TMS & Kelly Anne Dolan

We are Together Tamanend

Tamanend Together is...

... pulling together all of our talents and building friendships in the name of serving others.
For the past 13 years, Tamanend has held an annual Basketball Shootout to raise money in support of the good work done by the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Foundation. This web page will help acquaint you to the KADMF and Tamanend's Basketball Shootout as well as ways that you can get involved.

What is the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund?

The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund was started the day after Peggy and Joe Dolan lost their 6-year old daughter, Kelly Anne, to a rare form of leukemia. The Fund's purpose then and now is to help other families who are dealing with the illness or disability of a child. See the link below for more information about the Fund.

Past, Present, and Future...

Last year, Tamanend raised $33,724 for the KADMF bringing our 12-year total to $268,368. This fall, the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund recognized the students and staff of Tamanend Middle School for our support of the work they do by honoring us with their Compassionate Care Award. Please watch the video below to learn how our long-standing relationship with the Fund has grown into a service project that provides TMS students the opportunity to go beyond themselves to help others. Many former students remain connected to the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund and Tamanend's KAD Project well beyond their TMS years which is just one of the reasons why we say "Tamanend Together Always."

How Can Students Get Involved?

Students can get involved in a number of ways...

  • by forming a 3-on-3 basketball team to play at the Shootout on February 23rd
  • by attending the Basketball Shootout on February 23rd to enjoy the other activities and cheer on basketball-playing friends
  • volunteering to help during the Basketball Shootout
  • eating at Pizzaria Uno (see below) on February 6th and/or 7th
  • buying TMS/KAD Spirit-ware (see link below)
  • purchasing a KAD wristband at Tamanend during lunches
  • assist in fundraising

KAD Yogurtree Day!

On February 1st we have a half-day. Stop over to Yogurtree in the Barn Shopping Center along with a KAD Yogurtree flier and Yogurtree will donate 20% to the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Foundation. If you buy a gift certificate, Yogurtree will donate 25%. Now that is a sweet treat!

KAD Pizzeria Uno Nights

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 4pm to Thursday, Feb. 7th, 10:30pm

Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar & Grill, Rt. 611, Warrington, PA

Join us at Pizzeria Uno's on either February 6th or 7th and Uno's will donate a percentage of Tamanend proceeds to the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund.

KAD Family Pancake Breakfast

On February 17th Tamanend will host a Family Pancake Breakfast. To make reservations, click here. Please put $7/per person in an envelope with your TMS student's name and his/her homeroom teachers' name on it and have your student deliver the envelope to Mr. Heisey in room 238.


Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 7am

Tamanend Middle School

  • Approximate Basketball Shootout Times: (TBA)
  • Quarterfinals: 4:30 p.m.
  • Mrs. Dolan Speaks: 6:00 p.m.
  • Semifinals: 6:30 p.m.
  • Finals (all grades): 7:20 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony: 8:00 p.m.

TMS/KAD Spirit Gear!

If you would like to purchase Tamanend/KAD gear to show your support while contributing to the Fund, shop at our online store.

How Can Parents & Families Get Involved?

Volunteers are needed for many things such as chaperoning or helping in the cafeteria at the Basketball Shootout. To volunteer, email Mrs. Emily Murray. Families can also support the KADMF by donating directly to the Fund using the link below. Please note that you are from Tamanend.

How Can Local Businesses Get Involved?

Local businesses can either donate food, make a monetary donation, or contribute to baskets that are available to win on the day of the Shootout. For more information, contact Mr. Jeff Klein.

Please Continue to Support our Previous KAD Sponsors

AnnikaLane Art & Jewelry, Basement Creations, Central Bucks High School South, Happy Tymes Family Fun Center, Illg's Meats, Jack Frost Big Boulder, Northampton Landscaping, Pizzeria Uno in Warrington, Sandwich Bar Cafe & Catering, Tamanend Teachers & Student Council, and Untouchables Entertainment Group

We Thank You!

KAD Holiday In-lieu-of-gift Cards have already helped to raise $1130 for KAD 2013. For this and so much more, we say "THANK YOU!"

TMS KAD Committee

Jeff Klein, Ellen Thompson, John Heisey, Maria Vitacco, Sam Fink, and Emily Murray