Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
Lightening burdens and lifting spirits of families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries since 1976.
Founder's Message
Founder Peggy Dolan served as Executive Director of the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund from 1976 to 2016. A graduate of Chestnut Hill College, Peggy is Chair Emerita of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Blood Services for the Penn Jersey Region; a board member of Mercy-Suburban Hospital; and a member of Arcadia University's Genetic Counseling Masters Program Advisory Committee. She was an original member of the Childhood Cancer Advisory Committee of the American Cancer Society in Philadelphia from 1986 to 2006 and served on the board of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations from 2006 to 2009. In July 2009, Peggy was invited to take part in the Consortium for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. In 2008, Peggy served on the Patient and Family Issues Subcommittee in her role as member of the Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care Task Force for the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare. Peggy has received many awards and honors, including the following:
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Philadelphia, 2013 
  • Trocaire Award, Gwynedd Mercy Academy, 2010 
  • Benjamin Rush Award, Philadelphia Psychiatric Society, 2010 
  • Viktor Frankl Humanitarian of the Year Award, National Association of Home Care and Hospice, 2005 
  • Great Friend to Kids Award, Please Touch Museum of Philadelphia, 2005 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Award, Wissahickon Faith Community Association, 2005 
  • National Caring Award, The Caring Institute, Washington, DC, 2004 
  • Caring Americans Hall of Fame inductee, Fredrick Douglass Museum, Washington DC, 2004 
  • Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award, Exceptional Parent Magazine and the Philadelphia Phillies, 2004 
  • Women of Distinction Award, Philadelphia Business Journal and the National Association of Women Business Owners, 2002 
  • March of Dimes Women of Achievement Award, 1999