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Melmark is an active, dynamic community. Every day we see great things being accomplished by those we serve, our staff, and friends and supporters.

We are proud to share those events and successes with you. 

Joybells to Perform with Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

July 23, 2014

In their first ever performance with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Joybells of Melmark will perform two free holiday concerts, featuring music specially arranged by Music Director Dirk Brosse.


The Joybells of Melmark

Miss America Contestants Visit Melmark

July 15, 2014

Melmark held the annual Miss Maine Invitational Talent Show on Saturday, July 12, 2014.  Clients, families and staff welcomed newly crowned contestants from Maine, Connecticut, Missouri, Hawaii, Wyoming and Rhode Island.


Contestants with Valerie, Sarah and Dan

Athletes Compete in Special Olympics U.S. Games

July 7, 2014

Athletes from Melmark represented Team Pennsylvania in the 2014 Special Olympics U.S. Games. Congratulations to Marc, Megan and Valerie, who competed for the gold among some of the best Special Olympic Athletes in the country.


Val, Marc and Megan with their medals

Gillis-Donovan Named Non-Profit CEO of 2014

June 26, 2014

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Melmark President and CEO Joanne Gillis-Donovan, Ph.D. accepted the Main Line Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit CEO of the Year Award. The Chamber recognized Dr. Donovan for her compassionate leadership of Melmark’s staff, her visionary work with Melmark’s programs and for her outstanding commitment to the Main Line Community.


Joanne Gillis-Donovan, Ph.D. named Main Line Chamber of Commerce  2014 Non-Profit CEO of the Year