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Wiley Reynolds Society

Wiley Reynolds Society

In November 2005, Adopt-A-Family lost a dear friend, Mr. Wiley Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds was the agency’s first “adopter,” and a founding member of Adopt-A-Family’s Board of Directors. He was largely responsible for Adopt-A-Family’s growth and vision. Following his death, then Board Chairman John Castronuovo announced the formation of the Wiley Reynolds Society at the Annual Meeting to honor Mr. Reynolds’ legacy.

The society is comprised of friends of Adopt-A-Family who have historically contributed more than $100,000 and share Mr. Reynolds passion to positively impact the lives of others. Though he is deeply missed by family and friends, his name will always be associated with generosity, and his legacy will live on through the Wiley Reynolds Society Members.

Society Members

  • Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Donahue
  • Mr. & Mrs. William Oberlink
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Loomis
  • Mr. & Mrs. Edward Hennessy
  • Mr. John Scarpa
  • Mr. & Mrs. Edward Edelman
  • Ms. Nancy Kyle
  • Mrs. Sara Jo Kobacker
  • Mr. Jay Marcus
  • Mrs. Nancy Brougher
  • Ms. Mary Jo Heller
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Parr
  • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Frankel
  • Mr. & Mrs. George Michel
  • Mr. & Mrs. James Larschan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Silverstein

Foundation Members

  • The Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation
  • Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation
  • Gerstner Family Foundation
  • Kresge Foundation
  • The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation
  • J.M. Rubin Foundation
  • The Salah Foundation
  • The Fortin Foundation of Florida
  • Palm Beach Community Trust Fund
  • The Lattner Family Foundation
  • The Stone Foundation, Inc.
  • Cathleen McFarlane Foundation, Inc.
  • Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation, Inc.


2017 Award Recipients 

Wiley Reynolds Society Acknowledgement of Appreciation – Jayne and Tim Donahue

Adopt-A-Family proudly recognizes Jayne and Tim Donahue for their powerful and meaningful support of our mission. Their generosity and tireless efforts have allowed us to carry out our vision in ways we never thought possible. Their commitment and trust to our organization has allowed us to transform the lives of thousands of Palm Beach County families. We are overwhelmed by their profound devotion and concern toward the families we serve.




The Crystal Castor Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service – Alice Tarone

The word strong barely begins to describe Alice Tarone. For many years, Mrs. Tarone has been the driving force behind all AAF fundraising efforts. She is one of our angels who unselfishly gives us her time, talent, and resources. Mrs. Tarone is an example of fortitude and grace, and an inspiration to all who know her. Thank you, Alice, for loving and supporting our mission in such a remarkable way.


2016 Award Recipients

Wiley Reynolds Society Acknowledgement of Appreciation – The Hennessy Family

The Hennessy Family fully exemplifies Mr. Wiley Reynolds’ vision of standing up for those less fortunate. The Hennessy’s commitment to our organization has touched countless lives over the past two decades of their involvement with the agency. Their generosity, which includes serving as Grand Benefactors of Tree Lighting for four consecutive years, has positively impacted the lives of thousands in Palm Beach County. We are overwhelmed by their profound loyalty and care towards the families we proudly serve.




The Crystal Castor Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service – Sherry Hay

For many years, Sherry Hay has been an active and dedicated volunteer as well as a strong advocate of Adopt-A-Family’s mission. Her devotion to our Tree Lighting Celebration has surpassed the test of time, and we feel honored to have her as a part of our close circle of friends. Sherry, we thank you for giving AAF your precious time, talents, and resources.


Special thanks to our generous sponsor for the 2016 and 2017 Wiley Reynolds Society Recognition Ceremony: UBS Private Wealth Management


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