A frequent volunteer at Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia since 2014, Stephanie Cleck worked with the organization to establish and annualize a spa day. Stephanie brings her beauty skills to families and patients battling childhood illnesses, providing free haircuts, styling and other beauty services. Stephanie has since made RMH the designated charity of her salon.
Inspired by her former patient Sandy Rollman, Robin Cohen, an oncology nurse, founded the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation to help raise awareness and money for women battling the disease. The Foundation has raised $4.3 million to date, creating multiple programs for women to thrive during and after their treatments, including a mentorship program, and “Survive and Thrive,” which allows women undergoing treatment to meet.
As the proud mother of a serving solider, Deborah Hausladen co-founded Sneakers for Soldiers, a non-profit organization that donates sneakers to deployed U.S. service members. Deborah’s work and Sneakers for Soldiers have gained the attention of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, Fox 29, and KYW, helping spread awareness for the impactful organization. The organization has also received awards from the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars.
Todd Irwin is a volunteer pilot and now serves as President of the Board of Directors and volunteer pilot for Angel Flight East, an organization that provides free air transportation for those needing to travel to access medical care. Using his own plane, Todd provides top tier medical care for patients in the community, covering all costs of flying for patients across fourteen states. Along with being a volunteer pilot, Todd is the AFE Board President, contributing to the strategic development of the organization. AFE is often a last chance for patients, and because of Todd and his passion for helping others, he makes those chances possible.
As President of Jeeps for Joy, Mike Jasinski has boosted the organization by $60,000 a year in fundraising efforts. Jeeps for Joy helps complete the wish lists of local children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses. In addition, they donate rides on Jeeps and organize a Build-A-Bear event each year to build and deliver bears to local hospitals.
Christian Jones founded the Wolf Pack Fights Cancer, a group of community members that helps support families with children battling cancer and life-threatening illnesses financially. Having raised money for more than seven families, Christian continues to help ease the financial strain on families in his community who are hit with the hardships of childhood cancer.
PGA Professional Paloma Santiago is the founder of Live Golf, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the growth of golf in her community of Mercer County/Trenton, NJ. Using her experience as a professional golfer, Paloma mentors those interested in golf and exposes them to industry professionals, helping individuals build a brighter future.
Former Bensalem and Neshaminy High School football coach Robert Wargo is the creator of the Bucks County Challenger Football and Cheerleading program. The program brings the Pop Warner experience to individuals with special needs, offering them equal and inclusive opportunities on and off the field. Robert, who has since retired from teaching and coaching, continues to teach high school athletes through the program. Through Coach Wargo, the Challenger athletes finally have the opportunity to be the ones scoring touchdowns and cheering on their teams.
A young leader in his community, Daulton Zeaman is an Ambassador for Pitch in for Baseball, an organization that donates gently uses baseball and softball equipment to children all over the country. Daulton volunteers his time each season to fulfill the dreams of young athletes playing baseball and softball.
Holly O’Connell has been a pillar of her community as the founder of A Path To Hope (APTH), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those battling mental illness by providing access to mental health resources and education. The organization hosts a community resource fair, consisting of 31 providers of therapy, as well as a podcast. Featuring guests such as therapists, families of victims of suicide, and parents of children who are struggling, Holly and A Path to Hope’s work have given the Downingtown, PA community hope as they continue to mourn the loss of several young lives in the Philadelphia borough to death by suicide.