Lighthouse Society

Legacy Society


Lighthouse Society

Lighthouse Society

When Reverend Donald E. Robinson (“Rev”) started Beacon House in 1991, he wanted to provide a place where children in Edgewood could be safe and surrounded by people who would encourage them to stay in school. Rev named Beacon House thinking of the role of a lighthouse in a storm – that it serves as a “beacon” of safety.  

The Lighthouse Society has been named to honor our founder’s original intent, and the subsequent endurance and success of Beacon House. The Lighthouse Society is comprised of generous friends of Beacon House who believe that together we can disrupt the cycle of generational poverty and change the life trajectories of students in Edgewood Commons and Ward 5 by helping them advance in school on time, graduate from high school and pursue a post-secondary education.

Donors who support Beacon House with an annual gift, or cumulative gifts, that total $1,000 or more within a given fiscal year will be recognized as members of the Lighthouse Society. This elite group of donors will receive special recognition and communications. Donors who are members of the Lighthouse Society have a profound impact on Beacon House’s ability to operate its programs and fulfill its mission.

If you’d like more information about the Lighthouse Society, please contact:

Colleen Dolak, Director of Development and Communications at

Kevin Hinton, CEO/Executive Director at

join the Lighthouse Society

Lighthouse Society donors generously contribute $1,000 or more in one year. We are pleased to recognize these individual donors as members of the 2022 Lighthouse Society:

Shining Light ($10,000+)

Gerald Kittner  

Carolyn Leonard  

Eleanor Piez  

Sheena Saydam 

Anthony and Bea Welters 

Tower ($5,000 – $9,999) 

Barbara Clarke and J. Douglas Leslie 

Nancy Cohodas  

Sandra Nichols 

Scott and Karen Nudelman 

Michael Taets

Cornerstone ($2,500 – $4,999)

Kevin Finneran  

Todd Harrison  

Jill Hoover 

John Kwoka Jr.  

David Lorms  

Nancy Nelson

Barbara Petersen 

Carolyn Shettle 

Nancy Simon 

Lantern ($1,000 – $2,499)

Richard Allen  

Robert Bonner  

Louis Cerny 

Meg Cormier 

Dean D’Angelo 

John Dickinson 

Stacy and Dan Dranginis 

Natalie and Charles Fenimore  

Shannan Herbert  

Brianna Hogan 

Martin Hogan 

Jeanite Holloway  

Dorie and Larry Howell 

Jane Jackson 

C. Ryan Jones

Nancy Keener 

Robert Keithan 

Mandy Le Monde 

Jackie Leventhal 

Ethan McPeake 

Beth Mellen  

Jason Michel 

Sheldon Nagesh 

George Niederehe   

Kojo Nnamdi 

Gwen and Tom Rowe  

Diane and Perry Seiffert 

Patricia Phillips 

Kimberly Smith 

Michael and Susan Singer 

Monique Sullivan 

Mary Wheeler 

Ann P. Wood 

Major Donors ($500-$999)

Nirmala Abraham 


Maureen Beasley 

Christine Burris 

Peter Clarke 

Joan Cleary 

Kathy Crutcher 

Matthew Doherty 

Kirk Freeman 

Donna Haggett 

Gail Harmon 

Clare Herington and Laurence Platt 

Yvette Lewis 

Scott Kraynak 

Rebecca Lieser 

Lindsey Litton 

Robert McGaughy 

Tiffany Nobles 

Mary Paxton 

Stephen Ridella 

James and Grace Rowell 

Monica Ruiz 

Karly Satkowiak 

Steven Schneebaum 

Lisa Schumaker 

Jordan Shapiro 

The Skeele Family 

William Stratton 

Diane Teichert 

Maureen and Richard Turman 

Emily Zucker 

Other donors

Due to space restrictions individual donors under $500 are not listed.

Our inability to list them here is not a reflection of our gratitude.

We are tremendously grateful to all the donors. 


2021 Recurring Donors

Beacon House is sustained by the thoughtful donors who give every month to keep us fueled throughout the year.

Avis Boutell and Alice Miller 

Emily Bowman  

Allen Callender 

Robert DeGrasse 

Carol Edwards  

Sharon Fitzpatrick 

Christine Hager 

Jennifer Mascardo  

Vernon Miller

Eleanor Piez

Lisa Schumaker

John K. has been a long time supporter of Beacon House.

“I give to Beacon House because I have seen how committed the organization is from when “Rev” founded it until now.”

“…I visited a couple years ago, and it is reassuring to me, to know how the money is spent. I know from seeing firsthand that any money I give goes directly to the kids. I also recognize how fortunate I am. My Dad was a factory worker and he was laid off at different times during my childhood. I remember the feeling of insecurity. Beacon House provides safety, security and youth development.”

-John K.