Oct. 21, 2013

Contact: Bevin Theodore

Director of PR & Communications



Inez Donley memorial will be unveiled Friday at KidsPeace

N. WHITEHALL TWP. – On Friday KidsPeace will honor Inez Donley and the tremendous contributions she made over the course of her lifetime to promote our mission of giving hope, help and healing to children, families and communities.

The Inez Donley memorial will be unveiled Friday morning during a ceremony and luncheon that will be attended by community leaders as well as Inez’s husband, Edward Donley, and their children, Martha, Tom and John.

Inez, who died in January at the age of 97, was a lifelong philanthropist. The Donleys were major supporters of KidsPeace, donating more than $1.47 million to help children and teenagers with behavioral and mental health challenges. They donated $1 million to create the Donley Therapeutic Education Center on our Orchard Hills Campus. Inez also served on the KidsPeace Board of Directors for 15 years and remained an honorary member until her death. The Donley Society, formed in 2009, honors our strongest annual financial supporters.

Date:               Fri., Oct. 25, 2013

Time:              11:00 a.m.        -           Meet and greet

                         11:30 a.m.        -           Brief remarks and memorial unveiling

                          Noon               -            Lunch

                         12:45 p.m.        -           Final remarks and adjournment


Location:        KidsPeace Orchard Hills Campus

                          Donley Therapeutic Education Center

                          5300 KidsPeace Drive, Orefield, PA 18079

To make a donation in Inez Donley’s name, please visit

About KidsPeace

For 130 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit Follow us at or on Twitter @KidsPeace.