Service Group. Circle of Sharing $2,000-$4,999 Bank of America (2 rooms) and Circle of Endearment $250-$1,999 Tad and Nancy Jeffrey renewed Winners: their support of the Adopt A Room Best of Show: R.W.“Bob”Anderson, Denver, PA Member up to $250 program. To date over 28 of our 50 2010 Chevrolet Corvette There is still time to make your guest rooms have been adopted! 2nd Place: William McKinney, Wilmington, DE A $5,000 donation adopts a room 1923 Ford Model T Touring Car contribution to our 2010 Circle of Circle of Care Care Annual Campaign! for a year commencing on the date the donation is received. This 3rd Place: Rich Truskolawski, Newark, DE 1948 Desoto “Woody” Wagon Your gift at any level helps donation helps defray the costs the Ronald McDonald House of operating one guest room. “ The benefits include a plaque provide a “home away from with your name near the door of home” for families staying at the the guest room, recognition in House this year. our newsletter and annual report and a special Ronald Glass Shoe My stay here was warm Thank You! keepsake. You can make a big impact on this program and help and pleasant . . . it felt like we were home.” Circle of Care families in need! Please contact Barbara Loeslein at 428-5331 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Play Wii with the Shah Family! The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware Ronald McDonald Family Room Program welcomes community groups to do fun activities with our families who are staying ♥ The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Christiana Hospital reopened in April after getting at the House. These activities relieve stress an extensive make-over. Families can now relax amidst comfortable chairs and subtle and provide enjoyment for kids and adults twinkle lights, as well as enjoy snacks and coffee when available. From April through who are staying at the House. A little over August, the Family Room served 704 families and a total of 1,911 guests! a year ago, the Shah family (mom Judy and ♥ In September, the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware welcomed Kelsey Cler, the new sons Cameron and Alexander) asked if they Community and Family Room Coordinator. In a joint collaboration between the House could come in and play the Nintendo Wii and Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program, Kelsey will be helping to oversee the Family with our families once or twice a month. Rooms and introduce new programming until the end of the Public Allies term in June. What a great success it has been! Cameron and Alexander More information about Public Allies can be found at www.publicallies.org. love the interaction with the families staying at the House and feel like they are making a difference when they have ♥ A new program, On-the-Go Meal Kits, has started at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital repeat customers playing the video games. Our families look for Children, providing families in need with a healthy meal. Volunteer groups provide forward to it after a long day of therapy or discharge from the contents and the people-power to fill and decorate the bags provided by the House. surgery. Thank you Shah family for your continued support of To learn how to help with the Meal Kit program, contact Kelsey at email@example.com or our families at the House! 302-428-5322. 6 Fall 10 Planned Giving 22nd Annual Golf Jackie Sample, an avid volunteer and friend of the Ronald McDonald House, has all her Tournament for the House affairs in order and has named the Ronald McDonald House as the beneficiary of one of her estate gifts. As a mother of five grown children with children of their own, Jackie has identified the House as her primary beneficiary. Jackie and her husband were blessed with five healthy children. They never had to face the challenges that families who stay at the House do – as Jackie is a witness to this everyday. Jackie has given her time and talent to the House for over 7 years. When she decided to include the House in her will she knew it was the right decision for her and her family. Jackie recently received one of the highest volunteer awards the House has to offer and a room was adopted for one year in recognition of her many hours of volunteer service and dedication. “I am here at the House four times a week and see first hand how much the House means to the families. I feel confident with my decision of naming the Ronald McDonald House in my will because I know I will be a part of supporting the House in years to come.” We thank Jackie for her dedication to the Ronald McDonald House and for her planned gift to the House. For more information On Monday, August 9th, one-hundred-sixteen golfers please contact Barbara Loeslein at (302) 428-5331 or took to the links at the exclusive Bidermann Golf Club Pam Cornforth at (302) 428-5311. on a beautiful sunny day which featured several contest holes including a $1 Million Charity Challenge presented On August 4th the Second Annual Red Robin Rocks the House by Discover Bank. The day of fun was completed with a Funfest was held at the Brandywine Town Center to benefit cocktail reception and dinner featuring a live and silent the House. The committee was led by Co-Chairs Dave Tiberi auction. Sponsors include: and Michael Waite and the event was hosted by Craig Colby, owner of Red Robin in the Brandywine Town Center. Over Presenting Sponsor $12,000 was raised for the House through children’s activities, haircuts provided by J.Christian Studio, an antique car show and silent auction. Red Robin also donated a portion of all sales from the day to the House. A special thank you to the Dinners Sponsor hard working committee led by Dave Tiberi, Michael Waite and Craig Colby including Carla Bobka, Greg Bobka, Patrick Fogarty, Carol Forsythe, Ruth Fulmer, Michael Graves, Megan Harper, Kory Hitchens, Rodney Jordan, Stephanie Marchak, Chris Marchak, John Presley, Chip Romano, Eric Svalgard, Carl Thompson, Mark Thompson, Charity Challenge Sponsor Marcy Wilkinson, Tom Voytek and the many volunteers from HSBC, TD Bank, Bank of America and Ronald McDonald House. We would also like to thank management and security teams at the Brandywine Town Center including Dot Edwards, John Dowling and Michael Connelly Cocktail Reception Sponsor for all their help and support in making Red Robin Rocks the House a success. Shoot Out Sponsor Volunteers Volunteers contribute time and care to the House in various ways to help make it a “home away Bag Tag Sponsor: AAA Mid-Atlantic; Goodie Bag Sponsor: from home.” One of the ways volunteers help is by getting involved with special events that Anesthesia Business Consultants; Golf Club Sponsors: help to raise awareness and funding for the House. This fall was a very busy time for special Delmarva Broadcasting Company, MERCER, Nemours/ events held on behalf of the House including the Grotto Pizza Run, Talleyille Fire Company’s Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children; Hole in One Annual Antique Car Show and the Nordstrom Tile Painting Party. Volunteers helping to serve on Sponsor: Diver Chevrolet; Cart Sponsor: Cumberland the American Girl Fashion Show Committee for the 2011 shows are already starting work this fall Dairy; Tee Sponsors: Artisans’ Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield for next spring’s event. Volunteers, along with committee members, will help at the upcoming of Delaware, the Claricurzio family, Dukart Management/ American Girl Model Auditions held on November 10th and 20th. Committee volunteer members McDonald’s, Wilmington Trust. will also begin meeting this fall to begin planning for the House’s 20th Anniversary Celebration planned for September 30, 2011. If you would like to volunteer your time to help serve on either In-Kind Contributors: Brewers Outlet, Delmarva the American Girl Fashion Show or the 20th Anniversary Celebration committees please contact Broadcasting WDEL/WSTW, Dole Fresh Fruit, Herr’s, Dawn Brooks, Special Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 302-428-5315. A huge M&M Restaurant Supply, Procacci Brothers. thank you to all the volunteers that came out to help and support the events held to benefit the House this fall. Thank you to the University of Delaware chapters of Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Dr. Howdy Giles, a friend of Arnold Palmer and author of Sigma Pi, and Phi Sigma Pi, for providing volunteers to help make the events a success and to The King and I, an Unlikely Journey from Fan to Friend, volunteers from Kelly Services for their continued support with group volunteer needs. If you was on hand signing copies of his book and sharing golf are seeking a group volunteer opportunity or have a group of family and friends that would stories. Special thanks to Pete Booker who served as our like to identify a group volunteer need at the House or with a special event please contact Sara live auctioneer; Chris Anderson who participated in our Funaiock, Volunteer Manager, at email@example.com or 302-428-5340. Beat the Pro Contest, and finally the many volunteers from Valero and Kohl’s who gave of their time to help While the busy special event season was underway, volunteers at the House continued to make this tournament an exciting and successful event. make sure the House operated daily. House volunteers help with everyday tasks that provide a nurturing environment for the families they help to serve. Operating the House seven days Our committee, ably led by John (Jay) A. Reed will be a week, 52 weeks per year requires a lot of help! One of the most important elements of meeting soon to work on the August 15, 2011 event the program is volunteers willing to share their knowledge and love of the House with new which will be held once again at Bidermann. Joining volunteers. A special thank you to volunteers Janel Paonessa, Barbara Clark, Joan Irwin, Carol Jay on the committee were: Pete Booker, Dawn Brooks, Yetter, Jean Pitts, Patti Johns, Kaitlyn Hajen, Terri Walters, Arlene Cronin, Nancy Jenkins, Michele Barry Crozier, Henry Grabowski, Judy Grabowski, Frank Houlday, Mary Prosceno, Mary McAteer, Dick & Phyllis Panico, and Karen Durnan for working J. Laganosky, Barbara Loeslein, Eileen Masterson-Carr, with our new volunteers. Stephen C. Nelson, Carlton P. Schowe, Mark Surtees and David Wolfenden. MEAL CONTRIBUTORS May 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010 Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Bank of America Child Development Ciro Poppiti & Family Glasgow Church Linda Dean & Friends Sanchez, Medina, & Richichi 3F Nursing Team Center Newark I Dalton & Chapman Families Glenmede Trust Company Macaroni Grill Sarah’s Helpers Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Barclays Bank Delaware Delaware McDonald’s Owner/Operators Goldman Sachs Trust Company Melvin Family Seth Bruce & Friends PACU Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant Delaware National Guard Grotto Pizza Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Sheri Caldwell AAA Mid-Atlantic Best Buy Detwieler Family Hardy Audio Visual Nulites Skanska, Inc. Accenture Bethel A.M.E. Church Y.P.D. Donna Rescinito & Friends Harry’s Savoy Grill Mom’s Club of Middletown St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Achiever’s Dynasty Blue Hen Parrothead Club DuPont Crop Protection Honeywell Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church St. Marks High School - SMART Club Alpha Epsilon Phi Bobbi Johnston & Friends DuPont CTC HSBC Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Sullivan’s Steakhouse American Honda Finance Brandywine Decorative Painters DuPont Edgmoor Independent Order of Odd Fellows New Life Church The Butz & Williams Families AmeriHealth Red, White, Blue Crew Brandywine Naamans Rotary Club Elam United Methodist Church JPMorgan Chase Oxford Football Team The Thomas Family Artisans’ Bank Bright Horizons Child Development Center Family of Nathan Mills KidsHealth from Nemours Pam & Grey Baker Family Total Home Construction Association of Pediatric Hematology Newark II Gallucio’s Restaurant Knights of Columbus Phi Beta Sigma Wilmington Trust Oncology Nurses Bruce Johnson and friends Girl Scout Troop 515 Laurent Family Pilgrim Baptist Church Wilmington West Rotary BADV Chase Bank Girl Scout Troop 5520 Lauri Palm Family & Friends Principal Trust Company WSFS Bank of America Chase Card Services Girl Scout Troop 5702 Linda & Sarah Thomas Rebecca Horning & Family Fall 10 7 NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE Ronald Mcdonald House® PAID PERMIT NO. 9 of delawaRe WILMINGTON, DE 1901 Rockland Road ♥ Wilmington, DE 19803 www.rmhde.org Check if appropriate My name is misspelled My address is incorrect I received more than one copy I no longer wish to receive Our House Please clip your request and mail to us, noting your request. Address Service Requested Do you want to receive information about House events and happenings? Visit www.rmhde.org to sign up for our E-newsletter or become a Fan on Our House Wish List HannaH RitteR with her Wish List Donation Guest Room Needs that she collected! HouseHold iteMs kitcHen iteMs cleaning supplies Additional Needs For the health and safety of ♥ White towel sets Freezer bags(1 & 2 Gallon size) Spray air fresheners/ Gift Certificates (Restaurant, our families, we cannot Double Bed Sheet Sets ♥ Paper towels Febreeze Target, Pharmacy, Movie accept used items or stuffed Universal TV remotes Napkins ♥ Disinfectant wipes passes, etc), animals. AAA Batteries Corelle® Livingware™ Disinfectant cleaner Gas Cards Winter Frost White dinner (NO BLEACH) Wish List items will be used food iteMs plates, dessert plates and Laundry detergent ♥ Items that are especially at the Ronald McDonald House Sliced Bread - white/wheat 10 oz. bowls Fabric softener sheets needed! and Ronald McDonald Family Eggs 9X13 disposable Furniture polish Rooms in local hospitals. Individually wrapped aluminum pans Magic Erasers Monetary donations are always snacks Aluminum Foil appreciated. ♥ Breakfast cereal Plastic food storage containers Canned fruit and meats Kindness of the Heart . . . a teaM fRoM Bank of aMeRica lends a tHe Butz and williaMs faMilies ddR events gRoup held their 16th helping hand in keeping our grounds gave back to the House and prepared annual Golf Invitational and proceeds beautifully mulched and trimmed. dinner for 70 guests. were donated to the House. Thanks to the dupont coMpany Members from fiRst data conducted a A big welcome to glenMede tRust the families at the House are provided Wish List drive and donated three trunk coMpany. They are new to our meal transportation to various places in loads of items! They also scheduled dates program and prepared their first dinner Delaware. to prepare lunch and dinner. in July. Mom’s night out! tHe MoM’s cluB tHe sHaMlin faMily spent their Saturday Aloha! wilMington tRust went above of dela aRe found time in their busy w afternoon baking countless cupcakes and and beyond with their Hawaiian themed schedules to prepare a meal for our other delicious desserts at the House. dinner. families.