Our Story

Simon's Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising awareness about the conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in young athletes and children.

Simon’s Fund was established in 2005 in memory of Simon, son of Phyllis and Darren Sudman. The organization provides free heart screenings to children, primarily in the Greater Philadelphia area. It also sponsors medical research projects, hosts awareness events, works with major medical institutions and promotes legislation. View our goals and initiatives to learn more. As a result of Simon’s Fund, over forty-five students have discovered unknown, potentially-fatal heart conditions. Click here to read their stories.

The mission of the organization is to save a child’s life... and then another, by raising awareness of conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death.

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Get Screened

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Check our schedule of free screenings

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Heartbytes

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Learn about HeartBytes, a national youth cardiac registry of seemingly healthy kids.

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State Legislation

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What can your state do?

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Get Involved

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Volunteer, host, donate, and other ways to help

Our Leadership

Executive Committee:

Darren  Sudman,  Esq.  

Co-Founder and Simon's Dad
Executive Director, Simon's Fund

Phyllis  Sudman    

Co-Founder and Simon's Mom
Director, eBay Enterprise

Mark  Koenig    

Board Chair
Area VP of the NE Atlantic
Boston Scientific

Ken  Fair,  Esq.  

Secretary
Partner
Naulty, Scaricamazza & McDevitt

Mitchell  Bednoff,  CPA  

Treasurer
Partner
Sage Financial Group

David  Shipon,  MD  

Chief Medical Officer
Cardiologist
Heart Center of Philadelphia

Board of Directors:

Michael  Barkann    

Host, Comcast SportsNet Philly

Scott  Brucker,  Esq.  

SVP & General Counsel
NFI Industries, Inc.

Eric  Haron    

Manager, Convertible Bonds
Susquehanna International Group

Adam  Kaye    

Senior Product Director 
DePuy Synths, a J & J Co.

Richard  Margulies,  Esq.  

Shareholder
Christie & Young, P.C.

Craig  Nurick    

Director of Sales
Pearson

Marc  Rayfield    

SVP - Market Manager
CBS Radio

Bonnie  Rothenstein    

VP, Marketing Communications
SAP

Todd  Sandler    

Executive Advisor
Kynetic & Shop Runner

Dorothy  Wilson    

Event Planner
Arrangements Unlimited

Trish  Harrington    

Director of Business Development
LF Driscoll Company LLC