Our Story

The murders devastated Amy’s family and friends in the Philadelphia area and around the country, as well as her Westchester community. 

Struggling to make sense of this incomprehensible tragedy and to find a meaningful way to honor the memory of Amy and the children, Amy’s Kisses was founded in 2012 by Amy’s lifelong best friend, Patti Cush and Amy’s only sibling, Jill Gobora of Newtown, PA (which also serves as its headquarters).

Amy frequently spoke of wanting to establish a formal, need-based scholarship program for her tutoring services before her life was cut short, and Amy’s Kisses Foundation celebrates her generosity of spirit, her commitment to academic excellence, and her enduring legacy by serving students with financial need. 

In particular, we hope Amy’s unique way of praising her students’ success by tossing them a chocolate candy from the bowl that sat on the desk where she tutored, will live on for years to come through the work of Amy’s Kisses. 

Since its founding, Amy’s Kisses has raised over $180,000 to fund college scholarships, technology, books, supplies and educational services in four states for students in need — students who would not have such opportunities without a little “kiss” from Amy.

Our beneficiaries include:  Philadelphia Futures, a nonprofit providing Philadelphia’s high-potential, low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college; Amy’s alma mater, Haverford High School in Havertown, PA; John Jay High School in Cross River, NY, whose students Amy tutored; and Pennsbury, Truman, Bristol, and Council Rock South High Schools in Bucks County, PA. Additionally, Amy’s Kisses donates to the Cornell Club of Greater Philadelphia’s Rumsey Scholarship Fund and the Cornell University Annual Fund for Student Aid.

We invite you to support us in our mission to celebrate the lives of Amy, Molly and Gregory by enriching the lives of students in need with a tax-deductible donation or by joining us at our Annual Walk to Remember at Tyler State Park in Richboro, PA the weekend after Memorial Day.