February 15, 2016

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The Frances Pope Memorial Foundation, our friends and our families said goodbye to our one and only Mary Neary this summer. She left a void that will simply never be filled.  Larger than life. Adventurous. Fearless and fun. From the earliest days, Mary dedicated herself tirelessly to our mission in so many ways, serving as our Event Chair and as our Family Advocate. She brought her style, her wit and her vision to our Annual Friendship Ball, making it the event we all look forward to each year....

January 18, 2016

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We are so happy to help support the Andrew Baeumler Technology Program in the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at Mount Sinai Hospital.


Here's a quick video about one of their programs, "Mission:Minecraft," a KidZone TV call-in show for pediatric patients. Watch the co-host, Ashley, and her callers explore the virtual world and work together to answer trivia challenges! Can they find Sparky and Pepper?!


Ashley, you're a natural! We're so glad to see and support the conti...

October 2, 2015

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"Good evening. My name is Sean McCormack, and I am a cancer survivor."

Throughout the years, the Frances Pope Memorial Foundation Friendship Ball audiences have been brought to tears by stories of heartache, courage, and triumph. This year, we were blessed to hear one of our kids, Sean McCormack, speak to our Circle of Friends about his battle with cancer.

We are so happy that Sean is feeling better! His resilience is inspiring!

See Sean's speech...

Also, see Sean's touching reading of his poem, "On...

November 18, 2014

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This year, we were pleased to present our 2015 Men of the Year, father and son Timothy D. Delaney and Timothy H. Delaney.


Tim D., founder and Senior Vice President of Lancer Insurance Company, has been an ardent supporter of Frances Pope since our inception in 1982. His eldest son, Tim H., Chief Marketing Officer at Lancer Insurance, shares his father's generosity and has already proven eager to carry on the family tradition of support. It is this spirit of giving that has allowed our small...

July 1, 2014

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On behalf of the of the children and families who benefit from your generosity, we extend a very special thank you to all who

helped to make our Annual Golf Classic this past Monday, June 16th a fantastic success.


It was a perfect day for our golfers to enjoy a great course, great brunch, a delicious BBQ and win some fabulous prizes all donated by loyal friends and organizations from around the city, while helping kids with cancer.


Once again, Tom Wipf and the Hell or High Water Band performed a...

December 18, 2013

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Terence Greene is a native Brooklynite, born and raised in Park Slope and life long summer resident of Breezy Point.  He is the youngest of Mary and Edward’s 5 children, Thomas, Elizabeth, Edmund, Catherine, and last, but certainly not least, Terence, better known to us as, Terry.


Terry is a graduate of Xavier High School in Manhattan and received his BA from Villanova University.  He started his career as a marine insurance adjuster at WK Webster, however, he had his eye on the finance market,...

August 7, 2013

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A big thanks to all the Donors who gave such wonderful prizes to the 2013 Golf Classic Arms Length Raffle and 50/50 Raffle!


  • Nat Sherman

  • Dan Hickey, Rosa Mexicano

  • Sarah Stone, Trump National Westchester Golf Club

  • Mario DiPreta

  • Leewood Golf Club

  • ACM American Royalty Limousine Service

  • Debbie Donohue, Steve Madden

  • Debbie Comer, Olde Stone Mill, Angelina’s, The Tap House

  • Yana & Christie of Pastiche

  • Marge Duffy, Peter Duffy Furs

  • Rick Passarelli, Bo...

July 17, 2013

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Thanks to All Who Helped to Make This Year's Golf Classic A Wonderful Success!


2013- Premier Sponsors

  • Tullett Prebon- Kevin Fitzpatrick

  • Valerie & Tom Kinnally

  • Kerry & Terry Green


2013- Classic Gold Sponsors

  • Star Delta Electric Inc.

  • Snack & Friends Inc.

  • Catholic Council of Electrical Workers

  • Colony Club, Local 3 I.B.E.W.


  • Amato Investigative Services, Inc.

  • Michael Anthony's - Casual Dinning on the Hudson


2013- Beautiful Children Sponsors


July 10, 2013

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Thanks to all who helped make the 2013 Annual Golf Classic possible!



2013 Golf Classic Volunteers

  • Kristen Amato

  • Christine Chase

  • Mary O'Neill

  • Mary Ann Mastroianni

  • Ellen Preimesberger

  • Joe Chase

  • JoAnn Waldmann

  • Christie Feldman










November 14, 2012

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Each year the festivities begin by honoring outstanding individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives others and contribute to the community.


This year we are very proud to announce our 2013 Men of the Year, Kevin Fitzpatrick of Tullett Prebon and John Mahon, proprietor of many well known restaurants in Manhattan. We will share more background on these two fine gentlemen very soon.


February 2013 marks our 31st Anniversary! The Friendship Ball grew out of a...

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