National Volunteer Month

Celebrating Volunteers Logo on top of Photo of House

April is national volunteer month in the United States. This month is dedicated to recognizing the importance of volunteering and honoring the significant contributions volunteers make by generously donating their time and talents.

While the COVID-19 emergency has disrupted our ability to gather and celebrate together, we want to recognize all of the volunteers who reached significant milestones in hours and years of service in 2019. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the House. Without their commitments of time, talents and creativity, we would not be able to advance our mission.

Congratulations to the volunteers reaching milestones! We look forward to celebrating with everyone when we can gather again safely.

Top volunteers by hours given in 2019

Top 15 volunteers
Dan Szymanski
Suzanne DeWees
Ruth Fulmer
Sally Caliendo
Donna Wilson
Chuck Harris
James Stewart
Andrea Malinowski
Sharon Butler
Nora Blythe
Kevin Wilson
Carol Illingworth
Toni Roberts
Nancy Dietrich
Duane Eaton

Top Teen
Michelle Wang with 187.33 hours.

Top Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteers

Christiana Care
Carol Dillon
Elayne Tomb
Nancy Finnie

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Marianne Greico
Dorothy Russell
Neyja Elder

In total, the volunteers listed above shared 5,956 hours in 2019. Based on the IRS value of volunteer hours, this equals a monetary gift of $151,461.

20 Years of Service
Patsy Amlin
Andrea Malinowski
Mary McAteer
Clara Todd

15 Years of Service
Ruth Fulmer
Amy Schoenleber
John Stucker
Dan Symanski
Marcie Tauber

10 Years of Service
Rita Blanchard
Esther Kraeer
Pam Krauser
Penny Link
Linda McLeod
Jean Pitts
Joan Pizzini
Sandra Snyder
Peggy Vinnacombe
Judith Mason
Judy Lynch

5 Years of Service
Sydney Brannen
Laurie Carouge
Ron Crowley
Stephanie D’Amico
Dawn DeMuth
Neyja Elder
John Gannon
Jeanne Higley
Karen Himelreich
Meredith Irwin
Donna Lloyd
Lucy Ortiz
Marilyn Simpson
Diann Snyder
Kathy Thaeder
Donna Rae Thompson
Stacey Wise

400 Hours
Lisa Barratt
Karen Butera
Chris Coffin
Stephen Fastuca
Jessica Faucher
Patty Guidash
Dorina Horsey
Meredith Irwin
Dan Kasprzak
Fidelis Kenine
Pam Krauser
Amy Larnick
John Murray

1,000 Hours
Suzanne DeWees
Sue Fabrizio
Ann Follette
Barbara Gray
Jean Pitts

2000 Hours
Carol Illingworth
Patti Johns
Andrea Malinowski
Mary McAteer
Clara Todd
Jack Woodall