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May 27, 2010 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Sister Helen Cole, who knows North Camden as well as anyone, sees the neighborhood and city through clear blue eyes. "It's tragic," says the 52-year-old Catholic nun, who since the mid-1990s has counseled families of murder victims citywide. "So many sad things happen here. " But good things happen, too, such as the summer day camp that Cole's agency, Guadalupe Family Services, offers to 35 North Camden kids. This five-week program for boys and girls ages 8 to 12 will be the principal beneficiary of a fund-raiser next Thursday.
NEWS
January 29, 2008 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ruth Saler Blank, 91, of Elkins Park, a leading fund-raiser for Alzheimer's disease research, died yesterday at her home. In 1938, she married Samuel A. Blank, whom she had met on the beach in Atlantic City. He was then serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and would later found a law firm that would become Blank Rome in Philadelphia. In 1970, at the age of 60, he developed Alzheimer's disease. At the time, few people knew about the disease, and there were no support groups, her son Robert said.
NEWS
July 16, 1986 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Constitution celebration committee in Philadelphia, $9 million behind in its drive to raise $14 million locally, has hired a former Statue of Liberty fund-raiser to head a national fund-raising campaign. The fund-raiser is Richard Rovsek, president of American Marketing and Communications Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif. "We've got to do something to raise money," Hobart G. Cawood, superintendent of Independence National Historic Park, said in an interview yesterday. Cawood is chairman of We The People 200, the independent committee appointed by Mayor Goode to mark the 200th anniversary of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution here in 1787.
NEWS
November 24, 2008 | By Christine Hall FOR THE INQUIRER
Brian M. O'Neill Sr., 41, of Southampton, a devoted family man, Philadelphia sports enthusiast, and fund-raiser, died Thursday in a traffic accident that remained under investigation in Hamilton Township, Monroe County. Mr. O'Neill worked for 11 years at Cabrun Ink Products Corp. in Philadelphia. He previously had worked nine years at Fast Forms Plus, a family print shop. "Brian was sweet; he just wanted to help everybody. He was very easy to love," said his uncle George D. Johnson of Ambler.
NEWS
November 10, 2010 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
PLUMSTEAD - Sarah Palin wasted no time Tuesday night teasing her audience of supporters at a fund-raiser for Plumstead Christian School. After an alumnus of the private school, north of Doylestown in Bucks County, finished an uplifting performance of "God Bless America," she coyly asked him, "Would you like to sing that at an Inauguration?" It was just what the crowd of more than 400 people wanted to hear. For an hour, the audience of students, parents and alumni listened as the former Alaska governor delivered a speech that was part homespun tales from the Palin household and part hardball tea party politics.
NEWS
March 21, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Catherine Haas Mather, 94, a fund-raiser and fixture at society events at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., died on Tuesday, March 15, at her home in Miami. She had lived in Strafford, Chester County. She was 29 and the widow of Alden H. Miller when she married the divorced Charles E. Mather 2d, 37, on New Year's Eve 1945. Mr. Mather was eventually president of the insurance brokerage Mather & Co. and chairman of the Valley Forge Park Commission. The Mathers' daughter, Katie Scalamandre, wrote in biographical notes that her mother "dedicated herself to raising money for her various organizations.
NEWS
February 19, 1998 | by Gar Joseph, Daily News Staff Writer
The Democratic president is under assault by a special prosecutor. The party itself is $9 million in the hole. And Republicans always raise more money. So why would Philadelphia lawyer Leonard Barrack want to become the Democrats' chief campaign fund-raiser? First, he's a believer. Second, President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore can be a pretty persuasive double-team. Exactly one week ago, Clinton and Gore sat down with Barrack and made their pitch. When the meeting was over, Barrack had agreed to become the finance chair for the Democratic National Committee.
NEWS
August 2, 1999 | By Elisa Ung, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dolores Elker, 68, a Republican committeewoman known as "Dolly the Pretzel Lady" at her Jardel Recreation Center concession stand, died of colon cancer Thursday at her home in Burholme. Mrs. Elker was a member of the Jardel Recreation Center Advisory Council and the Burholme Civic Association for more than 20 years. Seven days a week each summer from 1978 to 1986, Mrs. Elker set up a folding table alongside the Jardel public swimming pool and sold pretzels, water ice and candy.
NEWS
April 8, 1987 | By Tom Fox, Inquirer Editorial Board
Question: What does a big-league political fund-raiser do when he piles up a mind-boggling $6-million-plus campaign war chest for a gubernatorial candidate - and his man loses in a photo-finish? Does he (1) jump off the Walt Whitman Bridge, (2) change political parties, (3) hang on a lost weekend or (4) cry himself to sleep? Well, if you are Charlie Kopp, the lawyer, tax expert and devout Republican who hangs his hat at the prestigious law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis- Cohen - and you dabble in political fund-raising as a hobby - you do none of the above.
NEWS
March 10, 2004 | By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's the first thing you see when you get off the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 12 on the way to Gov. McGreevey's childhood town of Carteret: David D'Amiano's mountain of mulch. D'Amiano - the focus of the latest federal criminal investigation swirling around McGreevey - runs a wood-recycling operation on the fringe of the heavily industrial borough of 20,000 near Staten Island. And Carteret wants to get rid of it. "It's a dirty operation," Mayor Daniel J. Reiman said.
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