I hope this note finds you all well and enjoying the hustle and bustle of December. Yes it is the season of festivities but it is also a time to reflect and give thanks.
I must thank Tim Gleason for being an extraordinary 2019 Man of the Year. And thanks to Tim's friends and all our loyal friends, the 2019 Friendship Ball was a night to REMEMBER!! And as 2019 winds down, we are already well into planning for our 2020 Friendship Ball
We at the Frances Pope Memorial Foundation, along with all of our families, are so thankful for your generosity this year.
As the holiday season approaches, you can help us continue to take care of our families by signing up for Amazon Smile. With every purchase you make, Amazon will donate a portion of the sale to our organization.
Simply go to Smile.Amazon.com, enter the Frances Pope Memorial Foundation as your chosen charity, and continue your shopping.
Our 37th Annual Friendship Ball took place March 1st in the Pierre Hotel honoring Tim Gleason and the Late Father Peter Colapietro. A very special thank you to our wonderful volunteers and Circle of Friends. You all help us make what we do possible. Thank you to everyone who attend on the night, sold & bought raffles tickets, secured raffle prizes and spread the word about our foundation. You helped make the night a smashing success! On behalf of the families and children that you have helped th...
Our Annual Golf Classic is always a momentous day in our summer calendars and this year was no exception. Thank you to everyone who played, supported, donated and volunteered at this year's Golf Classic.
A special thank you to Leewood Golf Club, Eastchester, for being so accommodating and welcoming as our hosts. A super special thank you to The Hell or High Water Band for their incredible music and entertainment.
We look forward to our next event and we thank you as always for helping u...
On Saturday, May 5th, the Frances Pope Circle of Friends gathered at Bobby Vans CPS to celebrate the Kentucky Derby and dedicate their afternoon to helping our F.P.M.F. moms and dads. Cancer keeps too many of our kids in a hospital away from home and loved ones, and that means mom or dad sleeps there too. And whether you plan to be there - or not - sleeping in a chair in a medical institution can really take it out of you. Imagine having to do your laundry and take a shower in the I.C.U....
We would like to Congratulate Our Men of the Year, Tim Dillon & James Cahill and thank our volunteers and our Circle of Friends. You all help us make what we do possible. On behalf of the families and children that you have helped through your support of our Friendship Ball, we thank you immensely!!
The Frances Pope Memorial Foundation was able to help the Schaefer family following their son Aiden's diagnosis with leukemia. Your continued support of the Foundation, and your incredible generosity at this year's Friendship Ball, helps us ensure that we never have to say no to a family like the Schaefers.
In 2017 we celebrated the 35th Anniversary of our foundation. It truly was a remarkable year, made so by new friends, events and of course families touched by our mission. This year proved to be busier than 2016 indeed; helping around 100 families throughout the twelve months, distributing over $150,000 in grants. Our assistance this year covered rent, travel expenses, utility bills, accommodation for families living out of the Metropolitan area, food & clothing expenses, funeral expenses.
Join us on Friday February 23rd 2018 at the Pierre Hotel for our 36th Annual Friendship Ball.
On the night we will be celebrating our Men of the Year,
Jim Cahill and Tim Dillon.
Jim Cahill (Pictured left)
James W. Cahill is a lifetime New Yorker. He was born in Manhattan, raised in Queens and currently resides in Rockland County with his wife of 43 years, Marie. He is the proud father of three children and seven grandchildren. James has devoted forty-eight years of his working life to the United As...