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

Political Leaders:
President Clinton 2000
President Bush 2008
Governors from 44 states
Six White House cabinet members

Other Organizations:
Oprah Winfrey Television personality
Neiman Marcus
Office Max
FedEX / Kinkos
SCORE Association
Toastmasters International
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

Cultural institutions:
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)

Individual Acknowledgements:

Esther Hutchings
Paul Eaton
Sheryl Thompson
David Dobson
Michael Crane
Dr. Paul Svitra
Dr. Linda Aspel
Dr. Nick Faraci
Carol Pearson
Mihkel Ambros
John Wegmann
Dr. Paul Trotta
Eddie Connolly
Eric Wood
Jean Holland
Gail Ravinsky
Kimberly Smith
Todd Greeno
Diane Uzar
Grover Norquist
Michael Crane
Kathryn Hadley
Sara Wendt
Elizabeth Coni
Nakai de Coni

Lee Tinney
Dr. PiaSalmre
Barbara Bova
Larry Walters
Bill Velovich
Phyllis Green
Dorina Gordon
Chuck Tetro
Barbara Klein
Jean Holland
Glenn Abrams
Rochelle Lederman
Betty Bell
Sanford Wilk
Larry Conroy
Wayne Smith
Ashley Saladino
Eleanor Gilman
Annie Jennings
Eric Miller
Maria Guglielmo
Jessica de Coni
Melody de Coni

Ron Lewenberg
Greg Romerosa
Shelley Widoff
Macario Romerosa
Laurie Harris
Dr. Karen Gail Lewis
Linda Melo Clifford
Cynthia Martinez
Janice Murphy
Karen Denton
Linda Wertheimer
Robert Morgan
Acklema Jamcer
Stephanie Brown
Sonia Saladino
Stefan Gonick
Gracey Stoddard
Dennis Sheehan
Noreen Miller
Clint Mole

Janet Charvid
Patrick Buben
Christina Mitchko
Alex Poliakoff
JoAnn Klebonas
James Brossard
Daniel Hall
Rose McGuire
Rita MacMurray
Dr. Jay Morris
William Sullivan
Dr. Toomas Sorra
Endel & Selma Reinpold
Kati Walters
JaakPedak & Larissa
Carl Brown
Sam & Connie Gregory
Marguerite Rice
Daniel Lear
Dan Jenner
Sanford Wilk
Coral Connections