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Donors

2022

The Solomons Fund $25,000
Strauss Family Foundation, in honor of Sherry Jacobson and Eugene Zuriff. $5,000
Sherry Jacobson $4,000
Anna & Wiley Wasden $2,000
Monica P. Smith $1,500
G Stephen Spears $1,000
Frank and Patricia Kabela $1,500
Anne B. Woolner $800
Les Vann $600
Brian Bailey $600
Megan Desrosiers $600
Jeanne Glover $500
Nancy Farese $500
Cathy Hill $500
Michelle Munroe $500
Leslie Graitcer $500
Nicole Bagley $500
The Rockdale Foundation $500
Zelda and Sheldon Tenenbaum $500
Mary Coker $450
James Frasche $450
Caroline (Caro) Cay Powell $450
Gayle McAlister $360
Amanda Deitsch $360
Sylvia B. Harris $360
James Van Epps $360
David Leonard $350
David Kitchin $280
James Toedtman $250
Marion Savic $250
Atiba Mbiwan $250
Rosalie S. Wyman $250
Hazle Hamilton $250
Daniel Nelson $225
Elaine McCoy $202
Alfred McGuire $200
Jenny Long $200
Joanna Adams $200
Virginia Hepner $200
Louis Marrero $180
Bruce Walker $180
Fred Krumbhaar $180
Nancy Contel $180
Rosemary Mackey $180
Rebecca Rowden $180
Clayton Livingston $180
Jessica Osborne $180
Rena Patton $180
Meredith Welch $180
Margaret Coker $180
Carolyn & Jim McInerney $180
Anne Linnee $180
Gordon Paulus $180
Hyde Post $180
Rebecca Rolfes $180
Eleanor Hinz Radue $180
Pembroke Faucette $180
William Osborne $180
Rita Spalding $180
Ann Woolner $180
Evelina Altschiller $180
Patricia Bowman $180
Margaret Coker $180
Barbara A. Sayer $175
Anonymous $300
Susan Shipman $150
Deb Luginbuhl $150
David Hobbs $150
Paula Eubanks $150
Elizabeth Sutton $150
Margaret Herman $120
Edmund “Ned” Duffy $120
Donald G Myers $100
Richard Shields $100
Melinda Tucker Furlan $100
David Solomon $100
Robert Marcotullio $100
Frank Mendelson $100
Jean Shen $100
Anna Lehmann $100
Jane Fishman $100
Elizabeth McCullar $100
Mark Yeager $100
Jane Burnette $100
Edward GaNun $100
Ann G. Fenstermacher $100
Cheryl Chip $100
Ellen Hatcher $100
Sarah Spradley $100
Kevin Kiernan $100
Eileen Baker $100
Kevin Squier Austin $100
Corinne Ramsey $100
Jenifer Tate $100
Martha Nesbit $100
Joyce Murlless $100
Robert Byrd $100
Edward Schweikert $100
Bert Roughton $100
Frances Smith $100
Mel Westmoreland $100
Park Wade $100
William Kelso $100
David Solomon $100
Christine Ellington $100
Carl Pedigo $100
James P Fallon $100
Bruce Pendleton $100
Robert Bush $100
Tom Kohler $90
Renee Bishop $90
Eric Curl $90
Mary Helen Moses $90
Chip Colley $90
George Ragsdale $90
Jay Paszamant $90
Mary Watson $90
Neela Banerjee $90
William Dismer $90
Roxane George $90
Paul White $90
Joan Shinnick $90
Gail Krueger $90
Sheryl St.Germain $90
Frances Smith $90
Leo Peloquin $90
Jane Mackenzie $90
Susan and Jeff Catron $90
Patti George $90
Ward Schaumberg $90
Susan Weston $90
Chuck Perry $90
Sylvia Pannell $90
Melinda Roughton $90
Jim Renner $90
Ellen Hatcher $90
Jeanne Kane $90
Lynn Wright $90
Frances Middleberg $90
John Williams $90
Kent Urness $75
Julie Singer $75
Raymond Miller $66
Michael Fleetwood $60
Stephen Willis $60
Nancy K Daves $60
Carolyn Farley $60
Vincent Farley $60
Robin Kemp $60
David Galloway $60
Lynda Mellin $60
Jeanne Hutton $60
Cliff Oxford $60
David Kyler $60
Sally Revoile $60
Donna Gruenbeck-Black $60
William Kent $60
Rebecca Shortland $50
Robert Marcotullio $50
Natalie Hammock Sweat $50
Christopher Walden $50
James Wilson $50
C E Carter III $50
Orlando Scott $50
Caroline Dickson $50
Lawson Calhoun $50
Lynne Howe $50
Jane Thimme $50
Mary Cameron Kitchin $50
Michael Sullivan $50
Claude Ervin Davis $50
Mary Beth Hannan $50
Marty Grossman $50
Carol Nasr $50
Judy Sheppard $50
Robert Divine $50
Rhea Hurwitz $50
Leslie Shields $50
Karen Harrell $35
Roslynn Harrell $30
Arnold Addington $30
Karen Groce $30
E. Lloyd Dunn $30
Phil Novinger $30
Lee B Becker $30
William Fallon $30
Esther Smith $30
Vicki Greene $30
Meaghan Gerard $30
Alan Seidman $30

Iris Dayoub $30
Nancy M Kitchin $25
Billy Gibson $25
David Blumenfeld $25
Stephen Langston $25
Ashlee Crews $25
LauraLane McKinnon $25
Carolyn Colvin $25
Richard Burgner $25
Wynton Ezelle $24
Judith Wade $20
Jill Wright $20
Patricia P. Bray $15
Wayne Sheridan $15
Dee James $15
Sabrina Newby $15
Sharon Ehle $15
David Moore $12
Russell Henderson $12
Meaghan Gerard $10
Lyn Gregory $10
Michael Clark $10

2021

Cathy and Philip Solomons $55,000
Carol Sawdye and Johno Morisano $50,100
Dale Critz, Jr. $10,500
David Paddison $10,000
Linda Carpenter $10,000
Leslie & Philip Graitcer $6,250
Carol Sawdye $5,000
Corey Jones $5,000
Jacqueline & Stephen Rabinowitz $5,000
Austin & Marti Sullivan $5,000
Craig Nelson and family $4,600
Susan & Jeff Catron $4,195
J R Roseberry $2,605
Anonymous via NewsMatch 2020 $2,500
Hyde Post $2,120
Chris Poe $2,000
Frank Peeples, Jr. $2,000
Ken and Jacqueline Sirlin $2,000
Lee Echols $2,000
Shirley Wright $2,000
Sherry Jacobson $1,680
Ann Woolner $1,510
Leda Chong & Kevin Dewalt $1,450
Frances Zwenig $1,360
Stephen Spears $1,180
Paula Kreissler $1,080
Caroline Cay Powell $1,050
Anonymous $1,001
Alfred & Joanna Adams $1,000
Anonymous $1,000
Cathy Hill $1,000
Daniel G. Kelly, Annette S. Wheeler $1,000
Jon & Janine Weller $1,000
Margaret Minis $1,000
Peter Roaman $1,000
Scott Lauretti $1,000
Staci Donegan $1,000
Brian Bailey $900
James Frasche $775
Alice Tisch $750
Samuel McCachern $750
Kevin Ryan $720
Mary Beckman $720
Megan Desrosiers $700
Margaret Coker $660
Freda Smith $620
Julian Miller $600
Lesley Francis $540
Honoring Carol Sawdye by Richard Lovett $500
James & Mary Foster $500
Jeanne Glover $500
Keith Mason $500
Mitchell Habib $500
R Hyde Post $500
Sheila & Martin Grossman $500
Susan Isaacs $500
Sylvia Harris $500
Evelina Altschiller $480
Gordon Paulus $480
Patricia Bowman $480
Blake Caldwell $460
Marjorie Young $460
Rita Spalding $450
Robert Coram $450
Eric Curl $440
Ann Linnee $390
Eleanor Hinz Radue $390
John Blount $375
Mary Coker $370
Anne Westbrook $360
Brenda Bizier $360
David Wright $360
Elizabeth Cain $360
Gregory Eckert $360
Howard Hunter $360
James Waterman $360
Joshua Yates $360
Scot Hinson $360
Scott Center $360
Whitney Shephard $360
Peter Canfield $350
Emily Ellison $325
James Toedtman $325
Ann Linton $300
Charles Cansler $300
Connie & Tom Glaser $300
Emory Morsberger $300
Kevin Squier Austin $300
Michaela Shank $300
Sue & Charles Cansler $300
Dorothy Colling $280
Eric Norton $280
Jann Shevin $280
Les Vann $280
Jessica Osborne $270
Patti George $255
Cheryl Chip $250
Daniel Ithurburn $250
Diane Weems $250
Zelda & Sheldon Tenenbaum $250
Hunter Hurst $240
Mary Helen Moses $240
Nicholas Rintye $240
Rebecca Rolfes $240
Ellen Hatcher $225
Melinda Roughton $225
Chuck Perry $210
Jim Renner $210
Roxane George $210
Andrew North $200
Barbara Sawdye $200
Celia Dunn $200
Curtis Grund $200
David Leonard $200
David Solomon $200
Elizabeth Weltner $200
Hartford Gongaware $200
Howard Lalli $200
Jane Fishman $200
Lance Lipman $200
Meredith & Robert Magnus $200
Murem Sharpe $200
Rebecca Marshall $200
Robert M. Williams Jr $200
Susan Neugent/Dennis Clark $200
Susan Thornton $200
Neela Banerjee $195
Renee Bishop $195
Ann Pequigney $180
Austin Kennedy $180
Barbara Dunn $180
Charles McMillan $180
Chris Kielt $180
Daniel Snyder $180
David Kitchin $180
Dorin Schumacher $180
Eleanor Rhangos $180
Hank Klibanoff $180
Henry Highland $180
Jacqueline Mason $180
James Foster $180
Jenny and Stan Humphries $180
Kelly Hnatt $180
Lisa Smith $180
Lynn Weddle $180
Mary Ryan $180
Maureen Hersey $180
Ravi Moorthy $180
Reginald Post $180
Rosemary Mackey $180
Sarah Swan $180
Shari Miltiades $180
Shelley Renner $180
Stuart Karle $180
Susan Buchsbaum $180
Warren Bimblick $180
William Nigut $180
Alfred McGuire $166
Ken Jacobsen $165
Mary Watson $165
Kent Urness $155
Andrew Wade $150
Ann Fenstermacher $150
Becky Cheatham $150
Catherine Baxter $150
Catherine McCall $150
Edward Schweikert $150
Elizabeth Contino $150
Farrell Braziel $150
Kayne Lanahan $150
Kris Rice $150
Paul White $150
Thomas Stanley $150
Karen Harrell $140
Rena Patton $130
Donna Bassett $125
Carolyn Berlin $120
Harriet Langford, Sara Blocker $120
Joe Rosenblum $120
John Bennett $120
Lori Blank $120
Margaret Herman $120
Meredith Welch $120
Ron Melander $120
William Osborne $120
Michele Wiedenhaupt $111
David Kyler $110
Daniel Nelson $105
Alice Edwards $100
Allison Hersh $100
Angi Einstein $100
Anonymous $100
Betty Evelyn Oliver $100
Bruce Miles $100
Candace Hill $100
Carmen Harris $100
Chris Showman $100
Dan Chapman $100
Darrel Pittman $100
David Bloomquist $100
David Hobbs $100
David Kramer $100
Deborah Cahill $100
Denise Esserman $100
Diane Parkman $100
Doug Dustin $100
Ed Farley $100
Edward Conant $100
Ellen Smith $100
Gail Eskew $100
Greg Brock $100
Jackie Black $100
Jan Skutch $100
Jane Hansen $100
Janice Lamattina $100
Jerry Connor $100
Jo Ann Appold $100
John Greenman $100
Joyce Murlless $100
Karen Bluestone $100
Kathryn Propst $100
Kelley Rickenbaker $100
Laurel Krsek $100
Laurie Dowling $100
Linnie Pride $100
Lisa Kalar $100
Lynda Mellin $100
Margaret Newman-Biggs $100
Mark Friedman $100
Mary Skelton $100
Maureen Korzik $100
Michelle Riley $100
Nancy Kitchin $100
Pamela Lappin $100
Paulita Bennett-Martin $100
Phelps S. Hawkins and Sandra Earley $100
Renai Fitzpatrick $100
Richard Griffiths $100
Robert Fischer $100
Robert Hurt $100
Robert Morgan $100
Ryan McMaken $100
Sally Westmoreland $100
Stanley Sudo $100
Stephanie Mitchell $100
Stephanie Stuckey $100
Susan Buckley $100
Susan Siebert & Bart Mitchell $100
Sylvia Severance $100
Terry Bridges $100
Terry Waldrup $100
Tim Echols $100
Valerie Chase $100
Valerie Hepburn $100
Anne Linnee $90
Audrey Platt $90
Carolyn & Jim McInerney $90
Michael Moody $90
Amy Condon $75
Caroline Dickson $75
Caroline Long $75
Carolyn Farley $75
Chip Colley $75
Colleen Stanton $75
Diane Knight $75
Jason Sandford $75
Lisa Irwin $75
Meaghan Gerard $75
Paula Eubanks $75
Susan Williams $75
Tim Lindgren $75
Vincent Farley $75
Kathleen Schaefer $70
Robert Byrd $65
Chip Colley $60
Elissa Habib $60
Frances Smith $60
Gail Krueger $60
George Ragsdale $60
Leo Peloquin $60
Richard Coker $60
Sylvia Pannell $60
Raymond Miller $55
Adam Patterson $50
Alan Barnes $50
Ashby Worley $50
Bonnie Gramlich $50
Bonnie Springer $50
Brenda Michelle Hiskey $50
Carl Miller $50
Charlene Cheung $50
Charles and Melissa O’Brien $50
Chris Turner $50
Christi Lambert $50
Dave Schmitz $50
Debbi Thompson $50
Dennis Alexander $50
Elizabeth Kinstler $50
Eugene K. Meredith $50
Heather Henley $50
James Wilson $50
Jeanne Hutton $50
Jenny Long $50
John McCosh $50
Kathryn Golan $50
Kathy Brister $50
Kay Golan $50
Lawson Calhoun $50
Leon Galis $50
Lyndall Stanley $50
Mary Beth Hannan $50
Mary Kimble $50
Mary Lambright $50
Mary Lou Folts $50
Amy Elizabeth Edgy $50
Nathan Russo $50
Paul Linnee, Honoring the memory of Susan Linnee $50
Paul Nix $50
Paula Galland $50
Rebecca Gentile $50
Rich Levy $50
Rick Cunningham $50
Robert Searfoss $50
Saata Bangura $50
Stacy Waldrup $50
Steve Beatty $50
Alison Mahoney $45
Iris Dayoub $45
Jay Paszamant $45
Jeanne Kane $45
Leigh Kirkland $45
Susan Weston $45
Tharon Lambert $45
Ward Schaumberg $45
Elizabeth & Matt Sundstrom $40
Karthik and Brittany Iyer $40
Sally Revoile $40
William Kent $40
Molly Moorhead $35
Sharon Dunten $35
Chip Pfister $30
Donna Gruenbeck-Black $30
Gerhard Maier $30
Laura Wilcox $30
Marianne Heimes $30
Nancy and Albert Maier $30
Patrick Longstreth $30
Patrick Sullivan $30
Robin Post $30
Shannon GaNun $30
William Dismer $30
Allison Falkenberry $25
Amanda Magdalenski $25
Bert Roughton $25
Bob Stiehler $25
Bruce Post $25
Chris & Kathryn Post $25
Chrysis Graham $25
Deena Hoagland $25
Eric Nakano $25
Eva Blachere $25
Gary Tate $25
Jane Burnette $25
Jeremy Rotner $25
Johnny Bailey $25
Lawrence Staab $25
Lydia Ramsey $25
Nancy Cunningham $25
Patricia Rodriguez Terrell $25
Peter Hage $25
Robert Marcotullio $25
Robert Stiehler $25
S. Keith Graham $25
Sandra M Gamble $25
Tamrah Gutierrez $25
Trudy Pranulis $25
Tracey Renzi $24
C. E. Carter III $20
Cliff Oxford $20
Lynn Wright $20
Mara Koffmann $20
Melissa Thurmond to honor Jo Jones $20
Michael Maher $20
Sarah Konner $20
Shari Clifton to honor Women’s Voices of Glynn County $20
Sheryl Pavlinac $20
Will Worley $20
Alan Seidman $15
Ardis Wood $15
Audrey Gibbons $15
Brittany Lyer $15
Charles Pfister $15
Clinton Edminster $15
Gordon Matthews $15
Jane Mackenzie $15
Jennifer Wozniak $15
Jessie Ford $15
Jim Glass $15
Joan Shinnick $15
John Cowlishaw $15
John Stevenson $15
Liz Johnson $15
Martha Fagan $15
Vicki Greene $15
Wynton Ezelle $12
Caroline Paddison $10
Chloe Paddison $10
Dee Markantes $10
Elizabeth Sutton $10
Jeanne Paddison $10
Jill Wright $10
Leslie Hearn $10
Roland Riopelle $10
Sidney Leslie $10
Alan Seidman $5
Irene Colthurst $5

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