Community of Hope Award Recipients

Devereux’s Community of Hope Award is given to individuals who demonstrate personal resilience and use their life experience to foster resilience in others.


Evan & Charlotte Kaplan, 2014

Evan Kaplan is the  co-founder of Child and Family Connections and his daughter, Charlotte,  who was the inspiration for CFC. CFC is a nonprofit peer-run  organization focused on helping families living with parental mental  illness.  When Charlotte was nine, she asked if she could share her  struggles with other kids who are also dealing with mental illnesses  within their families. Unable to locate such a program, Evan with the  help of  Edie Mannion formed CFC to  fulfill Charlotte’s request.

Second Community of Hope Award Recipients

Frank and Colleen Foti, 2013

Frank and Colleen Foti founded A.A.L.I.V.E. (Adults with Autism: Living with Independence, Value and Esteem), a non-profit organization whose mission  is to create social and awareness opportunities for individuals with  special needs. AALIVE has provided thousands of awareness and social  events for individuals and families with special needs in the greater  Philadelphia area, and has raised more than $250,000 to continue  providing opportunities for continued learning, community involvement, and happiness.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, 2012

Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. From 1993 until 2008, he wrote a highly regarded column for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled: “Inside Out,” reflecting his perspective on the events in the world around us and the many ways we experience those events. He has also previously published a total of four books. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities.