Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Resurrection Charity & Truth Gala 2016

The Charity & Truth Gala celebrated on Saturday, February 20, 2016 was a wonderful and successful event.  The purpose of the evening was to: honor Resurrection Women who have made and continue to make a difference in the lives of others, to raise funds to support the Sister Monica Hope Scholarship, and to raise funds for the revisioning of the science programs and labs at Resurrection.

 This year's Renaissance Award went to Sister Stephanie Blaszczynski, C.R.'55 who has served the Resurrection school community for the past 65 years, as former Teacher, former Principal, former President, and currently as a board and committee member.  The Charity & Truth Award was presented to Bernard Kelly, on behalf of his wife Dr. Christine Wasielewski Kelly'59.  Christine was a member of the faculty at Resurrection, served in Administration, and founded the Resurrection Practicum Job Shadowing Program.  Christine also served as a member of the faculty at Dominican University until December of 2007 just three months before she passed away.

Special thanks go to two alumnae who worked very hard to make the gala a great success:  Peggy Kusinski'81, the Honorary Chair and MC for the Gala and Gina Lavorata O'Hehir'86 who with her husband Brian served as the Chair Couple for the Gala.  Peggy and Gina are outstanding women, and role models of how women can successfully balance commitment to family, church, community and career.

To everyone who supported the Charity & Truth Gala,

              THANK YOU!

Sr. Stephanie & Bernard Kelly
with their Awards
Presentation of Award & Flowers to Bernard Kelly
by Dr. Thomas Hamel and Angelina Ingratta

Peggy Kusinski

Presentation of Award & Flowers to Sr. Stephanie
by Sr. Virginia Ann, C.R. and Analisa Martorano

Brian & Gina O'Hehir

1 comment:

  1. Great food and great people with awesome styling and interior. Also a great place for cheap happy hour drinks. However, the downstairs beer selection at San Francisco event venues is about as standard as it can be while upstairs can be a bit more creative.