Mattie’s Champions 2015

Posted on: May 7th, 2016 by jeni No Comments

 

Giving through our Champion Donor Categories supports Mattie’s Foundation in developing and disseminating educational and recreational programs and outreach activities for youth and adults. We encourage peacemaking and the hope it brings for our world. Whether you sponsor a gift brick, purchase a miniature statue of Mattie and his service dog Micah, or simply make a financial gift, we greatly appreciate your support.

Champion Donors may use 100% of their gift
as a tax deduction
(incentive items may impact amount).

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High-end Champions may also choose
to receive Special Peace Items. 

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All Peace Champions who donate $25 or more
can choose to automatically be enrolled as
Mattie’s Peace Club General Members
(learn more here…)

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All Peace Champions who donate $100 or more
can choose to automatically be enrolled as
Mattie’s Peace Club VIP Members
(learn more here…)

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All individuals and organizations that give to the
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation will be recognized
on our website in the Champion Donor Category
that corresponds with the giving level.

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  • Teen Peace Sponsor — $18
  • Friends of the Foundation — up to $24
  • Mattie’s Peace Club — $25
  • Mattie’s Birthday Champions — $25 (or more!)
  • Heartsongs Champions — $26 – $99
  • Mattie’s VIP Peace Club — $100
  • Journey Champions — $100 – $249
  • Hope Champions — $240 – $499
  • Messenger (youth/senior group sponsor) — $500
  • Celebrate Champions — $500 – $999
  • Loving Champions — $1,000 – $1,249

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We offer special  incentives to
our top five categories (optional):

  • Mattie’s Reflections Champions – ($1,250-4,999) –  may choose to receive one book with rare bookplate signed by Mattie.
  • Mattie’s Legacy Champions – ($5,000-24,999) –  may choose to receive up to three books with rare bookplates signed by Mattie.
  • Mattie’s Nobel Champions – ($25,000-49,999) – may choose to receive complete set of Mattie books (many out of print — RARE COLLECTION) each bookplate signed by Mattie, and Messenger book (Mattie’s memoir), signed by Jeni (mom/author).
  • Mattie’s Ambassadors of Peace – ($50,000-99,999) may choose to receive complete set of Mattie books (many out of print — RARE COLLECTION) each bookplate signed by Mattie, and Messenger book (Mattie’s memoir), signed by Jeni (mom/author). and our crystal pen holder etched with Mattie’s image & a quote.
  • Mattie’s Ambassadors of Humanity – ($100,000 or more) may choose to receive complete set of Mattie books (many out of print — RARE COLLECTION) each bookplate signed by Mattie, and Messenger (Mattie’s memoir), signed by Jeni (mom/author). a crystal pen holder, & a limited edition Mattie & Micah replica statue.

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CLICK HERE to share YOUR GIFT
and support Mattie’s peace mission. 

Click here to view our
Giving and Support Brochure

 

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Mattie’s Champions 2015

 

    NOTE: 2015 Birthday Champions are lower on this page.
Birthday Champions who give above the $25 gift
are invited to share a personal message (see below).
All Birthday Champions are also listed
in the Champion Level corresponding to their gift level.

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Mattie’s Reflection & Legacy Champions ($1,250-2,499+)

(includes Birthday Champions at this level)

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Benjamin Quinto
THANK YOU, Ben -
a longtime loyal supporter
(and very dear friend!).

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Lola Whalen
New Haven, CT

THANK YOU, LOLA –
for supporting Mattie’s Foundation
at THIS level, TWICE this year,
making you a LEGACY CHAMPION!



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Loving Champions ($1,000-1,249)

(includes Birthday Champions at this level)

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Justin LeBlanc
Clinton, LA

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Cynda Rushton
Baltimore, MD

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Carolyn Smith
Crofton, MD


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Celebrate Champions ($500-$999)

(includes Birthday Champions at this level)

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Ron & Helen Hemelgarn & Family – La Salle, MI

The Jones Family - Pittsburgh, PA

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Hope Champions ($250-499)

(includes Birthday Champions at this level)

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Lisa Cerone – Encino, CA

Bonnie Eglin — Ohio  (*Monthly donor)

Rhonda Hemelgarn – La Salle, MI

Susan Isaacs – Rehoboth Beach, DE

Nick Lowinger – Cranston, RI

Brian Orentreich – New York, NY

Lori Shulkin & Nicholas Lowing & Family - Cranston, RI 

Barb North & Skip Slawson - Grasonville, MD

Brian Orentreich – New York, NY

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Journey Champions ($100-249)

(includes Birthday Champions at this level)

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Daniel Albanello – Saint Louis, MO
Jonathan Alter — Montclair, NJ
Maurizio Belluati — Vercelli, Italy

Michael Blishak – Tucson, AZ
Perry Chapman – Derwood, MD
Ellery Ciesernier – Wheaton, IL
Henry Dorsch – Rockport, MA
Esaia Family – Mount Laurel, NJ
Eugenie Gaudette – Troy, NY

Donna Gray – Oak Park, IL
Ellen Hartnagle – Troy, NY

Dana Hines – Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Nicole Johnson – Baltimore, MD
Chris LeBelle - Oshkosh, WI
Ingleside at King Farm – Rockville, MD
Little Flower School – Great Mills, MD
Libby Moore – Pacific Palisades, CA
Barbara North – Grasonville, MD
Steve Ober – Crystal, MN
 (*Monthly donor)
Jay Paulus – Wheeling, WV

Sr. Pauline Petrezella & Sisters of Mercy – Orchard Park, NY

Benjamin Quinto – Bradenton, FL
Sherri Rickabaugh – Des Moines, IA
Peter de Ruiter - Den Haag, Netherlands

Curt, Andrea, Reagan & Katie Smith – Bethesda, MD
Southern Maryland Community Resources – Solomons, MD
Jeni Stepanek – Rockville, MD
Jocelyn Triggle – Buffalo, NY
Ada Vergne – Columbia, MD
Cate Viscusi – Ann Arbor, MI

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Heartsongs Champions ($26-99)

(includes Birthday Champions at this level)

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Kristin Anzures – Elkridge, MD

Laura Bauer – Americus, GA

Sharon Boyd – Hendersonville, NC

Merton Chinen – Mililani, HI

Janet Coderre – Puyallup, WA

Henry Dorsch – Rockport, MA
Gail Elston – San Miguel, CA
Laura Emerson - Philadelphia, PA 

Esaia Family – Mount Laurel, NJ
Kaye B. Hasson – San Leandro, CA 

Shelly Heesacker - Forest Grove, OR
Jane Hunnicutt – Richmond, VA

Judy Holmes – Sterling Heights, MI
The Jones Family (several gifts!) – Pittsburgh, PA
Kenneth Keohane – Plymouth, MA
Frank & Frankie Konovsek – Brownsburg, IN
Chris LeBelle - Oshkosh, WI
Monica Ludwig – Washington, DC
Donald Mackowski – Enola, PA
William Miller – Spokane, WA

Bridget Newton – Rockville, MD
Patricia C. Palmer – New Orleans, LA
Jay Paulus – Wheeling, WV

Patricia Pendleton – Atlantic Beach, FL
John Brett & Carolyn Riemer - Holland, PA
Eileen Riz0-Parton - Vestal, NY
Tom Robertson – Canada
Karen Sainas - British Columbia, Canada
Anthony Scardino, Jr. – Lyndhurst, NJ

Lainie & Barry Schwartz/Goldin – Miami, FL

Mark Spesock – Gresham, OR

Patricia Stewart – Lake Mary, FL

Robin Strong – Tacoma, WA
Jocelyn Triggle – Buffalo, NY
Cynthia Vaughn - Clermont, FL
Ada Vergne – Columbia, MD
Cate Viscusi – Ann Arbor, MI  

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2015 Birthday Champions
—– ($25 for Mattie’s 25 years)

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Susan Algeo – Gaithersburg, MD
Wendy Anderson - Coeur D’Alene, ID
L. Appignani – Toms River, NJ
Meri D. Blanchard – Enfield, CT
Jennifer Benjamin - Orlando, FL

Anthony Bolen - Grizzly Flats, CA
Jessica Boxell - Warren, IN
Sharon Boyd - Henderson, NC
Paula J. Caplan – Palm Desert, CA
Perry Chapman - Derwood, MD

Gabriella Conrady – Cranbury, NJ
Victoria Coats - Snoqualmie, WA

Denise Desjardins – Mascouche Quebec, Canada
Maria DiGiorgio – Commack, NY
Tammy Doctor - Bay Village, OH
Kathleen Downes – Floral Park, NY
Roberta Dugas – Brandon, FL
Christine Dull - Union, OH
Lynne H. Einig – East Greenwich, RI
Kathleen Fallon – Beavercreek, OR
Jerri Ferstl – Des Moines, IA
Rick Gabler - Mickleton, NJ
Marilyn Godar – St. Louis, MO
Ellis Goodman – Baltimore, MD
Mary Gray – Bowie, MD
Misty Gremaud – Portland, OR
Guy Groleau – St-Lazare Quebec, Canada
Laura Gultekin - Ann Arbor, MI
Christine Hambidge - Riehen, Switzerland

Joanne Heesacker – Forest Grove, OR
Mary Hill - Gaithersburg, MD
Jennifer Hoffman - Shingle Springs, CA
R. Rodney Howell - Coconut Grove, FL

Bill Huddleston – Peoria, AZ
John Isaac - Hamilton Square, NJ

Jane Jones – Pittsburgh, PA
Max Jones - Palm Beach, FL
Deborah Jumaga – Coquitlam British Columbia, Canada
Leigh Keane – Annapolis, MD
Sally Koester - Cincinnati, OH

Deidra Lee-Stubbs - Rockville, MD
Tamah Lettieri 
- Deerfield Beach, FL
Patricia Liano – Mount Sinai, NY
Kathy Lowe - Gaithersburg, MD
Robert & Kathy Lyon & family - Gaithersburg, MD
Donald Mackowski – Enola, PA
Michael Mangone – Hackensack, NJ
Marianne Maurice & PCK Gavin - Sharon, PA
Barry McConatha – Auburn, AL
Joseph Palermino – Derwood, MD
Josephine E. Palermino – Derwood, MD
Lara Pearce - St. Savior, United Kingdom
Mary Peckham – Silver Springs, MD
Doni Phillips – Riverside, WA
Benedicte Rabben – Oslo, Norway
Eileen Rizo-Patron – Vestal, NY
Alba Romero - Sylmar, CA
Cindy & Jeff Salt – Hamilton, OH
Bill Samuel - Rockville, MD
Lynn Scalzi-Anderson – Ashland, OR
Ann Y. Schmidt - Edmond, OK
Kathleen Shelby - Cottontown, TN
Kristen Skelton – Mililani, HI
Robert Singleton – Kansas City, KS
Jeni Stepanek - Rockville, MD
Pedro Torres – Cayey, PR
Andrea Treat – Fair Oaks, CA
Diane Tresca - Johnston, RI

Jo Tummers - Sittard, Netherlands
Teresa Ulrich - Witchita, KS
Lucille and Donald Usher – Bellevue, IA
Jeanne Volk - Miami Lakes, FL
Christina Wilcox – Costa Mesa, CA
Rob Windrem - Ventura, CA

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Friends of the Foundation (up to $24)

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Ashely Ardith - Johnston, RI
Christine Cambridge
 - Germany
Charlie Duckett - Hot Springs, NC
Lincoln K (Peace Club Kid) - Queensland, Australia
Lara Pearce - St. Savior, United Kingdom
Virginia Reber - Rockville, MD
Eileen Riz0-Parton - Vestal, NY
Binh Trang - Broadlands, VA
Joy Brandt Viertl - Rockville, MD
Rob Windrem - Ventura, CA

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Special Giving & Support Categories

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Repeating Gifts to Support Our Peace Mission

Through Paypal or mail, these Champions
have committed to many gifts through the year!

We are so grateful for these types of gifts!
Thank you!

Perry Chapman - Derwood, MD
Small gifts of support throughout the year!
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Bonnie Eglin - Ohio
$25 a month :)

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Laura Emerson - Philadelphia, PA
$10 a month from August-December!

Greg Jones - Pittsburgh, PA
Monthly Donation & Matching Campaign
from his employer, Travelers Insurance

Steve Ober - Crystal, MN
$20 a month through Paypal!

Rob Windrem - Ventura, CA
sends a few dollars each month!

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Sponsoring a teen for the Peace Teen Journey

These Champions gave $18
for a teen to participate in our program.
Thank you!

Chris LeBelle
Oshkosh, WI

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Jeni Stepanek
Rockville, MD-

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Celebrating Mattie’s 25th Birthday

Throughout 2015,
(especially during the summer)
with gifts of $25 (or more)
for Mattie’s Foundation.

Wow, and thank you!
(learn more HERE…

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Thank you to our 2015 Birthday Peace Champions for
celebrating Mattie’s 25th with gifts of $25 (or more!)

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 2015 Special Birthday Campaign Gifts
of more than $25… (and messages)  

Daniel Albanello
Saint Louis, MO – $100

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Kristin Anzures
Elkridge, MD – $50

Laura Bauer
Americus, GA - $50

Mario Belluati
Vermeil, Italy – $100

Michael Blishak
Tucson, AZ – $100

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Lisa Cerone
Encino, CA – $250

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Merton Chinen
Mililani, HI - $50
 

Ellery Ciesernier
Wheaton, IL – $100

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Janet Coderre 
Puyallup, WA - $50
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Henry Dorsch 
Rockport, MA - $50
 

Bonnie Eglin
Ohio – $25 a month!

Esaia Family 
Mount Laurel, NJ - $50

Christine Farrell – $30
during the 2015 Peace Gathering

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Donna Gray
Oak Park, IL – $100

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Laura Gultekin & family - Ann Arbor, MI – $50
Mattie’s PICU & home primary nurse, and friend.
Celebrating 25 years of your peaceful footprint, Mattie.
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Kaye B. Hasson – $30

Shelly Heesacker
Forest Grove, OR
$33.33 and $25.25 :)

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Rhonda Hemelgarn
La Salle, MI – $250

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Ron & Helen Hemelgarn & Family
La Salle, MI — $500

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Dana Hines
Ottawa Ontario, Canada – $150

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Judy Holmes
Sterling Heights, MI – $50
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Jane Hunnicutt
Richmod, VA — $50

Susan Isaacs
Rehoboth Beach, DE — $250

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Nicole Johnson
Baltimore, MD – $100

The Jones Family
Greg, Jane, Nicolette, Nathan,
Jacob, Sammy, & Bella
Pittsburgh, PA — $50
The Jones Family has supported Mattie’s Foundation
and volunteered during peace events for many years.

Frank & Frankie Konovsek
Brownsburg, IN – $30

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Chris LeBelle
Oshkosh, WI – $55.55
Chris is a longtime supporter of Mattie’s message
and also of his Foundation and legacy.

Justin LeBlanc
Clinton, LA — $1,000
 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!!!

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Little Flower School
Great Mills, MD — $200

A Peace Certified School where Mattie’s peace vision
is embraced and celebrated as a way of be-ing!
Funds raised by the students to support Mattie’s Foundation!

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Monica Ludwig
Washington, D.C – $50

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Libby Moore
Pacific Palisades, CA — $200
Happy birthday to Mattie and
thanks to The Team on Earth!

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Bridget Newton
Mayor – City of Rockville, MD — $50
“Rockville chooses peace!”
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Barbara North
Grasonville, MD – $100

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Brian Orentreich
New York, NY – $250

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Patricia C. Palmer
New Orleans, LA – $50

Jay Paulus
Wheeling, WV — $50

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Patricia Pendleton
Atlantic Beach, FL -$50

Sr. Pauline Petrezella
and the Sisters of Mercy
Orchard Park, NY – $200

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Benjamin Quinto
Bradenton, FL – $100

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Sherri Rickabaugh
Des Moines, IA — $100
Sherri is an annual supporter of Mattie’s Foundation.

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Tom Robertson
Canada – $40
2015 Peace Gathering Photographer
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Peter de Ruiter

Den Haag, Netherlands — $200
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Karen Sainas
British Columbia, Canada – $50
Karen and her family are longtime supporters
of Mattie’s Foundation, and peace. 

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Anthony Scardino, Jr.
Lyndhurst, NJ – $50

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Lainie & Barry Schwartz/Goldin
Miami, FL – $50

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Lori Shulkin & Nicholas Lowing & Family
Cranston, RI — $250
Nick is a WAFF Global Teen Leader who
tends to basic human needs with “Gotta Have Sole”
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Carolyn Smith
Crofton, MD – $1,000

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The Smith Family
- Andrea, Curt, Reagan & Katie -
Bethesda, MD — $125
$25 each in memory of
Katie, Stevie, Jamie, & Mattie Stepanek
and $25 in honor of their mom, Jeni.

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Mark Spesock 
Gresham, OR – $50

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Patricia Stewart 
Lake Mary, FL  - $50
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Robin Strong 
Tacoma, WA  - $50

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Jocelyn Triggle
Buffalo, NY — $100 

Ada Vergne
Columbia, MD – $50

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Lola Whalen
New Haven, CT — $1,500
Lola was the flight nurse who helped escort Mattie
to Chicago in 2001 for his first “Oprah Show”.
She has been a supporter of his message & legacy ever since.
Read her “Peace Sponsor Spotlight” page here…  

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 2015 Birthday Campaign $25 Gifts


Susan Algeo – Gaithersburg, MD
Wendy Anderson - Coeur D’Alene, ID
L. Appignani – Toms River, NJ
Meri D. Blanchard – Enfield, CT
Jennifer Benjamin - Orlando, FL

Anthony Bolen - Grizzly Flats, CA
Jessica Boxell - Warren, IN
Sharon Boyd - Henderson, NC
Paula J. Caplan – Palm Desert, CA
Perry Chapman - Derwood, MD

Gabriella Conrady – Cranbury, NJ
Victoria Coats - Snoqualmie, WA

Denise Desjardins – Mascouche Quebec, Canada
Maria DiGiorgio – Commack, NY
Tammy Doctor - Bay Village, OH
Kathleen Downes – Floral Park, NY
Roberta Dugas – Brandon, FL
Christine Dull - Union, OH
Lynne H. Einig – East Greenwich, RI
Kathleen Fallon – Beavercreek, OR
Jerri Ferstl – Des Moines, IA
Rick Gabler - Mickleton, NJ
Marilyn Godar – St. Louis, MO
Ellis Goodman – Baltimore, MD
Mary Gray – Bowie, MD
Misty Gremaud – Portland, OR
Guy Groleau – St-Lazare Quebec, Canada
Laura Gultekin - Ann Arbor, MI
Christine Hambidge - Riehen, Switzerland

Joanne Heesacker – Forest Grove, OR
Mary Hill - Gaithersburg, MD
Jennifer Hoffman - Shingle Springs, CA
R. Rodney Howell - Coconut Grove, FL

Bill Huddleston – Peoria, AZ
John Isaac - Hamilton Square, NJ

Jane Jones – Pittsburgh, PA
Max Jones - Palm Beach, FL
Deborah Jumaga – Coquitlam British Columbia, Canada
Leigh Keane – Annapolis, MD
Sally Koester - Cincinnati, OH

Deidra Lee-Stubbs - Rockville, MD
Tamah Lettieri 
- Deerfield Beach, FL
Patricia Liano – Mount Sinai, NY
Kathy Lowe - Gaithersburg, MD
Donald Mackowski – Enola, PA
Michael Mangone – Hackensack, NJ
Marianne Maurice & PCK Gavin - Sharon, PA
Barry McConatha – Auburn, AL
Joseph Palermino – Derwood, MD
Josephine E. Palermino – Derwood, MD
Lara Pearce - St. Savior, United Kingdom
Mary Peckham – Silver Springs, MD
Doni Phillips – Riverside, WA
Benedicte Rabben – Oslo, Norway
Eileen Rizo-Patron – Vestal, NY
Alba Romero - Sylmar, CA
Cindy & Jeff Salt – Hamilton, OH
Lynn Scalzi-Anderson – Ashland, OR
Ann Y. Schmidt - Edmond, OK
Kathleen Shelby - Cottontown, TN
Kristen Skelton – Mililani, HI
Robert Singleton – Kansas City, KS
Jeni Stepanek - Rockville, MD
Pedro Torres – Cayey, PR
Andrea Treat – Fair Oaks, CA
Diane Tresca - Johnston, RI

Jo Tummers - Sittard, Netherlands
Teresa Ulrich - Witchita, KS
Lucille and Donald Usher – Bellevue, IA
Jeanne Volk - Miami Lakes, FL
Christina Wilcox – Costa Mesa, CA
Rob Windrem - Ventura, CA

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The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation, Inc.

(Federal Tax ID No. 20-2743852)

is an American not-for-profit charity approved by the IRS

under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

and incorporated in the State of Maryland.

MD Charitable Solicitation number 17267.

 

 

If you believe your name or organization is missing from any of these lists, we apologize for the oversight and ask that you please send an e-mail with information to MattieOnline.com@gmail.com.

 

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