Celebrating Mattie’s 23rd Birthday!

Posted on: June 5th, 2013 by jeni No Comments

Happy 23rd Birthday

Mattie J.T. Stepanek

More than $6,500 raised for Mattie’s Foundation

with 140+ Birthday Peace Champion Gifts!


July 17, 1990 -

June 22, 2004 


Thank you celebrating Mattie’s 23rd birthday

throughout June and July!


We invited you to donate

$23 in honor of Mattie’s 23rd birthday. 


By the close of Mattie’s birthday week,

138 gifts were offered totaling $5,414 — AMAZING!


These gifts honor Mattie’s life and legacy

and each sponsor is now listed as a

2013 Birthday Peace Champion.

People gave gifts as families, as individuals,

as businesses, and as organizations.


Each tax deductible gift supports the

Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation

in a mission of hope and peace.


Supporters are all celebrated on our

Champions website page.


It’s never too late to join:



You may also mail donations to:

Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation

402 King Farm Blvd., #125, Rockville, MD 20850


Thank you to our Birthday Peace Champions

for celebrating Mattie’s 23rd Birthday with

gifts of $23 (and more!) for Mattie’s Foundation:


Bruce Alberts, Columbiaville, MI

Kitt, Carson, & Larry Alexander, Troy, MI ($69)

Samantha Amend, Bel Air, MD

Wendy Anderson, Coeur D’Alene, ID

Art Deco Mosaics, Palm Coast, FL

“Jamie-D” Baker, Columbia, MD

Ernie Balleste, Fresno, CA

Laura Bauer, Americus, GA

Lynn Baxley, Valley, GA

Timothy Bellavia, New York, NY

Alain Bernadotte, Silver Spring, MD

Brad Bickley, Spring, TX ($46)

Stephanie Bland, Rockville, MD

Stephanie Bland, Rockville, MD (AGAIN! $92)

Jessica Boxell, Warren, IN

GN & SL Boyd, Hendersonville, NC

Mary Caudill, Hyattsville, MD

Tricia Cendejas-Leon, San Dimas, CA ($50)
Perry Chapman, Derwood, MD

Carmen Chavez, Riverside, CA ($50)

Barbara Allen Cleary, Duxbury, MA

Kirk Clyatt, Harrisburg, PA

Robert Coe, Hagerstown, MD

Brena & Jim Conley, Gaithersburg, MD

Michael & Christina Connors, Milton, DE  ($25)

Vito D’Anna, Bel Air, MD

Beth & David Dafner (Neil’s parents), Owings Mills, MD

Tammy Doctor, Bay Village, OH

Henry Dorsch, Rockport, MA

Monica Dougherty, Chicago, IL

Kathleen Downes, Champlain, IL

The Esaia Family, Mount Laurel, NJ
Bonnie Eglin, Akron, OH ($26)

Bonnie Eglin, Akron, OH

(AGAIN$100 ”Happy birthday to Mattie’s mom”)

Laura Emerson, Philadelphia, PA

Jill Fall, Racine, WI

Fr. Lee Flaherty, Superior, WI

William & Charlotte Forrester, 

(Peace Club Kids), Madison, NJ ($100)

Nancy Garza, Houston, TX

Rich, Donna, & Sydney Gray, Forest Park, IL

Gail Greenfield, Rockville, MD ($100)

Donna Gutknecht, Danville, PA

Laura Becker Gultekin, Ann Arbor, MI
Jim Hawkins, Rockville, MD ($25)

Shelly Heesacker, Forest Grove, OR

Rhonda Hemelgarn, LaSalle, MI

Ron & Helen Hemelgarn, LaSalle, MI

Stephanie Hense, Kansas City, MO

Erika Hill, Woodstock, GA

Julie Hill, Lincoln, CA

Dana Hines, Ottowa, Canada  ($46)

Lynette Holle, Martell, NE  ($50)

Judy Holmes, Sterling Heights, MI

Judy Holmes, Sterling Heights, MI (AGAIN!  $100)

Rodney Howell, Coconut Grove, FL

James & Maria Howard, Dallas Center, IA

Jane Hunnicutt, Richmond, VA

Theresa Hurt, Oklahoma City, OK

Heather Hynds, Elkridge, MD

Matthew Connor Jefferson, Jefferson, MD

Dale Jellinson, Ogallala, NE

Nicole Johnson, Baltimore, MD

Jacob Jones (Peace Club Kid), Pittsburgh, PA

Jane Jones & Family, Pittsburgh, PA

Kevin Jordan, Brooklyn, NY

Rebecca Kelly, Renton, WA  ($50)

Mary Kempf, Gaithersburg, MD

Ken Keohane, Chilmark, MA

Chris LeBelle, Oshkosh, WI  ($46)

Nick Lowinger, 2013 GTL, Cranston, RI   ($250)

Bob, Cathy, & Randy Lyon, Olney, MD

Stacey MacKinnon, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Eileen Mallas, Jessup, PA

Michael Mangone & John Strommer, Hackensack, NJ

Timothy Mannion, Montclair, NJ ($46)
Marrianne Maurice, 
Sharon, PA  ($25)

Nancy Maynard, Taunton, MA

Grace McComus Memorial Fund –

c/o Christine McComus, Woodbine, MD

Jeanne Meyers, Laguna Beach, CA

Melinda Morrison, Seattle, WA  ($25)

Karen Mulcahy, Mount Prospect, IL

Jerome Nash, Los Angeles, CA  ($1,000)

Sandy Newcomb (VFABF), Rockville, MD

Tilsim Newman, Frederick, MD

Melissa Nixon, Cedar Ridge, CA

Skip Slawson & Barb North, N. Potomac, MD ($123)

Andy O’Donnell, (in honor of Kellie Sutherland), Renton, WA

Barbara Oldroyd, Gaithersburg, MD ($50)

Sandy Oncay, Turnersville, NJ
“Tom Kelly” Pagnotti, Bath, ME

Isabella Palacios (Peace Club Kid), Apopka, FL

Ofelia Palacios (Peace Club Kid), Apopka, FL

Parag Patel, Wilmette, IL ($92)

Larry & Nell Paul, Franklin, TN  ($46)

Jay Paulus, Wheeling, WV   ($46)

Patricia Pendleton, Atlantic Beach, FL  ($46)

Sr. Pauline Petruzella, Buffalo, NY

 ($23 each from 10 friends = $230)

Mary Fitzgerald
Gerald & Millie Fuchs
Laura & Michael Kazmierczak
Conor Kennedy
Mary Ann King
Msgr. David M. Lee
Anita & James Neenan
Sister Pauline Petruzzella
Elaine & Bruce Williams
Sisters of Mercy OLSH

Benjamin Quinto, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Elizabeth Reder, Auburn, ME

Odetta Reid, Gold Coast, Australia

Mary Richardson, Slidell, LA  ($50)

Sherri Rickabaugh, Des Moines, IA

Nile Rodgers & Nancy Hunt, New York, NY  ($500)

Jody Rosenberg, Rockville, MD  ($25)

Regine Rousseau, Chicago, IL

Akin Salawu, Brooklyn, NY

Mary O’Dea Sare, Scranton, PA

Anthony Scardino, Jr., Lyndhurst, NJ

Ann Y. Schmidt, Rockville, MD

Bridget Hart Shea, Frederick, MD   ($230)

Kathleen Shelby, Hendersonville, TN

Jean Shergalis, Rockville, MD  ($100)

Curt, Andrea, Reaga, & Katie Smith,Bethesda, MD  ($100)

John Smith, Houston, TX

Ann Staal, Rockville, MD

Susan Stanton, Cincinnati, OH

Donna Steiner, Holly, MI

Jeni Stepanek, Rockville, MD

Patricia Steward, Lake Mary, FL

Carrie-Ann Stuart, Cincinnati, OH
Peggy Stypula, Alexandria, VA

Kellie Sutherland, Georgetown, OH

Kim Boyce Talbot, Columbia, MD

Kim Boyce Talbot, Columbia, MD (AGAIN )

Thomas Tanaka, Hagatna, Guam  ($25)

H.E. Gligor Tashkovich, New York, NY

Lanie Taylor, Atlanta, GA  ($46)

Sally Taylor, West Chicago, IL

Annie “Butterfly” Tresca, Johnston, RI

Laura “Ladybug” Tresca, Johnston, RI

Laura Tresca, Johnston, RI (AGAIN! $24)

Sal & Diane Tresca, Johnston, RI

Aura Triana-Pacheco, Brookeville, MD

Beverlyn Tucker, Fairhope, AL

Susan Verbsky, Mount Pleasant, SC

Jeanne Volk, Miami Lakes, FL

Steve Warner, Silver Spring, MD

Rob Windrem, Ventura, CA

Sue Wise & Matthy’s Family, Spotsylvania, VA   ($46)

Gina Witt & Family, N. Potomac, MD   ($100)

Naomi Wolfson, Omaha, NE

Cate Viscusi, Chapel Hill, NC

Suzi Zweiban, Fort Lauderdale, FL







CLICK HERE to download our

“Mattie’s 23rd Birthday Celebration” flyer



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