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"Dear Brett and Mariann,

Please accept a big HUG from all the folks at Olivia’s House as we received your generous gift of last week!!!

We are so grateful for your support. This year alone, we served thousands of families in a variety of ways. Whether we were caring for preschoolers in our Little Ones program, helping the teens in our Hearts Can Heal program to understand their feelings after a death, or lending a resource from our library to a family suffering a loss from suicide, we made a difference! We are only able to do that because of your support. Thank you for that!

We look forward to sharing all of our services with many families in 2016-2017 thanks to you! We are honored to consider you a part of our family…the Olivia’s House family!"

Leslie Delp, MA
Founder and Bereavement Specialist
K.C. Delp
Executive Director
Olivia’s House

"Dear Mariann,

On behalf of Jump Street, I would like to thank The Nicholas W. Genematas Foundation for the generous grant for our Arts in Education programs.

Your support will help Jump Street continue to give students the opportunity to enjoy taking part in the arts, both in school and in the community.

Thank you again for your generous support."

With warm regards,
Melissa A. Snyder
Executive Director
Jump Street

"Dear Mariann,

We would like to THANK YOU for your generous contribution to Integrative Touch for Kids (ITK). We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Genematas Foundation.

ITK strengthens the community and empowers and nurtures the mind, bodies, and spirits of children experiencing special medical needs, and their families, through a new wellness model that brings integrative therapies and community involvement to improve quality of life.

With your generous support, ITK can continue to spread love, support and education to families of children with special medical needs, and the greater community!"

In gratitude,
Shay Beiber, Executive Director
Integrative Touch for Kids

"Dear Mariann,

The scholars of Imago Dei Middle School, their families, the school’s staff and the Board thank you and the other officers of the Foundation for your generous gift in support of the school’s Scholarship Program. We are deeply thankful for your contribution to the furtherance of our mission: breaking generational cycles of poverty through education.

Because of your generous support, more than180 young people have been given the opportunity to learn and grow into their highest potential. Your gift is nothing less than dream-making and hope-inspiring: your support not only changes the lives of our scholars but, through them, the lives of their families and the future of their communities. It may even change the world."

Rev. Anne Sawyer
Head of School and Co-Founder
Imago Dei Middle School

"Dear Mariann,

This letter acknowledges your donation to benefit the Henry Ford Early College Student Support Endowment. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, more than 23,000 employees, and especially our patients and their families who benefit from medical care through Henry Ford Health System, we greatly appreciate this generous gift.

The Henry Ford Early College (HFEC) will prepare children in metropolitan Detroit for a future that is competitive, integrated with technology, and encourages career exploration. Students have the opportunity in a five-year period to simultaneously complete high school, earn a significant number of college credits and receive certification in an allied health profession.

Thank you for facilitating this donation from the Nicholas W. Genematas II Foundation and helping Henry Ford not only transform lives and communities, but also the future of health care."

Warmest wishes,
Peggy Burns
Senior Vice President of Philanthropy
Henry Ford Health System

"Dear Mariann,

On behalf of the board and staff of the Felicia Ann Cutler Farm (Felicia’s Farm) thank you for your continued support of our efforts! Your gift will help us provide fresh, nutritious, locally produced food for those most in need in our community. We sincerely appreciate your grant award for our nonprofit farm.

I invite you to visit our website at to learn more of our work. The farm staff and volunteers are continually improving the farm and have recently planted fruit trees, pollinator plants for our bees and installed passive water harvesting.

Thanks to you – Felicia’s Farm can continue to combat hunger in our community and inspire others to do their part."

Warm Regards,
David S. Cutler
Founder and Executive Director
The Felicia Ann Cutler Farm

"Dear Mariann,

Thank you for supporting Bethesda Mission with your recent donation. Your gift enables us to provide food, shelter, counseling and care for hundreds of men, women and children each year.

As you know, we focus a great deal on long-term recovery. We believe that, after meeting a person’s basic needs, the key to life-long change is a look at the deeper issues and the healing power of Christ. This is what makes it possible to see damaged lives healed and fractured relationships restored.

We very much appreciate your partnership with Bethesda."

Scott Dunwoody
Vice President of Business Development
Bethesda Mission

"Dear Mariann,

It is with great appreciation that we received the grant from The Nicholas W. Genematas Foundation. We are at a crossroads in our development as a Foundation, growing to meet the needs of the patients and families experiencing hospice care.

As Interim Executive Director, I am assisting the Board of Directors to identify how to grow the wonderful vision initiated by Agnes Poole and Lynette Jaramillo 16 years ago, so that Tucson will become a leader in providing quality end-of-life care for all members of our community through education and support for hospice patients and families.

Your generous donation at this time will help make that possible."

Evan Mendelson
Interim Executive Director
Casa de la Luz Foundation

"Dear Brett and Mariann,

I am delighted to thank you for your recent contribution to the University. Your gift comes at a particularly meaningful time of year. As we launch Notre Dame’s newest graduates into the world, we celebrate the positive impact that Notre Dame students, alumni, and faculty are having on society, made possible in part by the benefactors who help us provide a more diverse and compelling educational environment.

Your support is in a very direct and meaningful way influencing the young people whose lives are shaped and transformed by their Notre Dame experience. There is quite literally no aspect of their education that has not been touched – and made profoundly better – by contributions such as yours. On behalf of our students, I thank you most sincerely.

Please know your generosity is very much appreciated."

Yours in Notre Dame,
John F. Affleck-Graves
Executive Vice President
University of Notre Dame

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