Stenhouses Honored By Good Shepherd at National Philanthropy Day Breakfast

Tom and Millie Stenhouse of Bethlehem were recognized as Distinguished Honorees at the National Philanthropy Day Breakfast on Wednesday, November 13, at DeSales University. The Stenhouses were nominated by Good Shepherd's Development Department for their many years of devotion to the organization as philanthropists and friends.

The Stenhouses have devoted 42 years to furthering the mission of Good Shepherd.  The relationship began in 1971 when Tom was appointed director of the industrial services division, known as the “workshop.” During his tenure, the program grew, providing job training and employment to many people with disabilities. In those years, Millie volunteered by wrapping presents for residents of The Good Shepherd Home and visiting patients in the rehabilitation hospital.  Their two daughters were also encouraged to volunteer.  The Stenhouses became part of the fabric of the organization, forming close friendships with Conrad Raker and many of the people served by Good Shepherd. 

Since Tom’s retirement in 1991, the Stenhouses have remained devoted friends, finding as many gifts as they have given through their loving affiliation with Good Shepherd.  Tom is one of the organization’s historians and in 2008 his memories became part of a PBS documentary celebrating Good Shepherd’s 100th anniversary.  When Millie suffered a stroke they chose Good Shepherd for her rehabilitation.  This too became an opportunity to give back by telling her story through Good Shepherd’s Sweet Charity magazine, appearing in a public advertising campaign, and sharing her experiences at donor events.  The Stenhouses are joyous participants at every event throughout the year and remain loyal and generous supporters.

Good Shepherd is deeply grateful to the Stenhouses for all they've given over many years. Thank you Tom and Millie!


Pictured: Good Shepherd CEO & President John Kristel (left) with Millie and Tom Stenhouse at the National Philanthropy Day Breakfast.