The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island would like to thank the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to make our 2015 Holiday Distribution successful. Over 60 of your neighbors were helped with food baskets and, where appropriate, gift cards or toys, for their children. The foundation is a small, all-volunteer organization; we don't do this ourselves, we depend on the community to recognize the need around all of us, and to respond so generously. Even in beautiful, suburban Grand Island, there are needs, and you have helped. Thanks to all of you!


Our thanks to these people and organizations who donated to our Share Your Happiness fund drive, perhaps on Internet, in the 2015 holiday season:
Advantage Engineering
Grand Island Post 1346 American Legion
Anonymous donors
Wayne and Jeanne Anstett
Phyllis Baker
Jerry and Barbara Barlow
Paul and Judith Bassette
In memory of Bud Figler by Marlowe and Deborah Beis
Eric and Susan Berger
Eric Berger Insurance
Ray and Debbie Billica
George and Claire Bishop
Bob and Sally Black
Bridgeview Garden Club
Marsha and James Bruno
Tom and Margaret Butler
Mrs. Lenora (Nonnie) Carroll
Michael and Katherine Chadwick
Dave and Jane Chervinsky
Robert and Karen Christmann
Casual Dress days at Connor Middle School
Faculty, students and staff at Connor Middle School
Change to Make a Change at Connor Middle School
Marlene Coughlin
Richard Crawford
Dominic and Elizabeth Defeo
Ray and Ann Dlugokinski
East Park Garden Club
Stan and Bay Ellson
Julie Estenoz
Nicole Fields
Dan and Marjorie Flaim
The R.M. Ford Family in memory of Andy Piacente
Eilene Gebrian
Emil Geering
Robert and Joanne Gesl
Joseph and Cynthia Gioia
Ladies Auxilliary of Grand Island Fire Co.
Faculty, students and staff of Grand Island High School
Mrs. Myers' eighth period Class at Grand Island High School
Students at Grand Island High School
Grand Island Professional Women's Club
Payroll contributions by Grand Island school system employees
Payroll contributions by Grand Island town employees
Susan Grenda
Miles and Fran Havens
Mike and Rose Heigel
Pat and John Hurld
Intellihome Systems
Henry and Grace Kammerer
Sybil Kennedy
Mary Star of the Sea Council, Knights of Columbus
Peter and Beverly Kuszczak
Nancy and Chuck Lachiusa
Donna and Stuart LaVallee
Christine Learman and Kent Richardson
Christine Learman, CPA
Don and Evelyn Lewis
Henry and Annette Boies-Lobl
Catherine Long
Tom and Nancy Luescher
John and MaryJane MacGaffick
Betty Marinell
Shirley Martin
Daniel McMahon
Bev Mikulski
Jay and Joann Mileham
In honor of Joyce from Mike, Kelly and Wesley Mongan
Dan and Barbara Ann Morabito
Jerrie Page
Angelo and Rosalie Palamuso
Judy and John Pedlow
Kim and Steve Rebmann
Brooks and Brenda Rimes
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at River Oaks Club House (Ellden's Grill & Banquet)
Grand Island Rotary Club
Ferdinand Ruocco, D.D.S.
Bonnie Sciuk
Richard and Beverly Seibert
Grand Island Golden Age Club
Debbie Sharon
Tom and Janet Sheehan
Bob and Pam Shoemaker
The Giving Tree at Sidway Elementary School
Holy Name Society St. Stephen's R.C. Church
Ron Stanke
Amber Storr and Frank Penque
The Sunday Domino Club
Ron and Margaret Sutton
Lee Tetkowski
Mark and Dianne Tiede
United Way donors on Grand Island
Ladies Auxillary of VFW Post 9249
Men's Auxiliary of VFW Post 9249
Greg and Paulette Voyzey
Grand Island Zonta Club


Our thanks also to these people and organizations donating gift cards, food or gifts for this 2015 Holiday Distribution:
AFSCME employees at Town Hall    
Anonymous    
Shirley Barberic    
Several Boy Scout Troops    
The John Braddell Family    
Bremmer Sugar Kake Baking Co.    
Charlene Burchfield
Dress Down Days at Connor Middle School
Students and staff of Connor Middle School
Lynn Dingey and Family
Ellden's Grill & Banquet
David and Valerie Gaydosh
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce
Faculty, students and staff of Grand Island High School
Grand Island Professional Women's Org.
Grand Island Rod and Gun Club
The Hamm Family
Miles and Fran Havens
Faculty, students and staff of Huth Road Elementary School
Faculty, students and staff of Kaegebein Elementary School
Don and Jackie Kew
Gerald and MaryAnne Kippley
Kevin Kippley
Mary Star of the Sea Council, Knights of Columbus
Grand Island Lions Club
Grand Island Little League
Shirley Luther
The Marinucci Family
Celtic Christmas Show of McCarthy School of Irish Dance
Judy Polizzi
River Oaks Golf Clubhouse
Jodi Robinson
Kevin Slachciak and Say Cheese Pizza
Faculty, students and staff of Sidway Elementary School
Larry Slovick
Grand Island Snowmobile Club
Parishioners of St. Stephen R.C. Church
Religious Education Department at St. Stephen R.C. Church
Carol Tixier
Tops Friendly Market, Grand Island
Grand Island Town Hall Women
Linda Tufillaro
Grand Island Zonta Club    


Our special thanks also to the very hard working students from DECA and Student Council for their sorting help during our 2015 Holiday Distribution; without their help, the distribution would not have happened:
Maria Ramsperger
Natalie Braun
Marie Tomasula
Sydney Khreis
Abby Czerwonka
Katie Howell
MaryElisabeth Rustowicz  
Eric Albrecht
Tiffany Melendez
Cassidy Siebert
Catie Merletti
Josh Schaefer
Sabrina Mistriner
Ben Freedman
Adam Bevilacqua
Giana Aiello
Maddie Pezzino
Tom Stedman
Justine Cardone
Meghan Frisch
Lexi Conway
Hailey Randle
Maddy Finn
Julia Lawley
Julia Pino
Marcy Barberic
McKenna Collignon
Karie Stedman
Sean Christian Rustowicz
Tucker Leggitt
Eve DiCarlo
Caitlin Kleinschmidt
Kira Hutton
Cheryl Chamberlain, DECA advisor
MaryJane Fonte, DECA advisor
Dan Hager, Student Council advisor
Robert Simpson, Student Council advisor


Let's not forget other hard workers from the Foundation and community who helped so much during our 2015 Holiday Distribution:
Martin Carroll
Linda Clark
Ann and Denny Dahl
Marlene and Dave Dueble
Valerie and Rebecca Gaydosh
Grand Island schools maintenance staff
Nancy Hayes
Lynn and Bob Henschel
Hank and Grace Kammerer
Dave Khreis
Peter Kuszczak and all the Knights of Columbus workers
Angelo Palamuso
Gary Roesch
Lydia Senser
Jan and Tom Sheehan
Larry Slovick
Ron Stanke
Carol Tixier
Linda Tufillaro


Do you know who the Neighbors Foundation officers and directors are? Most are listed in various ways above. Here is the exact listing:
Henry Kammerer, president
Dennis Dahl, vice president
Lynn Henschel, treasurer
Valerie Gaydosh, secretary
Linda Clark, director
David Conboy, director
Ann Dahl, director
Marlene Deuble, director
Nancy Hayes, director
David Khreis, director
Kathleen Lechner, director
Angelo Palamuso, director
Janet Sheehan, director
Larry Slovick, director
Linda Tufillaro, director