Meet Our Donors
Sara Jane Victor
For as long as she’s known of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Sara Jane Victor has found ways to support its critical research, education and support programs. And thanks to a planned gift, she’ll ensure this work continues after her lifetime.
“I have a volunteer spirit—I’m always looking for something to get involved in,” says Christine Stewart. And for more than 10 years, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation has been the beneficiary of Chris’ volunteer spirit.
Lisa and Mark Schneider
The Schneiders believe in leading by example. Mark, as president of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's DC/Virginia chapter board, and his wife, Lisa, are deeply committed to the Foundation and to their roles as visible mission advocates in the community.
Gwen and Wally Sellers
Gwen Gallagher Sellers was a woman ahead of her time. Born in the 1920s, in an era when women were typically not expected, or allowed, to attend college, Gwen earned a master’s degree in education from Columbia University.
Grateful to be alive and thankful to have been given the opportunity to play again, Rolf began sharing his story, serving as a source of inspiration for patients nationwide and directing people to the Foundation for information and support.
When Ted and Joan Cutler’s son Joel was diagnosed [with IBD], there was little information about the diseases and they tirelessly pushed to learn as much as they could while also helping to improve the lives of other patients.
Barbara and Leo Karas
Barbara and Leo got involved when their son Joey was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Barbara, Leo, and the entire Karas family have been strong supporters of the Foundation.
Don and Mary Jo Lenauer
Don and Mary Jo Lenauer’s example of committed, ongoing benevolence has helped launch additional fundraising initiatives by the Mid-America chapter board and has energized volunteer leaders to focus on achieving fundraising goals.
For more than a decade, Ilene Schwartz has been a strong supporter of the Foundation’s Michigan Chapter, with a passion for Michigan Camp Oasis. Mrs. Schwartz is herself a patient and local advocate from Metropolitan Detroit.