Fall Fest 2017 – T&E Care Salutes
The 2017 Fall Fest was held on Saturday, November 11, from 6:30 to 11:00pm at St. Davids Golf Club in Wayne, PA. It was a HUGE success! This year we saluted local heroes. What a wonderful way to honor all those from the community who do so much. See below the list of local heroes as well as some fun pictures from the event. As in the past, the Fall Fest is our largest fundraiser, so the support of the community is really appreciated. From our sponsors and prize donors, to those in attendance, we are thankful for all your support! We are extremely grateful to Zeke Capital Advisors for being our lead sponsor again this year. What incredible local generosity!
We also thank our band this year, Dibbs Preston and the Detonators! They were FANTASTIC! Check out their tunes.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Presenting Sponsor ($10,000) – Zeke Capital Advisors
Silver Sponsors ($1,000) – Melissa & Paul Acton, Eadeh Enterprises, Evolve IP, The Ferola Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, Gretchen & Tim Guttman, Bonnie & Pete Motel, TD Bank, Claudia & Denny Willson, WSFS Bank, Nina & Steve Zodtner
Bronze Sponsors ($500) – Bryn Mawr Trust, Citizens for Judge Sondergaard, Jeanne & Michael Dechiario, Euro Motorcars Devon, Sandra Grzybicki, DMD, PC, Harvest Financial Partners, Heather & Brendan Heck, Paoli Village Shoppes, Patient First (Devon), RSM US Wealth Management LLC, Savvymainline.com, SV Dental, United States Liability Insurance
Westside Wellness Chiropractic Center – is underwriting the cost of postage for the invitations.
Chrissy Piombino Bennett, Custom Floral Design – is offering much assistance with our decorations at or below cost.
Devon Dental Services – is underwriting some of the expenses related to decorations.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, Devon – volunteers there helped with our invitation mailing.
Elegance Cafe, Paoli – for donating an amazing dessert cake for the event
The Fall Fest 2017 Committee
Click here for the link to the Fall Fest online RSVP, to purchase Shore key and other raffle tickets or to make a general donation.
A portion of the ticket price will be tax deductible. The exact amount will be determined at the conclusion of the event and included in your thank you letter.
Special thanks to all our business and organization donors!
The auction and raffle prizes were amazing this year! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Aneu Kitchen & Juicery (Berwyn)
Barnes & Noble
Barre 3 (Berwyn)
Bliss Nails & Spa (Berwyn)
Bravissimo Pizza & Pasta (Berwyn)
Bulldog Yoga (Wayne)
Calico Corners (Devon)
Casey’s Pour House (Berwyn)
Cedar Hollow Inn (Malvern)
Chrissy Piombino Bennett Custom Floral Design
Christopher’s: A Neighborhood Place (Malvern)
Clay’s Creative Corner Bakery (Berwyn)
Color Me Mime (Wayne)
Cuticle Corner (Berwyn)
Devon Lanes (Devon)
Devon Liberty Service Station (Devon)
Devon Orthodontics (Devon)
Diane’s Deli (Chesterbrook)
El Tio (Berwyn)
Elan Interiors LLC (Devon)
Frankie’s Fellini Cafe (Berwyn)
Fun, Food, & Fiction BookClub
General Warren Inne (Malvern)
HG Coal Fired Pizza (Chesterbrook)
Home Cooked (Paoli)
Iron Hill Brewery
LaCabra Brewing (Berwyn)
Lingo Learning (Berwyn)
Lotus Inn (Berwyn)
Managed Care Consultants (Devon)
Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi B&B (Poconos)
Museum of the American Revolution
Out There Outfitters (Wayne)
PA State Capital (Rep Duane Milne)
PA State Capital (Sen Andy Dinniman)
Paoli Tailor (Paoli)
Path To Your Wellness (Berwyn)
Plank Studio (Wayne)
Play It Again Sports (Berwyn)
Resident Theater Company
Ron Spangler Designs
SAS Becker (Berwyn)
National Capital Tour (Sen. Robert Casey)
Dr. Thomas Lanchoney (Bryn Mawr)
The Pampered Chef (Berwyn)
Tredyffrin Township Police Department
Wayne Jewelers (Wayne)
Westside Wellness Chiropractic Center (Wayne)
Farmer’s Market Stores:
Good Harvest Farms
Lydia Mae’s Bakery
Main Line Coffee Roasters/The Nut Connection
Market Fresh Flowers
Nancy’s Candy Corner
Sugartown Smoked Specialties
The Blue Rooster
The Cottage at the Market
The Ultimate Bake Shoppe of Wayne
The Vineyard at Grandview
List of nominated “Everyday Heroes” 2017
- HERO … Melissa Acton – Melissa has successfully chaired the Fall Fest for 3 years. Her work with T&E Care and her church show how a huge heart can positively impact others.
- HERO … Beth Adams – Beth is a dedicated 1st grade teacher at NEES who goes above and beyond, having her class participate in a Big Give Project by giving them $10 and asking them to make it grow in a way that makes the world a better place.
- HERO … Jack Ansley – Jack is a local photographer who has donated his time and energy to the Devon-Berwyn Business Association, Berwyn Veterans, and many other organizations over the years.
- HERO … Maureen Bailey – A chemotherapy nurse at Penn, Maureen has so much love and enthusiasm for what she does every single day.
- HERO … Pam Baldolato – Pam founded The Plaid Pajamas Project, a non- profit organization which raises funds during the Christmas season.
- HERO … Stacey Ballard – Stacey is an employee of the Eadeh Corp. and is a leader in helping our community. Her enthusiasm and energy encourage others to also work harder for the good of others.
- HERO … Paul Banks – Paul is a constant volunteer in the community, including the July 4th Bike Parade & Picnic, Easter Egg Hunts, Berwyn Victory Run, and Hilltop House, to name a few. He has served on the Park & Recreation Board for 15 years.
- HERO … Michael Baskin – EMS Captain Michael Baskin is a dedicated public servant who has served the T/E community as a member of the Berwyn Fire Company for over a decade.
- HERO … Bill Bellew – Bill is an amazing T&E Care volunteer, helping at many events and driving students to/from camps all summer long, year after year.
- HERO … Bill Blankner – Bill was always thinking about how to make other people’s lives easier. He never complained when juvenile diabetes and other health issues limited his mobility, especially in his final 10 years.
- HERO … Bob Bohl – Bob established Trinity House and has been very supportive of the Dautrich extended family.
- HERO … Brian Bouvier – Brian is wise, kind and funny. He’s very good at building consensus when tensions are high and is a wonderfully supportive friend when you just need someone to listen.
- HERO … Jeanne Braun* – tireless volunteer for many people and organizations, ARCH leader
- HERO … Libby Brinton – After serving Tredyffrin Township for a number of years on the Planning Committee, Libby is now focused on dog rescue, traveling the East Coast to pick up and drop off dogs for adoption.
- HERO … Wendy and Gary Brooks – Wendy and Gary work with B.U.I.L.D. and Little League Challenger program, helping parents navigate various special education programs and giving freely of their time.
- HERO … Barbara Butensky – Barbara, a cancer survivor, salsa dancer, teacher and student, has inspired others to live by her example – to meet new people, say “yes” to life and make “lemons into lemonade”.
- HERO … Chris Caine – Chris has always reached out to others in the community and help in anyway she can. She and her family will be moving out of state and will be greatly missed.
- HERO … Jeffrey Cascino* – the glass is always 1/2 full. Never a bad day!
- HERO … Carol Claypoole – Carol has supported the Great Valley Food Cupboard for many years, tirelessly and graciously providing food to those in need.
- HERO … Tom Colman – Tom has made an enormous impact on this school district. Over 12 years ago, he gave his time to do a full financial review of theTESD. Later he turned his attention to starting FLITE – which is now a permanent fixture helping all local kids succeed.
- HEROES … Dr. and Mrs. Eric Corkhill – The Corkhills were terrific parents and in-laws.
- HERO … Kate Curran – As the founder of the Red Fox Book store, a fundraiser for the Tredyffrin Public Library, Kate had been responsible for adding significant and much-needed monies to the library’s operational needs.
- HERO … Samuel Cyubahiro – Samuel, an 18-yr. old Kenyan refugee, has kept his promise to help provide food and housing to two young orphaned boys in Rwanda once he emigrated to the U.S. He is an extremely positive, thoughtful, courageous and happy young man, despite the hardships he has endured.
- HERO … Cindy Dautrich – Cindy is extremely dedicated to friends & family, while giving of herself to the community. She inspires others to be the best they can be!
- HEROES… Devon and Chris Dautrich – Devon and Chris are terrific parents as well as son and daughter-in-law.
- HEROES … Mr. and Mrs. John Dautrich – The Dautrichs were terrific parents and in-laws.
- HERO … Jump Dautrich – Jump lives his life in a way that demonstrates what a big heart can accomplish. Over the years his efforts with his church, TEYSA and now T&E Care show a level of compassion that is beyond extraordinary.
- HERO … Jeanne Dechiario* – amazing volunteer
HERO … Susan DeJong – Susan was in charge of TEMPO for many, many years while her kids were at CHS. Long after her children graduated from Stoga, Susan continues to chair the costume committee for the annual CHS play and musical.
- HERO … Aaron Dickey – Aaron is a firefighter who has saved countless lives and worked in relief of several natural disasters, including Katrina, Harvey and several wild fires, always looking to help people in need.
- HEROES … Judy and Luigi DiFillippo – Judy and Luigi were the catalysts to making Green Hills a great community. Luigi was a volunteer HOA and Duportail House board member. Judy served on the Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors for many years, and continues to work on various county and local boards.
- HERO … Scott Dillman – Scott is the founder of the Fighting Back program and The Fighting Back Scholarship. He displays extraordinary integrity, compassion and optimism in both his programs and his life.
- HERO … Bridget Egan – Bridget came to America as a teenager, worked, married and raised ten children.
- HEROES …. Our wonderful elected officials* – especially the school board
- HEROES … The wonderful local EMTs – The local EMTS help many, like myself, get quickly and safely to hospitals after accidents. Thank goodness they are willing to do this work!
- HERO … Betsy Fadem – A former youth sports volunteer and past 12-year School Board member, Betsy continues to spend countless hours supporting the young people and families of the T/E community through her volunteer service to ARCH and as an Easttown Supervisor.
- HERO … Bruce Fadem – Bruce has organized and run the Valley Forge Basketball League, placing a strong emphasis on good sportsmanship while competing.
- HERO … Mrs. Foster – A third grade teacher, Mrs. Foster made learning fun and interesting while also making every child in her class feel important & loved.
- HERO…Tony Giaimo -Tony was the Tredyffrin Police Chief for many years and was a true role model for all those officers on the force during his tenure.
- HEROES … Mariah and Ron Gladis – Mariah and Ron are exemplary for their perseverance and unfailing good nature despite medical challenges.
- HEROES … Sandi and Kirk Gorman – Sandi and Kirk have devoted endless time and effort as the catalysts in founding T&E Care and for inspiring countless people to be the best they can be. They are truly the“care”inT&E Care!
- HERO … Kelley Gorman – Kelley has the talent to make people laugh when life offers challenges.
- HERO … George Greenwood – George was an inspirational coach and great character builder.
- HERO … Mark Griswold – As former director of Youth Ministry at St. Norbert’s and current director of Family Religious Life, Mark has taken a youth-only religious education program and expanded for the whole family. His dedication and enthusiasm to his family, religious, and spiritual life is admirable.
- HERO…Rich Gusick – Rich is the Superintendent of TESD working capably with the teachers, the staff, the parents and the students, all in a way that shows respect, integrity and honesty.
- HERO … Spencer Hackett* – Serious work! Serious fun!
- HERO …. Corrine Hare* – 14 and fighting cancer with a smile and inner strength
- HERO … Nancy Higgins – Nancy does not know the meaning of the word “no” to the question “who can help?” FLITE, T&E Care, the CHS plays and musicals, and St. John’s church are all recipients of her incredible time and talent.
- HEROES … Yardly and Scott Jenkins – Yardly and Scott have dedicated much time and effort to many community organizations.
- HEROES … Cinda and Craig Johnson – Cinda and Craig are terrific parents as well as daughter and son-in-law.
- HERO … Geoff Kase – Geoff is the founder of the non-profit, Kases Corner.
- HERO … Kendall Kemm – Kendall has raised over $200,000 for Kendall’s Crusade while fighting her own medical issues. She has overcome many obstacles and lives with strength, a positive attitude, and a smile.
- HERO … Leslie Gudel Kemm – Leslie founded Kendall’s Crusade, which raises thousands of dollars a year to support families with children suffering from AVM.
- HEROES…Cindy and Gavin Kerr -After losing their son Ryan to cancer at too early an age, Cindy and Gavin started ConKerr Cancer (now “A Case for Smiles”), making fun pillowcases for kids with cancer. Over a million pillowcases later, Cindy now faces her own battle with cancer.
- HERO … Tate Kienzle – Tate stepped up, unsolicited, to help a family who had suffered a tragic loss. He also organized his lacrosse team to collect and ship “Comforts from Home” to local military men and women who are deployed. He serves his community with enthusiasm and an infectious smile!
- HERO … Bonnie Cohen Koss – Bonnie created Social FUNdraising to support underserved elementary schools in Philadelphia by organizing an army of suburban volunteers to offer activities and support similar to a PTO.
- HEROES… Arthur Landau and his dog, Leo– Arthur, as a dad, has lived an exemplary life with honesty, integrity and grit while giving unconditional love to his sons. Leo, his canine companion, is the happiest he can be, regardless of how his day has been. What a great character trait!
- HERO … John Larocchia – A former NYC firefighter who suffered the loss of his unit on 9/11, John created the non-profit “Laughter Saves Lives” and travels the country performing comedy – spreading happiness to families in need.
- HERO… SusanLeBoutillier-Susan is always ready to lend a helping hand to her neighbors in need. She embodies what it truly means to be a neighbor.
- HERO … Rick Lieb – After serving in Vietnam, Rick went on to have a very successful business career. He and Kathy have been extraordinarily generous to many organizations in the community and around the world. Rick suffered from back pain for many years before passing away all too soon.
- HERO… Pattie Littlewood – Pattie Littlewood has been supporting the young people of the T/E community for decades and continues to volunteer her time and talents by participating on the T/E School District Diversity Committee, ARCH, and many other community groups.
- HERO … Bernie Logan – Besides being a full-time dentist, Bernie runs the TE Dental Clinic, providing 100’s of students free dental care all with a big smile!
- HERO … Margaret MacKenzie – As President of the Friends of Easttown Library, Margaret is working to preserving this important community resource and making it relevant in the technology age. She is a dedicated volunteer as well as an amazing friend and mother.
- HERO …. Marti Magee* – Marti, the Executive Director of Daemion Counseling Center, is an incredibly dedicated and hard-working advocate for mental health care. She is very committed to accessible and affordable care and demonstrates enthusiasm and perseverance in her leadership position.
- HERO … Sue Marchiano – As a CHS 2000 graduate Sue served 3 tours of duty as a medic in Afghanistan/Iraq upon graduating from college. She is now a proud physician at Paoli Hospital!
- HERO … Marcie Mariani – Marcie founded and runs the Peer Mediation program at Conestoga. She is passionate and committed not only to helping teenagers, but to teach them to help each other. Her dedication is profound.
- HERO … Gwenn Mascioli – Gwenn has been involved with the non-profit, Social FUNdraising, since its inception, supporting the most underserved elementary schools in Philadelphia by organizing an army of suburban volunteers to offer activities and support similar to a PTO. She has also been instrumental in ARCH.
- HEROES … Laurie and Lee Maxwell – After losing their 18-year-old son to suicide, they founded the DMAX Foundation to help other families who suffer in silence; working toward the elimination of stigma and encouraging safe and caring conversations about mental and emotional issues in our youth.
- HERO … Colleen McFadden – As a Conestoga math teacher, she is enthusiastic and encouraging to her students, and enjoys teaching math concepts at all levels.
- HERO … Rich Merriman – Rich exhibited courage and leadership in founding Pennsylvania Trust Co. and displays a gentle and compassionate manner.
- HERO … Ellen Moeller – Ellen is a “yes” person when an opportunity to help others comes along. She enjoys spending time with youth and has worked tirelessly to provide places for teens to interact in positive and supportive ways.
- HERO … Millie Montgomery – Millie is the type of person who dedicates her life to helping others. Whether it be a family member, friend, or even a stranger, she is always willing to give up her time to lend a hand.
- HERO … Pete Motel – Pete gives tirelessly of his time to so many in the community – with his work in Scouts, T/E School Board, FLITE, ECHOES, and many other community organizations.
- HERO … Murray Mullins – Murray is a retired teacher from Valley Forge Middle School. He was not only one of the most respected and sought after teachers at the school, but he also helped our daughter and many others learn that volleyball would be the sport to offer life-long joy.
- HERO … Dennis Murphy – Dennis served in Vietnam and is extremely dedicated to his community.
- HERO … Tami Noel – As counselor at Devon Elementary Tami helps countless students make the transition into school and navigate the complexities of early childhood. Her warmth and love for the students is evident and sincere.
- HERO … Paul Olson – Paul has been a fixture in Tredyffrin management for many years and a long-standing contributor to the Red Cross Blood Drive.
- HERO … Greg Paola – Greg exhibited great care and comfort for his wife and family as they faced health issues.
- HERO… Kevin Pechin – Kevin is a former Hillside teacher and current Athletic Director for the T/E School District who is committed to better the children of our district with his positive attitude and presence in our schools and student activities.
- HERO… JimPierson– A retired Tredyffrin policeman,Jim helps his neighbors by mowing lawns and shoveling snow, as well as volunteering for many community events.
- HERO… Wendy Prothero – Wendy is a 3rd-grade teacher who goes above and beyond with compassion, caring and love for her students.
- HEROES … Sheryl and Frank Roche – Sheryl and Frank have provided undying support and love, changing lives in the process.
- HERO… Ron Rothrock – Ron is very dedicated to his wife and family.
- HERO ….Larry Schwartz* – family and community hero
- HERO … George Shafer – George was an inspirational coach and great character builder.
- HERO … Shweta Sivaraman – Shweta, mother of a third-grader at Devon Elementary School, has devoted much time to bridging the gap between the South Asian community at Devon and parents and administration, and representing the school in district-wide committee meetings. She has filled many PTO positions and chaired the 1st Annual Cultural Heritage Night at Devon
- HERO… Jon Smith – Jon is an amazing role model for hundreds of boys by coaching, volunteering and serving as an administrator for TEYSA, Paoli Wildcats and Devon Strafford Little League.
- HEROES … Loretta and Joel Stever – Loretta and Joel co-founded the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry, which serves over 300 families each month. Joel is also the librarian at Devon Elementary who has instilled a love of reading in countless children.
- HERO… Joan Stillwell – Joan helped found Surrey House, is a member of the Easttown Park & Recreation Board and volunteers for many community events.
- HERO … Dr. Richard Streeter – Dr. Streeter, former pastor at Paoli Presbyterian Church, is tireless in his efforts to serve the Paoli Community, his church and his family.
- HERO … Fazel Syed* – great tennis coach
- HEROES … Current Board Members of T&E Care – Jump Dautrich, Julia Fisher, Charu Gandhi, Kirk Gorman, Nancy Higgins, Evans Pancoast, Laura Pratt, Eileen Ryle and Debbie Weger all exemplify the meaning of the word “compassion”.
- HEROES … Past Board Members of T&E Care – Denny Willson, Nan Turanski, Barbara McConnell, Cathy Lucas, Anne Ferola, and Seth Landau gave hours and hours of time and talent for the good of this community, many helping in the founding of T&E Care.
- HERO … Jennifer Thompson – Clubs2Classrooms is a non-profit organization founded by Jennifer.
- HERO … Tom Toscani – Tom founded Field of Dreams in Berwyn, runs the Challenger Day, and heads the Easttown Park and Rec Board, running many of those events each year. He has also coached many area youth with the Paoli Wildcats, TEYSA, and of course BPLL.
- HEROES … Wonderful volunteers at G.V.F Cup* – Doug & Carol Grosholz, Carol Petraglia, Mami Schultz, Beth Gustis, Pam Faber, Mary Lou Boyd
- HERO … Leo Wanenchak – Leo was a WWII Army Engineer but never spoke of his experiences, not wanting others to have to hear what he had to go through.
- HERO … Maria Wanenchak – Maria gives 100% to everything she does and always puts others before herself.
- HERO … Heather Ward – Heather took a stand and followed her passion, running for the T/E School Board at age 22.
- HERO … Nancy Ward – Nancy has been an active volunteer in the Devon- Berwyn Business Association, Surrey, and Berwyn Veterans. She consistently donates her talents to local organizations and events.
- HERO … Stodie Watts – Stodie was a long-time principal in TESD and personified the caring and compassion needed to be effective in that role. He was a great role model for the students under his leadership, as well as an effective communicator between parents and teachers.
- HERO… Debbie Weger – Debbie joined theT&E Care board in 2008 and is an extraordinarily important member, using her financial skills to navigate budgets and the various audits and financial reports required to run such an organization.
- HERO …Janet Wolfe* – Field Hockey hero
- HERO … Karen Whyte – As principal of New Eagle Elementary, Karen has had a profound influence on the students, making the school an amazing place to work and learn. She is retiring in January and will be greatly missed.
- HERO … Lynne Williams – As Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, an organization that provides education, resources, and networking to members, including veterans, as they seek employment or advancement in their career, Lynne tirelessly volunteers her time to help veterans and others who are unemployed or underemployed.
- HERO … Brian Zwann – Brian’s life was cut too short following a freak accident. Brian exemplified what it meant to be a champion of your community, as he was constantly giving of his time and talent for other people and local organizations.
Click here to get a copy of the program distributed at the Fall Fest, which includes most of the names listed above.
*These names were added at the event itself, and not included in the book.
Fall Fest Summaries
To see summaries of past Fall Fest events, including pictures and the list of sponsors and donors, please go to the Archived Fall Fest Events tab.
The mission of T&E Care is to maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township areas.
T&E Care is an IRS recognized non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The official registration and financial information of Tredyffrin & Easttown Care may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.