DDBCF Advisory Board

We are excited to announce the formation of the David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF) Advisory Board. The Advisory Board comprised of 20 volunteers dedicated to achieving our Mission of Hope for patients and their families affected by a cancer diagnosis.

In 2017, DDBCF reached an all-time milestone of helping 1,004 families battling a cancer diagnosis with direct financial grants totaling $778,381.91. Beyond the significant financial grants, countless families receive hope, emotional support, and wellness services through our generous corporate and individual donors. These goals could not have been accomplished without the inspiration from our patients and support from our volunteers.

The overall purpose of our new Advisory Board is to bolster support and awareness for DDBCF’s Mission of Hope. We thank each of our Advisory Board Members for committing to serve as Beacons of Hope to our patients and their families. We are honored to introduce our Advisory Board Members and invite you to learn more about each of them by clicking the names below:

  1. Dr. Bryan Barrett: Atlanticare Urgent Care
  2. Jaimee Boyle: Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club
  3. John Brancato: JAB Inspections
  4. Chief Robert Burnaford: Harvey Cedars Police Department
  5. Erin Buterick: The Union Market & Gallery and The MakeShift Union
  6. Christopher DeMatteis: Equity Prime Mortgage
  7. James Donahower: Jamesdonahower.com
  8. Brandon Donnegan: Student, Stockton University
  9. Jillian Elsasser: Panzone’s Pizza and Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta
  10. Jeannine Errico: The Union Market & Gallery and The MakeShift Union
  11. Matthew D. Finelli: D. Finelli Construction
  12. Deb Henderson: University Title Insurance Agency, Inc.
  13. Lou Hoguet: Landguard Title
  14. Matthew Mancini: TD Bank
  15. Lou Manganiello: Lou’s Electric
  16. Matt Matey: McCue Captains Agency
  17. Andy Muniak: Muniak & Muniak Public Accountants
  18. Lee-Anne Oros: Educational Testing Service
  19. Brittany Solon: Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club
  20. Carmen Tierno: New York American Water Company

 

Equity Prime Mortgage | Planned Giving

We want to thank our friends at Equity Prime Mortgage for their continued support of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and our mission to offer financial assistance, services and HOPE to families battling a cancer diagnosis. This creative planned giving initiative was forged by our Communications Director Dani Corso through her company Volatile Media Management.

The Equity Prime Mortgage Leadership Team, Staff and their clients are responsible for positively affecting the lives of so many families battling cancer. The result has been a record-setting and monumental donation of $42,375.00 to DDBCF over the past two years! These donations are used towards a multitude of items for our families including: mortgage/rent, utilities, transportation costs to and from treatments, medical bills and groceries to keep food on the table!

All of us at David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation appreciate and truly value the year-long efforts of the entire Equity Prime Mortgage team and could not be happier to be partnering with them again in 2017! The Equity Team has set the Gold Standard for creative planned giving initiatives but you can join Equity as A Beacon Of Hope for our families battling a cancer diagnosis by contacting us today to learn more about Planned Giving and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation! Please contact David Caldarella at: david@davidsdreamandbelieve.org

Please contact our friends at Equity Prime Mortgage NJ for all your Mortgage needs by calling them today at: (609) 597-0007.

 

Planned Giving 2017

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Planned Giving 2017

A heartfelt thanks to our Director Danielle Corso and her company Volatile Media Management for originally fostering the vision and creating a planned giving partnership between our friends at Equity Prime Mortgage NJ and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF). Starting back in 2015, our hometown mortgage specialists committed to donate $25.00 to DDBCF for every loan closed by their Manahawkin, NJ office! The result has been a record-setting and monumental donation of $42,375.00 to DDBCF over the past two years! We must thank the staff at Equity Prime Mortgage NJ for their personal investment in the mission of DDBCF to bring HOPE to our patients and their families affected by a cancer diagnosis! Please contact our friends at Equity Prime Mortgage NJ for all your Mortgage needs by calling them today at: (609) 597-0007.

Our first example of planned giving started in 2013 with Paul Samaniego when he created a bi-weekly employee contribution through his company, IBM to DDBCF. This was met in 2014 by a similar monthly donation by another friend of the Foundation, Dan & Sue Vilardi. Marie Antonelli joined their efforts in 2016 and all three have signed up to participate again in 2017.  Thank you all.

In 2016, three Directors participated in our planned giving initiative. We are excited and humbled to announce that all nine of our Directors have agreed to participate in our planned giving initiative for 2017. Our Board of Directors serve on a 100% volunteer basis and this financial commitment is yet another example of their selfless dedication to our families battling a cancer diagnosis.

Our planned giving initiative helps sustain the HOPE for our families throughout the year even during tougher months when no events are scheduled. Please contact David Caldarella at: david@davidsdreamandbelieve.org to learn more about our planned giving initiative.

THANK YOU!

 

5th Annual Stafford Run for Hope Wrap-Up

Domenick Crisalli - Run for Hope
Alyssa Antonelli - Run for HopeMaddie Beirne - Run for Hope11th Hour Racing Team - Run for Hope

The 5th Annual Stafford Run for Hope presented by Equity Prime Mortgage to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF) was the first year DDBCF was involved in the entire event. It was a very good first year and look forward to many more successful Run for Hope events. The original Stafford Triathlon/Duthlon was created by our friend and Race Director Ross Reynolds. Ross and his wife Marissa put forth a yeoman effort and we cannot thank them enough for supporting DDBCF. A special thanks to Chuck and Danielle Schnell and all the volunteers!

Our presenting sponsor Equity Prime Mortgage in Manahawkin, NJ continue to set the bar very high. Equity’s planned giving initiative to donate $25.00 per every closed loan out of their Manahawkin office was started last year. The planned giving continues today with the end result being a tremendous financial support system for our families battling cancer. Thank you Equity Prime Mortgage.

We had 2 Main Sponsors for this year’s Stafford Run for Hope event. The Law Office of William Wright LLC in Manahawkin and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. William Wright competed in the this year’s events and took home some award hardware. We want to thank our friends at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. ER Tech Mike Rowe is also the Founder of 11th Hour Racing and led the triathlon relay team to a first place finish in the relay division. The team consisted of Dr. Rich Massone in the swim, Dr. Katie O’Leary on the bike and Mike on the run. Mike formed this nonprofit to assist patients at TJUH in need of financial assistance. We look forward to partnering with Mike and the entire TJUH in the future!

We want to thank our student group from Southern Regional High School led by teachers Rebecca Posch and Jody Denn McLennan. We had more than 20 SRHS students volunteering on the day of event and additional students participating in the race. Great job & Thank You!

We want to say a special thank you to sponsor and creative artist for the 5th Annual SRFH: Swing Graphics. Dawn and Pete have been a huge support system for DDBCF over the past year and we look forward to continuing this partnership! Thank you to our friends and community partners at Jetty for printing this years event shirts. Thank you to local radio station WJRZ FM 100.1 for promoting this year’s run.

Thank you to our additional sponsors: Living Acupuncture & Healing Arts Center, BSR Physical Therapy, The Boat Shop, Rothman Institute, Advocare Orthopedic Reconstruction Specialists, Central New Jersey Oncology Nursing Society Chapter, Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine and Urgent Care Now!

A special thanks to Stafford Township Police Dept., DQ Events, Road ID, Surf City Lifeguards, Shore Brake Cyclery, LBI TriClub, Typestries Sign & Design, Stafford Township Recreation Department, Ocean County Parks & Recreation, Fusaro’s Pizza, Manhattan Bagel and Bagels & Beyond!

Last but certainly not least, we want to thank members of our youth group Generation Dream. These future leaders raised money on their own for our families battling a cancer diagnosis. We have collected $3,002.00 from this group so far and could not be more proud of them. A special thanks to Alyssa Antonelli, Domenic Crisalli, (Reese, Maddie and Landon Beirne) who collected almost $2,200.00 on their own! Great Job & Thank You!

 

 

Planned Giving

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Planned Giving

Our first example of planned giving started in 2013 with Paul Samaniego when he created a bi-weekly employee contribution through his company to David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF). This was met in 2014 by a similar monthly donation by another friend of the Foundation, Sue Vilardi. Their planned giving initiatives continue today in 2016! Thank you both.

We were informed at the beginning of 2015 about a very exciting new partnership between DDBCF and our friends at Equity Prime Mortgage NJ. A heartfelt thanks to our Director Dani Corso and her company Volatile Media Management for fostering the vision for this new partnership! Our hometown mortgage specialists committed to donate $25.00 to DDBCF for every loan closed by their Manahawkin, NJ office! The end result was a monumental donation of $18,000.00 to DDBCF! We must thank the entire staff at Equity Prime Mortgage NJ for their personal investment in the mission of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation to bring HOPE to our patients and their families affected by a cancer diagnosis! Please contact our friends at Equity Prime Mortgage NJ for all your Mortgage needs by calling them today at: (609) 597-0007.

In 2016, several other individuals and businesses have joined in on the planned giving initiative. It’s generous and selfless efforts like the one’s mentioned above that will sustain the HOPE that DDBCF provides to our families throughout the year! Please click on the links below to download your copy of our Planning Giving Initiative and view the sponsorship levels available for all of our events. Thank You!

 

Planned Giving

Cruisin for a Cure

Stafford Run for Hope

Island Gala

Survival of the Mills

Equity Prime Mortgage NJ | Sponsor Spotlight | David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation

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Equity Prime Mortgage NJ

We were informed at the beginning of 2015 about a very exciting new partnership between David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation (DDBCF) and our friends at Equity Prime Mortgage NJ. A heartfelt thanks to our Director Dani Corso and her company Volatile Media Management for fostering the vision for this new partnership! Our hometown mortgage specialists committed to donate $25.00 to DDBCF for every loan closed by their Manahawkin, NJ office! The Equity Team made the exact same commitment to our friends and community partners at The Jetty Rock Foundation (JRF)! Through the first 10 months of 2015, Equity Prime Mortgage used a creative Planned Giving Initiative to donate $15,375.00 to both DDBCF & JRF!

We must thank the entire staff at Equity Prime Mortgage NJ for their personal investment in the mission of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. Equity Prime Mortgage have made a long-term commitment to bring HOPE to our patients and their families affected by a cancer diagnosis!

It’s unique and creative Planned Giving initiative’s like this one with Equity Prime Mortgage NJ that afford David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation the opportunity to direct the highest % of funds back to our families in desperate need of our support. Please contact our friends at Equity Prime Mortgage NJ for all your Mortgage/Refi needs by calling them today at: (609) 597-0007.