• Donations
  • Members of the PERF Board of Directors strongly believe in their mission and are among its most generous donors. For their time, commitment and financial assistance we thank Drs. Rich Casaburi, Tom Petty and Brian Tiep in addition to Alvin Grancell, Jeanne Rife, Alvin & Jean Hughes, Pete Pettler, Barbara Borak and Mary Burns.
  • Thanks also to Mickee Heumann, Gladys Mollison, Edgar Whittemore, Barbara Butler, Elizabeth Krantz, Edith Winning, Leonard Boughton, Gloria Murray, Janice Kennedy, Priscilla Mills, Dwain Essig, Ann Little, Don Murphy, Alan Morrison, John Leaman of Resp. News & Views, and Margaret Chaika for their generous donations.
  • Thanks also for the donations of Sara Casaburi in honor of her son Rich, Margaret Schwarz in honor of John Schwarz, Lillian Marineau, RPT of Goffstown, NH "in memory of our pulmonary patients", Jeanne Rife in memory of Al Parque, Billie Gaynor and Dorothy Hall in memory of Bertha Stanford, Pat Blay in memory of Susana Szekely, Joe Weger in memory of Thomas J Weger, Thomas Burrows in memory of Doris, Phyllis Rincer in memory of Henry Smith, Barbara White in memory of Harry Holcomb, Chuck Gaynor and George Richey, Robert Hamblin in memory of Jeanette Hamblin, Bert and Pat Ternstrom in memory of their daughter, Staci. Memorial donations for Ginny Von Goerlitz were made by her husband Ted, her daughter, Heidi Thompson, Dolores Cellier and Phillip Schiff, who also had a matching fund donation.
  • Genny Schaniel made a donation to PERF in honor of all the firefighters, and we know why. Genny's home was a lonely survivor of the recent firestorm on Crest in El Cajon, CA. Even though she wore a mask, the smoke, dust and odor were hard for her to handle when she finally drove through the empty moonscape to her house. She can't imagine how all those heroic firefighters endured, persevered and struggled valiantly for so many long hours in that thick, smoky air. We know many of them were left with a cough, but hope that all these healthy young non-smokers are now back to normal. We will never forget their courage.
  • Therese Poitevin, CPA of the firm of Richard H. O'Hara & Co. of Placentia, California for many years has been the CPA overviewing bookkeeping records and tax returns for PERF. She has again waived all fees for the year. It is good people like Terry that keep our expenditures low allowing all of your generous donations to be put to work rather than spent on overhead. For a small foundation such as ours, this is a very large donation, and much appreciated. Thank you!
  • PERF Awarded by the Governors Board of the American College of Chest Physicians
  • The monetary award that came with this nice trophy will be used to purchase a high quality printer, allowing us to do all our printing "in house". No more trips to the printer!

  • Dr. Brian Tiep, Dr. Richard Casaburi and Mary Burns

  • Dr. Janos Porszasz, Mary Burns and Dr. Brian Tiep

  • Do you have a question about respiratory disease that has been bothering you? If so, feel free to write and ask us, either through our web site or by mail. We answer all of your letters.