The Donna Crandall Foundation Board of Directors was sincerely looking forward to toasting our 20th Anniversary in November, but the celebration will have to wait as COVID-19 continues to impact our communities.

Though the pandemic has cancelled our annual fundraising event, it has not eliminated the many requests we receive for financial assistance. We continue to maintain our steadfast support to the local CF community and never falter as a lifeline for many local families desperately in need.

With your support we will never have to say no to someone in need.

Created as a tribute to our sister-in-law, the Donna M. Crandall Memorial Foundation has raised over three million dollars in the past twenty years. We remain a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to making life a little easier for local cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and their families.

Donna Crandall fought a courageous battle with CF for forty-one years. She was a devoted mother wife and mother. After graduating from Siena College in 1979, Donna worked as a manager for the Retirement Services Group at Ayco for nearly twenty years. She was extremely organized, highly motivated and never willing to slow down. It was not in her nature to give up. She passed away on a snowy Friday night, but was at work just three days before.

For more details on how you can support the Foundation this year, please download the invitation.

Download 2020 Emerald Eve Invitation

Programs Your Donation will Support

  • Financial Hardship Requests (DMCF budgets $100,000 to meet the needs of families)
  • Inpatient Gift Bags
  • Inpatient Telephone and TV Service
  • Visitor Parking Vouchers
  • Cafeteria Gift Cards
  • High School Graduation Gifts for Seniors with CF
  • Hotel Accommodations for Patients’ Families
  • Lung Transplant Evaluation Expenses
  • Post-lung Transplant Financial Help
  • Summer Project for Clinic Patients
  • Snacks for the E5 Living Room
  • Magazines for the E5 Living Room
  • Beads of Courage Program


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Posted on:  September 9, 2020