Honoring Her Parent’s Legacy by Supporting Bancroft

Lisa DiMedio grew up in Haddonfield, NJ, in a close knit family that valued helping your neighbor. Throughout her life, her mother was a regular volunteer at Bancroft. When her parents passed away Lisa and her husband, John Flamma, formed the Glo-Tone Foundation named for her parents Gloria and Tony DiMedio. The foundations’ purpose is to provide support for the organizations that meant so much to her parents throughout their lives.

In December 2014, Lisa came to visit Bancroft President, Toni Pergolin with a picture of her dear parents. After discussing her mother’s longtime involvement with Bancroft, Lisa placed the picture of her parents on Toni’s desk and said, “I would like to present this gift to you in honor of my parents. I know they would enjoy being here so I’ve brought them with me to share the moment”.

Since that emotional day, both Lisa and John have become actively involved in the Bancroft community and have given gifts both personally and Glo-Tone Foundation. Lisa has participated in a series of lunch meetings, now referred to as “Lunch with Lisa”, intended to bring Bancroft direct care staff members to discuss their work and strategize about approaches to their day-today challenges and careers.

As an internist in private practice, Lisa has worked in nursing homes where she extends her great respect for direct care givers and enjoys engaging them in meaningful conversations about their work.

Lisa, who has cared for many Bancroft families and employees throughout her career, and John, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, share a passion for Bancroft. Together, they believe that making an impact on organizations that play a meaningful role in our society and community is important to sustain and enable them to continue to impact the lives of those they serve.

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