Through their love, dedication and tireless efforts, families and friends have honored their loved ones through the awards, events, facilities, foundations, funds, lectures, memorials, music, programs, scholarships and other organizations listed below.

Some of these groups are still accepting donations and support. Those listed in red text are links to additional information about that group. If you would like to add to the list or edit an existing entry, please contact us via email at


Jeffrey D. Bittner Book Award

Christine Lee Hanson Memorial Undergraduate Prizes in Literary Scholarship

Peter Hanson Humanities Award at Joel Barlow High School

Peter Burton Hanson Memorial Undergraduate Prizes in Literary Scholarship

14 wishes for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts in name of Jennifer Kane

Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery


A Concert for Project Hope

Susan L. Blair Walk and Rainbow Kids Day

Captain Gerald F. DeConto USN 5K Run/Walk to benefit Scholarship Fund

Donald Freeman Greene Memorial Regatta

Sacred Heart Golf Classic in memory of William Christopher Hunt

Annual Jennifer Kane Memorial Golf Tournament

Annual Jennifer Kane Plymouth Girls Softball Tournament

Robin Kaplan Golf Tournament

Robin Kaplan Crohns & Colitis Foundation Association Freedom Trail Walk

Ralph Kershaw Tournament of Friends

Laura Lee Morabito Charity/Golf Tournament

James Trentini Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

Annual Golf Tournament – Jim & Mary Trentini Memorial Scholarship Fund for Triton Regional High School


Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial Playground, adjacent to the Salvation Army’s Children’s Learning Center, Dorchester, MA

Christine Lee Hanson Treatment Room – Pediatrics Department, Boston Medical Center

Christine Lee Hanson’s Playground in Groton, MA

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo – Hanson (Peter, Sue Kim and Christine Lee) Exploration Station and Backyard Habitat

Jennifer Kane Concession Stand for Plymouth Girls Softball

Jennifer Kane Pavilion located at Girl Scout Camp Wind in the Pines, Plymouth, MA

Jennifer Kane Challenge Course located at Camp Wind in the Pines, Plymouth, MA

Fallen Heroes Fund construction of rehab center for Iraq veterans with catastrophic injuries – Donation in honor of Jennifer Kane

Donation to Homes for our Troops for construction of handicapped accessible house for Iraq veteran with catastrophic injury – in honor of Jennifer Kane

Brian Kinney Memorial Field

Betty Ann Ong Recreation Room at the Woh Hei Yuen Park, San Francisco, CA

Dianne B. Snyder Tennis Complex and Memorial Garden, Westport, MA


Ace Bailey Children’s Foundation

Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation

Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation

Peter M. Goodrich Memorial Foundation

Corporate Angels Network (CAN) – in memory of Donald Freeman Greene

Jennifer Kane Scholarship and Charitable Trust

McGinty Scholarship Foundation

Shawn M. Nassaney Memorial Foundation

Kathleen Ann Nicosia Memorial Foundation

Betty Ann Ong Foundation

David E. Retik and Christopher D. Mello Charitable Foundation

Matthew C. Sellitto Foundation

Heather Smith Foundation, Inc.

Tyler Ugolyn Foundation


David Bernard Memorial Fund

Jeffrey D. Bittner Memorial Fund

Michael Canty Memorial Fund

Gerard P. Dewan Memorial Fund

Lynn Goodchild Memorial Fund at Kennedy-Donovan Center, Attleboro, MA

Melissa Harrington Hughes Endowment Fund

Jennifer Kane Endowed Campership Fund for Girl Scout summer camp

Jennifer Kane Endowed Campership Fund for Old Colony YMCA Camp Clark

Glenn D. Kirwin September 11th Fund at University of Virginia

Judy Larocque Camilla Fund for Entrepreneurial Women in Technology at MIT

Karen Ann Martin Memorial Fund

Captain John Ogonowski New Farm Families Endowment Fund

Michael B. Packer Memorial Fund for Prizes and Scholarships for Excellence in Piano Studies at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA

Marie Pappalardo/Maria Koutny Animal Assistance Fund

Jean D. Rogér Student Support Fund

Jean D. Rogér Memorial Fund

Rick Thorpe Memorial Fund, Wilbraham, MA

Eric (Rick) Thorpe ’89 Memorial Fund for Community Outreach, Lafayette College

James and Mary Trentini Memorial Fund


Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum

Peter Burton Hanson Memorial Reading and Lecture

Sue Kim Hanson Lectureship in Immunology


American Flag at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services in loving memory of Joseph Mathai

Boston College 9/11 Memorial Labyrinth for Alumni Victims:
Patrick M. Aranyos, Bryan C. Bennett, Thomas M. Brennan, John B. Cahill, Kevin P. Connors, Welles Remy Crowther, Danielle A. Delie, John J. Doherty, Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, Christopher J. Hanley, Gary Lasko, Sean P. Lynch, Stacey Sennas McGowan, Daniel W. McNeal, William G. Minardi, Peter J. Mulligan, John J. Murray, Edward J. Papa, Bradley H. Vadas, Edward R. Vanacore, Joseph G. Visciano, Kevin M. Williams

David Bernard Memorial Garden – IRS Building Courtyard, Washington, D.C.

Susan Blair memorial stone and garden at Needham High School, Needham, MA

Memorial Garden, Sudbury, MA

John Brett Cahill Memorial Bench, Emerson Garden, Brookline, MA

Plaque and bench at “Neilie Point”, Nobska Lighthouse, Woods Hole, MA, in memory of Neilie Anne Heffernan Casey

Jeffrey Coombs Memorial in Woods Hole Cemetery

Jeffrey Coombs memorial granite stone and plaque – Pocasset Beach, MA

John J. Corcoran Memorial on Pond Island, Augusta, ME

Lisa Fenn Gordenstein Memorial Garden, Needham High School, Needham, MA

TJX Companies Lisa Fenn Gordenstein Memorial Garden

Karleton Fyfe memorial bench – at the University of North Carolina

TJX Companies Linda George Memorial Garden

Outdoor throwing circle at Bates College in memorial to Peter Goodrich

Douglas Gowell Memorial Garden

Christine Lee Hanson’s Tree at The Old Academy Nursery School, Easton, CT

Congregation Church of Easton – Hanson Family memorial stones

Groton Community Hanson Family Memorial -Peter, Sue and Christine Hanson, Groton, MA

Groton Painted Post Road – Hanson Family Memorial, Groton, MA

Groton Public Library – Hanson Family Memorial Garden, bronze tablet and flag

Hanson Family Memorial Bench, Beardsley Zoo

Memorial Garden and Obelisk at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, CT – Hanson Family

Memorial stone and garden in Groton Rotary Circle – Hanson Family, Groton, MA

Old Academy Nursery School Memorial garden with statue of an angel – Hanson Family

Bridgeport Zoo memorial bench in honor of Peter, Sue Kim and Christine Lee Hanson

Sue Kim Hanson Memorial at South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CA

Eternal flame on the West Springfield Town Common in memory of Melissa Harrington Hughes

Melissa Harrington Hughes 9/11 Walkway and stone tablet in Red Rock Canyon, NV

Melissa Harrington Hughes Bench and Peace Garden at Dickinson College

Emergence Consulting – memorial plaque and flags – in memory of Ted Hennessy

Flag of Honor in Kingston (MA) Town Hall, donated in memory of William Christopher Hunt

William Christopher Hunt Memorial Plaque, Kingston (MA) Town Hall

Two cherry trees planted in memory of William Christopher Hunt, Sacred Heart High School Kingston, MA

Memorial tree at Thayer Academy honoring Jennifer Kane

Memorial bench at Plymouth Harbor honoring Jennifer Kane

Memorial bench at Villanova University honoring Jennifer Kane

Stained glass window at Corr Chapel, Villanova University honoring Jennifer Kane

Memorial tree at Plymouth VFW Post #1822 honoring Jennifer Kane

Jen’s Cabin located at the Old Colony YMCA Camp Clark

Jennifer Kane paver for “Walkway of Friends” at Jordan Hospital

Jennifer Kane Peace Garden at Federal Furnace Elementary School

Flag of Honor in Plymouth (MA) Town Hall donated in memory of Jennifer Kane

Jennifer Kane paver at Plymouth Public Library

Jennifer Kane paver at Garden of Peace Memorial to Victims of Homicide, Boston, MA

TJX Companies Robin Kaplan Memorial Garden

Beech Tree in Manchester, MA Harbor planted in memory of Ralph Kershaw

Brian Kinney Square Memorial, Lowell, MA

Bethany Congregational Church – Michael McGinty Memorial plaque and tree

Stuart Meltzer Engraved walkway in Veterans’ Memorial Park

Raymond Metz Memorial plaque and tree

Brian Joseph Murphy Garden and inscribed stone at Wilbraham Monson Academy

Brian Joseph Murphy Peace and Meditation Garden at Genesis Center

Brian Joseph Murphy Riverdale Country School Athletic Field

Thomas Pecorelli Audio/Visual Room at Newburyport High School

Pittsford High School scoreboard and plaque in honor of Todd Pelino

Sigma Chi Fraternity – Colgate University – Todd Pelino memorial benches and tree

Todd Pelino Stone archway at the Colgate University soccer field

Wellesley Free Library Patrick Quigley Reading Room

Colgate University soccer field entryway and wall – in honor of David Retik

David Retik Memorial plaque and tree – Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

David Retik Memorial Bench, donated by class of 1986, Weston High School, Weston, MA

First Church of Christ Jean D. Rogér memorial bench

Jean D. Rogér memorial tree at the Center School

Longmeadow Country Club Jean D. Rogér memorial bench and garden

Richard B. Ross Memorial Garden, Newton, MA

Richard B. Ross Memorial Book Shelf – Temple Israel, Boston, MA

Richard Barry Ross Memorial from SITE (The Society of Incentive & Travel Executives)

Clock dedicated to Town of Sharon, MA in Memory of Michael C. Rothberg

New Colony Baptist Church – Jessica Sachs prayer garden

Jessica Leigh Sachs Memorial Bench at Heroes Memorial, Fenton City Park, Fenton, Missouri

Granite stone and tree in memorial of Diane Bullis Snyder, James Madison Garden, Madison Green, Madison, CT

Conant School – Madeline Amy Sweeney memorial bench and tree

Madeline Amy Sweeney memorial park in Acton, MA

Hemenway Landing – Michael A. Uliano memorial bench and flag

Crocker Park – William Michael Weems memorial benches


“Christine’s Lullaby – An Elegy for Orchestra” – Written by Carl Schroeder

A Gift of Music in Honor of Peter Burton Hanson

“My Best Friends” – An original composition with words and music/guitar by Chris Clark – in honor of Peter, Sue and Christine Hanson

“The Magic Kingdom’ – An original composition in honor of the Hanson Family, with words and music/piano vocals by Gary Andreadis

“Palm Sunday” Memorial Symphony

“Sinfonia de Camera” Memorial


Rick’s Place, Grieving Program for Children, in honor of Rick Thorpe


Trudi M. Alagero Scholarship Fund at Providence College, Providence, RI

Scholarship in memory of Myra Joy Aronson, class of 1971, at Miami University of Ohio

Christine J. Barbuto Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jeffrey D. Bittner Class of 1996 Scholarship, Middlebury College

Jeffrey D. Bittner Class of ‘88 Memorial Scholarship

Susan L. Blair ’88 Memorial Scholarship Fund

John Brett Cahill Memorial Scholarship Fund at Boston College

Jeffrey Coombs Scholarship at Dedham High School, Dedham, MA

Jay Corcoran Memorial Scholarship Fund

Captain Gerald F. DeConto Scholarship Fund, Sandwich High School, Sandwich, MA

Donald A. DiTullio Memorial Sports Scholarship, Lynn Vo Tech, Lynn, MA

Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial Sclolarship at Deepak Chopra Center for Well Being, La Jolla, CA

Stephen Fenn & Lisa Fenn Gordenstein Memorial Scholarship Award at Brookline High School, Brookline, MA

The Paul J. Friedman Small Acts of Kindness Memorial Fellowship, NYU Stern

Karleton D. B. Fyfe Scholarship Fund, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Peter A. Gay Perpetual Scholarship

Linda George Memorial Scholarship Fund at St. Peter-Mariann High School, Worcester, MA

Lynn C. Goodchild Memorial Scholarship

Peter M. Goodrich Scholarship at Bates College

Peter Burton Hanson Social Justice Scholarship

Melissa Harrington Hughes Scholarship at Junior League of San Francisco

Melissa Harrington Hughes Annual Scholarship at Dickinson College

Melissa Harrington Hughes Annual Scholarship, West Springfield, MA

Todd R. Hill Scholarship at University of Massachusetts – Amherst

William Christopher Hunt Annual Scholarship, Sacred Heart High School, Kingston, MA

Robert A. Jalbert Scholarship Fund

Amy N. Jarret Scholarship, St. Mary Academy, Bay View, Riverside, RI

Amy N. Jarret Memorial Scholarship – Mt. St. Charles Academy, Woonsocket, RI

Jennifer Kane Endowed Scholarship at Villanova University

The Robin Kaplan Worcester State College Scholarship

Brian Kevin Kinney Scholarship at University of Massachusetts, Lowell

N. Janis Lasden Scholarship Fund, Peabody Memorial High School

Sean P. Lynch Scholarship Fund

Susan MacKay 9/11 Memorial Scholarship, Westford Academy

Michael McGinty Memorial Scholarship at Foxboro Regional Charter School

Brian J. Murphy Class of 1980 Memorial Scholarship

Leah E. Oliver Memorial Scholarship

Thomas Pecorelli Memorial Scholarship Fund sponsored by Fall Brook/Samoset PTO

Carrie Beth Progen Scholarship Fund, Mount Wachusett Community College

Michael C. Rothberg September 11th Memorial Scholarship at Sharon High School

Price-Waterhouse Coopers Jessica Leigh Sachs Memorial Scholarship at UMass Amherst

Rahma Salie Scholarship Fund at Wellesley College

Dianne B. Snyder Scholarship for study in education, Bishop Stang and Westport (MA) High Schools

Amy Todd Sweeney Scholarship at Nashua South High School

Kevin T. Szocik Scholarship Fund at Lunenburg High School

James & Mary Trentini Scholarship at Burlington High School, Burlington, MA

James & Mary Trentini Scholarship at Everett High School, Everett, MA

Thayer Symphony Orchestra – Christopher R. Zarba, Jr. Scholarship Music Fund

Edith G. Colantuono and Amelia and Henry DeAngelis Scholarship Trust Fund