Listing of Gifts of Support - Thank you!

Supporting our Healthcare Heroes

Thank You to the many donors who have supported our staff through outright gifts to our Employee Assistance Fund, or through donations of PPE, Meals of Gratitude, or other in-kind donations. Your support enriches lives and lift spirits!

This list reflects donations received through July 31, 2020.

Employee Assistance Fund:

  • Barbara and Richard Alpert
  • Jay Alpert
  • Suzanne Arnopolin and Ronnie Williams
  • Emily Aron
  • Suzanne Auerbach
  • Karen and Harry Auerbach
  • Patti and Robert Bassell
  • Ruth Love Barer
  • Sonya and Adam Berman
  • Sarah Belchetz-Swenson
  • Constance Bettis
  • Robert Birch
  • Robert Branconnier
  • Alisa Braverman
  • Barbara and Michael Burkart
  • Paul Bushey
  • Carol Kantany-Casartello and Charles Casartello
  • Frank Carrazza
  • Richard Cohen and Eliza Gouveneur
  • Patrice Croaka
  • Nicholas Devanski
  • Bonnie Diamond
  • Robin and Ted Diamond
  • Wendy and Jeffrey Diamond
  • Beth Dindas
  • Phyllis and Mark Dindas
  • Jane and Robert Feinberg
  • Flag Fables, Inc
  • Marie and Joseph Flahire
  • Jane Fleishman and Joan Tabachnick
  • Jeanne Friedman and Carol-Ann Smalley
  • Nicolette and John Gamache
  • Theo and Michael Glickman
  • Diane and Doug Gnepp
  • Linda and Richard Goldrick
  • Susan and Jonathan Goldsmith
  • Marlene and James Gordon
  • Steven Grinspoon and Winnie Sandler
  • George Groom
  • Terry Halliday
  • Susan and Richard Halpern
  • Carol Hauss
  • Barbara Henriques
  • Devorah Jacobson and Margaret Mastrangelo
  • Ricki Kantrowitz and Alex Cohen
  • Jacqueline Katz
  • Susan and Edward Kline
  • Oleg Kondel
  • Michael Konstan
  • Joy Ladin
  • Deanna LaFave
  • Gail and Aaron Lansky
  • Patricia Leipprandt and Kenneth Fieldman
  • Anne Mackin
  • Catherine Madsen and Sarah Thomson
  • Kathleen Martel
  • April Mastrangelo
  • Massachusetts Assisted Living Association
  • Karen Mendelsohn and Jeffrey Cossin
  • Esther Mercer
  • Jane Myers
  • Lisa Newman
  • Debora Novitch
  • Adele and Henry Oppenheim
  • Alison Ozer
  • Diane Palladino and Ellen Koteen
  • Nadine Pravda
  • Joan and Monroe Rabin
  • David Rabinovitz and Jordene Hale
  • Linda Randall
  • Corry Root
  • Myra and David Ross
  • Linda Sinapi and Cate Carulli
  • Naomi Skoglund
  • Margaret and Barry Slitzky
  • Connie and Chuck Songer
  • Judith Souweine
  • Jean C. Smith
  • Jill Smith
  • Marilyn Sutin
  • Catherine and Kenneth Talan
  • Christina and Sean Tuohey
  • Martin Urbel and Amy Leos-Urbel
  • Sara Weinberger and Mordi Kamel
  • Janet and Ronald Weiss
  • Marsha and Irwin Weitz
  • Kayla Werlin and Wayne Abercrombie
  • Ina and Richard Werman
  • Carol Halpern Wernick
  • Sage Wheeler
  • Alexandra Wright
  • Deborah Wyngowski
  • Susan Zarchin
  • Charlotte and Alan Zeller

Staff Bonuses:

  • Steven Grinspoon and Winnie Sandler

Groceries and Fresh Produce for our Staff Grocery Store and Farmer’s Market:

  • The Family of Mark Perlman, owners of Ocean State Job Lots

Gift Certificates to Local Restaurants and Businesses for Staff:

  • Betsy and Richard Gaberman
  • The Thanksgiving Family Group of Dr. Udaya Jagadeesan, Medical Director at JGS Lifecare


  • Better Than a Bandana – 100 hand-made masks
    Carol Berger
    Jess Karr
    Heidi Shea
    Katie, Jared and daughter Charlotte Standiford
  • The Goodman Families – 5000 surgical masks
    Diane and Richard
    Abby and Gary
    Benedicta and Glenn
    Tracy and Steven, and all of your children
  • Woody Kaplan
  • Sherry and Richard Leaderman
  • Lucas Mantoni – ear savers
  • Halina Wiczyk and James Rosenthal
  • Hampden County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Nick Cocchi
  • IAGS Indian Association of Greater Springfield
  • SEWA International USA

Staff Meals of Gratitude*:

  • Deanna Lafave and Family
  • Friends of JGS Lifecare
  • Oasis Senior Advisors, owner Eric Aashelm
  • Rev. Ute Schmidt and Mr. Jim McClintock
  • Burgess, Schultz & Robb, P.C.

Community Fundraisers Supporting Staff Meals of Gratitude*:

  • Burgess, Schultz and Robb, P.C. in collaboration with HighBrow Wood Fired Kitchen and Bar, owner Andrew Brow
  • Luigi’s Pizza, owners Jen and Louie Santos
  • Nathan Bills Bar and Restaurant, owner John Sullivan
  • Rachel’s Table a program of the Jewish Federation of Western MA in collaboration with The Kitchen, owner Bobby Barkett
  • Sinai Temple in collaboration with The Grapevine, owners Liz and George Kollias
  • St. Mary’s Parish in collaboration with The Kitchen, owner Bobby Barkett
  • Temple Beth El in collaboration with Uno’s Pizzeria, owner Michael Hurwitz

* Meals of gratitude lift staff spirits while supporting our local restaurants. Thank you!

Community Fundraiser for Healthcare Heroes Lawn Signs:

  • Fusion Cross-Media, LLC

Thank you!