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DARREN DAULTON FOUNDATION
Darren Arthur Daulton
Co-Founder with wife, Amanda
(January 3, 1962 – August 6, 2017)
Darren, nicknamed Dutch, was an American professional baseball player who played catcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1983 and from 1985 through 1997, and for the Florida Marlinsin 1997. Daulton was a three-time MLB All-Star with the Phillies, and won the Silver Slugger Award in 1992. Daulton won the 1997 World Series with the Marlins.
Darren died from glioblastoma on August 6, 2017, aged 55.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Brett A. Datto, Esquire
Brett is a well-respected attorney of business law and partner at the Philadelphia law firm Weir & Partners LLP. 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 fund-raising for those organizations. For over 20 years, Brett served as personal counsel to Darren Daulton and was one of his closest friends.
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. Currently, Dan also serves as the Treasurer of The South Brevard Sharing Center and is an active day-trader of S&P 500 futures. Dan was lucky enough to be a friend of Darren's as a result of his frequent visits to Melbourne, Florida, where he lives with his girlfriend, Heather, and is the proud father of his daughter, Isabel.
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.
Mascot for the Philadelphia Philles
Tom Burgoyne has been entertaining fans as the beloved mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies, the Phillie Phanatic, for over 30 years. Widely acclaimed as one of sports best mascots, Tom has travelled the world with his “best friend”, bringing the Phanatic’s special brand of humor to sports fans everywhere. The Phanatic was inducted into the inaugural class of the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2005 and is enshrined as a permanent exhibit in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
Tom is the author of a Phillie Phanatic children’s book series and has written several other books, including a book about Darren’s favorite team, the 1993 Phillies. He started a literacy program called Phanatic About Reading that encourages kids to read every day. A graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep and Drexel University, Tom is also co-host of a podcast called Phillies Backstage and is a successful keynote speaker.
Tom has served on the Board of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and has brought joy and laughter to countless charitable organizations throughout the Delaware Valley.
Dr. Kevin Judy
Kevin D. Judy, M.D. 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.
Mark Ambolino is a 1983 graduate of Hatboro-Horsham High School who currently serves as Parts and Service Director for Thompson Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche in Warrington, PA. Prior to his role as Parts and Service Director, Mark served as Service Manager for Thompson BMW in Doylestown, PA.
Mark is an alumni of the Phillies Fantasy Camp and was a close personal friend of Darren Daulton for nearly 10 years.
Tracy Carter Dougherty
Tracy Carter Dougherty 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 brain cancer. She serves as the grant administrator for the Foundation.
Mark Moraca is a Procurement Leader at Johnson & Johnson with extensive experience in Supply Chain within the Health Care sector. Mark graduated with his MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance and has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from LaSalle University.
Mark’s father was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in late 2014 and subsequently passed in 2015. Mark and his father were great fans of Darren and were inspired by his brave battle with the disease.
Corey Perine 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.
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.
Andrew Michael Knapp is an American professional baseball catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the Phillies in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. Knapp made his big league debut in 2017.
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.
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.