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 member events throughout the year, and are also invited to provide ongoing feedback and guidance pertaining to the future of CPL.

We are incredibly grateful to our 2017–18 Independence Society members for their belief in our mission!

The following list was created based on general operating gifts made July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Visionaries — $50,000 & above
Prudence Paliotta+

Partners — $25,000 — $49,999
Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Morel, Jr.

Service Leaders — $10,000 — $24,999
Mr. and Mrs. David Atkinson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Duprey*
Mrs. Ellen Ann Eckman*
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Hansen*
Mrs. C. Victoria Kitchell*
Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Koenig*
Mr. and Mrs. Guy L. Malick
George W. Marsh, Jr.+
Mr. Donald E. Pflieger
Mr. and Mrs. David Twing*
Ms. Joan Zahnd

Freedom Friends — $5,000 — $9,999
Ms. Elizabeth Barringer
Ms. Rebecca Bradbeer
Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Dzuba
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Few
Mr. Jeffrey M. Gorris & Ms. Stephanie Cory Gorris
Ms. Janet L. Hiatt
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Madden
Ms. Mary Alice Malone*
Mr. Don M. Norton
Drs. Jay and Esther Ocuin

Companions — $2,500 — $4,999
The Honorable Bernard and the Honorable Helen Balick*
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher S. Beck
Mr. and Mrs. Mike J. Bishop
Dr. Jeffrey Bowersox
Rosabelle W. Brown+
Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Janie Cramer*
Mr. Edward Crane*
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Flynn
Mr. Vince Freeland
Mr. and Mrs. Lance A. Gorton*
Mr. and Mrs. Pierre duP. Hayward*
The Kathryn L. Johnston Family Fund
Mr. and Mrs. James Kane
Mr. Barry Keane
Ms. Susan Lawrence
Ms. Eileen M. Layton
David D. McCoach and Rene P. Calloway*
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Meserve, Jr.*
Ms. Raluca Moucha
Dr. and Mrs. Grafton D. Reeves*
Mrs. Mary Robinson
Mr. Zachary Segal
Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Stryjewski
Mr. David W. Wright*

Puppy Patrons — $1,000 — $2,499
Mr. and Mrs. James Altrichter
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Anderson*
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Austin
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Beers
Ms. Judy A. Bell
Ms. Jacqueline R. Bradley
Mrs. Alison Brady
Mrs. Judith Brahin
Dr. Mary Bryant
Ms. Catherine Burkert
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Burkhardt
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Buschman
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carlson
Mr. and Mrs. R. Ruliph M. Carpenter, III*
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Chadwick
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Childers
Reverend Michael A. Colagreco
Mr. and Mrs. John Collins
Ms. Jessalyn Cool
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander T. Crawford
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Crowell*
Mr. and Mrs. John Drengler
Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. duPont, IV
Ms. Edith Edson*
Ms. Kathleen M. Eiser*
Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Evans
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Feldman
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ford
Dr. Margaretta Frederick and Mr. Michael J. Martin*
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Frederick, Jr.
Mr. John E. Freemann
Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Galle
Mr. and Mrs. James Gaston
Mrs. Diane Giancarlo
Mr. Arthur Goldman and Ms. Melissa Kurtzman
Amy and Rick Graver
Ms. Nancy Hayward and Mr. Richard S. D. Johnson
Mrs. Ruth S. Hoopes*
Mrs. Madlyn A. Hunter
Mr. and Mrs. David Ingalls
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Janssen
Ms. Paula Janssen
Dr. Janet K. Johnston
Mr. William Kay, Jr.*
Ms. Lisa M. Keeley
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Keith, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kimmel*
Mr. and Mrs. Barry E. Kleckner
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kricka
Ms. Molly Krumm
Mr. Fred J. Krumm+
Miss Tillie Page Laird
Mr. and Mrs. Hallet H. Lamm, Jr.*
Dr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Lemole
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Lickle
Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Maples
Mr. and Mrs. T. Clinton Marple, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Mayer
Ms. Susan K. McDaniel
Mr. Barry McHale and Ms. Sandra L. McNair
Ms. Tara McKibben and Ms. L.J. “Tess” Tessier
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob D. Merriwether
Mr. Alan Millen
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Miller
Mr. Earl Minnis
Ms. Tigger Montague
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Moran
Ms. Janet Moree
Bill and Carol Morling
Ms. Susan Mulrooney and Mr. David W. Lane
Ms. Rosemary G. Navas
The John and Patricia Nguyen Fund
Gregory Nichols
Ms. Erin O’Brien and Mr. Fred Stout
Mr. and Mrs. Gary T. Olsen
Gerald, Roseanne, and Brittany Ortega
Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Ortega
Mr. and Mrs. David K. Osberg
Mr. and Mrs. Ben M. Osbun, Jr.
Mr. Franke C. Paulett
Ms. Nancy Pelet
Ms. Barbara A. Phelan and Dr. Carol R. Reed*
Ms. Ellyn Charlestein-Phillips*
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Pope
Mr. James Reamer and Ms. Michele Sullivan
Mr. Edward M. Resovsky*
Ms. Pamela Riley
Mrs. June H. Robbins
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Romano
Ms. Philomena Rowe
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Saber
Ms. Donna L. Sayah*
Mr. Irv Schannauer
Mr. Charles P. Schutt, Jr.
Ms. Beth Smith
Ms. Jeanette M. Snyder
Mrs. Margaretta K. Stabler*
Mrs. Elizabeth Styer*
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Sudell, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. James Sullivan*
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Sundquist*
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Swarr
Mr. John A. Thomas and Dr. Maithily A. Nandedkar
Ms. Trudie E. Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford D. Towson
Mr. G. William Tunnell+
Ms. Irene van der Linden*
Ms. Susan E. Van Vleet
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Veghte*
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Vernon
Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan P. Vitriol*
Ms. Debra Wade
Ms. Deborah H. Weil
LTC William R. Wirth, USAF RETD.*
Mrs. Shirley Worden

* founding member

For more information about how to become a member of the Independence Society, please contact Kirstin Downie, Director of Development and Communications, 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.)