Catholic Foundation Legacy Society members were honored at a recent gathering of donors, board members, staff, and friends of the Foundation. The evening began with a prayer service, led by two Foundation board members Bill Steger and Ruthanne Beighley, as well as Bishop Lawrence Persico. Bob Crowley, board chair, then welcomed the guests by introducing the board and staff. He shared how the work of the Foundation has expanded thanks to all who have contributed to its work, including those present. "Our inspiration is unique to each of us. Donor designated endowments allow us to continue our giving far beyond our lifetimes. I thank you personally for joining in our beautiful mission inspired by our Catholic faith, our hope for the future, and our willingness to give of ourselves in the name of Jesus Christ."
Lisa Louis, executive director, shared some highlights of the work of the Foundation since the last donor gathering and welcomed the new Legacy Society members:
- Sylvia Bosner and Gregory Bosner (posthumously)
- Deacon Martin "Marty" Eisert and Kathryn Eisert
- Reverend Thomas Fialkowski
- Jeffrey McGovern and Kathleen McGovern
- Reverend Monsignor Richard Siefer
- Paul Sullivan
- Ann Sullivan
- James Sullivan
- Shawn Sullivan
- Stephen Sullivan
Catholic Foundation Legacy Society members are those who have committed to providing for the future of our shared Catholic community with an estate gift or by establishing an endowment fund. These faithful gifts from the heart will provide financial support to the Catholic ministries they love for generations. View full list of members.
The remainder of the evening included fellowship, music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Each guest went home with a thank you gift: a copy of This is My Body by Bishop Robert Barron, as well as a prayer card blessed by Pope Francis.
Photos by Tim Rohrbach. Click a photo below in the gallery to expand and scroll through all.
Bill Steger reads during the prayer service.
Ruthanne Beighley leads a response during the prayer service.
Bishop Persico concludes the prayer service with a blessing.
Lisa Louis interviewed by JET24.
Bob Crowley, Board Chair
Lisa Louis, Executive Director
Lisa Louis, Executive Director
Foundation Staff: Kathy Grisier, Elizabeth Rathburn, Lisa Louis, and Julia Cooney
Sylvia Bosner and Dawn Schaaf
Jim Malue and Bob Crowley
Rose Strazisar and Fr. Ross Miceli
Mike Bova and Fr. Tom Fialkowski
Jennifer Lyons, Sylvia Bosner, and Dawn Schaaf
Tom Loftus, Christine Beaver, Warren Beaver, and Jim Toohey
Bob Gallivan, Marion Gallivan, and Fr. Leo Gallina
Marlene Mosco and Bob Crowley
Mike Bova, Mary B, and Norm Stark
Fr, Chris Singer, Deacon Edward Horneman, and Diane Horneman
Mike Zavasky, Fr. Nick Rouch, and Mark Louis
Kathy Eisert and Deacon Marty Eisert
Mike Zavasky, Jane Zavasky, and Fr. Nick Rouch
Dale DeMarco, Ruthanne Beighley, and Bill Steger
Fr. Chris Singer and Mark Louis
Mike Bova and Lisa Louis
Fr. Nick Rouch, Dawn Schaaf, and Dan Schaaf
Diane Horneman, Deacon Edward Horneman, Jennifer Lyons, and Sylvia Bosner
Dave Murphy, Bishop Persico, and Fr. Tom Fialkowski
Tom Loftus and Jim Toohey
Dale DeMarco, Dave Murphy, and Fr. Tom Fialkowski
Edith Benson and Marlene Mosco
Jennifer Lyons, Sylvia Bosner, Warren Beaver, and Christine Beaver
Pauline Osmer, Timothy Dougherty, and Bill Steger
Timothy Dougherty and Deacon Marty Eisert
Mary Margaret Malue and Donna Geiger
Rhonda Schember and Joseph Schember
Mary Halter and Edward Halter
Lisa Louis and Kathy Dammeyer
Edith Benson and Lisa Louis
Rhonda Schember, Joseph Schember, Pauline Osmer, and Timothy Dougherty
Mike Zavasky, Jane Zavasky, and Mike Bova
Norm Stark, Donna Geiger, Rose Strazisar, Fr. Ross Miceli, Lisa Louis, and Mark Louis
Fr. Ross Miceli, Rose Strazisar, Lisa Louis, and Mark Louis
Paula Mosier, Patricia Mosier, Bob Mosier, Mary Ann Lamb, Angela Kirk, and John Mosier
Lisa Louis, Paula Mosier, Patricia Mosier, Bob Mosier, Mary Ann Lamb, Angela Kirk, and John Mosier
Diane Horneman and Deacon Edward Horneman
Kathy and Doug Grisier