2015 Peace Sponsor Spotlights

Posted on: December 30th, 2014 by jeni No Comments

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Peace Sponsors 2015

Peace Champions,
Foundation Advocates, and
Messengers (Program Sponsors)

Peace Sponsor “supports peace” in some way, so that others can grow with peace. Perhaps sponsorship is through financial or in-kind donations that enable the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation to fulfill our mission. Perhaps it through participation in our Peace Clubs, our Peace Certification or other programs that help us share a message of peace. Or, perhaps it involves supporting our mission through work with other organizations that endeavor to promote hope and peace.

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2015 Theme:
“Peace is for All People.”

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Our 2015 Peace Sponsor Spotlights honor our Peace Champions, our Foundation Advocates, and our Program Sponsors (Messengers) – individuals, organizations, businesses, and communities whose financial or in-kind contributions support the mission and work of Mattie’s Foundation.

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Their support enables us to develop and disseminate informational and inspirational and activities and materials that educate people of diverse ages, faiths, nationalities, and socioeconomic situations about understanding and choosing peace for themselves and for our world.

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Our Champions, Advocates, and Sponsors are a diverse group of people.

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  • Some are children and some are adults.
  • Some are local neighbors living in the United States and some are global neighbors living in countries around the world.
  • Some give a few dollars a month, some give during our annual Mattie’s Birthday Campaign, some create a fundraising activity that benefits the Foundation, and others offer a substantial tax deductible gift during the beginning or the end of the year.
  • Some sponsor a particular Foundation activity or event (e.g., Peace Gathering, Peace Club Teens, Personalized bricks in Mattie’s Peace Garden), some provide resources that meet a specific Foundation need (e.g., printing, postage, storage), and some give of their time or talent to support the operations of this volunteer-based Foundation (e.g., database entry, errands, event volunteers).

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All of our Champions, Advocates, and Sponsors are appreciated, and all are celebrated on our website (including information and links to the websites of our sponsoring businesses and organizations).

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It is because of these individuals and groups that Mattie’s Foundation is able to celebrate and educate Mattie’s vision and mission – “Peace matters, and peace is for all people.”

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During 2015, we are highlighting some of our more active Peace Champions and Foundation Advocates – some long-term supporters and some who bring new time, talent, or treasure to Mattie’  Foundationbut all who go above and beyond in their choices to support Mattie’s Foundation and peace mission.

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Peace Sponsor LINKS:

Peace Champions & Messengers – main page here… 
Personalized Gift Brick Sponsors – main page here… 
Foundation Advocates (in-kind)  -- main page here… 
Foundation Volunteers – overview page here…  

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Become a Peace Champion or Sponsor
through our Peace Shop here… 

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Become one of Mattie’s Birthday Champions here…
($25 for his 25 years)

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CURRENT Peace Sponsor HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Justtin LeBlanc of Clinton, LA, donated $1,000 to Mattie’s Foundation with the following message: Jeni: Thank you to both you and your son for coming down at the same time as me, teaching me about life. Your books and speeches have reached me in a very significant way,  finding me at such a dark place and re-opening a heart that was closing. I hope this donation gives you the continued strength to extend Mattie’s message across the world - and as feedback – to say you’re doing a wonderful job! go, Go, GO Mama Peace!!!
  • The Jones Family — Greg & Jane, and Nicolette, Nathan, Jacob, Sammy & Bella of Pittsburgh, PA -- support Mattie’s Foundation financially (through donations, club members, and employer matching gifts), and also logistically as volunteers during our peace events in Mattie’s Park.
  • The Smith Family — Andrea, Curt, Reagan & Katie of Bethesda, MD donated $125 to Mattie’s 2015 Birthday Campaign with the following message: $25 each in memory of Katie, Stevie, Jamie, & Mattie Stepanek and $25 in honor of their mom, Jeni. (Their 6-year-old daughter, Katie, has a mitochondrial myopathy).
  • Barb North & Skip Slawson — of Grasonville, MD – donated $250 as they do every year, to support our mission of peace. They also serve as volunteers during our peace events in Mattie’s Park.
  • Cynda Rushton — of Baltimore, MD – a member of Mattie’s Foundation Board of Directors, donated $1,000 to support much-needed technical updates and maintenance for Mattie’s website.
  • Erlin Leonard — of Centennial, CO -- is a long-time supporter of Mattie’s Foundation who has participated in peace events hosted by Mattie’s Foundation, and who has sponsored numerous bricks in Mattie’s Peace Garden across the years.
  • Steve Ober — of Crystal, MN -- donates $20 every month, automatically through Paypal!
  • Perry Chapman — of Derwood, MD – participates in almost every peace event hosted by Mattie’s Foundation, and has provided regular financial support for the past 10 years!
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  • The City of Rockville, Maryland — Mayor, City Council, & Team – supporting Mattie’s Foundation with media and logistic support (tent, tables, chairs) during the Foundations July 4 Peace Gathering, and celebrating that our party leads right into their fireworks party and celebration in Mattie’s Park.
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  • Montgomery Printing, Parcel Plus, ezStorage, and Safeway (King Farm & Rockville locations) — being Foundation in-kind and material supporters and sponsors for a full decade! And 2015 is no different = from posters to PO box, and cake & balloons to storage – the Foundation can count on these Advocates.
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  • King Farm Screamin’ Geese Swim Team — in the early years of the Foundation, the “Geese” hosted Mattie’s Heartsong Swim events to support the development of Mattie’s Park. It’s good to have them back as Advocates this year, loaning us a tent for our Peace Gathering event.
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  • Ashely Ardito of Rhode Island — mom to one of our Peace Club Kids found out that due to a shortage in volunteers for data entry, the Foundation was months (and months) behind on a basic task. She jumped into action, and putting in time after her little one was in bed, wiped out the entire backlog in about a week!

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See more 2015 Birthday Champions here…

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See more 2015 Peace Champions here…

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Thank you,

Peace Champions,

Foundation Advocates,

and Peace Messengers

for being Peace Sponsors.

Congratulations!

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Read an important
Letter from Mattie’s mom & 

Mattie’s Foundation here… 

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Return to main Spotlight page

 

 

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- Mattie J.T. Stepanek