Kozloff Stoudt is proud to have been a Premier Sponsor of the 19th Annual Valentine’s Gala benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Fund of Berks County on February 8, 2020 at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Reading, PA.
The Cystic Fibrosis Fund of Berks County provides grants to support the needs of individuals who have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in our community including this year’s recipient, Javien Ortega and his family.
When 8-year-old Javien was hospitalized over the holidays, he raised money for the homeless in his hometown of Reading, Pa. At the gala, Berks County returned the favor and the Cystic Fibrosis Fund of Berks County presented Javien and his 24–year-old sister Monique — both CF patients — with two AffloVests for their treatment. The $34,000 gift of the vests will greatly improve their quality of life. The custom-fit portable vests free patients from other machinery. One was purchased by the Cystic Fibrosis Fund of Berks County and one was donated by AffloVest manufacturer International Biophysics.
This year’s gala also featured Rachael Lippincott, #1 New York Times bestselling author of “Five Feet Apart” . Rachael’s book and its corresponding motion picture tell the story individuals with cystic fibrosis and inherent loneliness of the disease due to restrictions on interactions among those with cystic fibrosis.
The gala is closing in on having raised $2 million since it began almost 20 years ago and Kozloff Stoudt is proud to have supported this event for every one of its 19 years. Our attorneys and staff look forward to attending this event every year!
In addition to its annual sponsorship of the gala, we are proud to have many members of our team support the gala by dedicating their time to plan the event! Brian F. Boland, Shareholder and Director, serves as co-chair of the gala committee and has been involved all 19 years. Brian is joined on the committee by associate attorney, Kourtney E. Bernecker, and two of our paralegals, Lisa Hickey and Denise Gabala.
If you are interested in joining Kozloff Stoudt, you can still donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Fund — administered by Berks County Community Foundation — at https://bccf.org/donate/
Above: Javien Ortega, Brian F. Boland, Esquire, Valentine’s Gala Committee Co-Chair and Monique Ortega
Above: Javien Ortega and Rachael Lippincott, author of the New York Times Bestselling novel, “Five Feet Apart”
Above: Representatives from Afflovest, Javien Ortega, and Brian F. Boland, Esquire
Above: Members of the 19th Annual Valentine’s Gala Committee including Brian F. Boland, Esquire, Kourtney E. Bernecker, Esq., Denise Gala (Lisa Hickey not pictured)