Marlton, N.J. – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice recently honored Julie Weitzman, lead development coordinator, Cherry Hill resident, for 20 years of service to the organization to the not-for-profit hospice and palliative care organization at this year’s Winterfest celebration – an annual event recognizing employees and volunteers for their service milestones and dedication to the not-for-profit organization.
“Julie brings great skill and passion to her position as our lead development coordinator,” said Mary Ann Boccolini, president and CEO of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. “She dedicates long hours preparing for Samaritan’s events, ensuring that each one is not only successful but also continues to raise awareness and visibility for Samaritan.”
Julie joined Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice as a community relations assistant in 1998 and quickly advanced to her current role as lead development coordinator. In this position, Julie is responsible for planning Samaritan’s two biggest fundraisers – the annual golf tournament and gala – and assists with Samaritan’s annual Tree of Life events. Throughout the past 20 years, she has helped raise more than $4.6 million to support Samaritan and its various programs.
For Julie, her passion for Samaritan does not end in the workplace – her entire family is involved in some capacity with the organization. Her husband Ian has volunteered at Samaritan for the past 20 years, and her sons Jacob and Eli also volunteer as part of Samaritan’s SamariTEEN volunteer program.
“The entire Weitzman family’s commitment to supporting our mission is truly inspiring,” continued Boccolini. “We are so grateful to Julie for her continued work on behalf of Samaritan patients and their families, and we are proud to recognize her and her entire family for their dedicated work and invaluable support over the years.”
Caption: Julie Weitzman, Lead Development Coordinator with Mary Ann Boccolini, President and CEO of Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice.
About Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice:
Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980. Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, grief support and counseling, end-of-life education, and advocacy. Samaritan serves people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties who are coping with the stresses of aging, serious illness or grief in their homes, assisted-living, or nursing home communities and through two inpatient hospice centers: The Samaritan Center at Mt. Holly and The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. Two thrift shops, in Westmont and Pitman, support Samaritan services and programs. Samaritan is accredited by The Joint Commission; a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO); the Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey; and is a four-star-level hospice in NHPCO’s We Honor Veterans program, created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For more information, visit www.SamaritanNJ.org.
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