Susan & Jack Holender
Susan and Jack Holender, a former nursery school teacher and a retired corporate Chief Financial Officer, are a philanthropic couple with an ongoing commitment to serve children.
Since 2008 Susan & Jack have personally participated in and helped promote a variety of campaigns involved in championing children’s causes. The Holender’s aspire to help and are guided by the belief that every child should have the right to a happy and productive healthy childhood.
Recently, Susan and Jack made grant contributions to Operation Smile providing surgeries for children who are born with cleft lip and cleft palate. Kisses for Kyle supporting families battling childhood cancer. Clarke School for Hearing and Speech – Listening Walk at the Zoo 2018 and Autism Speaks Walk – Philadelphia 2017.
The Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund has also made grant contributions and interacted with enthusiastic participants in support of:
- Einstein Medical Center Montgomery – Walk Through the Park to enhanced cancer care services for countless patients.
- Tourette Syndrome
- Autism Speaks Walk – Philadelphia 2016
- Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in support of Clarke’s Listening Walk at the Zoo 2016
- The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s 60th Anniversary of “Daisy Days 31-Day Challenge”
- Ella’s Retreat to provide temporary lodging for family members who must travel long distances away from home with children receiving cancer treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in support of teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk
- Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs in support of elementary school children with reading challenges
- Wills Eye Institute in support of its Give Kids Sight Day
- Path to the Cure event to benefit children with Familial Dysautonomia
- Palliative Care Program of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
With the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as their mantra, Susan and Jack Holender are always there for those who need them.
“There are some songs we love because of their terrific melodies or beat, but there are also songs with lyrics that leave a lasting impression on us. Other songs moved us with their beautiful poetry. Some lyrics are “deep” and make us cry. One such song is “You’ll Never Walk Alone” written by Rogers and Hammerstein in 1945. It is our hope and dream that no child shall walk alone.”
— Susan & Jack Holender