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Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis
Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis provides support, advocacy and resources for patients and their families to sustain the highest possible quality of life. The Foundation was founded by Jennifer Wescoe to honor her father, Ron Wescoe, who passed away from pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease with no known cause or cure. Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis assists patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis navigate care and disease management; organizes support groups in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware; provides emotional support; connects patients with resources for medical treatment; assists with education and raising awareness; and serves as a liaison between patients, doctors and durable medical equipment suppliers.
When Wescoe Community Fund decided to expand its services and better position itself to assist patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and their families, we worked with the executive director and board to develop a strong mission statement that more closely reflected the organization's work and future plans. This led to a new name — Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis.
I approached Joan B. Marcus Communications to improve our mission statement, assist with grant writing and help focus on realistic strategic planning for our nonprofit organization, Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Joan was a tremendous help in all of these important components, and in maintaining and continuing our mission.
Joan was thorough and concise in her approach to help finesse our cause and become more effective in the PF community. There were two results that stood out from Joan’s expertise. By simply changing our name we were better able to target the PF community and her work assisted us in obtaining a corporate sponsorship from a major medical facility.
I will always be grateful for Joan, her availability, patience and love of words to improve our mission!
Jennifer H. Wescoe, M.Ed.,NCC