Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Walnut Street Dock, Schuylkill Banks
South 24th Street between Walnut St. and Chestnut
Parking at 24th and Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Blooms at Bloomfield!

May 23, 2013
6:30 pm

$100 per ticket

Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Ave.

Visitors enjoyed the little known and not-open-to-the public side of Morris Arboretum, housing the historic Springield Mill as well as the new green administrative building. They enjoyed a spring evening of flowers, babbling brooks, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, not to mention good company, while learning about the tributaries of the Wissahickon and Schuylkill rivers.

Proceeds benefited vulnerable children and families in our community.



Green Tree Community Health Foundation thanks you for your support during this event!

Thank you !


Those who joined us on the evening at Ten Thousand Villages enjoyed wine and cheese while shopping for great bargains! 15% of all sales benefited Green Tree Community Health Foundation's grantmaking efforts.

Ten Thousand Villages presents a world of difference with exquisite home décor, personal accessories and gift items handcrafted by artisans around the world. Escape the ordinary!

Green Tree Community Health Foundation funds local non-profit organizations that support Children & Families, Elderly and under/uninsured individuals. Since inception (2005), the Foundation has given more than 250 grants totaling over $4 million to 100+ organizations.



Green Tree Community Health Foundation thanks you for your support during this event!

Green Tree Community Health Foundation’s Friend-raiser, Haunting History of Philadelphia Medicine on October 8th, raised almost $1,700!

Thanks for coming out and supporting us, learning more about Green Tree. Proceeds will benefit programs offered to children and families for nutrition education. Photos can be viewed on our facebook fan page.

Thank you for your continued support.


Thank you for joining us on September, 22, 2010 for our annual Women's Golf and Tennis Outing.

The event netted $17,584.95 for the Foundation's grant funding for maternity care for uninsured women. Photos can be seen on our facebook fan page. We hope to see you all next year again!

Are We Home Yet?

Thursday, May 6, 2010: Guests spent half a day with us touring these lovely historic homes and then lunching at the Waterworks Restaurant. Proceeds of the event support agencies working to help today’s homeless.

Lemon Hill

Robert Morris, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, became homeless when he went to debtors prison in the early 1800s. He lost his beautiful summer villa to Henry Pratt, a wealthy merchant who lived there with three wives and 15 children.


Samuel Breck, one of the founders of the Philadelphia Public School system, built this elaborate country retreat in order to protect his family from the various epidemics plaguing the city. Sadly, his only child died of typhoid.

Picasso and
the Avant-Garde in Paris

Event was sponsored by
Cigna Foundation, Duane Morris, LLP, and Ecker Seamans

Exhibition was made possible by GlaxoSmithKline

Additional funding was provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The Pew Charitable Trusts. Promotional support provided by NBC 10 WCAU; Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC); The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and; and Amtrak.

Three Musicians, 1921.
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso (A.E. Gallatin Collection)

Thank you for making this a successful event.
Proceeds will benefit Anti-Violence programs in Northwest Philadelphia.


The Annual Women's Golf
Outing has been a huge success for yet another year thanks to all that participated and supported our efforts.

We would like to specially thank the LPGA golfers that helped with our clinic and gave pointers on the links ~ Jean Platt Spencer, and Stephanie Grubb, If you are interested in lessons please contact either of these professionals. We look forward to next year!

Proceeds will be used
to provide maternal
care for
uninsured women in

Pictured (left to right): seated - Kathie Evans (Lower Gwynedd), Barbara Forde (Chestnut Hill), Joan Mattoon (Lafayette Hill). standing - Nancy Brewer (Lafayette Hill), Marjorie Pearson (Wyndmoor), Beth Thorp (Wyndmoor), Joyce Shumaker (Lafayette Hill).

Mural Arts Tour Committee:

Joyce Shumaker, Mural Arts Tour Event Chair, is sharing the invitations with the Friends Executive Committee.

The Mural Arts Tour of West Philadelphia took place on Wednesday, May 14, 2008.

For more information about the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program please click here -

Girl’s Night Out

More than 150 women attended this Friends-sponsored shopping event held November 1, 2007, at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Thirty artisans and boutiques, including Foundation grantee BREAKFREE Youth Design, participated. BREAKFREE uses sewing, design and youth entrepreneurship to educate, mentor and empower Philadelphia teenagers. Fourteen hand-crafted bags from students at the HOPE Charter School in Germantown were sold at the event. Students received 100 percent of the proceeds of the sale of their work.

Pictured are BREAKFREE founder and director Andrea Coffey (left) with daughter Dahlia Wigfall, program coordinator and sewing instructor, talking with Foundation board member Charlotte Betancourt.

Girl’s Night Out Committee:

Front row (L to R): Laura Brewer, event co-chair, Fort Washington; Candise McAllister, Fort Washington; Peggy Jones, Lower Gwynedd; Frida Walton, Flourtown. Top row (L to R): Sandy Olson, Lower Gwynedd; Kathie Evans, Lower Gwynedd; Betsy Whiteside, event co-chair, Erdenheim; Pam Altman, Ambler. Not pictured: Judy Campbell, Lafayette Hill; Lynn Clinefelter, Oreland; Barbara Frazier, Blue Bell; Frances Hanscom, Blue Bell; Nancy Koltes, Roxborough; Esther Kurtz, East Falls; Kristin Lawton, Fort Washington; Alou Paff, Lafayette Hill; Dottie Sheffield, Roxborough; Cameron Soroko, Chestnut Hill.


Fore the Benefit of the Foundation

Dr. Ronnie Florence McPherson of Mt. Airy takes a swing at the golf clinic preceding the Annual Women's Golf Outing, held May 23, 2007 at Sunnybrook Golf Club.


Dream Find on the Hill
A bride from Spain finds the dress of her dreams at a Chestnut Hill thrift shop.

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. The traditional guideline a bride follows when putting together her wedding day ensemble, and although Marta Bordonada's wedding was anything but traditional, her wedding dress managed to fit into three of those categories in a unique way.
Click here to read the entire story


The Friends of the Foundation contributed $30,000 to the scholarship fund in fiscal year 2006-2007

From left, nurses Beth Dailey and Anna Grasela, both Elissa Messori Jacobsen scholarship winners, join Beth Thorp; a member of the Friends, Dr. Divo Messori; father of Elissa Messori and founder of the scholarship fund; Susan Hansen, Executive Director and CEO of the Foundation; Tine Hansen-Turton, chairman of the scholarship committee; Betsy Whiteside, Jean Alsentzer, Marjorie Pearson and Joyce Shumaker, members of the Friends; and Gina Genesio and Katrina Hargrove, also nurses and scholarship winners.


The Annual Friends of
Green Tree Community Health Foundation's Golf Outing

Co-Chairs - Barbara Frazier (left), Blue Bell and Judy Campbell (right), Wyndmoor are Swinging into action for the annual Friends of Green Tree Community Health Foundation's Golf Outing which was held at Sunnybrook Golf Club on Wednesday, October 4, 2006. This year's outing benefited the Elissa Messori Jacobsen Nursing Scholarship Fund.

Abzoolutely Chestnut Hill
Monkey Business, the retail consignment store operated by the Friends of the Foundation, has joined the Chestnut Hill Business Community's efforts to raise funds through Abzoolutely Chestnut Hill.
Welcoming their newly adopted chimp, which will be painted by local artist Laura Pritchard, are (from left), Monkey Business volunteers Kitty Broderick, Irene Schindler and Haru Solomon; Susan Hansen, Executive Director and CEO of the Foundation; and Rose Malley, Manager of Monkey Business.

Gathered to enjoy the day at the annual women's golf outing are Friends Board members (from left and counter clockwise):
Barbara Frazier, Kathie Evans, Joyce Shumaker, Jan Maguire, Nancy Brewer, and Bright Judson.



Opportunity Shop & Used Clothes

The Shop is a non-profit thrift shop staffed by volunteers. It is under the reigns of the Friends of Green Tree Community Health for which it raises funds.

We welcome donated items of used clothing, household goods, jewelry, garden and sports accessories, etc. (no books). Articles are moderately priced for sale to the general public. We also feature items for holidays.

Hours: Tuesday's - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 215-248-8002

Directions: Enter the driveway by the Women's Center building, 8800 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. The shop is in a carriage house (first floor) at the end of the driveway.

Photo identifications (left to right): Susan Colton, Lafayette Hill, PA, Ruth Kirrstetter, Manager, Glenside, PA, Edith Clinton, Philadelphia, PA, Gwen Meyer, Oreland, PA, Ellen Gallagher, Plymouth Meeting, PA, Marion Mackel, Dresher, PA, Ruth Lester, Wyndmoor, PA
Workers at Monkey Business,
benefit and consignment shop
located at 8624 B Germantown Ave.,
Phone number for Monkey Business is 215-248-1835.
From left, Rose Malley, Manager, of Philadelphia; Joyce Schumaker, Oreland, Betty Carey, Fort Washington, Lydia Waters, Philadelphia, Barbara Culbert, Philadelphia, and Barbara Lee, Philadelphia.
Monkey Business has been in existence since 1955.
All proceeds benefit the Green Tree Community Health Foundation.

To learn more about Monkey Business, click here.

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Green Tree Community Health Foundation
6 East Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone - 215-438-8102 | Fax - 215-438-8109