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I am one of 10,000
2011 Annual Report
I am one of 10,000
ince opening in 1990, more than 10,000
children from all 50 states and more than
80 countries have stayed at The Children’s
Inn while participating in groundbreaking
medical research at the National Institutes of
Health. Many of the treatments received at
the NIH are not available at any other medical
facility and this often is their last, best hope.
Each Inn resident has a story to tell. Each child
is one of 10,000.
From the Chief Executive Officer
The coming year promises to be filled with ambitious development opportunities.
After marking our 20th anniversary last year, The Inn is embarking on a kitchen and
playground modernization initiative.
From the Chair of the Board of Directors
Each of the 10,000 residents who have called The Inn “home” since we opened 21 years
ago benefits tremendously from your support. The contributions you provide assure daily
programs, a safe, comforting place to rest, and peace of mind for parents who are struggling through one of life’s most difficult challenges—supporting a seriously ill child.
Thanks to your dedication, we were able to enhance and sustain “a place like home” in
the following ways this year:
• A longtime, generous donor recently provided a lasting gift: The Children’s Art
Gallery. This donation allowed us to transform our second-floor hallway into an
exciting display of children’s art, with several interactive art stations.
• Through donations and grants, we hired a full-time certified teacher for our expanding education program. About 1,200 school-aged children visit The Inn each year
and our master’s-level educator provided tutoring and planned various learning
activities for Inn residents during their stay.
• Since July 2010 when The Inn opened The Woodmont House, this off-campus
transitional home has hosted up to five families at a time who no longer needed
daily treatment at the NIH, but weren’t yet able to return home.
• The Inn’s new Young Ambassador Council commenced with more than a dozen Inn
supporters in their 20s, 30s and 40s pledging to host fundraisers and “friend-raisers.”
• The board of directors completed a comprehensive three-year strategic plan.
These vital programs and services are available because of your commitment to The
Children’s Inn. A special thanks to all who attended our two galas and golf tournaments.
On behalf of The Inn’s 10,000 “stars,” thank you for allowing them to shine.
The kitchen is the heart of every home, where families cultivate a sense of belonging and
community. This certainly also is true at The Inn. A warm, nurturing kitchen is essential
to fulfilling our commitment of providing “a place like home” for thousands of children
and families.
Now more than 20 years old, The Inn’s two original kitchens need new appliances and
improved accessibility. Approximately 14,500 meals are prepared in these kitchens each
year. The renovation will provide an even greater open floor plan where families can
enjoy meals together and draw strength from common experiences.
Offering a place to play outside is integral to the support we provide for our families
as well. The current playground is located on a hill, making it difficult for physically
challenged children and older caregivers to access. Improving accessibility and regrading the area to prevent water runoff will better serve The Inn for years to come. Our
new playground will include walking paths and seating for children and families, mazes
and labyrinths, a tree house and playhouse, swings and art sculptures, among other
creative features.
We are confident that our generous community will help us realize these fundraising
goals in the coming year. These new initiatives are critical to our mission of providing a
place where kids can be kids.
On behalf of each and every one of the seriously ill children who have stayed at The Inn
and for those we will see in the future, I extend our deepest gratitude.
Kathy L. Russell, Chief Executive Officer
Linda K. Berdine, Chair, Board of Directors
Year in Review
Information Technology
Facilities and Resident Services
Resident Services
• Upgraded televisions in common spaces and Teen Lounge and installed new AV
system in Bistro
• Investigated upgrade of security cameras and upgraded to new server
• Enabled use of live, educational resources through in-house Polycom
teleconferencing equipment
• Upgraded/replaced workstation computers and PCs in Business Center
• Worked with community partner, Booz Allen Hamilton, to upgrade residential
management software functionality
• Purchased and setup new electronic signature program for more efficient resident
• Built new Xbox 360 Kinect kiosk for residents
• Increased number of family programs and activities by 37%
• Increased participation in family programs by 170%
• Increased number of family dinners offered by individuals, organizations and
businesses by 152%
• Created new respite program for families called Chill-INN
• Created nutrition programs for families, focusing on healthy habits
• Completed education program needs assessment and three-year strategic plan
• Successful management of first-year Woodmont operations. House is at capacity and
three families successfully transitioned to their home countries
• Distributed $44,200 in grocery gift cards to 146 families in need during their stay
• Hosted three successful family focus groups to collect information for the education
program and upcoming playground and kitchen projects
Managed construction and installation of The Children’s Art Gallery
Co-managed improvements to the fire suppression (sprinkler) system
Constructed the Reflection Garden
Partnered with the NIH in design phase of drainage repair project
Developed two-year facilities needs list for budget process
Far left: The Children’s Art Gallery, funded by The Children’s
Cancer Foundation, opened in the Spring of 2011. Above
left: Inn residents participate in Chill-INN, a new respite
program. Above right: The Inn opened a garden adjacent
to the Reflection Space in the Fall of 2010.
Human Resources
Volunteer and Community Outreach
• Conducted Volunteer Satisfaction Survey
• Recruited 50 new volunteers
• Volunteers provided 19,453 hours of dedicated service to The Inn, earning The Inn’s
Volunteer Program its first ever President’s Volunteer Service Award
• Hosted National Volunteer Appreciation Week in honor of our 200+ volunteers
• Created three new volunteer positions
• Created “Get Engaged” Suggestion Program for Inn volunteers and staff
• 45 volunteers received the President’s Volunteer Service Award
• Partnered with Booz Allen Hamilton to host volunteer recognition event and cocktail
reception at the Smithsonian Museum’s Norman Rockwell Exhibit
• Community Ambassador Team attended 11 fundraising events
• Hosted nine Community Service Days for local businesses and organizations
• Created community outreach publication to promote financial and in-kind donations
of goods and services
• Conducted several organizational and supervisory trainings aimed at gaining a better
understanding of different generations in the workplace, conflict management,
harassment prevention and sensitivity, and communication
• Ensured compliance with healthcare reform act
• Researched tools to measure organizational effectiveness
• Continued to manage risk by implementing policies on employee use of social media
and use of email disclaimers
• Increased ability to communicate with our diverse population by having more than
one-third of staff speak a foreign language
• Successfully negotiated flat or reduced rates for benefit plans
Development and Public Relations
• Established Young Ambassadors Council
• Tripled income from external special events
• Increased income from internal events:
The 13th Annual “A Night for the Children” Gala, sponsored by the AFCEA Bethesda
Chapter, increased the net profit by 20.5%
The 4th Annual Children’s INNvitational Golf Tournament increased the net profit
by 2%
• Held major donor Thank You Picnic in June
• Established fundraising committees and began raising funds for the kitchen and
playground initiatives
• Achieved a 193% increase in workplace giving events attended by staff from
previous year
• Increased funding from private foundations by 28%
Public Relations
Re-evaluated the market price of in-kind goods and services provided by the NIH
Implemented “Watchdog Interaction” policy and procedures
Completed budget manager training for on-line access to accounting system
Added new internal control policies and procedures and new cash flow and reserves
management tools
• Added new reports to budgeting documents, increasing ability to predict future
functional expense breakdown for both audit and form 990 reporting
• Began sending monthly E-News Updates
• Increased traffic to The Inn’s website:
66,801 visits in FY11, up from 58,796 in FY10—13.6% increase
45,938 visitors in FY11, up from 41,262 in FY10—11.3% increase
• Increased use of social media—Doubled the number of Tweets and Facebook postings
from 1–2 per week to one per day:
Facebook—1,160 ‘likes’ in FY11, up from 639 in FY10—81.5% increase
Twitter—1,633 followers in FY11, up from 310 in FY10—426.8% increase
Opposite page, left: The 13th Annual AFCEA Gala raised more than $600,000 for The Inn
in April. Middle: NIH interns participate in a chili cook-off to celebrate Volunteer
Appreciation Week at The Inn. Right: Inn volunteers enjoy a recognition reception at the
Smithsonian Museum’s Norman Rockwell Exhibit. This page, left: Inn volunteers and donors
Mary and Peter Clute attended the Major Donor Picnic held at The Inn in June. Right: Inn
Board Member Dr. Lauren Wood congratulates the winning foursome at the 4th Annual
Children’s Golf INNvitational in June.
Financial Overview
The Children’s Inn at NIH is a haven of hope for up to 59 families daily, from across
the country and around the world, seeking help for their children’s medical conditions
and hope for a cure. More than 10,000 children and their families, from 50 states and
more than 80 countries, have stayed at The Children’s Inn since it opened in 1990.
All children participate in research studies at the National Institutes of Health—the
nation’s premier biomedical research center. The Inn continues to enhance programs
and services for residents that fulfill our mission of keeping the family together during a
child’s illness and providing a healing environment through mutual support.
Total FY2011 Operating Expense: $7.17 million
Source: Audited financial statements as of June 30, 2011; Available upon request.
The Children’s Inn holds the Better Business Bureau seal of approval and is
recognized by Charity Navigator as a Four Star Charity, indicating that we
fulfill our mission in a fiscally responsible way. These exceptional designations
demonstrate to supporters that we are worthy of their trust.
General &
Net Assets as of June 30, 2011: $40.53 million
Net Assets
$12.07 million
Net Assets
$6.09 million
Net Assets
$22.38 million
Programming Expense Breakdown: $5.695 million
Family Support
Resident Services
Our Mission & Values
The Children’s Inn at NIH is a private, nonprofit, family-centered residence for
pediatric patients at the National Institutes of Health and their families. Its
purposes are to keep children together with their families during serious illness,
reduce their stress, and facilitate their healing through mutual support.
At The Children’s Inn at NIH, the following core values guide our daily
actions as we strive to create an optimal healing environment.
We are honest and trustworthy and take
personal responsibility for our actions.
Open Communication
We listen and encourage others to share their
ideas and knowledge in a cooperative manner.
We share a passion to create “a place like home,” where
all feel a sense of belonging, safety, support and care.
Helping Others
We respond to the needs of others as we individually and
collectively care for and work with each other.
We honor the unique qualities of each individual, treat others with
kindness, and value the strength that comes from our diversity.
I am one of 10,000
hen Leslie Collier was three-months pregnant,
doctors discovered something wrong with her
unborn child’s heart. They warned Leslie her
daughter would probably be stillborn or brain damaged.
But Leslie thought otherwise. “I knew she would be born
alive,” she says, “I dreamt her.”
Leslie’s dream came true. Aryanna Collier was born June 29, 2003, diagnosed with
hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which occurs when the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. At just one-week old, Aryanna had heart surgery, and although her health
improved, doctors kept a close eye on her unusual situation. Through medical conferences, doctors referred Aryanna to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine
if Aryanna might have a rare metabolic disorder called Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome
(SLOS). The family (Leslie, Grandma Ozella and Aryanna) made their first trip from their
home in Paragould, Arkansas to Bethesda when Aryanna was only 18-months-old.
“The first time we came to The Inn, I was just relieved that we didn’t have to worry
about paying for a place to stay,” Leslie says. “I knew that otherwise, we probably
couldn’t come.”
“Then we walked in and I thought, ‘this is paradise.’” The supportive environment
was helpful to the family, particularly when doctors at the National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development diagnosed Aryanna with SLOS. People who have SLOS
are unable to make enough cholesterol to support normal growth and development.
Aryanna has had a total of three heart surgeries. Her mother and doctors joke that she’s
a walking contradiction, as she’s a heart patient who takes cholesterol to help treat
her disorder.
Aryanna is now a spunky eight-year-old, and the Colliers have made many visits to The
Inn over the years. A serious animal lover, she enjoys spending time with Vi, The Inn’s
therapy dog, and also took a trip to the National Zoo during one visit. She can easily be
spotted running through The Inn’s hallways wearing her trademark light-up sneakers and
is a regular fixture in the Playroom. When the family needs to relax, they read together.
“We love the baskets of children’s books in each room,” Leslie says. “Aryanna asked
her grandmother to read every single one—even the ones in Spanish!” And while there
is lots of fun to be had at The Inn, Leslie says the true value for her family is much
deeper: “The Inn means a chance to make Aryanna’s life better.”
“The Inn means a chance to make Aryanna’s
life better.”—Leslie Collier (mom)
I am one of 10,000
hen 11-year-old Michael “Mikey” Parsons
was just five, he and his two sisters lost
their mother to cancer. Soon after, Susan
and Rick Parsons and their two children from Peoria,
Illinois adopted Mikey and his two sisters. In 2009, Susan
discovered a lump on Michael’s neck, which was initially
shrugged off by his doctors as an enlarged lymph node.
Two months later when the lump was still there, Susan took Michael back to his doctor
where he was diagnosed with Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma, a specific thyroid cancer
caused by a genetic mutation and sadly, the same cancer he had lost his biological
mother to just four years earlier. Michael had surgery at St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. There was a new drug available; however, Michael’s
tumors were too small to use the medication.
In 2010, two teenage boys whom the Parsons met through a church community program
became homeless. The couple embraced and adopted these two boys as well. The Parsons’
home was now full of life and joy with five teenagers and a nine and 11-year-old.
Michael’s medical journey next took them to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer
Center, which had what his family prayed would be a miracle drug. The Parsons family
was devastated to learn that Michael’s tumors were growing at a significantly fast rate.
Doctors immediately referred them to the National Cancer Institute at the National
Institutes of Health. On May 16, 2011, Susan, Michael, and his youngest sister Cassie,
9, made their first trip to The Children’s Inn. Michael and Cassie spent hours in the
Playroom and on the playground with other children with whom they became instant
friends during their stay.
“In such a difficult time and with a cancer so aggressive, I felt so discouraged,”
Susan says about that first trip. “But the doctors [at NIH] worked together and gave
us so much hope.” Michael met someone with the same condition, which gave Susan a
greater understanding about his cancer. “The setup of The Inn allows us to be social.
I can sit in the kitchen with another parent who is just making coffee and we speak
to each other like we are lifelong friends,” says Susan. For the Parsons family, The Inn
eased their fears and they found comfort in the unique support system that comes from
speaking with other families who share similar hardships.
The Parsons have a sense of normalcy at The Inn. They often have “family movie night”
in the Teen Lounge or play in the Game Room together, alive with laughter and no
thought of cancer. To Susan and her family, The Inn is a blessing. “You don’t need to
worry about everything all the time at The Inn.” Michael agrees, “There is a sense of
family and it is just so fun here.”
“We believe that hope comes from our faith in
God, and He has used NIH and The Children’s
Inn as a tool in our lives.”—Susan Parsons (mom)
I am one of 10,000
or the nearly 10 years Karly Koch, 17, has been
coming to The Children’s Inn, her older sister,
Kelsey, often accompanied her. The two shared
the same rare immune deficiency disorder and supported
one another through the toughest times. “Kelsey was my
inspiration,” Karly says. “On my sick days, she was the one
that filled me with hope.”
Family is paramount to Karly, who won an art contest at The Inn themed “What Makes
Me Happy.” In addition to Kelsey, she has two younger sisters and two older brothers.
In her art, she illustrated her large family of eight from Indiana and their strong bond—
a bond that has helped them heal through the darkest days.
On Feb. 2, 2011, the Koch family lost Kelsey, 22, to the disease after complications from
a bone marrow transplant. The two sisters have been part of a research study with the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which recently discovered their
DOCK8 gene deficiency. The vexing disorder, found in people with inherited immunodeficiency, is characterized by relentless health problems, including persistent bacterial and
viral skin infections, severe eczema, acute allergies and asthma, and cancer.
Kelsey and Karly had all of those ailments. Karly battled lymphoma and endured
chemotherapy before her sister prepared for her bone marrow transplant. Kelsey was
the first identified DOCK8 patient to receive the bone marrow transplant, according to
Dr. Steven M. Holland, Chief of the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases.
“Kelsey wanted to pave the way not just for her sister, but for many, many others,” says
her mother Tammy. “She wanted to be a pioneer. That was Kelsey.” Indeed, she was, says
Dr. Holland. “Kelsey’s contributions were significant,” he says. “She and her family really
have contributed extensively to our knowledge about the disease.”
Karly is preparing for her upcoming treatments and relies on The Inn to help her family
stay together. “The Inn makes you feel at home when you can’t be home,” she says.
She carries her sister’s strong faith in God. “When I lost Kelsey, I lost a great companion
and the best sister, but I did not lose the things she taught me.”
After nearly 20 years of not knowing what disease the girls had, Tammy and husband
Tracy say it has been a huge relief to finally find a diagnosis at the NIH.
“You’ve got to have hope,” says Tracy. “Finding a place like the NIH where doctors are
working so diligently and not just on the symptoms, well, that gives you hope.”
“Finding a place like the NIH where doctors
are working so diligently and not just on
the symptoms, well, that gives you hope.”
—Tracy Koch (dad)
I am one of 10,000
londe, bubbly, young Jordan Isenberg made a quick
friend with The Inn’s therapy dog, Vi, on a recent
visit. Jordan, seven, loves petting Vi and his furry
friend is more than happy to oblige by rolling over and
giving Jordan her full belly.
When he’s not with Vi, the eager, outgoing Jordan is playing in The Inn’s Game
Room or waiting to hear his number announced at BINGO on Tuesday nights. He’s
happiest playing with other kids at The Inn and makes friends easily with his chatty,
outgoing demeanor. “The Inn is fun stuff,” says Jordan, quick to reveal a doubledimpled smile. “This is your vacation spot,” agrees his mom, Krissi Healy.
Indeed life for Jordan and his single mom improved dramatically after they started
coming to The Inn in September 2007 from their home in California. It was here at
the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where Jordan finally was diagnosed with a
rare, inherited auto-inflammatory disease. He suffers from CAPS, Cryopyrin Associated
Periodic Syndromes, which is marked by excessively high fevers, extreme joint pain and
body rashes. His treatments have been successfully curbing his symptoms and, now,
episodes of high fevers are rare, lasting less than 72 hours, says Krissi.
Since he was 15-months-old, his mom knew something was gravely wrong with her son’s
health. After two emergency room trips, more than a half-dozen hospital stays and
several misdiagnoses, Krissi found an online support group and a research study being
conducted at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
“Jordan was progressively getting worse,” Krissi says. “He wasn’t growing. He had fevers
of 104 for weeks. It was at a crisis level.” When they arrived at the NIH, Jordan began
aggressive treatments. Krissi still remembers the first visit to the NIH and The Inn.
“It’s hard to see strangers poking and prodding at your child who’s crying and not
feeling well,” says Krissi, a massage therapist. After leaving treatments for the day, mom
and son returned to The Inn. “The anxiety melted away,” Krissi says. “He was ready to
play. This place is magical.”
Mom could relax knowing that Jordan was having fun, the memory of treatments,
although occurring just a short time earlier, had been pushed aside. “The Children’s Inn is
worth its weight in gold,” Krissi says. “They get it. They give him a chance to be a kid.”
“The Children’s Inn is worth its weight in gold.”
—Krissi Healy (mom)
Jordan was equally excited about his visit: “I love The Inn to infinity and beyond!”
I am one of 10,000
ngelica Arias is the daughter of child psychologist, Dulce Maria Arias, and firefighter, Angel
Arias. She has a five-year-old sister and twoyear-old brother. However, for over two years, seven-yearold Angelica and her mother Dulce have been separated
from their family and everything else that defines home.
When they first arrived in the United States in January 2009, extreme fear and confusion
enveloped Angelica and her mother. Coming from their home in the Dominican Republic,
adapting to the climate, language, and culture of Washington D.C. was difficult. In
addition, Angelica was extremely fatigued and Dulce was battling the thought of losing
her first child to Aplastic Anemia.
Dulce recalls attempting to wake Angelica for preschool and meeting her moans of
being too tired to get out of bed. This was unusual for the previously energetic and
school-loving little girl. Concern only deepened when bruises began appearing all over
Angelica’s four-year-old shins and thighs. Within weeks, Angelica was diagnosed with
Aplastic Anemia; a rare blood disorder characterized by a body’s inability to produce
enough new blood cells. This disease causes fatigue and places those affected at higher
risk of infection and uncontrolled bleeding.
Through a fellow patient in Santo Domingo they learned about a pediatric Aplastic
Anemia study at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the NIH and
embarked on a long and anxiety-ridden flight to the United States and their new home:
The Children’s Inn at NIH. “When we got to The Children’s Inn, it was so welcoming.
I was fascinated. It was more than I could have ever wished for,” says Dulce.
While staying at The Inn, Angelica spent most of her time in the Playroom playing dress
up with another Aplastic Anemia patient from the Dominican Republic. They listened
to reggae music and danced in their princess outfits. Dulce says that she and Angelica
found a strong sense of community at The Inn.
After two very long years of being away from home and the rest of their family, Angelica
stabilized and received a bone marrow transplant in August. Angel came to the U.S., as
he had the important task of donating his bone marrow to Angelica. “By seeing [Angel],
our energy returned and we were ready to fight once again,” says Dulce. Angel had to
return home to work and care for their other two children, and now Angelica and Dulce
reside at The Inn’s Woodmont House during her post-transplant phase. “Angelica and
I feel protected and comfortable at The Woodmont House, like we are part of a caring
community,” says Dulce. “Angelica especially looks forward to Monday afternoons, when
volunteer Emma McNamara comes to read with her.”
“We spent a lot of time with other Spanishspeaking residents–crying, laughing, and lifting
each other higher.”—Dulce Maria Arias (mom)
Donors 2010–2011
The Children’s Inn at NIH is deeply grateful to the
generous donors who gave gifts of cash and pledges
between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. The following
list recognizes gifts of $250 or more. (The Inn also
appreciates the many in-kind and gifts of services that we
receive throughout the year.) Every effort has been made
to ensure the accuracy of our records. Please contact
Fern Jennifer Stone at [email protected] or
301-451-9453 if we need to make a correction.
Stars ($100,000+)
AFCEA—Bethesda Chapter
Booz Allen Hamilton
The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area
Merck Company Foundation
sanofi-aventis U.S.
Sustainers ($25,000–$99,999)
Linda K. Berdine
CBS Corporation
The Clark Charitable Foundation
Clark-Winchcole Foundation
The Community Foundation for the National
Capital Region
Robert and Ann Erdahl
Julius Fleischman
GEICO Philanthropic Foundation
General Dynamics IT (GDIT)
Philip L. Graham Fund
Guerra Kiviat, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
The J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation
MedImmune, LLC
NIH Federal Credit Union
Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America
Sapient Government Services
Frances Way Schafer
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Marjorie Snow Charitable Trust
W & T Travel Services, LLC
Benefactors ($10,000–$24,999)
Anonymous (4)
3M Health Care
The Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation
Michael S. Berman
Books, Bears & Bonnets, Inc.
Cheryl and Stanley Campbell
Dart Group II Foundation
Deloitte Consulting Group, LLP
Morteza Ejabat
Four, Inc.
The Gephardt Group
Global Impact
Donald E. Graham
Hewlett Packard
Intelligent Decisions
Jacobs Technology
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Jeanie Collin Keys
Elma and Dov Levy
Lockheed Martin
Mead Family Foundation
Meeting Solutions, Inc.
Montgomery County Police Motor Squad
Elise and Steven Museles
National Association of Community Health Centers
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
News Corporation/Fox Broadcasting
Northrop Grumman
Paragon Technology Group
Holly and David Parker
Susan and Brian Penfield
Pfizer, Inc
Poltronieri Tang & Associates
Procter & Gamble
Mark and Jean Raabe
Cokie and Steve Roberts
SAP America, Inc.
Schreiber Translations, Inc.
Sheehy Ford of Gaithersburg
SRA International, Inc.
Patrons ($5,000–$9,999)
Anonymous (3)
1105 Government Information Group
A-Plus Technologies
A+ Government Services
Gwyn and Nancy Ackland Memorial Fund
Adeler Jewelers
Altarum Institute
Altum, Inc.
American Airlines
“An Evening with the Arts”/J. Jordan Bruns
ASI Government
Timothy J. Atkin
The Berdine Group
Bernard Family Foundation/Cathy S. Bernard
Bill Beyer
Terry Bickman and Andy Bailey
Teresa and Craig Bozzelli
CACI International
Teresa and Chris Carlson
Ciber, Inc.
Cisco Systems
Clark Family Foundation/Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Clark
The Coleman Group
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Estate of Patricia F. Cotner
Delta Solutions & Technologies, Inc.
Prachee and Anand Devadas
Digital Management
Dovel Technologies
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
Evolvent Technologies, Inc.
FD Associates, Inc.
Pepe Figueroa
Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.
G&B Solutions
GlobalNet Services, Inc.
Government Executive Magazine
Guilian Foundation/Huban and Fanyang Jiang
Mary Ann Oliver Hirsch
Erin Horrell
Sapient Government Services
Sapient Government Services is a constant and
Iron Mountain
Sten and Michelle Jensen
Robert and Helene Johnson
Ketchum Inc.
James L. LaTorre and Nancy E. Frohman
Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center
Lexus Nexus
Dale and Lindsey Luddeke
Vicki Mariani
Gina and Scott Memmott
Merck Partnership for Giving
National Association of Broadcasters
Adi Padha
Diane and Len Pearson
Michelle and Matthew Perry
D’arcy and Cecilia Philps
Porter Novelli
Robin and Tom Portman
Russ Reid
Potomac Forum
Quality Biological, Inc.
Raytheon Trusted Computer Software
Rock & Roll for Children Foundation
Sage Communications
Ernest and Rose Samuels Foundation, Inc.
Maxine R. & Jack S. Schiffman Family Foundation, Inc.
The Abe and Kathryn Selsky Foundation
Shorenstein Realty Services LP
Stewart Simonson
Suda & Associates
Linda Taousakis
Alice and Russell True Foundation
United States Telecom Association
Verizon Wireless
VSE Corporation
Washington Speakers Bureau, Inc.
Edward and Kelly Woods
David and Sybil Yurman Humanitarian Arts Foundation
Judith and Leo Zickler
core supporter of The Inn. Sapient has been a
Supporters ($2,500–$4,999)
fundraiser, bringing in more than $630,000 for
ACS-A Xerox Company
ADC Builders
AFCEA-Bethesda Chapter Board
Air Transport Association of America
ALTA IT Services
Denise Antinori
The Richard W. Averill Foundation
Sunny Bajaj
Simone Bender Cancer Research Fund, Inc.
Bethesda Maintenance Depot MCPS
Malcolm Blacken
Thomas Breuer
Travis and Kathleen Brown
Heather and Eric Burneson
Ca Technologies
Juli Anne Callis
Carnival Cruise Lines
The Jane Elizabeth Cohen Foundation
Coleman Powersports
Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Coluccio
Fatemeh and Collin Corlett
Covance Market Access Services Inc.
Pam Craig
leading contributor to The Inn’s largest annual
gala, “A Night for the Children,” sponsored by the
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics
Association-Bethesda Chapter (AFCEA-Bethesda).
This past year, Teresa Bozzelli, Vice President &
Managing Director, Sapient Government Services,
served as the gala co-chair. Under Teresa’s
leadership, the 2011 gala was a record-setting
The Inn.
“With our long-standing relationship with The
A smiling Sapient team organizes the Playroom,
one of their many volunteer projects.
Inn, we are inspired to be able to help The Inn’s
families at such a difficult time in their lives,” Teresa says. “We view the giving of our time
and resources not as something we have to do, but something we need to do as our part in
enabling human potential.”
Teresa involved Sapient throughout the year promoting the gala with an exceptional video
entitled, “I am one of 10,000” that features Inn families. The Sapient team continues to
work with The Inn staff on developing social media strategies to reach target audiences and
connect families. In addition, Sapient completed several team projects at The Inn, including
organizing the arts and crafts room, sorting toys, helping touch up paint on playground
equipment, and holding numerous concerts for the children and their families, featuring
Sapient’s own Jam Band. Sapient has hosted family dinners and continues to consult with
staff on various projects.
“We are very grateful to Sapient for helping improve the communities in which they work
and live,” says Laura King, The Inn’s Director of Volunteers and Community Outreach. “The
Children’s Inn has benefitted tremendously from their extraordinary acts of dedication and
kindness. They have made our families’ lives a little brighter.”
Elaine Dauphin
Anne Donohue
Chris Dorobek
Nancy Esarte
John and Margaret Ford
Estate of Irene C. Fraser
Peter and Denise Glassman
Rob and Ruth Guerra
Annette Hogan
HumanTouch, LLC
Interface Media Group
Jillco-Zander Charitable Lead Trust
Claudia A. Kaczur
Helen and Jay Kalis
Dianne Kay
KRAFT Foods, Inc.
KW McLean Cares
Douglas Lane
Robert E. Levine
Vivek Malhortra
Maryland Charity Campaign
Nancy and James Morris
Richard L. Mowery, MD
National Journal Group, Inc.
Nationwide Electrical Services, Inc
Mark Newell
Ed Orton, PhD and Meredith Morgan
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
The Owen Family Foundation
Gail Pearson, MD
Perseid Therapeutics
Steve Pinchotti
Jay C. Planalp
Betty J. Poindexter
Professional Services Council
Quality Biological Inc.
R.P.M. Construction Corporation
Martha C. Riva
Eric and Deborah Rosenbaum
Ethel Woodruff Rulloda
Ally Saltzman
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Samarco
sanofi-aventis Matching Gifts
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Harry and Gertrude Schwartz Foundation
Bonnie Sewell
Mr. and Mrs. Neil R. Simons
Stan and Susan Sloane
Alan and Nancy Stephens
Ray Sullivan
Laurie Vikander
The Walt Disney Company
Mary Whitley
Kelvin and Marlene Womack
Jeffrey L. Yablon, Esq.
Zalco Realty Inc.
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The Ezra Abraham To Life Foundation, Inc.
Accela Consulting
Richard M. Alexander
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Lois and Leslie Alperstein
American Osteopathic Association
American Plant Company
Steve Andrews
Linda and Peter Antico
APPS of Rockville
Apple, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad V. Aschenbach
Association of Administrative Directors
Thomas Atkin
Raymond Bain
David and Polly Bean
Brenda Bearden
Bender Foundation, Inc.
Benjamin B. French Lodge #15 F.A.A.M.
John Bertschy, MD and Ursula Richter, MD
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Clark Office Building LLC
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Richard Clarke
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Matt Cole Memorial Golf Tournament
Conker Cancer
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DTE Energy
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Brett and Pamela Ennis
ExxonMobil Foundation, Inc.
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French International School
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Fujitsu, US
Susan Gallagher
Genzyme Corporation
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de Washington
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Mildred Bland Miller
The Children’s Inn is deeply grateful to The J. Willard and
Alice S. Marriott Foundation for its ongoing support of
The Inn’s Family Programming. Over the past eight years,
the Marriott Foundation has provided nearly $200,000 in
grants to fund the many activities and programs The Inn
offers to address the physical, social and emotional needs
of our families.
“The Marriott Foundation has a long tradition of supporting
organizations like The Children’s Inn that are working daily
to help children and families in need. With its mission of
keeping families together during serious illness, reducing
stress, and facilitating healing through mutual support,
The Inn is providing a valuable service to families who are
struggling and need “a place like home” at a very difficult
time in their lives,” says Anne L. Gunsteens, Executive
Inn residents enjoy many programs
and activities, like the magic show
above, thanks to The J. Willard and
Alice S. Marriott Foundation.
Director of The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation. “The Marriott Foundation
is pleased and honored to support the programs that help these courageous children
and families.”
Grants from the Marriott Foundation have provided valuable resources for The Inn’s education
program, bereavement and spiritual wellness programs, art and music therapy, the teen
program and a myriad of other diversionary activities. These include trips to DC monuments,
the National Zoo, professional sports games, and other cultural events. “We could not provide
these quality programs and activities for our families if it were not for the generous support,
over many years, of The Marriott Foundation,” says Kathy L. Russell, The Inn’s Chief Executive
Officer. “The Marriott Foundation has had a huge impact at The Inn and in our community,
and we are so very appreciative.”
Under the current direction of J.W. Marriott, Jr. and Richard E. Marriott, The J. Willard and
Alice S. Marriott Foundation, established in 1965, is dedicated to helping youth secure a
promising future, especially through education at the secondary and higher education levels,
mentoring and youth leadership programs.
Thomas G. Cody
Tom Cody is a man of many interests and varied talents: Marine
artillery forward observer in Korea, management consultant for
more than 50 years, analyst of the healthcare and biotechnology industries, presidential appointee in two administrations,
author and loyal Children’s Inn supporter. He’s done it all, and
shows little sign of slowing down. His most recent project, five
years in the research and writing, is a book about The National
Institutes of Health, titled “Inside the NIH.”
“It’s sort of an ode to NIH,” Tom says. “Most people do not know how many accomplishments
and breakthroughs on behalf of human health result directly from the work done by the amazing people at NIH. This book is an attempt to tell their stories in their own words.”
His interest in the NIH began when his late wife was treated at the Clinical Center through
the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). “I was so impressed
by the compassion of the physicians and staff and with the resources available to me as a
caregiver,” he says. During his time at the Clinical Center, Tom learned of The Children’s Inn
and its mission.
“It’s a very special place,” he says. Tom decided to make a provision for The Inn in his estate
plans. “I need to take care of my family first, but this is a way I can also help The Inn in a
meaningful way.” Donors who make estate commitments to The Inn become members of The
Innkeeper’s Society.
Originally from Western Massachusetts, Tom is a graduate of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA,
and received a graduate degree from Boston College. After returning from the Korean War,
he attended Harvard Business School and began his consulting career soon after receiving
his MBA. He spent many years with the consulting firms, Fry Consultants and Knight &
Associates, before starting his own firm, The Washington Group, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Miracle Systems
Thomas and Nicole Molnar
Monteith, Baker, Johnston & Doodnauth
The Montgomery County Sheep & Swine 4-H Club
Maria Montgomery
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney GIFT, Inc.
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MSI Universal
MW Marketing
National Council of Jewish Women, Inc.
National Journal Group, Inc.
NBC Universal
NetImpact Strategies
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Greta Nolan
The Creig Northrop Team - Long & Foster Real Estate
Novartis Corporation
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Payroll Network, Inc.
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Allstate Insurance Company
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Aquilent, Inc.
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MD, Inc
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Corporate Security Solutions
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Futrend Technology, Inc.
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The German School of Washington DC
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SoBran, Inc.
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Brian Stauffer
Dr. Peter Glassman is not your typical health-care
provider. While he does see many sick patients each day
and is often on-call, his patients are truly a different
breed—the furry, four-legged kind. Peter is a veterinarian and Director of Friendship Hospital for Animals in
Washington, DC.
Peter and his wife, Denise, are also generous annual
supporters of The Children’s Inn at NIH. They first
learned about The Inn from a long-time volunteer,
Cherie Blumenthal. “She was so enthusiastic about The
Inn’s work. It was contagious,” Peter says.
“We feel a strong commitment to the work [The Inn] does. We have three sons and understand the importance of families, especially during times of stress,” Peter says. “Denise and I
feel very fortunate to be able to support The Children’s Inn, as well as other nonprofits that
are important to us.”
Peter has spent more than 30 years at Friendship Hospital for Animals. “It’s the only
veterinary job I’ve ever had,” he says. He bought the practice in Tenleytown, Washington,
DC, from another veterinarian in 1982, and has loved working there every since. Peter is a
third-generation Washingtonian, and a graduate of Sidwell Friends School and The College of
Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. The Glassman’s oldest son, Mat, a board certified
veterinary surgeon, recently joined the practice at Friendship Hospital.
Sandy Davis
When it comes to fundraising for The Children’s Inn, Sandy Davis,
volunteer extraordinaire, is an ardent advocate.
Colleagues at Booz Allen Hamilton know when they see Sandy’s
name in their inbox, her message supports The Inn’s mission.
Whether she’s encouraging area businesses to support and sponsor
The Inn or organizing food drives, family dinners, auctions,
collecting museum tickets or school supplies, Sandy usually is the
persistent one behind the scenes, relentlessly promoting The Inn.
In addition to her key role on the planning committee for The Inn’s annual Golf INNvitational,
and her efforts with numerous other Inn events, Sandy volunteers at The Inn’s Welcome Desk
twice a month. She is the first person families meet when they walk into The Inn.
“If you can put a smile on a face, you’re doing a good thing,” Sandy says. “That’s how I feel.”
Through her position at Booz Allen, Sandy also helps lift the burden for the whole family by
bringing Booz Allen crews to serve dinners at The Inn. “If I can tell a mom that she doesn’t
have to cook because there is a group coming to prepare dinner…” Sandy says, her efforts
are well spent. “What these families face is so insurmountable, sometimes. It’s the little
things that make a big difference.”
Sandy began volunteering at The Inn in 2004. This past year, she completed more than 100
hours of service to The Inn, earning a Presidential Service Award.
Born in the Bronx, Sandy earned a teaching degree from the University of Maryland and
completed two master’s degrees in special education and administration management. After a
teaching career, she switched to the technology field and has been working within health and
human services for nearly 20 years.
Sandy quotes the late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as her reason for volunteer
service: “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
Peter Stelman
Sterling Collision Centers, Inc.
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The Aaron Straus and Lillie Straus Foundation, Inc.
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Washington Analysis Corporation
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The Northern Stars
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Albert and Tanya Lampert
Dr. and Mrs. David L. Levin
Lt. Col. James G. Maheras
James C. and Bonnie May
Ruth C. Monaghan
M. Delores Neal
Margaret A. O’Brien
Holly and David Parker
Phil and Peggy Pizzo
Mark and Jean Raabe
Cokie and Steve Roberts
Michael and Beverly Rush
Barbara and Lewis Shrensky
Rosalie M. Sporn
Roberta Steiner
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Stubbs
Paul and Joan Van der Slice
Dr. Robert van Hoek
Mr. and Mrs. F. Dan Wallace
Lori Wiener, PhD
Zulienne C. Wolfrey
Sharon Zeigler
Innkeeper’s Society
Recognition of Planned Gift/
Estate Gift Donors
Anonymous (5)
Linda K. Berdine
Pat Boeschetto
In honor of my grandson, Tyler Matthew Boman
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Stanley Chrzanowski
Yvonne Clement
Thomas G. Cody
Janis and Jim Cook
Wilma A. Kline
Glenda and Max Meek
In memory of our daughter, Andrea Lynn Williams
Renuka Misra, Ph.D.
Helen G. Olson and Donald Olson*
Maureen and Thomas Patton
In memory of our son, Andrew Thomas Patton
Richard M. Ralston
The Children’s Inn at NIH deeply values all contributions,
as they help to sustain our mission. To protect the privacy
of our donors and their special relationship with The
Inn, we maintain the following: We do not trade or sell
our donor lists with other organizations. We offer donors
the option to be recognized anonymously. Donors may
request to be removed from our solicitation list and/or
our mailing list.
Nineteen-year-old Aldaine Josephs and his Aunt Ionie have been coming to The Inn from their home in
Jamaica since 2009 so that he may be treated for Aplastic Anemia.
For more information, contact Fern Jennifer Stone,
Director of Development and Public Relations, at
There are many ways to support The Children’s Inn,
such as food drives and our Thoughtful Treasures
mailbox program. Visit www.childrensinn.org and
click on Get INNvolved to learn more about how
you can help the many children and families who
call The Inn home. Thank you!
Board, Councils, Committees and Staff
Board of Directors
National Advisory Council
Linda K. Berdine, Chair
Deborah I. Dingell, Executive Vice Chair
Kelvin K. Womack, Vice Chair
Lee J. Helman, MD, Secretary & Clinical Advisor
Cokie Roberts, Treasurer
John I. Gallin, MD, Clinical Advisor
Philip A. Pizzo, MD, Clinical Advisor Emeritus
Kathy L. Russell, Chief Executive Officer
Dale A. Adams
Martha-Ann Alito
Timothy J. Atkin
Linda Bachus
Abigail Blunt
D. Chris Downey
Pepe Figueroa
Jane A. Gephardt
Ed Greissing
Dianne G. Kay
Molly Mahoney Matthews
Anthony C. Morella, Esq.
Edward Orton, PhD
Holly Cobb Parker
Carrie F. Passmore
Paul F. Pelosi
Jay C. Planalp
Florence W. Prioleau, Esq.
Mark J. Raabe
Randy Schools
Robert J. Vogel
Dennis K. Webster
Lori Wiener, PhD
Lauren V. Wood, MD
Tony Bennett
Meryl Comer
Bob Costas
Katie Couric
Susan Dentzer
Marianne Gingrich
Darryl Grant
Nicole Johnson
Jim Lehrer
Audrey F. Manley, MD
Ellen Ochoa, PhD
Jeff Yablon, General Counsel
RAFFA, Independent Auditors
Michael S. Berman
Lois D. Breaux
Susan Penfield
Cecile Tauzin
Carmala Walgren
Heritage Council
Mary Lou Andersen
Albert Angel
Thomas Baker
Calvin B. Baldwin, Jr.
Elisabeth Brownstein
Gerald S. J. Cassidy
Victoria M. Devlin
Nancy Domenici
Lester G. Fant, III
Robert Greenberg, A.I.A.
Robert Ingram
Alan I. Kay*
Kathleen B. Lowery
June L. McCalla
Arthur D. McKey, Esq*
Gordon Peterson
Peggy Daly Pizzo
Philip A. Pizzo, MD
Irene Pollin
Milton B. Popeck, CPA*
William F. Raub, PhD
George F. Russell, Jr
Sheila Santacroce
Robert J. Slevin
Yvonne Soghomonian
Andrew R. Tartler
P. Roy Vagelos, MD
Sylvia Valdivia
Carmala Walgren
Cynthia Fanale White
Peters D. Willson
Donna L. Wilson
Zulienne C. Wolfrey
The Honorable Jim Wright
James B. Wyngaarden, MD
Non-Board Committee Members
Annette Abrams
Dawn Booth
Terence E. Burns, CFA
Lillian Fitzgerald
Donald Gutman, CPA
George R. A. Jones
Lauren Kingsland
Kenneth Kline
Crystal L. Parmele
Susan Due Pearcy
Mark Rotariu
Children’s Inn Staff
Kathy L. Russell, Chief Executive Officer
Leticia Adu, Weekend and Relief Manager
Neetu Agrawal, Weekend and Relief Manager
Ragheed Al Ameen, Weekend and Relief Manager
Delrica Andrews, Accounting Assistant
Tiffany Aurora, Overnight Manager
Nicole Bates, Weekend and Relief Manager
Lula Bright, Weekend and Relief Manager
Jean Buergler, Director of Finance
Meredith Carlson Daly, Media Relations Manager
Lauren Conte, Annual Giving & Special Events Coordinator
Caitlin Cutter, Community Outreach & Volunteer
Program Assistant
Dorleen E. Dove, Executive Assistant
Aisha Dubose, Resident Manager
Lance Goller, Woodmont House Manager
Bill Hutson, Facilities Assistant
Julie A. Hykes, Communications/Production Manager
Laura J. King, Director of Volunteers & Community Outreach
Lindsay Kramer, Education Program Coordinator
Bridget Kuzma, Family Program Coordinator
Mallory Lewis, Operations Coordinator
Jennifer S. Lucca, Director of Facilities & Resident Services
Valerie Mahar, Weekend and Relief Manager
Wanda McDonald, Overnight Manager
Shannon Mora, Weekend and Relief Manager
Kendra Parham, Assistant Woodmont House Manager
Alex Perry, Overnight Manager
Tammy F. Pinson, Director of Human Resources &
Business Operations
Gabriela Quiroga, Day Manager
Kathryn Q. Radtke, Administrative Assistant
Lantega Richardson, Weekend and Relief Manager
Richard Saunders, Information Systems Director
Chiquita Serpas, Weekend and Relief Manager
Rick Sniffin, Facilities Manager
Mary Stewart, Facilities and Resident Services Coordinator
Fern Jennifer Stone, Director of Development &
Public Relations
Anna B. Tate, Major & Planned Gifts Manager
Molly Watson, Woodmont Weekend and Relief Manager
Rebecca Zarrella, Database Coordinator
Editor-in-Chief: Fern Jennifer Stone
Editor/Production Manager: Julie Hykes
Asst. Editor/Contributor: Meredith Carlson Daly
Contributors: Dahlia Benzaquen, Lauren Conte,
Jennifer Morris, Anna B. Tate
Photography: Morton Aigeltinger, Randy Sager
Photography Inc., and The Children’s Inn
at NIH
Graphic Design: Janin/Cliff Design, Inc.
7 West Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814–1509
Phone 301-496-5672
U.S. Postage
Permit No. 7785
Bethesda, MD

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