The Independence Society—A tradition of giving

Independence Society members belong to a distinctive family of generous and compassionate friends of Canine Partners for Life. Members make an annual leadership commitment of $1,000 or more to support CPL’s general operations during our fiscal year.* Many choose to contribute their support via automated monthly giving.

Members receive special invitations to exclusive Independence Society events throughout the year. Members are also invited to provide ongoing feedback and guidance pertaining to the future of CPL.

We are incredibly grateful to our 2014–15 Independence Society members for their faith in our mission!

The following list was created based on general operating gifts made July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.


Visionaries — $50,000 & above

Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Farley, Jr.


Partners — $25,000 — $49,999

Mr. C. Minor Barringer*

Mr. and Mrs. Gerret van S. Copeland*

Mr. Donald E. Pflieger

Mr. and Mrs. C. Porter Schutt, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. David Twing*


Service Leaders — $10,000 — $24,999

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Butters*

Mrs. Ellen Ann Eckman*

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Jones

Mrs. C. Victoria Kitchell*

Mr. Ronald Krancer*

Mr. and Mrs. Guy L. Malick

Mr. Earl Minnis

Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran*

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Waitzman*


Freedom Friends — $5,000 — $9,999

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore H. Ashford

Ms. Kathy L. Echternach*

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Frederick, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Lance A. Gorton*

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hayward, III*

Ethel B. Hopkins

Ms. Diane B. Jones

Ms. Mary Alice Malone*

Mr. and Mrs. David D. McCoach*

Mr. Matthew R. Moran

Dr. and Mrs. Grafton D. Reeves*

Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Robbins, II

Mrs. Kathleen Saber


Companions — $2,500 — $4,999

Ms. Donna Alkhatib

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher S. Beck

Ms. Doris J. Bernstein and Mr. Neil Gillman

Mrs. Georgina M. Bissell

Mr. Louis W. Burgener*

Mrs. Barbara Burkhardt*

Mr. Mark L. Carnes*

Mr. and Mrs. Corey A. Case

Mrs. Margaret Dean

Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Dzuba

Mr. Irving R. Gerber*

Dr. and Mrs. Mark W. Hanlon

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Y. Heckert

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Horne

Ms. Melissa B. Kurtzman

Ms. Susan Lawrence

Dr. Margaretta Frederick and Mr. Michael J. Martin*

Ms. Raluca Moucha

Mr. and Mrs. Ben M. Osbun, Jr.

Vincent and Linda Pascarelli

Ms. Barbara A. Phelan and Dr. Carol R. Reed*

Mr. and Mrs. Leandro S. Pimenta*

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Pope

Ms. Lorraine Radomicki

Mr. and Mrs. T. Garrett Robinson, Jr.*

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Romano

Ms. Donna L. Sayah*

Rosalind Schwebel

Mr. and Mrs. David S. Sherman

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Vible

Mrs. Shirley Worden

Mr. David W. Wright*


Puppy Patrons — $1,000 — $2,499


Mr. and Mrs. John M. Avery

The Honorables Bernard and Helen Balick*

Mr. James R. Beers

Ms. Sadie Brommer

G.M. Brown of Carwile Poodles & Doodles

Dr. Mary Bryant

Mr. and Mrs. Wiley T. Buchanan, III

Mr. and Mrs. R. Ruliph M. Carpenter, III*

Ms. Nancy Catania

Ms. Mary Ann Cox

Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Janie Cramer*

Mr. Edward Crane*

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Craven

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Crowell*

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Danzeisen*

Mr. and Mrs. John J. D’Luhy

Dr. Deborah Allen and Mr. Richard Donham*

Mr. and Mrs. Ford B. Draper, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Duprey*

Ms. Edith Edson*

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Eidell

Ms. Kathleen M. Eiser*

Mr. Brad Enderlin and Mrs. Heather Dochat

Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Evans

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Feldman

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Galle

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gansky

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Gibson, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Hansen*

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hawkins

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hayes

Mr. and Mrs. Pierre duP. Hayward*

Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell L. Hollin*

Mr. and Mrs. David Ingalls

Mr. and Mrs. Elliott J. Jennings

Ms. Janet Johnston

Ms. Corinna M. Joyce

Mr. and Ms. Kevin Joyce

Mr. and Mrs. L. William Kay, II*

Mrs. Judith A. Kenyon*

Mrs. Kathy Kimmel*

Mr. and Mrs. Barry E. Kleckner

Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Koenig*

Mr. and Mrs. Hallet H. Lamm, Jr.*

Ms. Mary M. Lane

Mr. W. Robert Law

Ms. Eileen M. Layton

Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Lee

Mr. and Mrs. Alan B. Levin

Mr. Nicholas J. Licato

Ms. Lori B. Loveland and Mr. Kevin J. Connors

Ms. Tanya M. MacKeand

Mr. and Mrs. Crawford MacKeand

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Madden

Mr. Steven Mannik

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Markus*

Mr. and Mrs. T. Clinton Marple, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon K. Martin*

Dr. and Mrs. Jack M. Maxwell*

Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Mayer

Rosany Melendez

Ms. Susan R. Miller

Ms. Tigger Montague

Ms. Elizabeth S. Moore

Ms. Janet Moree

Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Morel, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Morling

Ms. Virginia M. Mueller

Mr. and Mrs. Gary T. Olsen*

Mr. and Mrs. Philip S. Reese*

Mr. Edward M. Resovsky*

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd L. Reynolds

Mr. John B. Rosenberg

Mr. and Mrs. John K. Saer, Jr.*

Ms. Carol Schifman

Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Schuler*

Ms. Anne E. Sheppard and Mr. Hal Real

Ms. Beth A. Smith

R. W. Stout

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Styer, Jr.*

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Sullivan*

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Sundquist*

Mr. Robert D. Sutton and Mrs. Erica Sorrentino-Sutton

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford D. Towson

Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Valera

Ms. Irene van der Linden*

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Veghte*

Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan P. Vitriol*

Ms. Carol Elizabeth Ware*

Ms. Deborah H. Weil

Ms. Janet W. Wilkinson

LTC and Mrs. William R. Wirth, USAF RETD.*

Mr. Robert D. Wynne

Ms. Lisa Zakrajsek and Mr. Michael Murphy

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Zaroff*

*founding member


For more information about the Independence Society and how to become a member, please contact Daniel Smith, Director of Development, at 610–869-4902 ext. 214 or


(The official registration and financial information of Canine Partners for Life may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1–800-732‑0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.)