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Wilmington, DE (October 9, 2015) Medically fragile children are becoming an increasing part of the population especially in our area with its high saturation of state-of-the-art children’s hospitals. Providing care for a medically fragile child with chronic health care conditions is not only very emotional but also very expensive. From mounting medical bills, special needs, employment stability, and the general emotional toll, it is challenging and daunting.

With this in mind, the Doherty family has founded Tender Hearts, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation. The Doherty’s have made it their mission is to support children with diverse medical needs in order to create a better quality of life for them. “There are so many children that are born with disabilities, injuries, and/or diseases. These little angels were never given the opportunity to grow their wings and become healthy,” said Debbie Doherty, Founder and Chairperson of Tender Hearts.

As part of our mission, each year Tender Hearts, Inc., in a joint efforts with Doherty & Associates, Inc., works to find an organization to support and hold a charity fundraiser! This year we are pleased to announce Exceptional Care for children as our 2015 organization. “This decision seemed like an immediate fit”, said Mike Doherty, president of Tender Hearts. “Our mission to help medically fragile children is right in line with what this marvelous facility embodies”

Exceptional Care for Children, ECC, a local facility set on 7.7 tranquil acres in Newark, DE, is determined to provide a home for children who are medically-fragile and technology dependent. They are listed amongst the top 100 nursing homes in the country according to US News and World Report and they provide transitional, long-term and palliative or end-of-life care to these inspiring children in a home-like environment. When a child is medically fragile they may require tube feedings, oxygen therapy, suctioning, tracheostomy care, or a ventilator. They may have limited mobility and require special health care support. This is where ECC makes a difference. ECC features 31 unique and beautiful bedrooms along with colorful living rooms and cheerful program spaces, but the organization is working to raise support for an expanded and enhanced therapy and education space. With this additional space, ECC will have an opportunity to continue providing children with innovative and impactful programming. The organization strives each day to meet its mission statement which reads: “Exceptional Care for Children provides a haven for healing fragile bodies when improvement is possible and a refuge for nurturing vulnerable spirits when a cure is unattainable”. “Exceptional Care for Children is honored to be a part of Tender Hearts’ first charity fundraiser. We are grateful for their support and look forward to this exciting event” said Annette Moore, Nursing Home Administrator.


In an effort to assist ECC with fundraising for their continued expansion, Tender Hearts, Inc. in joint efforts with Doherty & Associates, Inc. is hosting a “Casino Night” Black Tie Optional Gala on Friday November 6th at the Waterfall Banquet & Conference Center on Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington, DE from 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm. There will be casino tables, a silent auction, raffles, photo booth, dinner and drinks, as well DJ’d entertainment and dancing.


Tender Hearts, Inc., can only achieve its goals with the assistance of generous donations from members of our community. The organization relies on the generosity of individuals and local businesses. We ask you to consider a donation to our cause through a sponsorship, silent auction item, or attending our event.

“We’ve already seen such an outpouring from the community”, said Debbie Doherty. “Sponsors such as WSTW, Comcast, ADP, Joe Lumi, Inc., Del Haven Jewelers, Pop Dots, and Elite Athletic Fitness have been tremendously generous. We also have been donated some amazing items for our silent auction”.

“This is a fun way to give to a great cause”, said Kate Fox of Tender Hearts. “In addition to a great evening the ticket price of $125.00 includes a $25.00 to chip to gamble with, silent auction items, and tons of raffles. Since $75.00 of your ticket is tax deductible, when you do the math it’s like paying $25.00.”

Please visit our website to make a donation or purchase your ticket for the event today. You will receive a letter confirming your donation for your 2015 tax filing. We hope that you will help support our efforts by joining us for a special evening.

For more information about this event please visit our website

For more information about ECC please visit

For media inquiries or sponsorship information, please contact

Kate Fox, Director of Marketing


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Doherty & Associates announces an affiliation with a new Non-Profit Organization – “Tender Hearts”!

Wilmington, Delaware, March 19, 2015 — Doherty & Associates is pleased to announce its affiliation with a newly formed and 501 C approved non-profit, child-based charity named Tender Hearts, Inc.

Tender Hearts, founded by Ms. Debria Doherty of Doherty & Associates, was formed as a way to help children and their families receive better medical care, and improve their quality of life. The organization’s mission is to donate to different organizations that support children with diverse needs in order to create a better quality of life.

“Helping to keep families together, especially when children are hospitalized, has always been a top priority in my personal life,” says Doherty. “As I’ve learned through my own experience with the hospitalization of close family members and as myself as a child, these types of events can be devastating for families and the wellness of the child.” “Having family by their side increases the well-being and welfare of the child and enables faster recovery”.

Over the last 14 years, Doherty & Associates has given back by supporting children’s charitable organizations. Most recently, in 2014, Doherty & Associates was a proud sponsor of the March of Dimes Dancing for Babies program; furthermore, in 2013, the company raised $35,600 in donations, which went to help provide affordable lodging at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.

About Doherty & Associates

Founded in 2001. Doherty & Associates is a full service accounting firm for personal and businesses that offers a comprehensive portfolio of services which include: Tax Planning & Preparation Services, Bookkeeping, Virtual CFO, IRS Representation, Business Consulting, Personal Finance Management and now Medical Billing. A multi-award winning accounting firm with a combined 70 years of experience. Doherty & Associates has an expanding clientele ranging from personal and start-up companies to over 45 million dollars in gross revenues per year, servicing all 50 states and 23 countries around the globe.

Debria Doherty, founder and CEO/President of Doherty & Associates, is recognized as the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) - 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year! She is also an active member of Delaware State Chamber, DELREIA (Delaware Real Estate Investor Association), Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC), Maryland Society of Accountants, Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).

For more information, contact: Ms. Debria Doherty at [email protected], 302 239-3500.

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5301 Limestone Road
Suite 100
Wilmington, DE 19808

Phone: 302-239-3500
Fax: 302-239-3600
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