Autumn Gala

 Join us on Thursday, October 3, 2019 for a special Autumn Gala celebrating the peaceful and healing presence of St. Francis of Assisi!   This special event acknowledges all who serve as a healing presence for our Sisters and ministries, including this year’s San Damiano Award recipients honored for their compassionate care and dedicated support of our Sisters, ministries and Franciscan mission.

2019 San Damiano Award Honorees

Dr. Paul G. Lorincy, DPM

Dr. Theressa B. Strong, M.D.

This special evening at the South Hills Country Club will begin at 6:00 PM with a hospitality reception featuring light refreshments, a basket raffle, and 50/50 drawing.  Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM followed by a program of gratitude to our extended Franciscan Family and raffle drawings. Dinner includes a choice of Asiago Chicken, Stuffed Pork Chop, or English Style Alaskan Cod with salad, sides, and dessert. All proceeds go to support the Sisters of St. Francis of the providence of God.



Tickets are $75 per guest; $275 for a half table (4 guests); or $525 for a table (8 guests).

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You may also mail your reservation with a donation and entree choice to:

Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God  *  3757 Library Road, Suite 250 *  Pittsburgh, PA 15234  *  Attn: Autumn Gala


  For more information, please contact the Sisters at (412) 885-7232 or

Thank You, 15th Annual Autumn Gala Sponsors

St. Clare Sponsors

Linda and William Cline

UPMC Health Plan

St. Anthony Sponsors

PCG Capital

Vernon C. Neal and Alvina B. Neal Foundation

Saint Francis Academy Alumnae Association

Portiuncula Sponsors

Kathy Hess and Associates

Manning and Napier Advisors

RYCO, Inc.

La Verna Sponsors

Brentwood Bank

Comfort Keepers

FourM Consulting, Inc

Seneca Printing Express

South Hills Eye Associates

Greccio Sponsors

Barone & Sons, Inc.

Jim Gormley Automotive

Valos Chocolates

Patriot Pest Control, Inc.

Franciscan Friends

Susan Airey

Maria Ammon

AMPD Group

Carolyn F. Antkowiak

Associates of the Sisters of St. Francis

A.T. Merhaut, Inc. Church Restoration & Religious Gift Center

Atria’s Restaurant

Auto Zone

Auxiliary of the Sisters of St. Francis

Lynn Baer

John Baltrus

Geraldine Barnes

Beer 88

Bethel Bakery

Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Bigler

Blue Moon Salon & Day Spa

Bonefish Grill

Mr. and Mrs. Albert A Burton

Very Rev. Frederick L. Cain

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History

Carnegie Science Center

Caruso Hair & Esthetics

JoAnn Caye

Children’s Museum

Ciccanti Ristorante

Trudy Comba

Cool Springs Sports Complex

Louanne Davis

Dolores Danielson

Sister J. Lora Dambroski

DeLallo’s Italian Restaurant

Mary Dieter

Mimi DiGregory

Duck Donuts

Fitness 19

Franciscan Child Day Care Center Board

Franciscan Child Day Care Center Staff


Dr. Michael J. Gans, DMD

Gateway Clipper

Gianna Via’s Restaurant & Bar

Eileen R. Gimper

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Hair by Conroy

Herman J. Heyl Florist

Kazimiera Hornberger

Bernadette Jakicic

John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc.

Christine Kealey

Margaret Klimko

Judith Krizman

John W. Kuncas

Theresa M. Laurusevage


Little Caesars Pizza


Ma and Pop’s Country Kitchen

Mad Mex

Michael Poremski & Son Plumbing and Heating Inc.

Mindful Brewery

Chris Moeller

Mr. Magic Car Wash

Mt. Lebanon Golf Course

Doreen Nelson

Nothing Bundt Cakes

The Old Bridge Restaurant

Option Supply Co., Inc.

Original Oyster House

Page’s Dairy Mart

Panera Bread (Pan American Group)

Pete Donati and Sons Florist

Pittsburgh Opera

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Katherine A. Rufer

Saint Francis Academy Alumnae Association

Mr. and Mrs. William Schray

Senator John Heinz History Center

Dr. and Mrs. James K. Smith, Sr.

Silk Road Gourmet Chinese

South Hills Jewelers

South Park Club House

Sister Althea Anne Spencer

Spoonwood Brewing Co.

Sports Clips at Cool Springs

Joan C. Stein

Mary Stojak

Eleanor J. Stolar

Cathi Storey

SubZERO Nitrogen Ice Cream

Rev. John Edward Suhoza

Sunset Golf

Maureen Swanson

TGI Friday’s in Bethel Park

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert G. Wagner

Wallace Flowers

Washington Wild Things

WB Mason

Willi’s Ski & Snowboard Shop

Janet Zamecnik

Share in Our Mission: Autumn Gala Sponsorship 

For almost a century, our Sisters’ efforts have been generously supported by our neighbors in the communities we serve. By sharing in our mission, you are essential to the success of our ministries and outreach efforts. Such generosity provides for the needs of our:

  • Senior Sisters, gallant women of faith who cared for so many through ministry and sacrifice. Many served as teachers at local parish schools, including St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin, St. Joan of Arc and St. Valentine.
  • Sisters Engaged in Ministry, such as Sister Ann Marie Lostoski who serves as a Comfort Keeper caring for seniors in Pittsburgh.
  • Ministries and Outreach Efforts, such as spiritual direction and counseling, parish ministry, education and therapeutic massage, as well as sponsored ministries, collaborative efforts and advocacy on behalf of the poor, victims of human trafficking and others in need.

Autumn Gala Sponsor Packet

For more information, contact us at or (412) 885-7232.

Other Ways to Join our Gala Efforts

Basket Raffle

Each year, we are so blessed to be able to offer many wonderful prizes for the basket raffle at the Autumn Gala.  This year’s baskets include:

  • Chocolate Basket – assorted chocolate food and drink, as well as decor and other items.
  • Basket of Cheer – wines, liquors & cordials
  • Money Tree
  • Handmade Quilt
  • Penguins Basket – 2 tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguins game
Donations for our basket raffle are always appreciated. For more information, or to donate to the raffle, please contact us at or (412) 885-7232.


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