Deborah Podolsky Foundation

Deborah Ann Podolsky, was an amazing mother, wife, sister, daughter, and most of all a loving grandmother. She was also a brave fighter who lost her life due to the complications of Diabetes at the age of 56.

Deborah was diagnosed with Diabetes at an early age and from then on the battle started. It attacked one organ to the next. She has gone through numerous surgeries throughout her early life and the last one was a kidney transplant. After being on the donor list for years, she finally received the call to get the kidney transplant surgery. She did well with the kidney, but it was the many other ailments that took a toll on her life. Her heart finally gave out and she couldn’t fight the battle anymore. She passed without being able to see her grandchildren grow up, which were the most important things to her in life. Through the many days of endless pain, they were the only thing that could put a smile on her face. It’s still hard to believe that such a strong and willful person is gone at such a young age.

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to help improve the lives of all people with Diabetes. Our vision is to help Diabetics individually. We want to touch the lives of Diabetics on a personal level. There are many struggles that Diabetic face on a daily basis. Diabetes can affect your entire body and mind, including heart, eyes, kidneys, feet teeth and skin. The donations given will go towards our Refer A Diabetic program. All referrals will be evaluated and approved by our foundation administrators. Please take into consideration that this is a non-profit organization and we research each and every referral thoroughly. There will be updates of all events on the Deborah Podolsky Foundation facebook page.

Refer A Diabetic Program


Who Is Eligible?

  • Diabetics that are referred as a potential candidate for assistance with financial hardships.
  • Diabetics that are emotionally and physically in need of a stress-free day of rest and relaxation.
  • Diabetics that are in need of help with daily diabetic necessities and essentials to manage their health properly.

Who Can Refer a Diabetic In Need?

  • Medical professionals, friends or family members with detailed knowledge of the individuals condition could initiate the referral process.

For questions or more info regarding the Refer a Diabetic program contact the foundation administrators on our website.

Fill out the referral form online here.


Holiday Referral Program

We would like to help out families for the holidays. Anything from providing family holiday dinners, paying the utility bill to keep the heater on, putting toys under the tree, providing gifts to a family in need, or spreading holiday cheer to a sick loved one in a hospital or nursing home.

If you know of an individual or family who is in need of assistance for the holidays, contact us directly by filling out the form below:

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Fund Administrators


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Name of Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
Use credit card by clicking the link below.

The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.



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