Kolbe in the News
We are doing important work and helping many families with their struggles to
make their child healthy. Check out the attention The Kolbe Fund has been
getting in the news!
Delaware Business Now
May 17, 2018

The Kolbe Fund a non-profit organization that supports families who must travel to obtain the best pediatric medical care, announced that Jay Steinberg is its new executive director.

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Jewish Exponent
May 16, 2018

The Kolbe Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports families who must travel to obtain pediatric medical care, named Jay Steinberg as executive director. Steinberg’s career includes more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.

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The Philadelphia Business Journal
People on the Move
May 14, 2018

As the new executive director of The Kolbe Fund, Steinberg leverages his more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including extensive expertise in development, to strengthen and expand the services of this non-profit organization that provides lodging and other support to families traveling to receive medical care for a child.

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Mainline Media News
May 9, 2018

WEST WHITELAND >> The Kolbe Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports families who must travel to obtain the best pediatric medical care, had named Jay Steinberg as its new executive director.

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Malvern Patch
Arts & Entertainment
October 18, 2017

Do you like beer, music, food, and supporting families whose children are battling health issues? Well then The Kolbe Fund's "Rhythm and Brews" fundraiser is just the event for you.

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Daily Local News
Business
April 25, 2017

The new executive director of an Exton nonprofit that provides lodgings to families
who must travel so their sick children can be treated knows firsthand the plight of
those families.

Jayme Gittings, who founded her own nonprofit after her son was treated for a rare congenital heart condition, started as executive director of The Kolbe Fund earlier this month.

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Vista Today
Chester County Briefly
April 13, 2017

The Kolbe Fund, an Exton-based nonprofit that supports families who must travel to obtain the best pediatric medical care, has announced that Jayme Gittings will be its new executive director. Gittings is a seasoned development professional with more than 12 years of experience leveraging her targeted marketing, grant writing, and relationship management skills to help promote and expand a variety of local and national nonprofits.

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Main Line Today
2016 Women on the Move 

There can’t be anything worse for a parent than finding out her child has a brain tumor. Such was the case for Exton’s Kate Schnittman, who quit her job to care for her then 4-year-old son, Max, and her husband, Aaron. “I found a surgeon in Boston who believed he could remove the tumor without harming my son,” she recalls.

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BEN FM
Woman of the Week
October 17, 2016

Kate had a chance to sit down with Marilyn Russell, host of BEN FM radio's weekly public affairs program, to help promote The Kolbe Fund and the October 15 Rhythm & Brews event.

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NBC 10 
NBC 10 at 11 
September 30, 2016

Kolbe Fund’s co-founder and executive director, Kate Schnittman, tells us how the organization is helping families who must travel to obtain medical care for a child.

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Interview on WCHE's Julia Journal 
  • Julia Journal September 29 2016
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  • Kate Schnittman Interview
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Main Line Parent Magazine
Community Builders 

We are thrilled to announce that at our December 2 Community Builder luncheon, we awarded the $500 grant to Kate Schnittman. Kate is donating her grant to her charity, The Kolbe Fund. Stay tuned
to learn more about Kate’s tremendous impact on our community — she will be featured in our Spring issue of Main Line Parent releasing in March 2016!

 

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Interview on Morning Magazine
  • Morning Magazine - October 2, 2015
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  • Kate Schnittman Interview
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The Philadelphia Inquirer
Chesco-based fund gives families place to stay 
 

Eric Yates was diagnosed with glaucoma when he was 13. Doctors eventually told his parents, Cindy and Roy, to take their son to Wills Eye Hospital in Center City for surgery. The family lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Eric could not stay at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House because of food allergies, so his parents worried about living arrangements during their son's treatment.

 

Then their social worker at Wills Eye told them about a nonprofit that pays for hotel stays for families with sick children - the Kolbe Fund.

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Mainline Media News
Hopeful Nights’ provides hotel rooms for families with sick children 
 

It’s been two years since The Kolbe Fund provided its first hotel room to a woman traveling from New York City to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to obtain treatment for her daughter who was newly diagnosed with leukemia. According to Kate Schnittman, founder and executive director of The Kolbe Fund, “Jody” was a single mother of two with limited support and resources. Two nights in a hotel provided some relief of her burden. Today, The Kolbe Fund’s “Hopeful Nights” program is fast approaching a milestone of providing 1,000 nights of lodging. To celebrate that and its two-year anniversary, more than 200 supporters gathered at the Appleford Estate for a fundraising party called “Rhythm and Blues” that included music, beer, a silent auction and raffle, and a dinner of chicken, pulled pork, cornbread, baked beans, salad and more.

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Main Line Parent Magazine
Room for Recovery -- The Kolbe Fund provides hotel rooms so families can provide love and support to sick children
 

Just one short year ago in West Whiteland, after a fundraiser held in honor of Maximilian Kolbe Schnittman, a little boy with a brain tumor, a wonderful and inspiring non-profit was born. The Kolbe Fund was created to empower all families to seek out the finest care- no matter what their financial situation might be.

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The Chester County Daily Local
West Whiteland organization helps lodge families traveling to CHOP, area hospitals
 

When Kate and Aaron Schnittman of West Whiteland found out that their oldest son, Max, had a tumor growing on his pituitary gland, they were willing to travel anywhere to get him the medical help he needed.

 

“I know that people travel all over the world to get the best for their kid,” said Kate.

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Catholic Philly
Help on the road to health
 

It is almost unimaginably difficult to have a child with a life-threatening illness, and even more so if the family has to travel to a distant city for treatment at a hospital where physicians and surgeons have a special expertise in treating that illness.

 

It simply adds another worry when the parents have to cope with finding a place to stay near the hospital with all of the added expense that can entail.

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kate@thekolbefund.org

 

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