Foreman Foundation Donates $20,000 in 2016

On July 15, 2016, the Foreman Foundation hosted the 21st Annual Golf Outing at Scotch Valley Country Club to help raise and donate money to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for melanoma cancer research. A total of 60 golfers participated in this year’s outing and contributed to the overall donation amount of $20,000!

The golfers were in a scramble representing different companies. The 18-hole tournament was followed up with putting and chipping contests. The winners were Don DeGol with the DeGol Organization and Dave Price golfing with the Armstrong World Industries team, respectively.

After golf, the Board (Phillip Foreman, Chairman joined by Janice Abelove, Dr. John Scola, Cheryl Bruno Gamber, Steve Swarney, and Scott Clouden, 2016 VP) presented the $20,000 check to Dr. Gavin Robertson, Melanoma Laboratory Director at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Robertson gave a presentation showing how the attendees’ generous donations aid in research findings and where the melanoma lab is headed in the future.

Drew McCausland, a Board Member and licensed dermatologist, performed free skin screenings throughout the day. He and his wife Carla processed over twenty screenings. A few years ago these screenings spotted a suspicious mole. “McCausland saved someone’s life that day,” Foreman said. “This young individual had no idea she had skin cancer and luckily he found it. She made a doctor’s appointment for the following Monday. This is why we created this foundation – to make a difference.”

Golfers ready to go at Scotch Valley's 20th Anniversary Outing.

Golfers ready to go at Scotch Valley’s 21st Anniversary Outing.

The Foundation has donated over $1.2m to melanoma cancer research and boasts a well-rounded panel of Board members. If you or someone you know is interested in more information on becoming an important member of this life-saving organization or you would like to donate, please contact Betsy Stubna at betsy.stubna@foremangroup.com.

About the Foreman Foundation:

The mission of the Foreman Foundation is to raise funds for medical research that will lead to the cure for melanoma cancer, while heightening awareness as to the causes and symptoms of this disease. In 1996, Phillip Foreman founded the Foreman Foundation in memory of his friend, John Bruno Jr., whose life was taken by melanoma cancer at the age of 27. In the year 2000, with the help of our contributors and the cooperation of the Penn State College of Medicine, The Foreman Foundation Melanoma Research Laboratory was established at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

Since our inception, we have set our goals high and continue to achieve our mission of helping to discover a cure for melanoma cancer. For more information, visit our website.

Foreman Foundation Scotch Valley outing

Golfers enjoying the day

Foreman Foundation Board of Directors:
Phillip Foreman
Janice Abelove
David DeGol
Drew McCausland
Cheryl Bruno Gamber
Carol D’Alessandro
Tracy Jones
Annette van Eeden
Scott Clouden
Dr. John Scola
Stephen Swarney, JD

Smile and Do Good for Melanoma Research

smiley-face-graphic-for-share-on-hi5As you may be aware, the Foreman Foundation partnered with Amazon in their AmazonSmile program this year. When you purchase regular Amazon items through www.smile.amazon.com after identifying the “Foreman Foundation” as your favorite philanthropy, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of pretty much everything to the Foreman Foundation – that can really add up over the year. The prices you pay are exactly the same. We just received word that our first disbursement will be in our bank account this month! If you shop through AmazonSmile, we thank you for your donation! If you don’t, we would love for you to!

Foreman1It’s easy. Just go to www.smile.amazon.com and log in with your current Amazon user ID and password. Amazon will prompt you to select your favorite charity. “Write in” the Foreman Foundation, then choose the one in Zelienople (not Nebraska, please!).

It’s important to remember that ordering through the regular Amazon portal will not forward us your donation so please bookmark the Smile site for every Amazon purchase!

For more information on Amazon’s Smile program, please click here.

The Foreman Group Supports the Rotary Club

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Students in Room 38 at Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School in Zelienople show off their new dictionaries. This distribution is part of Rotary’s dedication to literacy projects.  From left, Rotarians Vic Peffer, Craig Lutz, Betsy Stubna (Foreman Group Marketing Manager), Debbie Lindewirth and teacher Carol Garbett.

The Foreman Group supports many service organizations in local communities by encouraging employees to become active in these clubs. It even authorizes a portion of each work week for service projects and meetings. Foreman Marketing Manager and Foundation Director Betsy Stubna chose the Rotary Club of Zelienople upon hire, because her grandfather was a Rotarian.

This fall, members of the club met at the Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School to distribute dictionaries to third graders. Once through security, the group made their way to the classrooms, passing out dictionaries to the enthusiastic children. Rotary’s mission and four-way test were explained, and the children were asked to look up polio as a segue to president Tom Grant sharing that he contracted polio at 17, and that Rotary seeks to abolish this disease.

Appropriately, Foreman Architects and Engineers, Inc. and Foreman Program and Construction Management designed this school located in the Seneca Valley School District.

The Foreman Group is familiar with striving to make a difference in the world. The Foreman Foundation has donated well over $1 million since 1992 for medical research that will lead to the cure for melanoma cancer, while heightening awareness as to the causes and symptoms of this disease.

 

 

Hershey Medical Center Tour

IMG_1098The Foreman Group was exhibiting at the recent PASA/PSBA Conference in Hershey, PA in October of this year. As the marketing manager, I was privileged to attend this and meet many new people and see old friends again. During a break in the action, I was invited to visit the Hershey Medical Center, Cancer Institute right across the street – the Center where the Foreman Foundation supports the research efforts of Dr. Gavin Robertson. Teah Batdorf of his office took time from her day to show me where the Foundation dollars go.Robertson_Lab_08-28-2015_78

IMG_1103Overlooking the scenic backdrop of Hershey, the Melanoma Center shares the third floor with other research facilities, a lovely sitting room, and state-of-the-art conference room. One door was marked with the placard recognizing the support of the Foundation. Inside were freezers preserving specimens at -80 degrees as well as the bustle of doctors, researchers, technicians, and support staff.

IMG_1104Before heading back to the Conference, I gratefully accepted a gift basket on behalf of the Foundation, as thanks for support for the Center’s Chocolate Tour. This race turned our $5,000 sponsorship into over $11,000 to support awareness and research aimed at abolishing melanoma.

Foreman Foundation Donates $35,000 in 2015

On July 10, 2015, the Foreman Foundation hosted the 20th Annual Golf Outing at Scotch Valley Country Club to help raise and donate money to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for melanoma cancer research. A total of 76 golfers participated in this year’s outing and contributed to the overall donation amount of $35,000!

The golfers were in a four-person scramble representing different companies. The 18-hole tournament was followed up with putting and chipping contests. The winners were David DeGol/Tony Nastasi (tie) with the DeGol Organization and Vince Neese golfing with the CE Davis/Durolast team, respectively.

After golf, the Board (Phillip Foreman, Chairman joined by David DeGol, 2015 Vice President and Jan Abelove, 2015 President) presented the $30,000 check to Dr. Gavin Robertson, Melanoma Laboratory Director at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Robertson gave a presentation showing how the attendees’ generous donations aid in research findings and where the melanoma lab is headed in the future.

Betsy Stubna, Managing Director of the Foreman Foundation, gets ready to sell Mulligans at the Paxon Outing.

Betsy Stubna, Foreman Foundation Manager, gets ready to sell Mulligans at the Paxon Outing.

Golfers ready to go at Scotch Valley's 20th Anniversary Outing.

Golfers ready to go at Scotch Valley’s 20th Anniversary Outing.

Drew McCausland, a Board Member and licensed dermatologist, performed free skin screenings throughout the day. Carla, his wife, assisted and together they processed over twenty screenings. Last year these screenings spotted a suspicious mole. “McCausland saved someone’s life that day,” Foreman said. “This young individual had no idea she had skin cancer and luckily he found it. She made a doctor’s appointment for the following Monday. This is why we created this foundation – to make a difference.”

Phillip Foreman thanked Betsy Stubna, Foreman Foundation’s Event Manager, for her work in coordinating the successful Scotch Valley Outing. He also thanked Tracy Jones, the board member who was instrumental in securing many generous donations from the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates sports teams, among others.

Mark Alden, 2014 President of the Foreman Foundation, congratulates Jeff Angstadt as Nicole Dixon prepares his prize.

Mark Alden, 2014 President of the Foreman Foundation, congratulates Jeff Angstadt as Nicole Dixon prepares his prize.

2014 President Mark Alden was pivotal in helping to raise the money. He did an extraordinary job organizing an Outing of his own near Philadelphia earlier this summer, with all proceeds to benefit the Foreman Foundation. Both events were necessary for the Foundation to donate at this level.

$30,000 of the $35,000 goes directly to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for melanoma cancer research, while $5,000 will be used to sponsor a 10k foot race at the Hershey Chocolate Tour August 8 of this year. Last year the event at the Milton Hershey School was able to turn our $5,000 into $11,000 through this event, all going to support cancer research.

Golfers enjoyed a cookout after the outing at Paxon.

Golfers enjoyed a cookout after the outing at Paxon.

The Foundation has donated over $1.1m to melanoma cancer research and boasts a well-rounded panel of Board members. If you or someone you know is interested in more information on becoming an important member of this life-saving organization or you would like to donate, please contact Betsy Stubna at betsy.stubna@foremangroup.com.

About the Foreman Foundation:

The mission of the Foreman Foundation is to raise funds for medical research that will lead to the cure for melanoma cancer, while heightening awareness as to the causes and symptoms of this disease. In 1996, Phillip Foreman founded the Foreman Foundation in memory of his friend, John Bruno Jr., whose life was taken by melanoma cancer at the age of 27. In the year 2000, with the help of our contributors and the cooperation of the Penn State College of Medicine, The Foreman Foundation Melanoma Research Laboratory was established at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.  Since our inception, we have set our goals high and continue to achieve our mission of helping to discover a cure for melanoma cancer. For more information, visit our website.

Golfers at Scotch Valley.

Golfers at Scotch Valley.

Foreman Foundation Board of Directors:
Phillip Foreman
Janice Abelove
David DeGol
Drew McCausland
Mark Alden
Cheryl Bruno Gamber
Carol D’Alessandro
Tracy Jones
Annette van Eeden
Scott Clouden

The Foreman Group’s Zelienople Office Location is Changing

MovingSame high quality service, just in a new office building. We’ve all worked hard to make the transition seamless for our clients. Please be patient with us the week of July 27, 2015 as we make the transition.

John Bruno, Sr. Passes Away June 10, 2015

John Bruno Sr and his grandchildren Emily and John Gamber

John Bruno, Sr. and his grandchildren Emily and John Gamber.

 

John Bruno SrJohn Currie Bruno, Sr. passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 after a fifteen-year battle with Parkinsons disease. Celebrating John Sr.’s life are his loving wife of 57 years, Alfrieda (Steiner) Bruno (Wellsville, PA); daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl (Bruno) and Doug Gamber (Wellsville, PA); cherished grandchildren, Emily and John; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Anna Marie and Floyd Gillott (North Huntingdon, PA) and Mary Ann and Bill Steiner (Rome, GA); many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Read the full obituary here.

 

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Cheryl Gamber (John Bruno, Jr.’s sister), Cheryl’s daughter Emily, and Joe Paterno at the New Castle Country Club in 2001.

Phillip Foreman of the Foreman Group of companies represented the Foreman Foundation Board at the viewing and funeral, expressing condolences to, and sharing memories with Cheryl (Bruno) and Doug Gamber, as well as Alfreida Bruno. John Bruno, Sr.’s family expressed their thanks to Phillip and the entire Foreman Foundation Board.

 

The Foreman Foundation was created in memory of John’s son, John Jr., whose life was taken by melanoma cancer at the age of 27.

 

Foreman Group Makes Food Pantry Donation

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Jennifer Kissel, left, of the North Hills Community Outreach and Betsy Stubna, Foreman Group Marketing Manager, prepare to load pantry donations to stock NHCO shelves.

Some days it’s harder to make ends meet than others. The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber sponsored a food drive to help local families do just that as the economy is slow to recover. Employees at the Foreman Group rallied to bring in boxes and cans of shelf-stable products to help the cause, collecting four large boxes. The recipient of all this food is the North Hills Community Outreach, which operates three food pantries in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh. The NHCO estimates they feed 700 families each month by providing them a pantry shopping trip that averages $100, allowing these families to spend that money on other much-needed things.

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Dave Meyer, Foreman Chamber representative, packs boxes of groceries

One of the things that makes this food pantry unique is that not everything is non-perishable. Fresh bread and veggies are also offered. Many donors have garden surplus, and NHCO has its own organic garden, allowing many families to enjoy the bounty. “Our garden isn’t a little plot – it is about an acre and worked solely by volunteers. That includes composting, harvesting, everything.” Jennifer Kissel, Outreach Coordinator says. There is also a gluten-free section, and Senior Citizens are permitted to take just a bit more as a perq. More details on the program, as well as guidelines, can be found on their site.

Dave Meyer, PerFOREMANce Roofing Specialist, was the driving force for the Foreman Group, soliciting, sorting, and storing employee donations; and coordinating with the Chamber.

The Foreman Group thanks the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber for pulling this drive together and allowing us to help our community.

Summer Wine Walk Through Harmony

harmony-4Pairing the Foreman Group with the Zelienople Area Public Library is as tasteful as pairing a refreshing pino grigio with a stroll through the historic town of Harmony. On Friday, July 17th, you will be able to do just that, from 5:30-8:30pm at the first annual Wine Walk Through Harmony. The Foreman Group of Companies is proud to present this event.

Stohr House Interior

Take a step back in time at the Stor Haus Bakery in Harmony’s Historic District.

You will enjoy the best offerings from local wineries Fractured Grape/Nova Cellars, Mazza Vineyards, North Country Brewery, and Baldarelli Winery while touring a quintessential small town: Bottle Brush Art Gallery, Stohr Haus Bakery, Harmony Museum, The Exchange, Les Cadeaux, Darn Yarn and Needles, and the Enchanted Olive. More participants are added daily so you won’t know what surprises are in store until you arrive. The evening winds up with the sounds of old-style R&B blended with Country Funk, by West Virginia band Carpenter Ants.

Check in begins at the Center of Harmony Opera Hall at 253 Mercer Street, Harmony, PA.

Carpenter Ants

The Carpenter Ants have been bringing fun wherever they go, for 25 years.

The cost is a very affordable $20, and that includes the limited edition Foreman wineglass, bracelet, and map. Participants must be 21 years or older. Tickets may be purchased at the Zelienople Area Public Library, Eventbrite, and participating Harmony merchants.

All proceeds benefit the Zelienople Area Public Library.

 

 

 

 

Smile and Do Good for Melanoma Research

The Foreman Foundation has partnered with Amazon in their AmazonSmile program. When you purchase your regular Amazon items through www.smile.amazon.com after identifying the “Foreman Foundation” as your favorite philanthropy, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of pretty much everything to the Foreman Foundation – that can really add up over the year. The prices you pay are exactly the same.

It’s easy. Just go to www.smile.amazon.com and log in with your current Amazon user ID and password. Amazon will prompt you to select your favorite charity. “Write in” the Foreman Foundation, then choose the one in Zelienople (not Nebraska, please!).

It’s important to remember that ordering through the regular Amazon portal will not forward us your donation so please bookmark the Smile site for every Amazon purchase!

For more information on Amazon’s Smile program, please click here.