The Leadership Council

About the Leadership Council Committee

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 2018 campaign was chaired by Foundation Board Chair, Edward Wright and Robert Minicucci, Sr.

Our 2018 Leadership Council campaign officially kicked off with our Leadership Council Benefactors Reception on June 21 at Lancaster Country Club. Our campaign supported the plan to expand the GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center (GHRC).

The 2018 Leadership Council campaign total of $550,361 is our second-highest campaign total in the 20 year history of our Leadership Council program, and is an increase of 10% over our 2017 total of $504,204. Below is a chart for comparison to past year’s Leadership Council campaigns:


2018 Leadership Council Committee

Edward Wright, Co-Chair
Robert Minicucci, Sr., Co-Chair

Jurgen A. Arndt
Gene Benson
Rev. Michael Blackwell
Darlene Crispell
Janet Loew Day
Linda A. Dobmeier
Christopher T. Greene, Esq.
Robert W. Gromer
Roger J. Hoffman
Laurie J. Jankowski
Scott W. Jones
Joanne Kaminski
Judith A. Kelly
Gary P. Kenline
Christopher Koenig
Nicholas Kwasniak
Mary Ann Lauricella
Rev. Thomas R. Mason
David E. McMullen
Rev. Paul R. Mertzlufft
John Mosher
Gail Myers
Matthew L. O’Connor
Richard C. Paul
Donald O. Rachow
David N. Richardson
Gerald C. Saxe
Dorothy Schugardt
Henry P. Semmelhack
James M. Sexton, III
Michael A. Sheehan
Michael C. Straeck
George M. Wallrich
Kevin R. Weber
Chantal White
Donald E. Will
Laurence Woodward

The Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation is indebted to these previous co-chairs of the Leadership Council  Committee:

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

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