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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

  • Ms. Nancy J. Kyle & Mr. John B. Fraser
  • Mr. & Mrs. Timothy M. Donahue
  • Mr. & Mrs. William Oberlink
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Loomis
  • Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Edelman
  • Mr. & Mrs. John F. Scarpa
  • Ms. Mary Jo Heller
  • Mr. Jay Marcus
  • Mrs. Sara Jo Kobacker
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dale R. Clift
  • Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Flynn
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Parr
  • Mr. & Mrs. George J. Michel Jr.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Frankel
  • Mr. & Mrs. John C. Castronuovo
  • Mr. & Mrs. James E. Larschan Jr.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Edward K. Dudnyk
  • Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Silverstein
  • Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Hay, III

Foundation Members

  • Gerstner Family  Foundation
  • Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation
  • The Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation
  • The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation
  • Kresge Foundation
  • The Edward L. and Ruth S. Hennessy Foundation
  • J.M. Rubin Foundation
  • Cathleen McFarlane Foundation, Inc.
  • The Fortin Foundation of Florida
  • Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust
  • The W. Dale Brougher Foundation
  • The Jim Moran Foundation
  • The Lattner Family
  • The Batchelor  Foundation, Inc.
  • The Salah Foundation
  • Palm Beach Community Trust Fund
  • Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation, Inc.
  • The Harold and Kate Reed Family Foundation
  • The Stone Foundation, Inc.


2018 Award Recipients 

Wiley Reynolds Society Acknowledgement of Appreciation – Chris Oberlink

If you have the good fortune to know Chris Oberlink, then you know of her passion for Adopt-A-Family and for the families we serve. Over the last thirty years, she and her husband Bill have truly made a difference in the lives of homeless families in Palm Beach County. Chris has dedicated her life  to our mission, and has been at the forefront of every Adopt-A-Family milestone. As a volunteer, she brings so much to the organization; skills, advice, experience, resources, friendship, vision, leadership, and inspiration. However, above all these, she chooses to donate to us the world’s most precious commodity, her time! It is an honor and a privilege to recognize her powerful and indispensable support to our agency.



The Crystal Castor Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service – Heather B. Ferguson 

Heather is Adopt-A-Family’s longest standing board  member. Her caring spirit and unyielding commitment are what makes her a blessing to our agency and to the families we serve. Year after year, Heather volunteers her time, talent, and resources in a humbling yet inspiring way. Adopt-A-Family is grateful to have Heather as one of our founding pillars. Heather, thank you for all that you do.



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