Ryan House Remembers Namesake Ryan Cottor at Annual Breakfast

Posted By on April 8, 2019

The Event: 11th Annual Ryan House Community Breakfast

The Cause: Ryan House

Mission: Ryan house embraces all children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys through palliative and respite care that addresses the emotional, spiritual, and social needs of the family.

Community Breakfast Chair: Brittany Harrison

Board of Directors Chair: Janet Moodie

Ryan House Legacy Award: This award was given to the 15 Founding Board members of Ryan House.

Platinum Sponsors: Ira Gaines and Cheryl Hintzen-Gaines, Joan C. Ray Charitable Trust and Shutterfly, Inc.

Date held: March 29, 2019

Venue: JW Marriott Camelback Inn

Program highlight: The entire event was a celebration of the organizations namesake, Ryan Cotter, who passed away from health complications this past December. “This year’s event was truly a special one as we celebrated the impact of Ryan’s amazing life on Ryan House,” said Ryan House Executive Director Tracy Leonard-Warner. “There are thousands of people who have all, in one way or another, been impacted by the life and legacy of this inspiring young man who defied all odds and today we were able to share our gratitude and shine a light on so many of them.”

Entertainment: Ryan Cottor’s older brother, Ethan, played guitar and sang in his honor.

Dollars raised: $330,000+

Photo Credit: Lori Krenzen Photography and Carrie Evans Photography

  • Kenneth Ross, Micheline Etkin and Oscar De las Salas
  • Karrah Weise, Marcel Martinez, Ricky Torrus, Ben Henery, Martha Horton, Mercedes Leon
  • Lauren Mueller, Jessica Kemper, Shannon Janice
  • Elliot Wernick, Jacob Wernick, Noreen Wernick, Alex Walter, Gabby Wernick & Howard Wernick
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  • Brittany Harrison
  • Lin Sue Cooney, Tracy Leonard-Warner
  • Holly, Jonathan & Ethan Cottor (1)
  • Holly and Jonathan Cottor
  • Stephanie Metzgur, Marih Martin, lauren mueller
  • Ashley, Kellan and Zach Crowell
  • Gail Littleton, Carol Archer, Caroline Bonacci, Lisa Mailard, Diane norris, Olivia Klebar, Renee Linton
Jill Rivera

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Jill Rivera is a contributing writer for Frontdoors Media.

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