The Leadership Council
Helping those who face isolation, despair and serious illness is a noble mission. Gifts to our Annual Friends Appeal support ongoing resident care initiatives at The GreenFields Continuing Care Community’s skilled care homes. Each year a team of volunteers called the Leadership Council Committee meets to assist in the personal solicitation of new and renewing benefactors. All donors who make an annual gift of $500 or more are granted Leadership Council status and are entitled to special recognition opportunities, including our Benefactors Reception. Donors who make an annual gift of at least $500 and also ask others to do the same are entitled to become members of the Leadership Council Committee.
Our 2019 campaign was chaired by Foundation Board Chair, Edward Wright and Foundation Vice Chair, David Richardson.
Our 2019 Leadership Council campaign officially kicked off with our Leadership Council Benefactors Reception on June 20 at Lancaster Country Club. Our 2019 Leadership Council campaign helped to support the new GreenField Childcare & Wellness Center. The Childcare Center opened in November and is now providing nurturing childcare to the children of our employees. The Wellness Center opened to our employees and residents in late December..
Thanks to the wonderful generosity of our donors, the 2019 Leadership Council fundraising campaign was a record breaker! Our 2019 Leadership Council campaign total came to $720,747. This is the highest total in the 20 year history of the Leadership Council campaign, and it exceeded our 2018 total of $550,361 by 31%. Below is a chart for comparison to past year’s Leadership Council campaigns:
2019 Leadership Council Committee
Edward Wright, Co-Chair
David N. Richardson, Co-Chair
Todd C. Anderson
Jurgen A. Arndt
Rev. Michael Blackwell
Janet Loew Day
Linda A. Dobmeier
Christopher T. Greene, Esq.
Robert W. Gromer
Cary J. Haller
Roger J. Hoffman
Laurie J. Jankowski
Scott W. Jones
Judith A. Kelly
Gary P. Kenline
Mary Ann Lauricella
Rev. Thomas R. Mason
David E. McMullen
Rev. Paul R. Mertzlufft
Robert Minicucci, Sr.
Matthew L. O’Connor
James E. Pankow
Richard C. Paul
Donald O. Rachow
Gerald C. Saxe
Henry P. Semmelhack
James M. Sexton, III
Michael A. Sheehan
Michael C. Straeck
George M. Wallrich
Kevin R. Weber
The Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation is indebted to these previous co-chairs of the Leadership Council Committee:
2018 – Edward Wright and Robert Minicucci, Sr.
2017 – Cary J. Haller and Robert Minicucci, Sr.
2016 – Gary Kenline and Cary J. Haller
2015 – Susan Fayle and Gary Kenline
2014 – Janet Loew Day and Susan Fayle
2013 – Janet Loew Day and Trent M. Voelkl
2012 – Donald E. Will
2011 – Michael C. Straeck and Trent M. Voelkl
2010 – Linda A. Dobmeier and Michael C. Straeck
2009 – Linda A. Dobmeier and James M. Sexton III
2008 – James M. Sexton III and Joseph A. Voelkl
2007 – Patricia H. Garman and Howard B. Vahue
2006 – Gerald C. Saxe and Kevin R. Weber
2005 – Christopher T. Greene, Esq., and Gerald T. Mazurkiewicz
2004 – David N. Richardson and Samuel J. Savarino
2003 – Rev. Dr. Charles D. Bang and Henry P. Semmelhack
2002 – Thomas M. Barney, Esq., and Paul J. Koessler
2001 – G. Wayne Hawk and Richard C. Paul
2000 – Charles U. Banta and Edward G. Wright
1999 – Gerald C. Saxe and Robert G. Weber