Our Donors

  • Thank you for your generosity and commitment to our children, teens and adults.
    As a donor, you are an essential part of our mission to enhance the lives of those we serve through our educational and employment-related programs.

    We have compiled a full list of donors who made a gift from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. We have made every effort to ensure accuracy. Please accept our apologies for any incorrect listing or omission, and let us know about the error by calling the Development Office at 610.296.6725 ext. 108. 

Gifts of $50,000 and Above

  • Estate of Ilona Bauer
    Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund
    Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Gifts of $25000 - $49,999

  • Eagles Autism Foundation
    Estate of Alan Reed
    Snave Foundation

Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999

  • Chester County Community Foundation
    Genuardi Family Foundation
    Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company
    TE Connectivity
    WSFS Bank

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999

  • Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
    Gillece Family Foundation
    Lincoln Industrial Corporation
    John Rowley and Melanie Davis Rowley
    SKF USA, Inc.
    Janet Wilson Smith

Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999

  • Simeon Bardin and Susan Denman
    CCRES, Inc.
    Hamilton Family Charitable Trust
    Heckendorn Shiles Architects
    Jim and Jane Hutchinson
    IMC Construction
    Amy Laursen
    PNC Financial
    Caroline J.S. Sanders Trust #1
    WSFS Community Foundation
    The Mutual Fire Foundation, Inc.
    The Vanguard Group

Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499

  • Allen A. Stein Family Foundation, Inc.
    Thad and Heather Bracegirdle
    Karl and Debbie Dagg
    DataPrint, Inc.
    Ellen Evans
    Peter Evans
    Guardian Life Insurance Company
    Mark Heller
    Bill Hennessey
    Dave Hodgman
    Mike Kelly
    Rabbi Myriam Klotz and Rabbi Margot Stein
    Mary Kay Lewis and Billy Moos
    Bob and Ilsa Monteith
    Victoria Moschella
    Partlow Insurance Agency, Inc.
    Joanne Proschinger
    Dave and Ruth Richards
    Bob* and Faye Richelderfer
    Stacey and Jeff Rohrbeck
    Simon and Linda Russin
    United Way of Southwestern PA
    Walmart - Parkesburg
    Kathy Wilkins
    Patty Borth Wilson

Gifts of $500 to $999

  • Anonymous
    Brown McGarry Nimeroff LLC
    Ceilings, Inc
    Tim and Cathy Conahan
    Stephen Dupont and Kaaren Sorensen
    Andrew Grove
    Jeff Hodgman
    Jerry Kline
    Catherine and Merrill Lichtenfeld
    Anne and John McDonnell, Jr.
    Dan Reardon
    Howard and Denise Stredler
    The Carano-Rose Family
    Walmart - Norristown
    Diana Weaverling
    Bob and Maureen Weaverling
    Scott Wheeler
    Mary Louise Zwaan

Gifts of $250 to $499

  • ABC Paper & Chemical Company, Inc.
    Anonymous
    Bill and Barbara Bradley
    Nora Cincotta
    Comyns Family
    John Fessler
    Carol Gillece
    Diana Lopez
    Dave Lovell
    LPL Financial
    Deborah Miller
    Jacque Murray
    Patrick and Karen Noonan
    Katie Trautz Singh
    Frank and Helen Stecklair
    United Way of Delaware
    United Way Greater Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey

Gifts of $100 to $249

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    Chris and Eileen Armellini
    Patricia Arrington
    Bruce and Julia Bailey
    Sam and Susan Ballam
    Walt and Donna Bielski
    Alma Bingnear
    Cathy Bingnear
    Jack and Dorothea Birnbaum
    Jim and Diane Burke
    Charlie and Beth Ann Buzza
    Scott and Suzie Carpenter
    John Carr
    Dell
    Melissa Flowers
    Rich and Kim Fornicola
    Bob Germanovich
    Dave and Roseanne Herres
    Lorraine Hoffner and Jyrki Mattia
    Tom Hudzina
    Dr. Leon and Randi Katz
    Kilmac Construction Corporation
    Stephen and Terry Martino
    Evan McGlone
    Erenia Medrano
    Ray and Debbi Mello
    Carolyn Morgan
    Peter and Susan Murray
    Paul Pasko
    Janet Paul
    Peg Pennington
    Abbe and Ed Pescatore
    Rita Porreca
    Barbara Rawls
    Dorothy Richards
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Richards
    James and Maria Satko
    Lori and Bob Stauffer
    Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stitt
    Amy Thistle
    Linda Thom
    Susan Trach
    David and Peggy Turnier

Gifts of $99 and Under

  • Anonymous
    David Abruzzi
    Bill Adams, Jr.
    Gary Arrington
    Lee Berger
    Linda Berger
    Kevin and Joan Bunn
    Sheila and Richard Buzza, Jr.
    Dailan Comer and Richard Scott
    Eliseo and Darice DiDomenica
    Kathy Dix
    Sylvan and Beatrice Eisman
    Family of Michael Petrillo
    Donna R. Fiedler, PhD
    Will and Anita Foley
    Tom and Heather Fusaro
    General Mills Box Tops
    Paul and Marie Gilligan
    Haag Family
    Gerard J. Hasson
    Cindy Heffron
    Barbara and Peter Herschel, Sr.
    Judy Kinman
    Nika Kownurko
    Adam Levitt
    Howard and Cathy Maris
    Nancy Markle
    Paul Mitchell
    Daniel Pescatore
    Allen C. Qualls
    Edward Reed
    Rory and Ronald Reszler, Sr.
    William P. Richards
    Robert and Judy Schachner
    Joe Schneyder
    Sandi Spuhler
    Lynn Takach
    Mr. and Mrs. Lou Valenti
    Bev Wilson

Participating United Ways


  • State Employees Campaign Appeal (SECA)
    United Way Greater Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey
    United Way of Chester County
    United Way of Delaware
    United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley
    United Way of Midland County
    United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

COMPANIES THAT MATCHED GIFTS MADE BY THEIR CURRENT OR RETIRED EMPLOYEES

  • Dell
    Guardian Life Insurance Company
    LPL Financial
    PNC Foundation
    Prudential Life Insurance
    The Vanguard Group
    Wells Fargo

Memorials and Tributes

  • We are grateful for those who have chosen us in their commemoration of significant events in their lives. We honor and remember those loved ones.

     

    In Memory of Warren Pedersen
    Kathy Dix

    In Memory of Marla Silver
    Scott Wheeler

    Wilson Memorial Fund
    In memory of John D. Wilson, former Director of Education at The Vanguard School, gifts from this fund are used to assist students financially who otherwise would not be able to participate in student activities.

    Patty Borth Wilson


    In Honor of Matthew Adams
    Bill Adams, Jr.

    In Honor of Benjamin Bracegirdle
    Tim and Cathy Conahan

    In Honor of Ryan Buzza
    Charles and Beth Ann Buzza
    Richard and Sheila Buzza

    In Honor of Kelly Carpenter
    Scott and Suzie Carpenter

    In Honor of Connor Dinda
    Bob* and Faye Richelderfer

    In Honor of Jamie Evans
    Ellen Evans

    In Honor of Grace Fornicola
    Rich and Kim Fornicola
    Susan Trach

    In Honor of Alexis Fusaro
    Bill and Barbara Bradley
    Tom and Heather Fusaro

    In Honor of Trey Gillece
    Carol Gillece

    In Honor of Melody Grove
    Albert and Colleen Grove

    In Honor of Jackson Heller
    Mark Heller

    In Honor of Ocealyn Houle
    Lynn Takach

    In Honor of Christian Lovell
    David Lovell

    In Honor of Olivia Martino
    Stephen and Terry Martino

    In Honor of Rebecca Monteith
    Bob and Ilsa Monteith

    In Honor of Ryan Murray
    Peter and Susan Murray

    In Honor of Jacque Murray
    Howard and Denise Stredler

    In Honor of Jakob Scheidly
    Joanne Proschinger

    In Honor of Summer Rae Schmitz
    David and Ruth Richards
    Dorothy Richards

    In Honor of Lindsey Turnier
    Roslyn Stitt

    In Honor of George Weaverling
    Diana Weaverling
    Bob and Maureen Weaverling

     

    * DECEASED

VFES Staff Gifts

  • Thank you to our VFES Staff who gave to our Annual Appeal.

    Amy Abramowitz
    Sascha Baello
    Debbie Bagley
    Annette Brandolini
    Jackie Buchanan-Curry
    Denise Craig
    Ann Curran
    Lizzy Devenney
    Grace Fornicola
    Vicki Fringer
    Jeanne-Marie Heighton
    Cecilia Jenkins
    Ellen Jordan
    Kathi Klingman
    Jennifer Kunz
    Jacqui Maxwell
    Anne McCrary
    Marcy McGee
    Ursula Meszaros
    Donna Metricarti
    Megan Mouras
    Kate Mullen
    Joe Munley
    Stephen Onorato
    Sheba Simms
    Dennis Smith
    Tom Smith
    Johanna Spangenberg
    Tiana Tohidi
    Paige Tursi
    Cindy Watkins
    Carla Zajac

VFES Legacy Circle

  • The VFES Legacy Circle recognizes individual donors who have given $1,000 or more this fiscal year. VFES is very grateful for their generous support of our mission.

    Simeon Bardin and Susan Denman
    Estate of Ilona Bauer
    Bob Bennett
    Thad and Heather Bracegirdle
    Karl and Debbie Dagg
    Ellen Evans
    Peter Evans
    Grace Fornicola
    Jim and Patti Gillece
    Matt Heckendorn
    Mark Heller
    Bill Hennessey
    Dave Hodgman
    Jim and Jane Hutchinson
    Mike Kelly
    Rabbi Myriam Klotz and Rabbi Margot Stein
    Amy Laursen
    Mary Kay Lewis and Billy Moos
    Bob and Ilsa Monteith
    Victoria Moschella
    Jerry B. Partlow
    Joanne Proschinger
    Estate of Alan Reed
    David and Ruth Richards
    Bob* and Faye Richelderfer
    Jeff and Stacey Rohrbeck
    John and Melanie Davis Rowley
    Simon and Linda Russin
    Sheba Simms
    Janet Wilson Smith
    Frank and Angela Tait
    Kathy Wilkins
    Patty Borth Wilson
    Carla Zajac

    * Deceased