Donna was a devoted wife and mother. She was a gourmet cook. She loved the beach and she loved to travel, especially to Ogunquit, Maine and Disney World. A 1979 graduate of Siena College, Donna worked as a manager for the retirement services group at Ayco for nearly twenty years. Perhaps her greatest passion was to be a spectator at her daughter Kerianne’s athletic and musical events.
A 1979 graduate of Siena College, Donna worked as a manager for the Retirement Services Group at Ayco, for nearly twenty years. It was not in her nature to give up. Donna went to work on Tuesday and passed away just three days later.
Donna was acutely aware that many CF patients and families were overwhelmed by the financial constraints associated with the disease. The Foundation was established to help alleviate these burdens for local CF patients. The Foundation steps in whenever it can to help patients get back on their feet, so they can focus on their health rather than their financial woes. Just as it was in the beginning , the Foundations remains a 100% volunteer family run charity, with no over head or administrative costs.
With the help of our loyal supporters we have never had to say no to those in crisis.
One family striving to make a difference
Inspired by Donna M. Crandall’s enduring spirit and determination, her friends and family created this foundation in January 2000 as a way to honor her memory.
What originally began as a family’s humble vision to pay tribute to Donna by helping cystic fibrosis (CF) patients has grown beyond our wildest imaginations. Over the past twenty years, we have had the privilege of touching thousands of lives, and, in many cases, have made a profoundly significant impact when patients had nowhere else to turn. Just as it was in the beginning, the Foundation remains a family-run organization, with no overhead or administrative costs, relying entirely on the generosity of donors. Thanks to your support, we have never had to deny those in crisis. Together, we are making a difference.