Bringing Comfort and Hope into the Lives of Children

Thank You for Your Endorsement…

Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder & related conditions. We are only able to continue our work that we do through the support and dedication of groups and individuals like the Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund. We thank Susan & Jack for their incredible support through our Autism Speaks Walk – Philadelphia. Their contribution will help us to enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow!”
— Autism Speaks
Clarke's Listening Walk at the Zoo and 5K Run “Susan and Jack Holender exemplify an exceptional spirit of philanthropy, volunteerism and community engagement. Please accept our deepest gratitude to Susan & Jack for your sponsorship of Clarke‘s first ever Listening Walk at the Zoo. Your support enabled us to successfully accommodate an eye-popping 1,000 event registrants and create a fun-filled, sun-dappled day that was enjoyable and educational for young and not-quite-so-young alike. Your contribution to the Listening Walk was meaningful and impactful, and we truly could not have created an event of this magnitude without your assistance.  You helped spread the message to thousands of Philadelphia Zoo patrons that children who are deaf or hard of hearing can learn to listen and talk, and you helped raise awareness for Clarke, and, for that, we are so grateful. Please know how thankful we are for your support of the Listening Walk and of the Clarke community.”
— Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Daisy Days “We thank the Susan & Jack Holender Children’s Fund for supporting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Palliative Care program through the Daisy Days 31-Day Challenge. Programs like Palliative Care are reliant on philanthropic support from the community so we are very grateful for the Holender’s donation.”
— The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Ella's Retreat “Working with the Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund has been very rewarding and inspirational.  They offer a truly deep compassion for families that must care for a critically sick child.  The commitment and dedication to their mission is a model for all non-profit organizations.   Thank you Jack and Susan for your trust and support in Ella’s Retreat.”
— Joe Walsh, Chair & Co-Founder of Ella’s Retreat
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech “We are very grateful to the Holender Children’s Fund for supporting Clarke’s mission of teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and talk. Thank you Susan and Jack!!”
— Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
Strut Your Mutt with Roxy “A heartfelt thanks to the Holender Children’s Fund for their support of the Roxy Reading Therapy Dog’s Strut Your Mutt with Roxy fundraiser on Saturday! They are one of the few sponsors who not only helped us reach our financial goals, but also dedicated time and energy to make this event a success. Jack & Susan, family and friends made a sunny day even sunnier for the thousands of local children who directly benefit from every dollar we raised. Roxy Reading is an all volunteer organization dedicated to bringing comfort to children through therapy dogs.”
—  Diane Gilbert Smith, President of Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia “Palliative care for children is vital to ensuring that we maximize the quality of life for seriously ill children. In order to provide this essential service to every child and family regardless of family financial resources, we rely on compassionate and dedicated community members. The Holenders certainly fit this description and more. They are truly kind-hearted individuals dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families. We are grateful to the Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund for their support and in particular for helping others see that palliative care can bring hope and comfort to these children and their families.”
— Tammy Inyoung Kang, MD, Medical Director of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at the
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Foundation endorses the Susan & Jack Holender Children's Fund “The Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund is committed to relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for children facing serious life-threatening illnesses and also to aiding their families. We are glad to have it among our more than 800 funds and salute all those who contribute to this worthy cause!”
— The Philadelphia Foundation
Wills Eye Hospital “The Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund takes a hands-on approach to its philanthropy and participated in Give Kids Sight Day sponsored by Wills Eye Hospital and local organizations. Each year as many as 14,000 school age children in Philadelphia fail their vision exams and do not receive the follow-up care they need. With 70% to 80% of learning tied to vision, our Give Kids Sight Day is an important opportunity to address the needs of as many as 1,000 children all on one day. We’re grateful to Susan and Jack for helping us deliver these important vision services to children in Philadelphia.”
— Joseph P. Bilson, Chief Executive Officer, Wills Eye Hospital
 “Over the past few months, I have had the pleasure of communicating with Jack Holender and familiarizing myself with the Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund to lend my support and my professional input. As a clinician specializing in dysphagia therapy and augmentative communication systems, I have worked with many children at the end of their lives, and understand the challenges children and their families face when dealing with life-ending conditions. This compassion and the dedication to providing the optimal support to children and their families at this difficult time, was quite apparent in our discussions. The Holenders are truly crusaders for this cause and do so with a full heart and a wise mind. I am very pleased to be associated with the Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund and look forward to serving in which ever capacity is needed.”
— Dr. Jacqueline Taubman, NYS Licensed Speech Language Pathologist