Subaru Annual Share the Love Event

share_the_love_event_horiz_newCHERRY HILL, NJ,  – Subaru of America, Inc. has announced the return of its annual Share the Love Event in 2016. This year, for the first time throughout the life of the program, there will be no cap on the total donation from Subaru of America to its Share the Love charitable partners. By the end of this year’s event, Subaru hopes to exceed a grand total of $90 million donated since the creation of Share the Love.

From November 17, 2016 to January 3, 2017, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of charities. In addition to the four national charity partners, Subaru has chosen Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice to be the hometown charity for their customers to support. With some retailers again adding their own donations to the hometown charities, total donations by Subaru and its participating retailers are expected to exceed previous years.

“We at Subaru are thrilled to support our national and hometown charity partners for the ninth consecutive year,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Subaru of America Inc. “Through the Share the Love platform we are proud to continue our commitment to the causes our customers care about most and look forward to exceeding a grand total of $90 million donated through this initiative.”


Osterlof Foundation donates to Bereavement Center Capital Campaign

On Tuesday, organizers of the Osterlof Open donated a check for $12,000 to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. The funds will benefit the capital campaign for the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center.

The funds were raised during the Annual Osterlof Open which was held on June 16 at Crystal Springs Resort. 

The Carl T. Osterlof Foundation was started by Carl T. Osterlof’s wife, Joan and their eight children as a way to honor his memory and charitable virtues. The Open, ran by the friends and family of the late Osterlof, is a way to raise funds and awareness for charitable causes using his favorite leisure pastime, golf.

This year, in memory of Bonnie Synol’s husband Doug Synol, who was a patient of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, proceeds from the outing were donated to the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center. 

Doug Synol was a longtime member of the Osterlof Golf tournament committee.

Carl Osterlof presents a check for $12,000 to Julia Quinlan, Co-founder of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. Pictured left to right: Carl Osterlof, Cecelia Clayton, Bonnie Synol, Julia Quinlan and John Mauthe.

2016 Christmas Cookie Exchange

cookiebakeVolunteers were on hand  at the 16th Annual Cookie Exchange at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. Volunteers baked and wrapped trays of cookies to bring to our patients, families and those in our bereavement program. Hospice home care volunteers delivered the cookies to homes in Sussex, Warren and Pike counties. The event was organized by Sue Dougherty, volunteer coordinator. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped bake, wrap and deliver a bit of season to our patients.

Friends donate $33,300



The Friends of Hospice, a group of volunteers who raise funds for the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, recently donated a check in the amount of $33,300 to the hospice. The group sponsors several fundraisers during the year most notably the Wine and Cheese Festival, High Tea for Hospice and a Harley Davidson motorcycle raffle. Their donations enable the not-for-profit hospice to purchase items that may be needed for patient comfort and business operating efficiency.


The group, open to anyone in the community, meets the second Monday of each month at the Karen Ann Quinlan administrative office, located on 99 Sparta Avenue in Newton. More information about Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and volunteering can be found online at


Featured in the photo from left to right: Bea Smith, Gay Van Etton, Lisa O’Hara, Julia Quinlan, Co-Founder of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Nancy Gallo and Gail Burckes