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...

March 2, 2015

We are very pleased to announce that our Circle of Friends made our 2015 Friendship Ball a huge success as they came together once again in support of our mission. We thank you all for your support and dedication!



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...

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,...

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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