In Appreciation

Ann Nonette O'Donnell

Ann Nonette O’Donnell

GratitudeAmerica gratefully acknowledges a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. James O’Donnell of Galveston, Texas, in Loving Memory of their daughter, Officer Ann O’Donnell. She tragically lost her life in the line of duty while responding to a reported kidnapping on Christmas Eve, 2010, in the Houston area. On behalf of all GratitudeAmerica team members, we offer our highest commendation to this fine law enforcement officer for her service, always placing the safety and well being of others ahead of her own.  We extend our deepest condolences to her family.

(Note: On May 7, 2012, we lost our long-time friend and one of GratitudeAmerica’s first and most ardent supporters, James O’Donnell. His brilliant marketing mind and his perspective on life were invaluable to his many colleagues and friends, but his dedication to his three children and wife Nonette were what came first for Jim. The tragic deaths of his beloved son Mike and daughter Ann, both in their prime, would forever change his life and break his heart – but his belief in fairness, service to others and making people laugh will live on in all those whose lives he touched.  Jim was the epitome of what a GratitudeAmerica supporter stands for. To our great friend, you fought the good fight, thank you. . . . now rest in peace.)