Meet Our Donors

John and Elaine Shubeck, as remembered by their daughter, Theresa Shubeck

John and Elaine Shubeck

A Memorial Legacy Gift Story – from the daughter of a visionary pair of planned gift donors to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (formerly Saint Barnabas Medical Center), Theresa Shubeck remembering her parents, John and Elaine

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Donna Laudati

Pictured from left, Donna M. Laudati, Office Manager and Assistant to the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Murie Nussbaum, Pet Therapy Volunteer, and her dog Will, and Jacqueline Canete, Pet Therapy Coordinator

Donna Laudati, a lifelong animal enthusiast and employee of Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (formerly Saint Barnabas Medical Center), recently updated her estate plans to include the Medical Center’s Pet Therapy Program. Says Donna, “It has been something I have been thinking of for quite some time. It is a chance to do something wonderful that will last beyond my lifetime. I wish to leave some good behind through the comfort and joy a dog can bring to a sick patient.”

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Harriet Morris Freeman

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When someone dear to you dies, keeping their memory alive is such an important aspect of perpetuating their legacy. When my late husband, Bob Freeman, died 21 years ago, the “Bob Fund” was born! Our mission was ongoing educational programs for the medical community. Since then we added support for pancreatic and breast cancer research as well as needed equipment in the hospital’s Cancer Center.

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