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Michael’s Giving H.A.N.D.Supports Students Needs

Michael’s Giving H.A.N.D. on Wednesday, October 20th was held at The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale

Michael’s Giving H.A.N.D. was established to honor the life of Michael Donatucci who suffered from anxiety and depression and died by suicide in July 2016. Upon this loss, Michael’s family and friends came together to create Michael’s Giving H.A.N.D. – to handle anxiety and navigate depression – with a mission to ensure that suffering individuals and their families have the education and resources available and join together the erase the stigma associated with mental illness.

Over 150 people came out to support Michael’s Giving H.A.N.D mission as they enjoyed a day of golf, followed a cocktail party where they had a chance to bid on exciting items in the silent auction including sports memorabilia, golf outings and dinner on the town.

Ronald R. Donatucci Jr., – President & Co-Founder and Natalie Foglietta – Executive Director, Donor Relations & Development

Out on the green there were food stations, as well as a Chickie & Pete’s food truck!!

After playing all day the teams headed back to the clubhouse for mingling, cock-tailing and fun.

There’s still time to donate Michael’s Giving H.A.N.D. – raising awareness, educating communities, supporting the mental well-being of teens struggling with anxiety and depression, and challenging attitudes toward mental illnesses to produce a stigma-free future through our programs.

Congratulations to the Donatucci family, on the naming of 21st and Ritner Sts for Ronald R. Donatucci Sr. Way!!
this past weekend.


Photos: Lifesavers Gala Honors Ron Donatucci, Jr. at the Lucy

Photos: Lifesavers Gala Honors Ron Donatucci, Jr. at the Lucy

HughE Dillon, Ron Donatucci Jr. with the Lifesaver Award, Maryann Murtha, AFSP Board Chair and Bernard Hopkins

On March 15, 2019, The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) held its 4th annual Save a Life Gala at The Lucy by Cescaphe events. This year’s honoree was Ron Donatucci, Jr. who co-founded Michael’s Giving Hand, an organization which brings awareness to teen depression and anxiety , in the name of his brother Michael Donatucci, who passed away in 2016

Lisa Pflaumer,
Executive Director at Michael’s Giving H.A.N.D, Dana Donatucci, and Carla Werner

Guests enjoyed a spirited cocktail hour before heading into the ballroom for a sit down dinner. I, HughE Dillon, the 2015 Save A Life honoree was on hand to honor Ron Donatucci, Jr., and give Ron Donatucci the award along with iconic boxer Bernard Hopkins, who volunteers and speaks to teens on behalf of Michael’s Giving Hand’s, was emcee for the evening. Proceeds from the event helps fund AFSP’s mission to save lives and give hope to those affected by suicide and the annual Philadelphia Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk in June.

Jay & Diane Agnes
Gene DeSimone, Joanne DeSimone, Flossie and Dominic Simirglia, Stephanie Donatucci,Ron Donatucci Jr. with Ron & Dana Donatucci.
Lucy, the newest Cescaphe event space is located at Broad and Spruce, and really embodies the excitement of an event including amazing vistas of The Academy Music, City Hall and bustling Broad Street.

Proceeds from the event helps fund AFSP’s mission to save lives and give hope to those affected by suicide and the annual Philadelphia Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk in October. To See additional photos head on over to Philly Style Magazine, CBSPhilly and in Philly Magazine’s June issue. Thanks to PhillyChitChat team member Andre Flewellen who contributed photos to this column. Event produced by Lynsie Blair Events.


Photos: Sharp Financial Group Appreciates Their Clients

The Sharp Financial Group held their annual Client Appreciation Party last month at the Union League of Philadelphia. The Sharp Financial Group is a robust full-service financial-services firm which provides complementary accounting, tax, consulting, and wealth-planning services to meet any demands you or your business may have—regardless of the complexity.

Michael H. Sharp founded Sharp & Associates, LLC in 1993. Mike has worked in public accounting for over 25 years, and is highly skilled in providing financial and tax-advisory services.

There was entertainment by Comedy Sportz

Frank Sinatra escorted Marilyn Monroe to the event

Marilyn convinced us that diamonds are a girls best friend, as well as good investment advice

There was a great photo booth

Denise Fike was on hand to do fashion illustrations

Elysa Boyle and Joe Boyle

Joe Boyle, Bruce Reavis, Edward Mack, Craig Sharp and Mike Sharp

David Ross and Teresa Polly

Nancy Abel, Emilio Mastrocola and Wendy Mastrocola


Kathy Edel, Lou Dottoli and Rebecca Edel

Rick Barret, Ken Barrett and Gervase Peterson

Rani Hershgordon, Context Business Lending, LLC and Hal Hershgordon, YBI Financial Advisors

Tara Haurin and John Haurin

Elise Concepcion and Cindy Fetterman

Sonja Foster Storch and Paul Butler

Eddie Bruce Orchestra kept the floor grooving through out the party