Mattie’s Champions 2013

Posted on: March 9th, 2012 by admin No Comments


In 2013, the Foundation Board launched the new Peace Club Tweens — Peace Activity Certificate program. This program encourages and supports our older Peace Club Kid members (usually ages 9-12) in moving from “attitude to action” in peace choices, and prepares them for participation in the Teen Peace Journey, and then Peace Certification, as they grow older. Our first two Tweens to receive a Certificate were from Indonesia and the USA. Our Peace Certification program for individuals, families, and communities of all sizes moved forward with more and more participants.

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The 2013 Summer “Make Peace the News” Outreach Activity — a Kindness Campaign combined with Mattie’s 23rd Birthday Campaign — was successful, with participants from around the world. And we added a “poetry” component to our annual Peace Tree activity! The 2013 Peace Tree & Poetry activity reflects participants in 32 countries on 6 continents. Some sent photos of their peace tree ornaments and displays to be included on Mattie’s 2013 Peace Tree. Some sent videos of themselves, their families, their schools, and their offices reading Mattie’s December Prayer poem — in English or translated into another language. Some sent printed translations of the poem. And some participants chose to participate in both the tree and poetry outreach activities! The result was an amazing Peace Tree — many diverse roots, one global family tree, and also an incredible global family December Prayer video featuring children and adults around the world — who believe and celebrate as we do, that “Peace is possible… choose peace!” 

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These are just a few highlights of the programs and activities Mattie’s Foundation was able to offer in 2013 because of our Champions. And, because of your generosity, many of our activities and programs are available at no cost to participants. Thank you to all of our Champions who support the Foundation, and the mission to spread Mattie’s message of hope and peace for our world.

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Click here to share your 2014 Peace Champion gift.

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Celebrate Champions ($2,500-$4,999)

Lola Whalen

Cool, California

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Hope Champions ($1,000-$2,499)

Jerome Nash

Los Angeles, CA

“Happy birthday, Mattie!”

 The Palanker Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

Peace is possible.

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Journey Champions ($500-$999)

Jeffrey Cobb, Berwyn, IL Lulu Cerone, Woodland Hills, CA
-iin honor of on behalf of
 Rich, Donna, & Sydney Gray LemonAID Warriors
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Audrey Trisha Wibowo -
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Heartsongs Champions ($100-$499)

Bridget Shea, Frederick, MD Rebecca Oxford, Huntsville, AL

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Greg Jones, Pittsburgh, PA--(with Matching Campaign at work) Heart of Destiny’s Wings, Manomet, MA — Irene Moody, Dawn Mullaney, Anne Silvia, and fundraiser supporters!

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Micah’s Ladies of GPC Bonnie Eglin, Akron, OH
Gaithersburg, MD -”“Happy birthday, Jeni!”
Mary Beth Lawrence, Barb North, Brena Gibson, Chris Knapp, Ann Staal, Sandy Newcomb, Barbara Oldroyd, Charlotte Spencer,  Sandy Menzies, Karen Smith, Kathleen Aller, and Martha O’Bryon ———— ——– ——— —— —————————————————– Audrey Wibowo, Indonesia —  Mattie’s Peace Club Kid!-———————————————-
Robert Thomas, Chicago, IL Tom Curtis, Rockville, MD
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Friends of the Foundation (up to $99)

Jamie Pye, Ontario, Canada Kim Boyce Talbot, Columbia, MD
Barbara Hayslett, Bakersfield, CA Jessica Mitchell-Judd, New York
“From my heart to yours, with love!” For our Peace Club Kids program
Justin Norris, Greensburg, PA Beth Sklias, Columbia, MD
Samantha Bailey, United Kindgom Rob Windrem, Ventura, CA
Stephanie Hense, Kansas City, MO Rob is a monthly supprter
 Stephanie is a monthly supporter T.V.D., Ontario, Canada
Sabrina Petrocco, Quebec, Canada W. Thomas Curtis, Rockville, MD
Rex Ballard, Poway, CA Cathleen Bloom, Omaha, NE
Louise Mancinelli, Rock Tavern, NY Perry Chapman, Derwood, MD
Maria Boyle, Falls Church, VA Frank & Elizabeth Colegrove, 
Chris & Cynthia Dobbins —- Yuma, AZ
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Special Giving & Support Categories

 

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Sponsoring a teen for the Peace Teen Journey

—-These Champions gave $18 for a teen to participate in our program.

Natalie Bailey, Altamont, IL Carol Rain, Chatfield, MN
Celeste Roethele, Kenner, LA
– Sponsored TWO teens — $36

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—-Celebrating Mattie’s 23rd Birthday

—————-Summer 2013

 ——–with gifts of $23 (or more)

———-for Mattie’s Foundation

——-140+ Birthday Champions

————–— Wow, and thank you!

 

Jeni Stepanek, Rockville, MD Jane Jones & Family, 
Benjamin Quinto, —–Pittsburgh, PA
—–Ft. Lauderdale Judy Holmes, Sterling Heights, MI
Donna Gutknecht, Danville, PA
Timothy Bellavia, New York, NY
Ann Y. Schmidt, Rockville, MD Stephanie Hense, Kansas City, MO
Bruce Alberts, Columbiaville, MI Ernie Balleste, Fresno, CA
Fr. Lee Flaherty, Superior, WI Peggy Stypula, Alexandria, VA
Ron & Helen Hemelgarn, Rhonda Hemelgarn, LaSalle, MI
—–LaSalle, MI Diane & Sal Tresca, Johnston, RI
Laura “Ladybug” Tresca,
Annie “Butterfly” Tresca,
—–Johnston, RI —–Johnston, RI
Bridget Hart Shea, $230 Gina Witt & Family, $100
—–Frederick, MD —–North Potomac, MD
Jim Hawkins, Rockville, MD  $46 Tom Van Dusen, Ontario, Canada
John Smith, Houston, Tx Laura Bauer, Americus, GA
Perry Chapman, Derwood, MD GN & SL Boyd, Hendersonville, NC
Dale Jelllinson, Ogallala, NE Odetta Reid, 
Jeanne Volk, Miami Lakes, FL —-Gold Coast, Australia
Sandy Oncay, Turnersville, NJ Rich, Donna, & Sydney Gray
Kathleen Downes, Champlain, IL- —-Forest Park, IL
Jay Paulus, Wheeling, WV  $46 Dana Hines, Ottowa, Canada $46
James & Maria Howard Ofelia Palacios, Apopka, FL
—–Dallas Center, IA Isabella Palacios, Apopka, FL
Michael Mangone &  Sara Wolfson, Omaha, NE
-John Strommer, Hackensack, NJ The Esaia Family
Patricia Pendleton —–Mount Laurel, NJ
—–Atlantic Beach, FL  $46 Tilsim Newman, Frederick, MD
Samantha Amend, Bel Air, MD Jamie-D Baker, Columbia, MD
Tammy Doctor, Bay Village, OH William & Charlotte Forrester, 
Brena & Jim Conley, Madison, NJ,  $100
Gaithersburg, MD Shelly Heesacker, Forest Grove, OR
Rodney Howell, Coconut Grove, FL Jane Hunnicutt, Richmond, VA
Matthew Connor Jefferson, Heather Hynds, Elkridge, MD
—-Jefferson, MD Stacey Mackinnon, 
Kevin Jordan, Brooklyn, NY Prince Edward Island, Canada
Timothy Mannion, Parag Patel, Wilmette, IL  $92
—-Montclair, NJ  $46 Kathleen Shelby,
Ann Staal, Rockville, MD —- Hendersonville, TN
Laura Tresca (again!) Patricia Stewart, Lake Mary, FL
=—Johnston, RI  $24 Kitt, Carson, & Larry Alexander,
Kim Boyce Talbot, Columbia, MD —-Troy, MI  $69
Akin Salawu, Brooklyn, NY Mary Caudill, Hyattsville, MD
Sherri Rickabaugh, Des Moines, IA Kellie Sutherland, Georgetown, OH
Jeanne Meyers, Laguna Beach, CA Tricia Cendejas-Leon
Thomas Tanaka, Hagnata, Guam —-San Dimas, CA  $50
-  -Hagatna, Guam  $25 Mary Richardson, Slidell, LA  $50
Nancy Garza, Houston, TX Bonnie Eglin, Akron, OH  $26
Jill Fall, Racine, WI Lynette Holle, Martell, NE  $50
Suzi Zweiban, Fort Lauderdale, FL Monica Dougherty, Chicago, IL
Anthony Scardino, Jr.,  Jacob Jones, Pittsburg, PA
—-Lyndhurst, NJ Beth & David Dafner
Nick Lowinger, 2013 GTL,  -(Neil’s parents), Owings Mills, MD
—-Cranston, RI  $250 H.E. Gligor Tashkovich,
Sue Wise & Matthy’s Family —-New York, NY
—-Spotsylania, VA  $46 Rob Windrem, Ventura, CA
Marrianne Maurice,  Laura Emerson, Philadelphia, PA
—-Sharon, PA  $25 Stephanie Bland, Rockville, MD
Naomi Wolfson, Omaha, NE Erika Hill, Woodstock, GA
Jody Rosenberg, The Smith Family, Bethesda, MD
—- Rockville, MD $25 =Curt, Andrea, Reaga, Katie $100
Grace McComus Memorial Fund Melissa Nixon, Cedar Ridge, CA
Christine McComus, Woodbine, MD Mary O’Dea Sare, Scranton, PA
Gail Greenfrield Sandy Newcomb (“VFABF”),
—-Rockville, MD  $100 =–Rockville, MD
Stephanie Bland,
Carmen Chavez, Riverside, CA$50
Rockville, MD – AGAIN! $92 Henry Dorsch, Rockport, MA
Julie Hill, Lincoln, CA Judy Holmes, Sterling Heights, MI
Nicole Johnson, Baltimore, MD —- AGAIN! $100
Ken Keohane, Chilmark, MA
Karen Mulcahy, Mount Prospect, IL
Larry & Nell Paul, Elizabeth Reder, Auburn, ME
Franklin, TN $46 Jean Shergalis,
Regine Rousseau, Chicago, IL Rockville, MD $100
Susan Stanton, Cincinnati, OH Carrie-Ann Stuart, Cincinnati, OH
Wendy Anderson,
Lynn Baxley, Valley, GA
Coeur D’Alene, ID Jessica Boxell, Warren, IN
Barbara Cleary, Duxbury, MA Vito D’Anna, Bel Air, MD
Laura Gultekin, Ann Arbor, MI Rebecca Kelly, Renton, WA $50
Mary Kempf, Gaithersburg, MD Chris LeBelle, Oshkosh, WI  $46
Nancy Maynard, Taunton, MA
Melinda Morrison, 
“Tom Kelly” Pagnotti, Bath, ME Seattle, WA  $25
Donna Steiner, Holly, MI Kim Talbot,
Lanie Taylor, Atlanta, GA $46 — Columbia, MD (again!)
Beverlyn Tucker, Fairhope, AL Art Deco Mosaics, Palm Coast, FL
Special collection by Sr. Pauline —  Robert Coe, Hagerstown, MD
Buffalo, NY, $23 each -Total $230 Theresa Hurt, Oklahoma City, OK
Mary Fitzgerald Andy O’Donnell, Renton, WA
Conor Kennedy in honor of Kellie Sutherland
Mary Ann King Sally Taylor, West Chicago, IL
Gerald & Millie Fuchs Brad Bickley, Spring, TX  $46
Sister Pauline Petruzzella
Kirk Clyatt, Harrisburg, PA
Laura & Michael Kazmierczak
Bob, Cathy, & Randy Lyon
Msgr. David M. Lee —-Olney, MD
Anita & James Neenan
Eileen Mallas, Jessup, PA
Elaine & Bruce Williams
Aura Triana-Pacheco,
Sisters of Mercy OLSH Brookeville, MD
Magdalena Zajchowska, Cate Viscusi, Chapel Hill, NC
Garfield, NJ
Skip Slawson & Barb North, 
Steve Warner, Silver Spring, MD N. Potomac, MD  $123
Susan Verbsky, Mount Pleasant, SC Nile Rodgers & Nancy Hunt, 
Alain Bernadotte, Silver Spring, MD New York, NY  $500
Michael & Christina Connors,
Barbara Oldroyd,
Milton, DE  $25 Gaithersburg, MD  $50



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-Celebrating Robert Gallinksy’s Birthday — January 2013

—-Robert invited people to donate $25 to Mattie’s Foundation as his gift!

Philip Galinsky, New York, NY Anne Nessa, Conneaut, OH
Ken Keohane, Chilmark, MA

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December Spotlight

In-Kind Support

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Nourishment Support

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Champion Support

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- Mattie J.T. Stepanek