Board Members Deliver Christmas Gifts to Golisano Children Hospital

On December 22, 2014,  Board Members delivered over $5,000 worth of gifts provided by the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation to the Child Life Department at Golisano's Children's Hospital in Rochester, NY.  The foundation provided blankets, cameras, radio flyer wagons, video games and a rocking chair.

They also presented their second payment of $10,000 towards their pledge of $50,000 towards the construction of the Child Life office which will be located in the new Golisano's Children's Hospital.

Foundation makes First Payment on $50,000 Donation

Board members of the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation recently visited (Friday, Jan. 10, 2014) Golisano Childrens's Hospital in Rochester, NY to view construction on the new Golisano Children's Hospital and to deliver their first payment of a $50,000 donation towards the construction of the new Child Life office which will provide services to pediatric cancer patients. Presenting the $10,000 payment are; front row from left; Board Member Theresa Sisson, Board President Ann Marie Suttell, Co-Founder Laurie Napoleone, back row; Board Member Darrell Bell, Strong Hospital nurse Andrea Suttell, Board Treasurer Joni Yaskulski and Board Vice-President Jeff Klips.

Batavia Bulldawgs recipient of $500 donation from Foundation

The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation held its annual Awareness Day during the Batavia Bulldawgs final regular season games on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Laurie and Mark Napoleone, left, present a check for $500 to the Bulldawgs' Ellen and Matthew DellaPenna and John Reigle. The money was donated to help with the Bulldawgs' purchase of a new sound system to be used during their football games. 

Foundation donates $5,000 to Kiwanis Park Inclusive Playground

This past spring (2013) the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation donated $5,000 to the Kiwanis Park Inclusive Playground on Route 5, in the Town of Batavia, to purchase this swing to be used by children, adults and families that have a developmental or physical disability. The playground, a collaborated effort by the Town of Batavia and Genesee ARC, will include both adaptive and traditional playground equipment making it the first fully accessible public playground for all Upstate New York families.

Foundation pledges $50,000 to the new Golisano Children's Hospital

On September 10, 2012, the University of Rochester made history as it broke ground on its largest capital project ever, the new Golisano Children's Hospital. A committee of Board Members from the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation met with various officials from the University of Rochester to discuss the giving options available to the Foundation. The Board of Directors voted to donate $50,000 towards a new Child Life Office for pediatric cancer children. The new $145 million building, located on Crittenden Blvd. and attached to the Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital, will have eight floors, and approximately 245,000 sq. feet of space dedicated to children and their families. It will feature 52 private rooms, an expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and various spaces designed to meet the needs of children and their families.

Foundation donates to Pediatric Transport Program

The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, a project lead by Board Member Theresa Sisson, donated 50 care packages to the Pediatric Transport Program at Golisano's Children's Hospital in Rochester, NY. on Friday, August 17, 2012. The bags include supplies for patients and family members who find themselves being transported in a moments notice for medical attention. On hand to deliver and accept the bags were from left; Dr. Van Der Jagt, Board Member Theresa Sisson, Pediatric Transport Coordinator Robert Dorman, and Foundation co-founder, Laurie Napoleone.  

Foundation gives $2,000 to Batavia Youth Fitness Fund

On March 15, 2012, Mark Napoleone, left, presents a $2,000 donation on behalf of the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation to Batavia Youth Fitness Fund director Carmen DelPlato. Each year, the Youth Fitness Fund serves between 100 to 125 students, paying the way for their participation in such things as baseball, soccer, swimming and dance. The fund was created to provide an extension of academic intervention through participation in youth activities related to physical education for low-income students.

Foundaton donates $3,500 in goods to Pediatric Treatment Center, Golisano Children's Hospital

The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation donated $3,500 worth of toys and equipment to the Pediatric Treatment Center at Golisano Childrens Hospital on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011. At left, Board Members receive a plaque from the hospital as they display all the items donated to the clinic. Among some of the items donated were playmobil stations, Canon digital camera and an iPad with accessories. A big thank-you to Board Member Kathy Baltz (left) who ordered all the items and coordinated the visit to the hospital.

Board Members Visit Pediatric Biomedical Research Dept.

Some Board Members took time out to visit the Pediatric Biomedical Research Department at Strong Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011. Here, Dr. Kathleen McGrath (l) talks to Board Members about the work being done with the piece of equipment that was purchased with money donated by the Foundation as Dr. James Palis looks on.
Pictured below is the the new NEON system purchased with funds provided by the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation. See article below.

Foundation donates $6,500 to Pediatric Cancer Research

On Thursday, Dec 23, 2010, Co-Founder and Board Member of the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, Mark Napoleone (l) and Foundation President Ann Marie Suttell (r) presented a $6,500 donation to Dr. James Palis, Professor of Pediatrics, Oncology, and Biomedical Genetics Director, Center for Pediatric Biomedical Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
With this donation Dr. Palis and his research team will be able to take their research to a new level by purchasing a state-of-the-art cell electroporation system called The NEON system (Life Technologies). One of the goals of their research is to test the function of specific genes in the production of blood cells. These studies are tricky because they require the team to introduce parts of genes into cells using a very powerful electrical pulse. This piece of equipment will allow them to do this.