Happy Event and Special Occasion Gifts, 2017 to Present

December 2023: Lil Alpert is now 106!!!!!

Lil is in the process of overcoming a few health challenges, but she’s still going strong – wow!   Once again, she has asked for no physical gifts for her birthday, instead requesting donations to SGF! The following people have already made donations in her honor:

  • Elaine Alpert and Bill Marsh
  • Evelyn Amrhein
  • Lynnie and Mark Eisenberg
  • Carol Kirschner
  • Barbara Lynch and Greg Sinay
  • Jill Rosenthal
  • Jonathan and Rebecca Somer
  • Ellen Stettner and Ron Kane
  • Scott and Kitty Stettner

December 2022: Lil Alpert turned 105 (yes, 105!) on December 17, 2022!!

She keeps on keeping on!   Once again, Lil has asked for no physical gifts for her birthday, instead requesting donations to SGF! The following people have already made donations in her honor:

  • Elaine Alpert and Bill Marsh
  • Jane Chertoff
  • Jeff Chertoff and Lynda Van Damm
  • Anne Kahn Cohen
  • Lynnie and Mark Eisenberg
  • Ellen Stettner and Ron Kane
  • Carol Kirschner
  • Scott and Kitty Stettner
  • Linda Kahn Vann

December 2021: Lil Alpert turned 104 (yes, 104!) on December 17, 2021!!

Still a loyal SGF Trustee (and forever Steve’s grandmother), Lil Alpert asked for no physical presents for her birthday, instead requesting donations to SGF!  The following people have already made donations in her honor:

  • Bert and Irene Alpert
  • Elaine Alpert and Bill Marsh: Mom: you amaze me each and every day!  Happy Birthday!
  • Jordan Alpert and Arlene Stevens – in honor of Grandma Lilly
  • Corinne Broderick
  • Jane Chertoff
  • Jeff Chertoff and Lynda Van Damm – in celebration of Lillian Alpert and her 104th birthday
  • Anne Kahn Cohen
  • Lynn Eisenberg – This donation is made with great pleasure to honor the wonderful Lillian Stettner Alpert on her 104th Birthday!
  • Taff Evans
  • Ellen Goldman
  • Carol Kirschner – in honor of  Lillian’s 104th birthday!
  • Lyndee Knox
  • Dan Madsen and Karen Stettner
  • Ellen Smith
  • Susan Goldman Stein
  • Al and Wendy Stettner – Happy Birthday Aunt Lillian!
  • Ellen Stettner and Ron Kane: 104 birthday blessings to my idol and inspiration, my beloved Aunt Lillian
  • Scott and Kitty Stettner – Happy Birthday, Aunt Lilly!
  • Linda and Terry Vann – Happy Birthday Lillian!
  • Jennifer and Michael Wong
  • Your name and message here!

December 2020: Lil Alpert turned 103 (yes, 103!) on December 17, 2020!!

SGF Trustee (and Steve’s grandmother) Lillian Alpert continues to astound us all – and is now 103 years old! We thank the following people for honoring her birthday with gifts to SGF:

  • Elaine Alpert and Bill Marsh:  “Here’s to the next 103 – you rock, mom!”
  • Al and Wendy Stettner
  • Ellen Stettner and Ron Kane: “In honor of the birthday of the inspirational Lillian Stettner Alpert!”
  • Scott and Kitty Stettner:  “In honor of the magnificent Lillian Alpert’s 103rd birthday. We love you!”

December 2019: Lil Alpert turned 102 on December 17, 2019!!

SGF Trustee (and Steve’s grandmother) Lillian Alpert continues to be healthy and active – and is now 102 years old! We thank the following people for honoring her birthday with gifts to SGF:

  • Elaine Alpert and Bill Marsh
  • Jane Chertoff
  • Sarah Glidden
  • Ellen Goldman
  • Meghan and Michael Guevara
  • Brian Harris
  • Matthew Harris
  • Barbara Kaufman
  • Nancy Killian
  • Jesse Math and Cat Toren
  • Alice and Raffi Moughamian
  • Anita Rossein
  • Florence Rothstein
  • Candace Savage
  • Rebecca and Jonathan Somer
  • Ellen Stettner and Ron Kane
  • Kathy Tobin
  • Tom van Duesen
  • Jane and Stephen Wong
  • Barbara Youngblood
  • Jamil Zaki

October 2019:  Cathie Gaudes’ milestone birthday!!

Loyal and longtime SGF supporter Cathie Gaudes chose to ask her friends to make donations to SGF in lieu of birthday presents for a big milestone birthday. Thanks to the generosity of 10 people, a total of $785 was raised, all of which will be used to pay for summer camp scholarships for summer 2020.

“Milestone” gifts were received from:

  • Emily Bachmann
  • Stella Chin
  • Martha Donahue
  • Cathie Gaudes
  • Michelle Johnston
  • Paula Mackin
  • Vivian Podrid
  • Becky Proskauer
  • Karen Slote
  • Melanie Ullman

THANK YOU and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cathie!

December 2018:  Lillian Alpert turned 101 on December 17, 2018!!!

SGF Trustee (and Steve’s grandmother) Lillian Alpert is now a very healthy 101 years old! We thank the following people for honoring her birthday with gifts to SGF:

  • Elaine Alpert and Bill Marsh
  • Jesse Math and Cat Toren
  • Rosie Math and Grant Jackson
  • Carole and Rick Saccullo
  • Ellen Stettner and Ron Kane
  • Scott and Kitty Stettner
  • Charlene Trenk

Thanks so much! Keep on keepin on, Lil!

May 2018:  Leonora Chertoff turned 95 on May 25, 2018!!!

Young Leonora Chertoff has been SGF Trustee Lillian Alpert’s best friend for over seven decades – now that’s impressive!  Although gifts were not requested for Leonora’s party, a number of guests decided, quite on their own, to make donations to SGF in Leonora’s honor. These folks are listed below, in alphabetical order by last name:

  • Elaine Alpert and Bill Marsh
  • Lillian Alpert
  • Shirley Salshutz
  • Charlene Trenk
  • Molly Wilensky

Happy Birthday, Leonora!

December 2017:  Lillian Alpert turned 100 on December 17, 2017!!!

SGF Trustee (and Steve’s grandmother) Lillian Alpert celebrated her 100th birthday on December 17, 2017! She partied in style with family and friends during the “Party of the Century” in Great Neck, NY. In lieu of physical presents, Lil has asked people to make a donation to SGF (or to a different charity if they prefer) in her honor. Thus far, generous donations to SGF have been made by the following people (listed in alphabetical order by last name):

  • Marylene Altieri and Keith Glavash
  • Sydelle Cantor
  • Jane Chertoff and Dan Sweeney
  • Jeffrey Chertoff and Lynda Van Damm
  • Leonora Chertoff
  • June Diamond
  • Brian Harris
  • Pauline Kravetz
  • Mickey and Diane Levine
  • Anna Liu and Philip Mah
  • Olga Marsh
  • Elaine Moss
  • Florence Rothstein
  • Carole Saccullo
  • Shirley Salshutz
  • Alan Sherr
  • Ellen Stettner and Ron Kane
  • Deborah Teman and Lawrence Kulla
  • Charlene Trenk
  • Eileen Ward
  • Molly Wilensky
  • Judith and Jeff Wisnia

Bill and Elaine have chosen to match the accumulated donations bringing Lil’s “century total” thus far to $5,250!!

Thanks so much! Keep on keepin on, Lil!

May 2017: Anna Kaplan and her parents Do it Again!

Anna Kaplan (as well as her sister Eleanor) have been asking that whatever money friends and their families would be spending on birthday gifts for them be instead directed to SGF. Anna just had a birthday, which has provided enough funds to send a child to camp for almost an entire week. Thanks, Anna!