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NAMI Delaware 04/22

Coutney O’Connor, Development Manager, and Jessica Stevenson, Community Engagement Coordinator, of NAMI Delaware discussed their agency’s mission, to ‘support, educate and advocate until there is a cure for severe and persistent mental illness.’  We began the discussion by defining mental illness, breaking it down to feelings, thought and moods that affect ‘normal life’ and your…
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Meals on Wheels Delaware 04/15

Anne Love, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Delaware, and Tom Hannum, Chef and owner of Buckley's Tavern, discussed the upcoming Cellar Masters Wine Auction and Celebrity Chefs Brunch fundraisers. Anne explained the work of her agency, to raise funds for the five statewide meal delivery providers, City Fare and Newark Senior Center, Modern Maturity…
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The Delaware Combined Campaign for Justice - an ROI of 7 to 1!

Dan Atkins, Executive Director of Community Legal Aid Society, discussed the work the Combined Campaign for Justice does, how the 36 attorneys at the three non-profit legal aid societies, the Community Legal Aid Society, the Delaware Volunteer Legal Services and the Legal Services of Corporation of Delaware have delivered an economic return of $7.23 for…
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Autism Delaware 04/01/18

Teresa Avery, Executive Director of Autism Delaware, returned in time for April's Autism Awareness Month, the time to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Teresa discussed the services offered by Autism Delaware, including Family Navigators, who can help the family wind their way through evaluations, programs, educational and benefit applications and other services, and POW&R,…
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Ronald McDonald House of Delaware 03/25/18

Pam Cornforth, the President and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, discussed its history and future as a residence for families of seriously or chronically ill or injured children who've traveled to area hospitals for medical treatment.   The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer respite at Bayhealth Medical Center, Christiana Care, and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital…
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Liberty USO, USO of Pennsylvania & Southern New Jersey 02/25/18

Kate McCloud, Director of Advancement for Liberty USO, the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, and John Herbert, Director of Corporate Partnerships for Ditech Financial, discussed his business's involvement with USO, from sponsoring the 'Hug A Hero' campaign, to participation in the job services programs and other services.   LIBERTY USO
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Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware

Denni Ferrara. Founder and President, discussed the non-profit which raises funds for research into blood cancer; she discussed how she and family were affected by a diagnosis of leukemia in her 3-year old daughter, and how an earlier fundraising  project led her to found the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware.  To date, they have granted…
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Delaware Breast Cancer Coaltion

Beth Krallis, Communications Director for the Delaware County Breast Cancer Coalition, discussed their mission, to empower women by raising their awareness of breast health issues through outreach, education and support services.  She discussed how their accomplish their goals through programs including Planting the SEED - Survivorship, Education and Early Detection for women of color  and…
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