Mattie’s Champions 2016

Posted on: November 28th, 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 2016

    NOTE: 2016 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 Champions ($1,250-2,499)

(includes Birthday Champions at this level)

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Lola Whalen
New Haven, CT

Lola has been a loyal and generous supporter of
Mattie’s Foundation since 2005, when we began.
Thank you, Lola!  

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

(includes Birthday Champions at this level)

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The Hemelgarn Family
LaSalle, Michigan

The Hemelgarn family has been
a loyal and generous supporter of
Mattie’s Foundation since 2005, when we began.
Thank you, Ron and Helen, and family! 


Wave Design and Verification
Joshua Dirlam – CEO
St. Louis Park, MN 


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Celebrate Champions ($500-$999)

(includes Birthday Champions at this level)

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William Forrester & family
Madison, NJ

William is a Peace Club Kid whose dad, Daniel, promised him
$100 for each home run he hit during the 2016 season.
William sent the ball over the fence FIVE TIMES,
and donated all the money to Mattie’s Foundation
as a #HomeRunsForPeeace gift!

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Greg & Jane Jones  & Family
Pittsburgh, PA

(The Jones family shares multiple gifts 
of time, talent, and treasure with
Mattie’s Foundation throughout each year.) 

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Jeanne Meyers
Laguna Beach, CA

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Sr. Pauline Petruzzella
Buffalo, NY

Sr. Pauline has been a loyal supporter for
many years — in action and in sponsorships. 

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Danny, Lori, & Nick Lowinger
& Lori Shulkin Designs, Inc.
Cranston, RI

The Shulkin/Lowinger family members
have been loyal supporters for many years! 

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Benjamin Quinto
Sarasota, FL

Ben has been a loyal and generous supporter
of Mattie’s Foundation for many years! 

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Hope Champions ($250-499)

(includes Birthday Champions at this level)

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Bonnie Eglin - Ohio

(Bonnie makes a monthly donation) 

Nicole Johnson – Falls Church, VA
Chris LeBelle – Oshkosh, WI

(Chris shares through the year, and across years!) 

Erlin Leonard – Highlands Ranch, CO
 (Erlin shares through each year, and across years!) 

Libby Moore – New York, NY
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Jo Ann, Harry, & Jo Beth Stoddard - Midlothian, VA

(The Stoddards have been generous supporters for years!)
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Journey Champions ($100-249)

(includes Birthday Champions at this level)

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Janice Burns – Gaithersburg, MD
Lulu Cerone – GTL’12 – California – year after year!
Perry Chapman - Derwood, MD - year after year! 

Steve Ober - Crystal, MN – monthly donations!
Jay Paulus - Wheeling, WV
Tom & Kathy Phelps – Derwood, MD

Steve & Brenda Smith – Palmetto Bay, FL

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Heartsongs Champions ($26-99)

(includes Birthday Champions at this level) 

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Paula Beckman – Silver Spring, MD
Mike Blishak - Tucson, AZ
Jessica Boxell – Warren, IN
Sharon Boyd – Henderson, NC

Lynn Brown & Paul Morrell – Silver Spring, MD
Lisa Cornelio - New York, NY
Henry Dorsch — Rockport, MA
Jerri Ferstl – Des Moines, IA
Greg & Jane Jones & Family — Pittsburgh, PA
Jacob Jones & St. John Bosco Academy – Pittsburgh, PA
Cheryl Kerwin & Steve Moitoso –Upper Marlboro, MD
Carol Michaels – East Northport, NJ
NICCO Health Group & Nikki – Baltimore, MD
Ann Y. Schmidt — Edmond, OK
Kim Talbot — Columbia, MD
John & Kay Travis –Gaithersburg, MD
The Vasquez Family – Sylmar, CA
Jeanne Volk – Miami Lakes, FL
Don & Barb Woodward – Gaithersburg, MD 

Rob Windrem - Ventura, CA – gives a little, a LOT! 
 

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Birthday Champions – $25 gifts
& Mattie’s Peace Club Level
—– Celebrating Mattie’s Life & Legacy

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Mason Anderson – Coeur D’Alene, ID
Melissa Comeau – Laguna Niguel, CA

Rashad Davis – Tuscaloosa, AL

Gaylo Elston – San Miguel, CA
T. Byron Kelly – Christiansburg, VA
Ken Keohane – Plymouth, MA

Elizabeth Marsh – Norwood, MA
Marianne Maurice & Gavin Rose – Sharon, PA
Robin Messina — West Warwick, RI

Tom Robertson – Montreal, Canada
The Romero Family – Sylmar, CA
Lynn Scalzi-Anderson - Ashland, OR

Lainie Schwartz - Miami, FL
Kathleen Shelby – White House, TN

Jeni Stepanek – Rockville, MD
Barbara & Larry Walter – Huntington, MD 

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Friends of the Foundation (up to $24)

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Shelly Heesacker – Forest Grove, OR
Jocelyn Triggle – Buffalo, NY

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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 :)

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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Celebrating Mattie’s Birthday

Throughout 2016,
(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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 2016 Special Birthday Campaign Gifts
of more than $25… (and messages)  

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Paula Beckman – $50
Silver Spring, MD
in honor of Jeni’s “Celebrate 83″ Bucket List item
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Mike Blishak – $50
Tucson, AZ
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Jessica Boxell – $26
Warren, IN
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Sharon Boyd – $26
Henderson, NC

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Lynn Brown & Paul Morrell – $50
Silver Spring, MD
in honor of Jeni’s “Celebrate 83″ Bucket List item
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Janice Burns – $100
Gaithersburg, MD

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Lulu Cerone – $100
Global Teen Leader 2012  - California
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Lisa Cornelio – $50
New York, NY
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Henry Dorsch – $50
Rockport, ME
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Bonnie Eglin – $300 ($25/month)
Ohio
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The Esaia Family – $260 AND $260
Mount Laurel, NJ
celebrating Mattie’s & Jeni’s birthdays,
with love from John, Kate, Mikey, Mattie, & JD
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Jerri Ferstl – $50
Des Moines, IA
In memory of my dad, Jerry J. Ferstl,
who shared Mattie’s birthday, and
my nephew, Hollister Farrel
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The Hemelgarn Family – $100
(and 10 bricks!!!)
LaSalle, Michigan-
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Nicole Johnson – $250
Falls Church, VA
in honor of Jeni’s “Celebrate 83″ Bucket List item
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Greg & Jane Jones – $500 plus
Nicolette, Nathan, Jacob, Sammy & Bella
Pittsburgh, Pa
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Jacob Jones & St. John Bosco Academy – $83
Pittsburgh, PA
Fundraiser by graduating 8th grader
& Peace Club Teen
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Cheryl Kerwin & Steve Moitoso – $50
Upper Marlboro, MD
in honor of Jeni’s “Celebrate 83″ Bucket List item
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Chris LeBelle – $100
(and a brick!) – Oshkosh, WI
A heartfelt thank you to Mattie and Jeni.
You make the world a better place...
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Erlin Leonard – $400
Highlands Ranch, CO
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Lori, Danny, & Nick Lowinger – $260
Cranston, RI
Celebrating both Mattie and Jeni…
you warm our hearts. With love…
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Jeanne Meyers – $500
Laguna Beach, CA
Celebrating Mattie – a “My Hero” honoree since 1997
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Carol Michaels – $83
East Northport, NJ
in honor of Jeni’s “Celebrate 83″ Bucket List item
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Libby Moore – $250
New York, NY
in honor of Jeni’s “Celebrate 83″ Bucket List item
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Steve Ober – $240 ($20/month)
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Jay Paulus – $100
Wheeling, WV
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Sr. Pauline Petruzzella – $500
Buffalo, NY
In memory of her sister, Rosemarie
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Tom & Kathy Phelps – $100
Derwood, MD
in honor of Jeni’s “Celebrate 83″ Bucket List item
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Ann Y. Schmidt – $26
Edmond, OK
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Steve & Brenda Smith – $150
Village of Palmetto Bay, FL
in honor of Jeni’s “Celebrate 83″ Bucket List item
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Jo Ann, Harry, & Jo Beth Stoddard -$250
Midlothian, VA
in honor of Jeni’s “Celebrate 83″ Bucket List item
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Kim Talbot – $50
Columbia, MD
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John & Kay Travis – $50
Gaithersburg, MD
in honor of Jeni’s “Celebrate 83″ Bucket List item
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The Vasquez Family – $30
Sylmar, CA
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Jeanne Volk – $26 (and a brick:)
Miami Lakes, FL
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Lola Whalen – $500
New Haven, CT
in honor of Jeni’s “Celebrate 83″ Bucket List item
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Don & Barb Woodward – $83
Gaithersburg, MD
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Rob Windrem – $26 (January) & $26 (June)

Ventura, CA 

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 2016 Birthday Campaign $25 Gifts


Rashad Davis
 – Tuscaloosa, AL
Gaylo Elston – San Miguel, CA
Shelly Heesacker -
- Forest Grove, OR
T. Byron Kelly – Christiansburg, VA
Ken Keohane – 
Plymouth, MA
Elizabeth Marsh
 – Norwood, MA
Marianne Maurice & Gavin Rose – Sharon, PA
Tom Robertson – Montreal, Canada
The Romero Family – Sylmar, CA
Lynn Scalzi-Anderson - Ashland, OR
Lainie Schwartz - Miami, FL
Kathleen Shelby – 
White House, TN
Jeni Stepanek
 – Rockville, MD
Jocelyn Triggle -- Buffalo, NY
Barbara & Larry Walter – Huntington, MD

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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.

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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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