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).
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 email@example.com.
Thank You, 15th Annual Autumn Gala Sponsors
St. Clare Sponsors
Linda and William Cline
UPMC Health Plan
St. Anthony Sponsors
Vernon C. Neal and Alvina B. Neal Foundation
Saint Francis Academy Alumnae Association
Kathy Hess and Associates
Manning and Napier Advisors
La Verna Sponsors
FourM Consulting, Inc
Seneca Printing Express
South Hills Eye Associates
Barone & Sons, Inc.
Jim Gormley Automotive
Patriot Pest Control, Inc.
Carolyn F. Antkowiak
Associates of the Sisters of St. Francis
A.T. Merhaut, Inc. Church Restoration & Religious Gift Center
Auxiliary of the Sisters of St. Francis
Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Bigler
Blue Moon Salon & Day Spa
Mr. and Mrs. Albert A Burton
Very Rev. Frederick L. Cain
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
Carnegie Science Center
Caruso Hair & Esthetics
Cool Springs Sports Complex
Sister J. Lora Dambroski
DeLallo’s Italian Restaurant
Franciscan Child Day Care Center Board
Franciscan Child Day Care Center Staff
Dr. Michael J. Gans, DMD
Gianna Via’s Restaurant & Bar
Eileen R. Gimper
Graeter’s Ice Cream
Hair by Conroy
Herman J. Heyl Florist
John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc.
John W. Kuncas
Theresa M. Laurusevage
Little Caesars Pizza
Ma and Pop’s Country Kitchen
Michael Poremski & Son Plumbing and Heating Inc.
Mr. Magic Car Wash
Mt. Lebanon Golf Course
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 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
Eleanor J. Stolar
SubZERO Nitrogen Ice Cream
Rev. John Edward Suhoza
TGI Friday’s in Bethel Park
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert G. Wagner
Washington Wild Things
Willi’s Ski & Snowboard Shop
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.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 885-7232.
Other Ways to Join our Gala Efforts
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 email@example.com or (412) 885-7232.
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