Fundraising Progress

$97,489 Raised of $125,000 Goal


Dear NFED Family and Friends,

Keith and I, along with Bruce and Alice, and our loving team of 50+ committee members, would like to say THANK YOU for your continued support and let you know we truly appreciate you taking the time to visit this page.

The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) is an organization that is so important to our family. They were there for us when Ryan was born, and they are there for us now.

We are so proud of our son and of you. Look at what we have achieved with your help! Since our first Bash, we have raised over $4 million dollars for the NFED. WOW! This year, our goal is to raise another $125,000.

As always, we’re grateful for your support. Without your kindness and generosity, we would not be able to continue helping individuals and families affected by ectodermal dysplasias, a rare and often overlooked set of syndromes that desperately require additional and improved treatment options.

Please make a donation to our 2023 Halloween Bash today. All funds raised help the NFED support vital work for our families, like medical conferences, research, advocacy for fair insurance coverage, and need-based support for affected individuals and families.

This event is all online and includes an auction, journal and opportunity to donate. We are looking for silent auction items and sponsors for this year’s Halloween Bash. Will you or your employer be able to help? If so, please download and print the form below and mail it to our office. Let’s work together for all affected families!

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Event Committee Co-Chairs

Ruth & Keith Geismar

Alice & Bruce Geismar

Event Committee Members

Geri Allen
JoAnne Alter
Francis Alter
Holly Amsterdam
Jill Beer
Claudia Philips Borg
Steven Boughner
Karen Callaghan
Betsy Chairman
Farin Chasin
Jennifer Schultz Cohen
Anne Corwin
Seth Ferris
Sara Freiberg
Jennifer Geismar
Cynthia Grayson
Carol Hanover
Sandy Hyman
Steffanie Hyman
Flora Kamhi
Laurie Quinn Knapic
Allison Sealove Laskowitz
Elizabeth Beil Lewis

Elliot Merberg
Jill Mesologites
Jennifer Mihajlov
Rob Mihajlov
Lynne Negron
Donna Newton
Alan Olsen
Dee Dee Olsen
Steven Reif
Dr. Jonathan Richter
Barbara Russo
Deborah Russo
Deirdre Russo
Dr. Mark Russo
Yvette Glick Shukat
Penny Shatz
Sabrina Simon
Elyssa Slutzky
Wendi Diamond Sullimani
Lorrie Vaccaro
Rowena Villaruel
Bill Wilkinson
Roma Wilkinson


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Donations to the NFED are eligible for tax deductions to the limit allowable by the law. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our tax identification number is 37-1112496.

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