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Providing Children

with Help and Hope

Mission Statement
The Second Mile challenges young people to achieve
their potential as individuals and community members
by providing opportunities for them to develop positive
life skills and self-esteem as well as by providing
education and support for parents and professionals
addressing the needs of youth.




While The Second Mile Annual Report 2008

includes, as always, many numbersrevenue
and expenses, services provided, and youth
servedwhat is most important to each of us is
that those numbers represent the support we
have provided so that the lives of children and
teens can be improved. We would like to focus
here, not on the numbers, but on just a few of
the youth who make up those numbers:
A young man who was angry and acting out
against authority following his fathers death
in a logging accident used the messages he
heard from his Friend Fitness role models to
find sobriety, recover from a significant logging
accident himself, establish his own business, and
mentor a youngster from Huntingdon County in
the Friend Fitness Program today.
Twelve young people attending the Challenge
Program felt close enough to our counseling staff
to share that they were in abusive situations
at home, and two shared that they had been
having thoughts of suicide. As a result of these
disclosures, all of these young people are getting
the support that they need and are now safe.

Board Chairman Bob Poole and

President/CEO Dr. Jack Raykovitz

A mother whose two sons participate in the

Lancaster Friend Program shared that both of
her sons are living with cancer. Despite their
health issues, the boys love the activities at
Friend and have made a positive connection with
their College Friends. They are thankful for the
chance to have fun days with other kids, free
from the day-to-day worries about their health.

These children and teens, and the thousands like

them, are thousands of individual reasons that
your annual giving is so critical. We know that
each of these young people or parents would love
to have the opportunity to thank each of you
directly. In the absence of that opportunity, we
thank you on their behalf and on behalf of all of
the youth you enable The Second Mile to serve.

Eastern York students participating in The

Second Mile Leadership Institute planned and
hosted a career camp for area elementary
school students as an outgrowth of their
Institute experience. This past December, the
team was recognized for its project work at a
York County Alliance for Learning meeting!


A Challenge campers mother contacted staff to

share these comments: He really enjoyed your
program this summer and wants to continue
with the program by earning a return trip.
Hes showed so much improvement this year.
Hes more outgoing, and his participation level
in class has been terrific. When Mrs. C., the
school counselor who referred him to Challenge,
commented to him that hes really come out of
his shell and blossomed this year and asked him
why he thought that was, he answered without
hesitation, It was that camp you sent me to!

Bob Poole
Chairman of the Board

Jack Raykovitz, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Statement of Revenues, Expenses,

& Changes in Fund Restrictions

Other Revenues


Special Projects
Net Assets Released
from Restrictions


Special Events

$ 401,404





Special Events


$ 1,260,245



Special Projects


Other Revenues


Net Assets Released from Restrictions

Total Revenues

Operating Expenses


Foster Family Support

Management and General

Leadership Institute
Friend/Friend Fitness

Nittany Lion Tips


$ 2,733,386

$ 285,804

Foster Family Support


Friend/Friend Fitness




General Programs


Leadership Institute


Management and General


Nittany Lion Tips


Prevention: Education & Awareness for Kids (PEAK)

Total Expenses

General Programs


Community Education




161 30
166 65
221 02
148 24
87,2 92
43,0 16
390 62
196 87
356 66
921 54

Community Education


Interest Income

$ 2,656,562

$ 2,010,367

Realized and Unrealized Loss on Investments, Net


Net Assets Released from Restriction


Increase in Temporarily Restricted Net Assets



$ 1,864,253
$ 2,005,332
$ 6,252,291
$ 8,257,623

Programs and Services 2008

Number of Individuals Served
(Nittany Lion Tips, PEAK, Leadership Institute, and Challenge included on map)













Central Region

















Regional Program Services




Northeast Region






















Southcentral Region








1,521 4,020























Southwest Region





































Northwest Region



Southeast Region




(not included on map)

Central Region
310 Participated in Friend
56 Participated in Friend Fitness
40 Attended the Clearfield Day
Enrichment Program
21 Attended the Clearfield After
School Program
73 Received Childrens Fund awards
838 Participated in Foster
Family activities
109 Attended 537 Counseling Sessions

Southwest Region
1 Received Childrens Fund award
350 Attended Foster Family activities
Southeast Region
144 Participated in Friend
85 Participated in Friend Fitness
37 Received Childrens Fund awards
955 Participated in Foster
Family activities

Northeast/Northwest Region
19 Received Childrens Fund awards
764 Participated in Foster
Family activities
Southcentral Region
143 Participated in Friend
52 Received Childrens Fund awards
2,033 Participated in Foster
Family activities

Statewide Program Service Totals

In the past two Annual Reports, you have
heard me speak about our dream to build a
permanent home for Second Mile children,
families, and supporters: The Second Mile
Center for Excellence. I am pleased to
report that this year we have moved closer
to realizing this dream. Thanks to our
dedicated committee and many generous
donors, The Second Mile Campaign for Excellence is nearing its
Phase 1 goal and preparing to embark on Phase 2 of this fundraising
effort. As part of Phase 1, we will be building two components of
the Center for Excellence: the Outdoor Recreational Complex and
the Educational and Recreational Building.
The Outdoor Recreational Complex will include football and soccer
fields, baseball fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, a
fitness trail, a high ropes course, pavilions, and gazebos. With all
of these elements, The Center for Excellence will provide a place
for play and for learning. These outside spaces will be used for
playing large group games, providing breakaway areas for small
groups, facilitating initiatives, and best of all, they will help in the
promotion of an atmosphere where a kid can simply be a kid.
The Educational and Recreational Building will include a multipurpose gymnasium, exercise facilities, classrooms, and dormitory
space. We are currently in the design phase of this building,
working with an owners representative and architects to design
a space that will best fit our program needs and be a welcoming
space for all members of The Second Mile family. This building will
be the cornerstone of The Center for Excellence Campus, providing
the spaces we need to stage Friend events, run Challenge Program
weeks-in-residence, hold Friend Fitness workouts, conduct the
Leadership Institute, train volunteers to implement our programs
regionally, and even host some of our special events.
The possibilities The Center for Excellence represents are endless,
and we are excited to have a place coming closer to fruition, a
place that will stand long into the future and represent The Second
Miles commitment to children and families. When I founded The
Second Mile, I envisioned an organization that would always keep
its promise to children, and I believe that, through The Center for
Excellence, we always will.

Jerry Sandusky


Addressed important issues through the Nittany Lion Tips Program*

Learned new skills through PEAK Videos I or II or Play Kit I*
Participated in safe activities with caring mentors through the Friend Program
Built outer strength and inner character through the Friend Fitness Program
Developed key skills and set goals through the Challenge Program
Attended the Clearfield Day Enrichment Program
Attended the Clearfield After School Program
Learned leadership skills to heal communities through the Leadership Institute
Received critical support through the Childrens Scholarship Fund
Enjoyed recreation and received recognition through 64 Foster Family activities
Benefited from 573 Counseling sessions
Received Guidance and Referral information
Participated in Professional Training through 18 different sessions
Attended 114 Community Education presentations

*estimated number based upon counselor reports

The Arthur C. and Evelyn M. Sandusky Society

The Arthur C. and Evelyn M. Sandusky Society
recognizes those individuals who have made an
estate provision for, or a planned or deferred
gift commitment to, The Second Mile. These gift
commitments could include a bequest in a will or
living trust, the designation of The Second Mile as
John Barry*
Daniel and Kimberly Del Bright
Wendell and Linette Courtney
Kenneth and Susan Ewing
Robert Forbes
Frank Franco
Blake and Linda Gall
Drew Garban
Ben and Robin Heim
Bruce and Susan Heim
Robert* and Carol Herrmann
Jack Infield
Robert and Jean Kistler
Sanford and Kathryn Kranich*
Ronald and Deanne Lewis
Ralph Licastro and Laura Reidy
Brad and Susan Lunsford
Bill and Amy Sue Martin
Bob and Marilyn Mayer
Fred and Joyce Nicholas
Kim Ortenzio-Nielsen
Mike Patrick

the beneficiary of a retirement plan, a charitable

remainder trust, the gift of a life insurance policy
naming The Second Mile as beneficiary, and/or the
execution of an estate note. We wish to thank the
members of this society for providing a foundation
for the future of our organization.

Sophie W. Penney
Carol Pioli
Alec Pringle
John R. Raykovitz and
Katherine Genovese
Neal and Linda Rhoads
Dan and Nancy Ring
Jerry and Dottie Sandusky
DrueAnne Schreyer
The Schreyer Foundation
William Schreyer
Steve and Amy Seltzer
Lance and Ellen Shaner
Harold and Eileen Shaub*
Jack Shaub
Harry K. Sickler, Jr.
J. Lawrence and Molly P. Snavely
Don Stripling
Fred Strouse
Mike and Lynda Sullivan
Peter and Karen Weiler
Verne Willaman
David and Hollie Woodle

The Second Mile has


Lynda and Mike Sullivan

been providing children

with Help and Hope for
nearly three decades.
Lynda and I have been
most fortunate to
experience, on a very
personal level, the
success of some of our
current and past Second Mile kids. We believe there is
no easier way, nor is there any better way, to secure
the future of The Second Mile and its ability to help
children for generations to come than planned giving.
Membership in The Arthur C. and Evelyn M. Sandusky
Society does just that.

Prevention Programs

I just wanted to thank you for our envelope full of Nittany Tips cards. I use the
cards as discussion starters for my class. They love to collect the cards. It is a

Nittany Lion Tips

Each school year, two editions of Nittany Lion Tips are issued featuring Penn State
athletes offering short educational or motivational messages about personal or social
development. Each set contains 25 different Tips from student-athletes in sports that
include football, mens and womens basketball, mens and womens gymnastics, and
wrestling. During the past year, more than 182,000 elementary, middle, and junior high
school students received Nittany Lion Tips from more than 1,500 school counselors and
other youth-service professionals, according to counselor surveys. Each professional
receiving Tips also receives the accompanying facilitators guide, which offers further
ideas and activities that address and expand on the ideas found on the cards.

great way to catch their interest. Many of the Tips tie into a unit that our school
counselor teaches. Thanks again for providing a great resource.
School Counselor in Lycoming County

Our team was able to discuss and exchange opinions and

ideas. Most important of all, they were able to use the

Second Mile Leadership Institute

For four days each spring, students from across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania
attend The Second Mile Leadership Institute and gain the knowledge, encouragement,
and empowerment to make a difference in their school communities. Teams composed
of five high school sophomores that represent a diverse cross-section of their schools,
along with a faculty mentor, attend workshops and planning sessions. The 2008 Leadership
Institute hosted a record 53 teams who attended presentations made by more than 72
presenters on topics ranging in scope from fundraising and publicity to group function
and communication styles. Groups left the Institute focused on implementing projects
pertaining to mentoring, incoming student orientation, school pride, and school
beautification. Additionally, six medalist teams were recognized from the 2007 Institute
for outstanding work and, in turn, received awards to continue their efforts.

The Angel Society

With this Annual Report, The Second Mile recognizes and thanks the members of The Angel
Societythose individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations that have made
annual contributions to The Second Mile equal to or greater than $2,000 during The Second
Mile fiscal year, September 1, 2007, through August 31, 2008.
Years ago, a young man wrote to me thanking The Second Mile for being the wind beneath
his wings. His letter served as an inspiration in naming our annual giving society The Angel
Society, our way of recognizing the significance of our donors, who lift children up, show
them new horizons, and provide them with the skills they need to soar.
Jerry Sandusky, Founder
$50,000 and Above
Bank of America Charitable
Foundation, Inc.
Eddie and Connie Dunklebarger
Bruce and Susan Heim
Highmark Foundation
Bob and Marilyn Mayer
Jack Nemes
The Poole Foundation
S&A Custom Built Homes and Bob and
Sandy Poole
The Schreyer Foundation
Sovereign Bank
State Farm Companies Foundation
Turner Construction and
Michael Kuntz
Verne and Betty Willaman
David and Hollie Woodle

The Hall Foundation

Highmark Blue Shield
Richard and Sally Kalin
Kohl Building Products
Edwin Krane
KS Tooling, Inc.
KVF Associates, Inc.
L. Robert Kimball & Associates
Leonard S. Fiore, Inc
The Mark Wahlberg Youth
Foundation, Inc.
Novingers Inc.
Parker Agle Enterprises, Inc
John Runnells
Seiple Family Foundation

ideas they learned from the session they attended to

develop the plan for their service project. In my opinion,
The Second Mile did a great job with my team.
Faculty Mentor from
A Leadership team learns
how to work together and
trust each other through
this initiative activity.

D&E Communications, Inc.

Deloitte & Touche
Di & Dallas Krapf Foundation
Dicks Sporting Goods, Inc.
John and Lisa Dimakopoulos
Esmark, Inc.
The Family Clothesline
Peter and Joan Fuller and
Willow Brook
FWG Real Estate
The Gamber Foundation
Gateway Financial Group, Inc.
Gilbane Building Company
Giorgio Foods, Inc.
Glatfelter Insurance
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
Robbie Gould
The Graham Group
Grappone Law Offices
The Hamer Foundation
Benjamin and Robin Heim
Heim Family, LP
Jack and Nancy Hewes
Lloyd and Dottie Huck
Hydroworx International, Inc.
Matthew and Mary Johnson
Johnson Controls / Al Young

Jerry and Dottie Sandusky

DrueAnne Schreyer and
Rodney Frazier
Steve and Amy Seltzer
Lance and Ellen Shaner and
Shaner Hotel Group
Philip and Judy Sieg
Smith Land & Improvement
Kenneth and Patti Sweigart
Thornton Tomasetti Engineers
Three Rivers Marine & Rail Terminals
United States Steel Corporation
Utz Quality Foods, Inc.
Varischetti & Sons, Inc.
Vinnie Raineri Memorial Fund
Wal-Mart #1640
Wal-Mart #2230
White Rose Foundation
Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.
A. D. Starr
A.W. & Sons Enterprise
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
All4 Inc
Altoona Pipe and Steel Supply
American Eagle Paper Mills

Susquehanna County

Ned and Christine Faust

Craig Fayak
Fine-Line Cabinets, Inc.
First Affiliated Insurance Group
First National Bank
Pete and Sue Forster
Freas Foundation, Inc.
Freedom Forge Foundation
Frost & Conn, Inc.
Fulton Bank
Fulton Bank, Drovers Division
Drew W. Garban
GE Foundation
Geisinger Medical Group
Karl and Mary Ann Glocker
Griffin Financial Group LLC
Griffith & Petz, Inc.
The Hankin Group
James and Carol Hanna
Harold Greaney Charitable Trust
Harry K. Sickler Associates
The Hartings Family Charitable Foundation
John Heim
Paul Helsel
Bill Henninger
Herbert Rowland and Grubic, Inc.
The Hershey Company
High Industries
HOK Sports + Venue + Event

Louis Appell
Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co.
Greg and Renee Elinsky
The Ferguson Foundation
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
The Louis Silvi Foundation
The Pepsi Bottling Group
Poole Anderson Construction
Precision Medical, Inc. and Clyde
and Nancy Shuman
Anthony and Noreen Salvaggio and
Computer Aid, Inc.
Susquehanna Bank
Universal Media, Inc.
Chambers Environmental Group
James Chapman
DeAngelo Brothers, Inc.
JoAnn DeRose
Dominion Foundation
First Commonwealth
First Community Foundation of PA
Kenneth and Celina Fox
FOX 43 Charities
Blake and Linda Gall
Graystone Bank

John and Marta Shaffer

Jack Shaub
Sheetz, Inc.
The Struthers Family Foundation
Super Bakery, Inc.
United Concordia Companies, Inc.
Thomas and Sandra Usher
Waste Management
AAUW State College
Ameriserv Financial
A. P. Construction, Inc.
Babst, Calland, Clements, Zomnir
Dennis and Michele Baltzley
Beard Miller Company LLP
Elsie Bedwell
Bill Benton and Lynn Shaub Benton
Kyle and Kristi Brady
Brians Run Charities, Inc.
Campbell Commercial
Real Estate, Inc.
Peter and Marsha Carlino
Centric Bank
Chester County Community
Colonial Oaks Foundation
Conemaugh Health Systems
D.C. Goodman & Sons, Inc.

Josiah & Bessie Kline Foundation

Keystone Real Estate Group
Dick and Sandy Kile
Kish Bank
Dallas and Di Krapf
Don and Heidi Leitzell
The Martin D. Cohen Family
Massaro Corporation
Mike McCloskey
McCormick Family Foundation
Mobile-Rec, Inc.
David and Carol Nevins
Robert Nielsen and Kimberly
Northwest Savings Bank
Omni Plastics, Inc.
Paris Business Products
Penncarra Energy, LP
Petroleum Products Corporation
Alec and Jodi Pringle
Prudential Financial
Stanley and Jean Raykovitz
Martin and Laura Riehl
Dan and Nancy Ring
Gary J. Rotella
William and Susannah Rothman
S & K Leasing, Inc. and Clyde and
Nancy Shuman

Armstrong Foundation
AXA Foundation
Barton Associates, Inc.
Roy Belli
The Blair Companies
Blue White Illustrated
The Capital Group Companies
Charitable Foundation
Donald and Heather Carlino
Chad and Jennifer Carlson
Centre County Community
Century 21, Heritage Realty
Chestnut Ridge Golf, LP
Mr. Brad Chovit
Lloyd L. Dahlem
William and Ranea Daugherty
Tom and Jennifer Daywalt
Delta Development Group, Inc.
Derry Presbyterian Church
Douglas and Helen Didyoung
D.J. Sportwear
Gary and Julie Dubler
Mark and Deborah DuMars
Merle and Wendy Dunkelberger
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott,
Electric Factory Concerts,Inc.
Tom and Katie Ellis

PEAK (Prevention: Education and Awareness for Kids)

Daniel Holland
IBM Employee Services Center
Ifft & Palmer Associates
JLG Industries
The John Frederick Steinman Foundation
Brad and Amanda Johnson
Jones Day and Roy Powell
Robert Jordan
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
John Kelly
William and Kimberly Kerlin
Alan Kirk and Patricia Roenigk
Lee Industries, Inc.
Hank and Karen Lesch
Lezzer Lumber Company
M&T Bank
The M&T Charitable Foundation
Donald and Renee Marks
Jon Martin and Kathy
William and Amy Sue Martin
Marc and Denise McCann
Edward McNeill
McQuaide Blasko
Merck & Co., Inc.
Charles and Peggy Mogish
Morgan Stanley
New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company
Nittany Bank

My students benefited greatly from

The PEAK Program continues to be used by teachers and counselors across

Pennsylvania. Since the release of the two videos, more than 1,100 school
counselors and teachers have used the PEAK modules, Choice of Champions
and Flow: The River Within, to help students learn to respond proactively to
negative peer pressure and improve their self-esteem. More than 530 teachers
and counselors have used the No Bullying Allowed! play kit to teach elementary
and middle school students about bullying prevention through an interactive
play. All three modules come equipped with facilitators guides that provide
additional opportunities for students and teachers to further put into practice the
information from the modules.

acting out the play included in the No

Bullying Allowed! play kit. They were
really able to connect the ideas found in
the play with their school life.
School Counselor in Lehigh County
Your program is excellent! I used it and
then lent it to another teacher in my
school, and she loved it so much she

Early Intervention Programs

wants one for herself. Our school really

Challenge Program
During the ten one-week sessions of residence, Challenge Program participants
work on setting behavioral and academic goals as well as deciding on community
service projects for the upcoming school year. Collegiate counselors, professional
staff, and volunteers promote a positive environment and offer encouragement
that allows youngsters to work on areas such as developing better self-awareness
and learning to understand others. During the 2008 residential weeks, Challenge
Program staff encouraged 760 youngsters to believe that I Can, We Can, the
theme of this years program.
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appreciates the fact that The Second

Mile offers a program about bullying. It
We continue distribution of the third
PEAK (Prevention: Education and
Awareness for Kids) module, our first
play kit, to many students throughout
the Commonwealth.

has really improved how our students

relate to and interact with each other.
Teacher in Philadelphia County

The Challenge Program experience does not end when a young person finishes
his or her residential week. The Second Mile staff provides additional support to
participants, their families, and their counselors through written, phone, or inperson contact. During the 2007-2008 school year, Second Mile staff made more
than 9,200 contacts to participants and more than 4,800 contacts to their school
counselors to help them stay connected to the program and focused on their
goals. Additionally, 772 participants and their family members attended
30 mid-year events.

I wanted to thank you for all The Second Mile

does. I saw a dramatic change in a girl I work
with after her attendance in the Challenge
Program this past summer. She also credits
the camp in helping her. Thank you so much!
School Counselor from Montgomery County
Working together, these
boys hold onto each other to
accomplish their goal as a team.

My son enjoys spending Sundays with The Second

Mile. Thank you to all involved in the program;
youre doing a great job.
This Friend Fitness mentee has fun
with his mentor as he helps him work
out his shoulder.

Parent from Chester County

$2,000-4,999 continued
Nittany Beverage
Orrstown Bank
PA School Counselors Association
The Patrick Organization
PCI Insurance
Penn National Insurance
Penn State Altoona
Penn State Professional Management
Pennoni Associates, Inc.
Pennswood Commercial
Realty, LLC
Pennsylvania District Kiwanis
The Pennsylvania State University
PennTerra Engineering, Inc.
Petrina Realty
Pitt Varsity Letter Club
PNC Wealth Management
Priority Management & Associates
Professional Management Assoc.
Property Management, Inc.
Charitable Foundation
Dennis and Jenny Pyers
Frederic and Maria Ragucci
Suren and Barbara Rao
Jack Raykovitz and
Katherine Genovese
John and Patty Reidell

Mick and Cheryl Trombley

Tube City IMS
Turner Construction Co. /
Steve Fort
UGI Utilities, Inc.
Urish Popeck & Co., LLC
Village Realty
Walz, Deihm, Geisenberger, Bucklen
& Tennis, P.C.
Kristie Weiss
Gary and Valerie Werkheiser
Michael Wheeler and Julie DietzWheeler
Wienken & Associates
Matthew Dobbie
Wienken & Associates William
Martin and David Becker
Wolf Furniture Enterprises
William and Joanne Yoder
York Traditions Bank
John and Suzanne Young
Ronald Zimmerman
Other Benefactors
Alan Kunsman Roofing & Siding, Inc.
The Allen Group / Brian and Anne
Marie Allen
Allied Cleaning Technologies, Inc.
Altoona Mirror

Challenge Program participants, with the support of The Second Mile staff and
their school counselors, work hard throughout the school year to meet their goals
and thereby earn return trips to residential weeks the following year. As a result
of this hard work, school counselors nominated 480 youngsters who attended
residential weeks in 2007 for achievement certificates. Additionally, 80 youngsters
were singled out by their counselors for giving back to their communities and
received community service certificates.

Friend Fitness
The Friend Fitness Program focuses on helping adolescents achieve personal,
academic, and fitness goals through mentoring and individualized strength
training exercises. With sites located in Clinton County, Chester County, and
the Centre Region, the Friend Fitness Program provided opportunities for
improvement to 141 teens in 2008. During twice-weekly sessions, 93 adult
mentors assisted students in working on their goals. Additionally, there were 11
social and team-building activities such as picnics, group workouts, and luncheons
held for students and mentors.

Charles Navasky and Company

William and Cathleen Christopher
Charles and Patricia Chubb
Citizens Bank of PA
Clinton County Community Foundation
Clinton Hospital Corporation
Lauren Cohn
Coldwell Banker Homesale Services
Concannon Miller & Company, P.C.
Conrad Siegel Actuaries
Richard and Donna Conway
CRS Logistics, Inc.
C.S. Myers & Sons, Inc.
John and Ann Curley
Damons Grill and Greg Dubois
Designers Studio
Dickeys Barbeque Pit
Diversified Asset Planners, Inc.
Matthew Dobbie
Dominion Foundation Matching
Gift Program
Tom and Sheela Donchez
Eatn Park
Ronnie and Shelley Eichelberger
E.J. Breneman, LP
Elite Group LLC
Buddy Ellis
Emerald Advisors, Inc.

I. Louise Helman
Carol Herrmann
Steve and Ricki Hevner
The Hite Company
P. Douglas Hoke
Thelma A. Holland
Michael and Elizabeth Huegel
John Iannantuono
Industrial Properties Group at NAI/CIR
Integrity Bank
Interior Motives, Inc.
Janney, Montgomery, Scott, LLC /
Brian Lee
Jack and Janeal Jaroh
Jersey Shore State Bank
Richard and Sharon Jordan
Edward and Betty Kasody
Steve Kauffman and Heather FoxKauffman
James and Jody Keller
Anthony Kerlavage and Barbara Harner
Frank Kibler
Michael and Nancy-Ellen Kiernan
King Printing
Tom and Staci Kirchhoff
William and Jean Kirchhoff
Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP
Thomas and Phoebe Knepley
Kohls Unit 970

William and Donna Oliver

Originate Ventures
George and Barbara Parmer
Paul Lyons Memorial Bike Ride
Charles and Virginia Pearson
Pelino & Lentz, P.C.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Pennfield Corporation
Penske Truck Leasing, Co.
Eric and Debra Peterson
A. Bud and Edna Bennett Pierce
Pinnacle Health System
The PMA Insurance Group
PNC Bank
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
The Quandel Group, Inc.
Ryan Powers
Gregory and Rosalie Radio
Greg and Pam Randecker
Gary F. Raykovitz
Razors Edge, Inc.
Dr. Frank Recupero
John and Jillian Reese
Reflections and Jim Garland
Resnick, Amsterdam & Leshner, PC
The Ressler Mill Foundation
Robert Ricketts
Ridgeview Limited Partners

Reliance Bank
Rex Energy
Neal and Linda Rhoads
Rhoads & Sinon LLP
Rider Auto, Inc.
Richard and Carol Rostmeyer
The Rockwell Foundation
Schaedler Yesco Distribution
The Second Mile Club, Penn State
Seligman, Friedman
& Company, P.C.
Seltzer Financial Strategies, LLC
Jack and Amy Shepley
The Sherwin Williams Company
Shipley Energy Co.
Doug and Tracey Sieg
Michael Smith
S.P. McCarl & Company, Inc.
The Specialists and Stephen Bogner
Doug and Andrea Strang
Michael and Lynda Sullivan
Sysco Food Services
TeaMac Inc. and Guy McDonald
Texas Roadhouse
Jens Thorsen
The Timothy F. Pasch Family
Tri-Emerald Financial Group, Inc.

American Business Clubs

Of Lancaster
Apple Ford
ArcelorMittal Steelton
Automated Records Centre
Joseph Awe
Baldrige Asset Management
Bank of America
David and Janell Becker
Berks County Chapter of PSAA
David and Mary Bernitt
Todd and Cherie Blackledge
Bonney Forge
Ronald and JoAnn Bowes
Boyer & Ritter
Russell and Sheri Brierley
Michael and Barbara Brodsky
Thomas and Cynthia Brown Jr.
Buckno, Lisicky and Company
Burt Hill Architects
CAN-AM Builders
Capital Blue Cross
The Caritas Foundation
Patrick and Geri Casher
John Cattoni
Cephalon, Inc.
Thomas and Kate Cestone
CET Engineering Services

Todd and Julia Erdley

Exelon Generation Communications
Andrew and Tesla Fartuch
Michael Fiaschetti
Fine Line Homes, LP
First National Bank of Chester County
Bruce Fleischer and Heidi Nicholas
Jim and Jackie Ford
Frampton Kimmel Group
Fulton Financial Advisors
Lois Gable
William and Kitty Lou Gamber
Giant Food Stores, LLC
Daniel and Joyce Gifford
Michael and Bree Gillespie
David and Virginia Glickman
Frederic Gover
Roger and Valerie Grimes Jr.
Stephen and Kathy Groves
Michael and Karen Guman
The H. B. Alexander Fdn Inc.
Richard Hann
Hanna Electric, Inc.
The Hanover Shoe Farms
Foundation, Inc.
Robert Harbison III
Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth
Foundation, Inc.
The HDH Group


Norriene Koozer
Richard Kuczawa / M&T Bank
KW Gas & Oil / Scott and
Deneen Knisely
Edward and Susan Lauth
Brian W. Lee
Eric and Beth Loop
Lutron Foundation
Michael and Kelly Lynn
Malady & Wooten Public Affairs
Mass Mutual Matching Gift Center
Thomas Meade
Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Merck Partnership for Giving
Merrill Lynch
MGM Enterprises, Inc.
Lou Ellen Michael
Harry R. Miller Jr.
Miller Chemical & Fertilizer
D. Scott and Karen Mitchell
Debbie Mulhatten
David and Jennifer Myers
Myron R. Haydt Development, Inc
Naddeo & Lewis, LLC
National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
Tim and Nancy Niemann
NRG Energy
John ODea

Robert and Shirley Rissinger

Rockland Manufacturing Company
David Rossi
Charles and Mary Rost
Rotary Club of Hanover
Jim and Sheila Russo /
M&R Contracting
Sams Club #6533
Shaner Investments L.P.
Louie and Holly Sheetz
Mickey and Susan Shuler
Scott and Christine Sides
Ski & Company
Thomas and Sara Songer
Spaces Design Center
John and Sally Sroka
The Stanley-Laman Group
Stern Properties, Inc.
Edward and Janis Stewart
Robert and Jerilinn Stewart
Brent and Theresa Stoltzfus
Fred Strouse
Sunburst Property Management
Sunrise Homes, Inc.
Susquehanna Health
Susquehanna Transit
Dr. Elliot Jay Sussman
Perry R. Swanson
Sweetland Engineering & Assoc.

I have nothing but good words for the Friend Program.

The Friend Program pairs elementary students with college students who act as their
mentors while they participate in healthy and educational activities together. During the
past year, 597 Young Friends from across the Commonwealth participated in the Friend
Program at six sites: Blair County, Centre Region, Clinton County, Lancaster County,
Lehigh Valley, and the Southeast Region. College Friends from Penn State University
Park, Penn State Altoona, Millersville, Lock Haven, and Villanova Universities as well as
from Cedar Crest and Muhlenberg Colleges acted as mentors and friends to their younger
counterparts. Fifty-one activities were held, including Health Adventures Days, Science
and Technology Days, and Award Picnics. Additionally, 686 volunteers, both adult and
student, assisted with these events.

Community-Based Programs
Childrens Scholarship FundGrants, Recognition, and Scholarships
The Childrens Fund offers support in three ways: by providing grants, scholarships,
and community service awards to youth across the Commonwealth. Assisting with
financial needs outside of the coverage of other agencies or government programs,
Childrens Fund Grants help young people (ages birth to 18) afford such items as
clothing, school supplies, and extra-curricular activity registration fees. Over the
past year, Childrens Fund Grants were given to 65 young people, and hundreds of
additional children received non-monetary grants through the distribution of in-kind
donations, such as clothing. Post-Secondary Scholarships are available to former
Second Mile participants to assist with school-related expenses. Last year, The Second
Mile awarded 47 such scholarships. Additionally, 71 high school seniors graduating
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Its nice to come and have someone greet us and know

who we are and to see the College Friends make a
beeline to greet my children. I thank you and all of
the individuals who work to make Second Mile such a
wonderful program for children like mine.
Parent from Lancaster County
Young Friends and College Friends learn
about different cultures and the art of
Tinikling at the Multicultural event at
Villanova Friend

I am incredibly thankful to be a recipient of The Second Mile

scholarship. Like many past Second Mile participants now in school,
I know all too well the value of my education. Your scholarship has
helped to ease the financial burden as well as helped allow me to
pursue a career path that has special meaning for me. I hope to
one day work for a non-profit organization and give back a bit of
the help I received while growing up.
Former Challenge Program participant

We would like to tell you we think the

in 2008 received recognition with top honors plaques
or achievement certificates along with savings bonds in
recognition of exemplary community service work as part
of the Community Service Awards program.

Hershey tickets are a wonderful gift for

foster families. Over the years we have
Foster Family members take time to
enjoy the water rides at Kennywood.

taken many different children to Hershey,

Foster Family Support

and they all love it. Being there with all the

The Second Miles Foster Family Support Program assists

Pennsylvania Children and Youth Agencies recruit and retain foster parents by providing
tools for attracting new foster parents, recognizing outstanding foster parents, and
offering recreational activities for foster families. In the past year, as part of this
program, more than 4,900 foster family members from 33 counties took part in 64
recreational events, all at no cost. Among those events are multi-county activities
held at sites including Allenberry Playhouse, HersheyPark, Idlewild Park, Kennywood,
Knoebels, and Lakemont Park.

other children gives them an opportunity to

Counseling and Referral

The Counseling and Referral service has as its goal assisting children and families by
helping them recognize and resolve problems or concerns in the early stages of their
development. Additionally, The Second Mile maintains memberships in a variety of
human service agency networks to which referrals are made in cases where needs fall
outside of the scope of current Second Mile programs. In 2008, The Second Mile was
able to provide 109 people with 573 counseling sessions from the State office as well as
refer 225 others throughout the Commonwealth to needed services.

$1,000-$1,999 continued
Thompson Masonry
Contracting Company
John and Maureen Tierney
Tom Wentzel Company, Inc.
Mark and Anne Toniatti
Congressman and
Mrs. Patrick Toomey
Trotter Douglass, Fish, LLC
Terry and Judy Troupe
Turnbridge Group at SmithBarney
William and Estelle Turney
David Udovich
Valley Preferred
Terry and Sondra Varner
Vinart Dealerships
Wachovia Bank
C. Alan and Judith Walker
Walters Appraisal Services, Inc.
N. Daniel and Trudy Waltersdorff
Wills Eye Surgical Network, LLC
Ruth Wodock
York Mail Service
James and Paula Young
William Achenbach

The Boyd Foundation

Bradford Coal Company
William and Aileen Brandt
Brian Hoskins Ford
Dan and Del Bright
Linda Brown
Central PA Auto Auction, Inc.
Ken and Melanie Cherry
Chester County Club of
Reading Consistory
Richard Ciambotti
Jeremiah Clark
Coldwell Banker
Commerce Bank
Philip and Katherine Costabile
Wendell and Linette Courtney
Michael and Terese Cudwadie
Curwensville Nursing Home, Inc.
Thomas and Karen Daley
Doris Daniels
Terry and Marsha Davis
Lonnie and Victoria Dawes
Salvatore M. DeBunda
Michael A. and
Susan Gavoor Delaney
Richard Derr
Mark DiSanto
Dave and Tina Dix

Mark and Mona Gibbon

Dorothy Gilpatrick
Grace United Methodist Church
Grand Street Boys Foundation
Greater York-Adams
Area Scholarship
Jodi Green
Ryan and Amy Grube
Joan Haag
Harriet Hafler
William Hagerman
Brian and Nina Hand
Anthony and Celeste Hartlaub
The Hartman Agency
Fred and Joni Hauck
Haven Homes, Inc.
Samuel and Janice Hawbaker
Heinz North America
Hershey Rotary Club
Hollie Wise Insurance
Bill and Patti Hoppes
HRI, Inc.
Chris and Linda Huber
J. Robert Hummer
Phil and Wendy Hunt
Patricia Husic
E.Z. and Arlene Jackson
J. Ritchie Veterinary Hospital

realize that they are not alone.

Foster Parents from Adams County
Thank you for the tickets for our
foster families to the Cirque du Soleil
performance. I cant tell you how excited
they were for the opportunity to see this
spectacular show, especially given the
ticket prices. I have been asked to express
my gratitude to The Second Mile for this
wonderful experience.
Centre County CYS

Jeff and Vikki Long

Kurt and Lynn Malick
Bonnie Marshall
John and Denise McCarthy
Brian and Heidi McCarver
McClarin Plastics, Inc.
James McCoy
Meghan McElrone
Dennis and Janice McGlone
MEPAC Match Program
Miller Brothers Auto Sales, Inc.
Dale and Margy Miller
Jamie Modge
Melissa Mogle
Rob Moir
Greg Murphy
Matthew Nichols
Nicks 114 Cafe
Chuck and Kathy Noll
NuTec Design Associates, Inc.
Occupational Athletics, Inc.
Richard and Mark Omohundro
Orlando Diefenderfer
Electrical Contractors
Gary Gray and Kathleen OToole
Pac Industries, Inc.
David and Lynda Pacitti
John and Patricia Packer

John and Janice Sain

Betty Lou Sampsell
Jon and Kia Sandusky
Spencer and Laura Scheeler
Arnold Schumsky
Search & Settlement Solutions
Jeff and Marsha Sharp
Grace Shatto
Sheerer & Associates
Charles and Barbara Smith
Jeffrey and Laura Smith
Stephen and Paula Smith
Snyders of Hanover
Jack and Linda Sommer
Gene and Roxanne Spatoco
Kevin and Elizabeth Splaine
David and Jodi Sprenkle
S.R. Wojdak & Associates
Lewis and Susan Steinberg
Lorin Stough
John and Lucy Strackhouse
Robert Strauss
Stuckeman Charitable Trust
Suburban Stores, Inc.
Maria Sweet
Jan C. Swenson
Ten Cent Corporation and Ten Fold Vending

Aggregates Equipment, Inc.

Alexander Building Construction
William and Marion Alexander
Allegheny Interiors and Drywall
Kurt and Kimberly Allerman
Joe and Karen Aman
Joseph and Mary Amendola
American Express Charitable Fund
Ameron Construction
Richard and Kasey Angstadt
The Ashland Foundation
The Autoport
Maurice Baehr
Greg and Jill Bailey
Rick Barger
John Beiter
Jon and Melissa Belinski
Steve and Dorothy Belinski
Josh and Patricia Bennett
R. Clifford Berg
Frederick and Polly Beste
Susan Billy
Patrick and Paula Bisbey
Blaise Alexander Chrysler-Jeep
The Bon-Ton Foundation
Edward and Inga Book
Terrance Bowman

Dennis Doll
Leo and Lois Doriguzzi
Robert and Hazel Dorney
Downingtown National Bank
Marty and Joan Duff
Michael Dunlay
Doug and Pam Dyer
Eastern Athletic Services, Inc. / Eddie
Johnson and Rich Rosa
E G Stoltzfus
W. Gary Eberle
Jeffrey and Vicki Ebner
Suzanne Edwards
ELS Marketing LLC
Robert Emert
David and Aleen Epstein
Mark Falvo
Fasnacht Family Foundation
Jeremy Fegert
Joseph L. Ferrero, Jr.
F.H. Swisher Plumbing & Heating
Anson and Kathryn Flake
Traci Frey
Richard Fry
Fulton Bank
Anne Deeter Gallaher
Garfields Restaurant & Pub
Frank and Corinne Genovese
Louis and Judy Geschwindner

JEB Environmental Technologies, Inc.

Millie Jeffries
Nancy Jones
John Judge
William and Susan Justice
Kampel Enterprises, Inc.
Katherman & Perry, LLP
John and Frances Katras
Harry and Susan Kauffman
Peter and Kristin Kearney
J. Thomas and Deborah Kearse
Joseph and Joan Keller
William and Sharon Kennedy
Robert C. and Marilyn Killough
Alice Kirchner
Brian and Chloe Kissinger
David and Colleen Klock
Robert and Karen Klock
Kohlhepps Bald Eagle Stone Ctr /
Andrew and Christine Kohlhepp
Joseph La Flamme
Mike Labrecque
Daniel and Kathleen Langdon
Christopher Leitzell
Lezzer Lumber
John and Sandy Lieb
Lock Haven Cross Country / Aaron
Lock Haven Lions Club

Dale Paffie
Thomas and Kelly Pallis
Brent Pasquinelli
Mark Pencak and Karen Taphorn
Penn National Employees Association
Penn State Accounting Operations
Penn State Alumni Association Lake
Erie Chapter
Penn State Circle K Club
Sophie W. Penney
Peoples Bank
Daniel and Jane Persa
Richard and Lois Peterson
Phi Mu Beta Mu Chapter
Thomas and Linda Phillips
Phoenix Contact, Inc.
Carol Pioli
Jeffrey and Carolyn Power
PPL Electric Utilities Corp.
Pru Bob Yost Ins
Gregory and Patricia Purcell
Jon Rafferty
RBC Dain Rauscher Inc.
Jay and Lois Risser
Clyde Robbins
John and Margaret Rosselli
Rotary Club of Colonial Park
Lester and Carol Rowell

Fred W. Thomas
Tire Town
Tray-Pak Corporation
Trivalent Benefits Consulting, Inc.
Vance Wright Adams & Assoc
Vermeil Enterprises, Inc.
Villanova University
Ed Walker and Akemi Benton
Larry and Karen Walker
Wal-Mart #2129
The Ward Foundation
J. Robert Waylonis
Honorable and Mrs. Richard Webb
Peter and Karen Weiler
S. Rand Werrin
Karen Wheeler
Leigh and Ethel Wheeler
Charles Whipple
Wirehead Business Technologies
Jenell Witkowski
Wix, Wenger and Weidner, PC
Walter Wolak
Quentin and Louise Wood
Alan and Kathryn Woolslare
Paul and Karen Yarrish
Timothy and Susan Yoder
Karen Zawitkowski


Our Honor Roll of In-Kind Partners
Support through in-kind donations plays an important role in helping
The Second Mile provide opportunities for Pennsylvania children
and families. Some in-kind donations go directly to the children and
families served by The Second Mile, including event tickets, supplies
for program activities, and transportation of participants. Other inkind donations offset operating costs of programs and special events
to allow a larger percentage of money raised to go to Second Mile
programs. These donations include everything from equipment storage
space and printing services to special event prizes and meals. Inkind sponsors who contributed to special events were acknowledged
previously in conjunction with those events. We would like to highlight
here those additional in-kind donors who contributed goods or services
valued at $1000 or more this past fiscal year. The Second Mile received
$382,746 in in-kind donations in 2008.

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Allenberry Playhouse
American Music Theatre
Associated Builders and
Automated Records Centre
Bank of America
Barnes and Noble
Beard Miller Company
Best Western of Lock Haven
Blue White Illustrated/Phil Grosz
Steven Bogner
Chester County Council on
Addictive Diseases
Cirque du Soleil
Cleveland Brothers Equipment

Conestoga High School

Family Clothesline
First Book
Frank Parsons Paper
Heritage Hills Golf Resort
Hospitality Asset Management
Hosss Steak and Sea House
Idlewild and SoakZone
Keystone Real Estate Group
Bill and Jean Kirchhoff
KVF/Taco Bell

Lakemont Park
LionHeart Fitness
Lock Haven University
Lock Haven YMCA
Louis Pantages
M. John Lew Architects
Millersville University
Muhlenberg College
North American Communications
Penn State Altoona
Penn State Alumni Chapter of
Chester County
Penn State NROTC
PennTerra Engineering, Inc.
Philadelphia Soul
Bob and Sandy Poole

Alec Pringle
Quaker Steak and Lube
Reading Phillies Baseball Club
Carol Shade
Snavely Associates, Ltd.
Springfield School District
Stauffers of Kissel Hill
Ric and Sharon Struthers
Susquehanna Transit
Tickets for Kids
Toys for Tots
Upper Main Line YMCA
Verizon Phones
Villanova University
Water World

Board of

For more information about The Second

Mile or to volunteer or make a donation,
please contact us at:
Main Office
1402 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
(814) 237-1719
FAX: (814) 237-4605
Southcentral Regional Office
3607 Rosemont Avenue, Suite 501
Camp Hill, PA 17011
(717) 763-4614
FAX: (717) 763-4616
Southeast Regional Office
588 North Gulph Road
Suite B109
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 491-9440
FAX: (610) 491-9441
The official registration and financial
information of The Second Mile may
be obtained from the PA Department
of State by calling toll-free within PA,
1-800-732-0999. Registration does not
imply endorsement.

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Gerald A. Sandusky
Robert Poole
Chairman of the Board
Jack Raykovitz, Ph.D.
President, Ex-Officio
Linda Gall
Vice Chairperson of
DrueAnne Schreyer
Vice Chairperson of Programs
Michael Sullivan
Vice-Chairperson of
Steven Seltzer
Nancy Ring
Assistant Secretary
Ralph Licastro
Bill Martin
Assistant Treasurer
Dan Bright, Esq.
Linette Courtney
Kenneth Ewing
Drew Garban
Ben Heim, Esq.
Carol Herrmann
Dorothy Huck
Jack Infield
Laurene Keck
Alan Kirk, Esq.
Tom Knepley
Michael Kuntz
Edward Lauth
Brad Lunsford, Esq.
Renee Marks
Heidi Nicholas
Kim Ortenzio-Nielsen
Alec Pringle
Neal Rhoads
John Sheridan, Ed.D.
Harry K. Sickler
Larry Snavely
Lewis G. Steinberg, Esq.
Fred A. Strouse
Richard Struthers
James Swistock
Michael Trombley, Esq.
David Woodle
Bruce Heim,
Director Emeritus

Board of

Board of

Michael Fiaschetti

Don Carlino

Eddie L. Dunklebarger
Vice President
Daniel A. Gifford, CLU
Dennis Pyers
Marion Alexander
Kasey Angstadt
Joseph Baird
Barbara Conklin
JoAnn DeRose
Matthew Dobbie
Douglas C. Dyer
Mark Everest
Kenneth Ewing
Anne Deeter Gallaher
Jeffrey S. Gelburd
Michael Gillespie
Gary Groff
James Hare
Kermit Harry, Jr.
Scott A. Heintzelman
Ricki Hevner
Steven Hevner
Michael Huegel
Patricia Husic
John ODea
Kimberly Ortenzio-Nielsen
Kelly Pallis
Michele Peck
Eric Peterson
Dennis Pyers
Neal Rhoads
Michael Smith
Mark Snyder
Jack Sommer
Kevin Splaine
Lorin Stough
Karen Creasia Yarrish
James O. Young

Lauren Shank
Vice President
Terrance Bowman
James McCoy
Coren Burton
Gregory Elinsky
Julia Emig
Bob Harbison
Dawn Holden
John Judge
Tom Knepley
Michael Kuntz
Marc Kuster
Tom Law
Barry Lott
Ira Lubert
Jacqueline Martin
Stephen J. OConnor
Beasley Reece
Doug Strang
Christopher Tompkins
Tara L. Weiner
Jenell Witkowski