As the founder, I am recognizing Sibling Ambassadors who have dedicated their time, effort, and support over a 25 period of our existence. They included volunteers, donors, supporters who give tireless effort and support. The Siblings Day Foundation (SDF) could not have achieved its success and recognition throughout the US and worldwide without them. They include:
Dr. Pia Salmre, Volunteer Social Media Specialist, and her late husband,
Greg Romerosa. Promoted and disseminated the SDF mission since 2004.
Lee Tinney, SDF Chief of Staff. Tirelessly worked for the SDF and its goals from 1996 to 2019.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, NY since 1997 issued six Congressional Records and wrote to several US Presidents in support of SD.
Donald Meyers, former Director and Founder of Sibling Support Project, mentions Siblings Day in his book, Thicker Than Water: Essays by Adult Siblings of People with Disabilities; instrumental starting SD in Japan 2018 and promoted and disseminated SD since 2009.
Ron Lewenberg, IT and Social Media Advisor; promoted and disseminated SD from 2003 to the present.
Holly Cohen (deceased) Professional Fundraiser and Chief Advisor promoted and disseminated SD from 2017 to June 2019.
Lynn Price, Director & Founder of Camp to Belong; reunites siblings separated in Foster Care, tirelessly promoted SD within her Camp from 2014 to 2016.
Daniel M. Hall, Owner of PR firm, communications/PR service, editorial assistance Press Releases 2006 to 2019.
Director Katie Arnold, Sibling Leadership Network, passionate sibling advocate for people with disabilities and helped promote and disseminate SD from 2009 to the present.
Numerous Score Mentors sponsored by Small Business Association tirelessly assisted with marketing, social media, and business management. Those who stand out the most are Charles Sobel (deceased), Kirk Imamura, Kurt Jordan and Madeline Baer, Esq. There are numerous others who stand out and sorry I cannot mention them all.
A Special Thanks to SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
SCORE is a nonprofit mentoring organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Association. The Siblings Day Foundation (SDF) could not have achieved what it has without Score’s help. We would like to give special thanks to all the volunteer mentors who have donated their time since 2015. These individuals have counseled the SDF:
Charles Sobel- Marketing
Sandy Eames – Marketing
Kirk Imamura- Business Mgmt.
Kurt Jordan – Business Development
Madeline Baer, Esq. – Legal Services
Lawrence I. Drath, Esq – Legal Services
Bob Fitterman – Information Technology
Ruth Nagourney – Marketing
Alvin Roselin – Marketing
Seth Rogovin – Business Retail
Howard Geltzera – Public Relations
Maurice Bretzfield – Information Technology
Judy Katz – Non-profit
Michael Goldman – Business Mgmt.
Ray Lapof- Information Technology
Carolyn Katz – Business Mgmt.
Clarence McMaster, Esq – Legal Services
Barbara Grumet – Non-profits
Leonard Springer – Financial Consultant
There are other Score counselors throughout the years who have donated their time, wisdom and expertise. Some mentor’s names are not listed here. However, a big thank you to you all.
Sibling Non-profits and Groups:
The Siblings Support Project (WA); Brothers and Sisters with Special Needs
SuperSibs (IL) Serving Sibs of Children with Cancer
Child Focus (NV); Enrich the Lives of Children with Foster Care
Ronald McDonald House (NY); “Home Away from Home” for children fighting cancer
El Ranchito de los Ninos (NM); Keeping Brothers and Sisters Together
Sibling Leadership Network
Big Brothers Big Sisters (AK, CA, ND); Mentor Volunteers for Ages 6 to 18
Growing Up Together (SD); Assists parents during childbearing & childrearing years
Compassionate Friends (IL); Support Family After a Child Dies
Budding Family (CA); Creation of keepsake journals for newborns
The ARC Delaware County (PA) For people w Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
President Clinton 2000
President Bush 2008
Governors from 44 states
Six White House cabinet members
Oprah Winfrey Television personality
FedEX / Kinkos
Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
Rotary Club of CI
Chamber of Commerce
NY Estonian Educational Society (NY)
Disney Adventures (2005)
Hampton Classics Bridgehampton, NY (2008, 2009)
Society of American Florists (VA) Trade Assoc.
Voice of America (1998 to 2009) Washington, DC
US and State Senators:
Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Senator Hillary Clinton
Senator Gillibrand Kirsten
Senator Charles Schumer
State Senator Catherine Abate
Congresswoman Carolyn M. Maloney
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
NY Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer
Seattle Children Museum (WA)
Wildlife Conservatory Society- The Bronx Zoo (NY)
Brookfield Zoo (Brookfield, IL)
Garden State Discovery Museum (Cherry Hill NJ)
Kidzu Children’s Museum (Chapel Hill NC)
Hinkle Family Fun Center (Albuquerque, NM)
Dr. Paul Svitra
Dr. Linda Aspel
Dr. Nick Faraci
Dr. Paul Trotta
Nakai de Coni
Jessica de Coni
Melody de Coni
Dr. Karen Gail Lewis
Linda Melo Clifford
Dr. Jay Morris
Dr. Toomas Sorra
Endel & Selma Reinpold
JaakPedak & Larissa
Sam & Connie Gregory