Your Impact

Together we can make a difference

It is estimated that over 10 million young people in the USA experience the death of a parent each year. For most children, parents are the most influential figure in their lives, and the loss of a parental compass can leave children feeling isolated and “different” from their peers.

Empower is building a unique, uplifting community defined by shared experience and connection. Our mentorship program matches children and young adults with positive role models who  have also experienced parent loss, providing year-round support and teaching their mentees that loss is survivable.

Empower  events offer peer support and a caring community, reminding the children they are not alone in their grief.


Your support is transformational to expand our reach to more at-risk children. We recognize all donors who support Empower with $1,000 or more in unrestricted fiscal gifts within a calendar year.

Since launching our donation program, we have grown our enrollment by over 100% year over year and today we serve 500+ children around the world in virtual and in-person programming.


Now through 12/31 if you give a gift of $100 or more, you will receive a “Share the Weight” travel bag, and all donors making a gift of $1000 or more will receive an exclusive PARTNER tote bag

Your support Helps:

Program Expansion

Advance our mission and create a more sustainable and effective organization for the future

IT and Infrastructure

Enhance security and improve reliability of database and internal and external communications

Mentor Match Program

Support staff to screen, train, match and monitor all Mentor/Mentee matches

Year-Round Events

Support of all in-person and virtual events such as our flagship Mother’s Day Retreat, yoga, cooking, journaling and more

Perks Groundbreaker $50,000 Champion $25,000 Trailblazer $15,000 Legacy $10,000 Visionary $5,000 Innovator $2,500 Friend $1,000

Inclusion on local Luminaria event signage

Exclusive Empower Tote

Prominent recognition on Empower Luminaria webpage

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Inclusion in press, media, and all Empower communications

Invitation to Impact Event with Empower families

Receive all Team Empower sponsor benefits

Inclusion on Empower letterhead

Opportunity to speak at a Luminaria Event

Custom program that aligns with your firm’s marketing strategy

Empower Supporters






1r Agency

The ALKU Foundation

Dave & Amy Badler

Brian Studioso

The Brown Family

Stephen Bamford & Julie Kim

Campanelli Companies

CLA Wealth Advisory

DeMarco Charitable Foundation

Forbright Bank


Merz Aesthetics

Mohawk Rubber Sales

Jessica Roche

Quest Food Management Services

The Risa S. Rosengard Foundation

Smith & Writing, LLC

Mike and JoAnn Wislocki


Erin Devine

The Five Fund

The Hadley Family Foundation

Kazy’s Gourmet Shop

Laura Penn Gallerstein

LiveLikeKatie Foundation

Grail City

Insight Counseling & Wellness

Loomis Sayles & Company

David and Jessica Loo

The LaMontagna Family

Jeff & Jenna Mathis

Keith McMahon - Compass Real Estate

Ryan McManus


New World Advisors


RAD Foundation


Courtney Wetzel Foundation

Dan & Christina Ward

West Monroe


Capital Management

Kelsea Archambault

Birch Hill Investment Advisors

Boca Raton Firefighter & Paramedic Benevolent

Firefighters of Boca Raton Local 1560

Jennifer Berg

Jason Brewer

The Bridal Collection

The Bollinger Family

Richard Bucchi

Bill and Catherine Carmody

The Courtney C. Wetzel Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jenny & Mark Clayton

Sarah Carter

Bill & Mary Ellen Coffey

Thomas G. Christopher Construction

CGI Federal

Peg & Joe Conway

Ruth Fortunoff Cooper and Brian Cooper

Steven and Alrie McNiff Danielczyk


Hillary Deshler

William & Jayne Maynard Dodge

Eastern Bank

eComm Solutions LLC

Edward Jones

The Fenner Foundation

Joe Cotton Ford

Fortunoff Fine Jewelry

First National Bank

Firstwater Custom Builders

Friedman Family Foundation

Amira Ghazali & Mark Pluym

Michel H. Gifford

Matthew & Emily Greer

Zack & Emily Greinke

Lauren Hashian

The Herbert Family

Hoffer Pest Solutions

Sara Kate Hill

Imperial Painters

Immanuel Church

Involta LLC

Jones & Hedges Custom Builders

Johnson, Ritchey & Feldman PA

JWK Hockey Inc

Chris & Julianne Kelley

Lisa Kay

David J. Kerman

Erica Kerman

The Family of Karrie Kapoor

The Kluge Family

The Lasker Family

Christine Lange

Law Enforcement Alliance of Southington

Lubrano Family Charitable Foundation

Patrick MacCurtain

DeMarco Charitable Foundation (Bob & Maureen DeMarco)

Dan & Patty DeMarco

Matthew McCurdy

Allen McGoldrick

Potter MacLellan LLP

Mr & Mrs John McMahon

Keith McMahon - Compass Real Estate

Monument Group

Tony Montenieri

John Moriarty & Associates, Inc.

M&T Bank

New World Advisors

Prestige Medical Group

Caz Pereira

Melanie Palermo

Realty 3 CT - Shelly Meister

Alice Rothschild

Dr. Kristine Grazioso with South Shore Children's Dentistry

Seaward Development

Paige and Ryan Shockley

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Twenty Two Hill

Steve & Debbie Schmidt

Bessie and Billy Seybold

Town & Reese


Volpe and Sons Automotive

Chris Walker

Wheaton Bank & Trust Company, N.A

Erick Zohn and Family