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Bancroft Transform Newsletter


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Bancroft Transform Newsletter

  1. 1. We are transforming lives. We are Bancroft. Newsletter for Transforming Our World | The Campaign for Bancroft Fall 2012After a long race…We’re sprinting toward our goal! Campaign Progress Launching the And we’re beginning to see the transformation. Public Phase It’s so exciting to see all the fabulous changes already After almost two years of taking place across Bancroft, thanks to your support behind-the-scenes fundraising, of the Transforming Our World campaign. Bancroft publicly announced our $6 million “capital An incredible, rebuilt campus at Mullica Hill. campaign” in October. More SmartBoards and iPads, which are helping our This is a major milestone in our students learn. campaign to raise vital funds!Toni Pergolin “Going public” indicates bothPresident & CEO Communication tools and assistive devices that truly the campaign’s initial success,Bancroft open up the world to those we support. and Bancroft’s commitment to every person we serve, nowWe can already see the finish line for the campaign – and the many and in the future.other critical improvements it will bring. But we need everyone’s helpto get there! Called Transforming Our World | The Campaign forOur goal is to raise $6 million by June 30, and we’re 68% of the way! Bancroft, the initiative hasPlease help us in this final sprint to the finish line, by making a gift already reached 68% of itstoday at or in the enclosed envelope. overall goal, through Bancroft’s inner circle of supporters andReaching this goal will enable us to transform more lives in more ways our very dedicated campaign– by providing more life-altering technology, more state-of-the- leaders – our “Campaignart facilities, and a host of other improvements that are not funded Cabinet.”through any other means. “Now everyone has an opportunity to become a partOn behalf of all those we support and their families, I thank you of the transformation to createfor your involvement and for contributing to so many wonderful a better world for all of thetransformations at Bancroft. And if you haven’t already, please give now people Bancroft supports,”to propel us to our goal! said Bancroft President and CEO Toni Pergolin. “I am really excited about this campaign and the wonderful opportunities to make a tremendous impact on the livesPS: All campaign supporters will be recognized on our Donor Wall, of the children and adults whopictured inside! are part of the Bancroft family.” continued
  2. 2. Campaign’s progress leads to public roll-out, big goal for June (continued)Pergolin made the public announcementduring a fitting occasion: the re-openingcelebration for our newly rebuilt campusat Mullica Hill, whose reconstructionwas made possible by the Campaignfor Bancroft. (The campus also got anew name –The Bancroft LakesideCampus at Mullica Hill – to betterreflect its picturesque setting.)The campaign has already raised $4.1million in gifts and pledges, whichhave supported multiple far-reachinginitiatives. Our goal is to raise at least$6 million by June 30, 2013. Proud donors celebrate Bancroft’s newly rebuilt campus, and help kick-off the “publicWe are now asking you, our families phase” of our capital campaign. From left: Joanne Welsh, Betty Moran, Ray Welsh, Toniand friends, to join us in securing the Pergolin, and Marty Bieber.future for all of the people who relyon Bancroft. As we launch the public • he Margaret Bancroft Annual Tphase of this ambitious initiative, we are Fund has continued to supportconfident that with your help, we will initiatives across our organizationcontinue Transforming Our World! that are not funded in other ways, from increased recreationalHere are more details on some of the activities to facility improvements tomemorable achievements of the pasttwo years: enhanced professional development opportunities for our staff.• he newly renamed Bancroft T Lakeside Campus at Mullica Hill has Transforming Our World | The Bancroft student Steven Kenner learns Campaign for Bancroft is a been almost entirely rebuilt. Opened through an iPad in his classroom, thanks in 1973, the campus’s outdated foundation for our future, and we look to the campaign. buildings have been replaced with fully forward to sharing our vision and plans accessible living, learning and working • echnology innovations in Bancroft T with many more friends during this environments that boast leading-edge, special-education classrooms have phase of the campaign. universal-design features. Nine new, been a hallmark of our campaign. “I would like to challenge our entire four-bedroom homes allow for greater Placing SmartBoards in the Bancroft community to come together to help independence and less intrusive staff School and iPads in the hands of our us meet and exceed this goal,” said support. A new vocational building students have made a measurable Pergolin. “We want to celebrate the enables individuals and groups to impact on their ability to learn, grow success of this campaign in the spring learn work-readiness skills. Additional and participate more fully in their of 2013.” computers enhance learning and educational activities. A key goal of communication. New landscaping and the campaign, going forward, is to To learn how you can participate and/or pedestrian-friendly pathways encourage provide assistive technology to more contribute, please see the back page of socialization and outdoor activities. people we serve throughout Bancroft.   this newsletter to contact us.Some beautiful new group homes on the Bancroft Lakeside Campus at Mullica Hill. Matthew Sartori, who lives on campus, speaks at its re-opening event. At right is his mother, Donna.
  3. 3. Randee and Join Us in Transforming Ken Rubenstein Joseph Hodakowski Joe Debbie Our World! Flamini KDA Joan Gary Ernest Pighini Architects, PA King Leon Zimmerman Parents of Larry H. Joseph Duffy Bancroft alters perceptions. We change the face of neurological Caroline Michael Birdsall Marci Eggerding Mrs. J. Maxwell Amy and Jeff Swartz Howard Weinberg and Lawrence Moran William A. Berger Robert MacPherson impairment. We show the world that Graham IV the barrier between “them” and “us” Ben DriscollAnonymous Joanne and Raymond Welsh David Ryan Lilian and Thomas Burke is only a state of mind – one that must Arthur Rubenstein Pete DeAngelis Richard Hyde Jeff and Karen Harris Schultz Williams Joe and Laura Atkinson change. Elizabeth Kalellis Fred Meyer William and Kathleen Waldron Rick Hughes Everyone deserves a chance. We vow to make that chance a reality. Colleen Kurt Macalino Brunner Stephen Susan Bruce Prudential Foundation William Rooke, Jr. Kenneth L. We are Transforming Our World. Musumeci Memorial Ewell Anthony D. Schlesinger Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Join us. Robert H. Farley, Jr. Jennifer Wolff Many opportunities exist to support the campaign. Whether a single, one- Scott Bannett Anonymous Mr. Mrs. time gift or a donation spread over Martin A. Bieber Fred Rohloff Samuel and Withington Suzanne Foundation Wayne and Pignatelli Brian Sciarrotta time, each gift matters and contributes Kathy Ross to a world of possibilities for the Anonymous Jane K. Windle Lisa Bean Alberts John and Toni people we support. Pergolin James Sebra Mr. and Mrs. Ways to give include: Mario Sartori Anonymous Camille Stahl • Gifts of cash Benjamin Hunt III and Tracee L. Hunt Anonymous • Appreciated securities • Mutual funds Once completed, this Donor Wall will be installed at the Bancroft Lakeside Campus. • ife income plans (charitable gift L annuities, remainder trusts and lead Transforming Our World | The Campaign for Bancroft‘Transforming Our World’ Campaign Donors We thank our Campaign donors for your generous gifts, which are making our vision for the future a reality trusts)Thank you to these donors* who’ve helped launch the Campaign for Bancroft. • Life insurance policiesIf you haven’t already, please join our Donor Wall today! • Corporate matching gifts • In Honor/In Memory giftsMrs. J. Maxwell Moran Elizabeth Kalellis • United Way contributionsJoanne Raymond Welsh Fred Meyer Mr. Mrs. Robert H. Farley Jr. Prudential Foundation If you know other people or Mr. and Mrs. Mario Sartori organizations that may be interested Scott Bannett in supporting children and adults withJoe Laura Atkinson Mr. Mrs. Martin A. Bieber disabilities, please let us know.William A. Graham IV Wayne Kathy Ross Jeff Karen Harris To get involved, please contact Amy Jeff SwartzWilliam Rooke Jr. Memorial Linda Wasilchick at Bancroft: Marci Howard Weinberg Kenneth L. Ewell (856) 348-4002 or email Joe Debbie Flamini Barbara Sheldon Berkman Stephen Susan Bruce KDA Architects, PA Leon Zimmerman Musumeci Family Foundation Caroline Eggerding Lawrence BergerSamuel Suzanne Pignatelli Robert MacPherson Anthony D. Schlesinger Schultz WilliamsAnonymous (4)Lisa Bean Alberts Joan Gary King Arthur Rubenstein John Toni Pergolin Ben Driscoll Richard Hyde Benjamin Hunt III Tracee L. Hunt Colleen Macalino David RyanRandee Ken Rubenstein Kurt Brunner Brian Sciarrotta Joseph Hodakowski Pete DeAngelis James SebraLilian Thomas Burke Joseph Duffy Camille StahlFred Rohloff Alan Craig William KathleenWithington Foundation Rick Hughes WaldronAnonymous (1) Michael Birdsall Jane K. Windle Parents of Larry H. Jennifer Wolff*Donors as of 10/16/12. Ernest Pighini
  4. 4. Bancroft 425 Kings Highway East P.O. Box 20 Haddonfield, NJ 08033-0018 Inside: See how we’re transforming our world!Transforming Our World - Campaign CabinetJoe Atkinson Jeff HarrisChairman, Campaign CabinetPricewaterhouseCoopers Prudential – retired Bancroft Board of Trustees Contact usBancroft Board of Trustees For more information on Joseph HodakowskiToni Pergolin Hodakowski Hodakowski Transforming Our World |President CEO, The Campaign for Bancroft,Bancroft Rob MacPherson please contact: Philadelphia PhilliesLisa Bean AlbertsCenter for Neurological and Marcie Merz Linda WasilchickNeurodevelopmental Health Office of Gift Planning, Senior Director of DevelopmentBancroft Board of Trustees University of Pennsylvania Advancement OfficeBarbara Berkman Candida Seasock BancroftBancroft Rehabilitation Services Board of CTS Partners 800 Kings Highway NorthTrustees Sally Solis-Cohen Suite 401John Comegno CEO IntroNet Cherry Hill, NJ 08034The Comegno Law Group Jack Tarditi Phone: (856) 348-4002Robert E. Curley III Conner Strong Buckelew Fax: (856) 667-1281TD Bank Ray Welsh Email: UBS Financial ServicesPaul Goren Bancroft Board of Trustees www.bancroft.orgOn-Site InnovationsScott Goren Leon ZimmermanOn-Site Innovations Former Member, Bancroft Board of TrusteesCheryl GrahamARI – Holman Enterprises Alan Craig (emeritus member) Moorestown Friends School – retiredGreg GrimaldiConner Strong Buckelew