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About The Jillian Fund
The Jillian Fund will be hosting its third annual gala this year on November 2nd, 2016 at The Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey.
The Jillian Fund was founded in July 2013 by a group of inspired and caring individuals who set forth to fulfill a simple wish: to help families in need. The inspiration comes directly from Jillian, who leading by example, reached out and gave strength and encouragement to young children and teenagers in need. Last year at our second Gala, we raised over $200,000 and since has exceeded $400,000 in donations, assisting more than 45 families.
The main objective of the fund is to provide financial support to families with children who are suffering from life threatening illnesses and require critical care. There are many financial burdens placed upon families in these situations, including medical bills, travel costs for treatments and time away from work. Our goal is to allow family members the opportunity to be by their child’s side and focus on their needs, and our financial support helps to make this possible.
This year, we will be honoring Dr. Alfred P. Gillio, MD. Dr. Gillio has been instrumental in the fight against pediatric cancer and continues to dedicate his life to his craft.
Please take a moment to check out The Jillian Fund’s website (www.thejillianfund.org
) particularly to watch the short video by Jillian’s father George and to read the section entitled "Who We Help" for an update on some of the families and children assisted thus far. The Jillian Fund’s Board members are dedicated to the fulfillment of the Fund's mission, embody the spirit of community, and bring experience, expertise and energy to their respective roles. The Board of Directors consists of the following: Chief Ambassador, George Gorman; Chairman, Bill McLaughlin; President, Sue Quackenbush; Vice President & Secretary, Lisa Monica; Treasurer, David Quackenbush; Head of Development, Leslie Cantanese; and Trustees Laurie Sofield, Kevin Doyle, Bob Hay and Jenna Stramaglio. A short bio on each Board member can be found on The Jillian Fund's website.
Thank you for your continued support!
The Jillian Fund Board of Directors