Darren Arthur Daulton
(January 3, 1962 – August 6, 2017)
Darren, nicknamed Dutch, was a Major League Baseball player who played catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1983 and from 1985 through 1997, and first base / outfield for the Florida Marlins in 1997. Darren was a three-time MLB All-Star with the Phillies and won the Silver Slugger Award in 1992. Darren won a World Series with the Marlins in 1997.
Darren was passionate about helping the homeless and started a Foundation with this focus, along with supporting youth sports, in 2011. After Darren's diagnosis, the Foundation's mission was restated to providing financial assistance to those who suffer from malignant primary brain tumors. Darren died from Glioblastoma on August 6, 2017, aged 55
Amanda is the Co-Founder of the Darren Daulton Foundation and wife of Darren Daulton. Amanda played on the Women's Golf Team at the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She went on to play golf professionally for three years. Amanda is currently a Real Estate professional in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
As Darren's primary caregiver, Amanda understands the demands and hardships of a brain tumor diagnosis. Amanda and Darren have always been passionate about helping others and she is committed to carrying on Darren's love and compassion for people through the works of the Foundation.
Brett Datto, Esq.
Brett is a well-respected attorney of business law who serves as General Counsel to All American Home Care LLC in Northeast Philadelphia. He graduated from Villanova University in 1987 before attending Widener University School of Law. Brett has participated on many boards of non-profit organizations and has played an integral part in fundraising for those organizations. For over 20 years, Brett served as personal counsel to Darren Daulton and was one of his closest friends.
Kevin D. Judy, MD
Dr. Judy is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Section Chief of Surgical Neuro-oncology at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Judy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his neurosurgery residency and neuro-oncology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His clinical and research interests are in treatment of brain tumors, both benign and malignant. He has been the primary investigator or co-investigator on numerous clinical trials for both gliomas and metastatic tumors, including adenoviral vector gene therapy, Gliadel, Gliasite, tumor hypoxia, and antisense vaccination. Dr. Judy has been included in Best Doctors in America since 2000 and Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Docs every year since 2005.
Vice President, Business Development
Matt is the Vice President of National Sales for Beasley Media Group. Previously he held a Director of National Sales position for Beasley/Greater Media Philadelphia and Senior Account Executive/Local Sales Manager for Y100 Radio. He was a Radio Wayne Finalist for National Sales Manager of the Year 5 times. Matthew is involved in numerous charitable organizations such as the Philly Ad Club, Front Row, Race for Hope, and Breast Cancer 3-Day.
Vice President, Treasurer
Dan has over 30 years of experience in accounting since graduating from Florida State University in 1989. His public accounting experience includes tenures at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and BDO Seidman. Dan’s private accounting experience includes being the CFO of a nationwide (privately held) HVAC contractor, a divisional controller for AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), and as the CFO of a manufacturer of specialized aircraft and aerospace components in Brevard County, Florida. Dan has been associated with many organizations including Associated Builders & Contractors · Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Brevard Board of Directors · American Institute of Certified Public Accountants · Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants · Club Esteem Board of Directors · Eau Gallie Rotary Club.
Tracy Carter Dougherty
Tracy has more than 30 years of leadership experience in corporate community relations, communications, ethics and compliance, human resources, and training and development.
She received an undergraduate degree from James Madison University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore. In her retirement, Tracy is an enthusiastic volunteer and was drawn to the DDF Board following the loss of her husband in 2013 to Glioblastoma. She serves as the grant administrator for the Foundation.
Corey A. Perine
Corey is the COO of Maxx Medical, an international orthopedic implant manufacturer and developer. He manages global manufacturing for the company’s range of large joint products, including engineering, production and quality management oversight.
Mr. Perine has more than 20 years of general management, business development and international sales and marketing experience in the healthcare, consumer marketing and education industries, with a focus on applying innovative technologies to solve business problems. Mr. Perine has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kenneth M. Justice
Kenny is a Senior Director of Local Paving for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, where he travels the country speaking to engineers, developers, contractors, and municipal officials about the use of concrete for paving. He is also President of KMJ Inc., specializing in residential structural inspections as well as the design of homes, home additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and custom decks. Kenny started the “Kidneys for Kenny Foundation” to raise money for kidney disease research – a cause very near and dear to him. Helping others is something he loves, even while he's in his own health battle. Kenny can be heard regularly on the 94WIP Morning Show, known to most as “Kenny from the Dirty 30”. He was inducted into the Pro Football Ultimate Fan Association at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018. Kenny is an avid sports fan and is a season ticket holder to most of the Philly sports teams.
Scott is the President and Chairman of the Siren ETF Trust, and owner of Street One Financial. For more than 30 years, Scott has been an innovator in the Financial Services industry and has brought a number of different products and services to the investment space.
A graduate of West Chester University, Scott first became aware of the Darren Daulton Foundation in 2017 when a close friend and former teammate was diagnosed with brain cancer. Since then Scott has actively participated in many of the foundation’s events and philanthropic endeavors.
Tommy Greene, is a former Major League Baseball player who pitched from 1989 to 1995 and 1997. He pitched for the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros.
Greene is currently a post-game studio analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies. Tommy was Darren's closest friend.
Danny Jackson is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played fifteen seasons in Major League Baseball from 1983 to 1997. He played for the Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and San Diego Padres.
He was selected to the National League NL All-Star team in 1988 and 1994. He tied for the National League lead in wins in 1988 with 23 and, with 18-game winner Tom Browning, combined for the best pitching tandem in baseball that season.
John Martin Kruk is a former professional baseball first baseman and outfielder. Kruk played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago White Sox from 1986 through 1995. During his career, he was a three-time MLB All-Star.
Michael Robert "Mickey" Morandini is an American former professional baseball second baseman and coach, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and Toronto Blue Jays. His career highlights include selection as a 1995 National League (NL) All-Star, playing for the Phillies in the 1993 NL Championship Series and World Series, and appearing for the Cubs in the 1998 NL Division Series.
"Eisey" had an impressive 15 year career in the Major Leagues playing for the Twins, Royals, Marlins, Dodgers and most notably for Phillies fans, he was a huge part of the '93 World Series roster. In 1993, his first year with the Phillies, Jim put together one of his best seasons, batting .318 and helping the Phillies win the National League pennant.
Jim's climb to the big leagues wasn't easy. After years of testing, he was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. In baseball stadiums all around the country, he speaks to children and their families about his story. He speaks from experiences that were painful and he speaks from the heart. By establishing the Jim Eisenreich Foundation for Children with Tourette Syndrome, Jim has found a way to help others achieve their dreams. He's passionate about giving back which is why it's an honor to have him as a Darren Daulton Foundation Ambassador.
We spoke to Jim about why joining The Foundation was important to him. "I was privileged to be Darren's teammate on 2 championship teams. The '93 Phillies and the '97 Marlins. Darren was the definition of a leader and a big reason both of those teams were winners. After our playing days, Darren was a friend who was always there to support us. I think it’s only fitting that I do what I can to help continue Darren's cause to help those dealing with this dreaded cancer. I’m honored to be a part of the Darren Daulton Foundation."
Ruben Amaro, Jr.
Ruben is a longtime member of the Phillies organization and was a teammate and friend of Darren’s in 1993 when the Phillies were National League Champions. His father, Ruben Sr., was a former Phillies infielder and 1st base coach. The Amaro’s along with the Leiter’s and the Bedrosian’s are the only father-son combinations to play for the Phillies.
Following his final season as a player in 1998, he joined the Phillies’ front office as Assistant General Manager for 10 years. He worked alongside general managers Ed Wade (1999-2005) and Hall of Famer Pat Gillick (2006-08) as the club ended a 14-year playoff drought in 2007 and won the 2008 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Ruben served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for parts of seven seasons from November 2008-September 2015. During his tenure as GM, his clubs won three consecutive National League East titles (2009-11) and were NL champions in 2009.
Donald Wayne Carman is a former professional baseball left-handed pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, and Texas Rangers. He is currently a sports psychologist for the Boras Corporation.
Zachary Daulton is a Technology and Practice Management Consultant at J.W. Cole Financial with over 8 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining J.W. Cole, Zachary worked at J.P. Morgan in their Private Client Institution where his proficiency in client relationships, account management, and financial planning garnered accolades within the region.
After attending Florida State University, Zachary was a fire fighter and EMT for the Tallahassee Fire Department. He enjoys spending time with his family and dog Leia, playing the piano and doing charity work for the American Cancer Society.
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The Phillies added Knapp to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season. Knapp hit the team’s first walk-off home run since 2016 on July 1, 2018, in the 13th inning against the Washington Nationals. In 2018, he batted .198/.294/.316 with 4 home runs and 15 RBIs.