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Homeboy Industries – Lo Máximo Awards

Homeboy Industries – Lo Máximo Awards

The annual Lo Maximo Awards Ceremony of Homeboys and Homegirls was held virtually on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Donors including Menard Family Foundation were treated to a wooden box of Homeboy/Homegirl gourmet favorites. The Awards Ceremony was hosted by Jane Fonda and...

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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance President’s Clubs

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance President’s Clubs

Members of the President’s Ambassadors, President’s Patrons, and President’s Partners were invited for a virtual update and presentation on Thursday, April 22, 2021. After an opening welcome by CEO Paul Baribault, there were updates by Zoo Director Dwight Scott on the...

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President’s Ambassadors Virtual Brunch 2021

President’s Ambassadors Virtual Brunch 2021

President’s Ambassadors from the University of San Francisco were invited to join a virtual Mass and Brunch on Sunday, April 11. The Eucharist was celebrated at St. Ignatius Parish, which is on the campus of USF, at 10 a.m. This was followed by a Virtual Cooking...

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Whispering Winds 2021 Virtual Gala

Whispering Winds 2021 Virtual Gala

With a theme “Spring Forward,” a Virtual Gala was held for Whispering Winds Conference Center on Saturday, March 20, 2021. The event was enthusiastically cohosted by Katie and Abby. Bishop John Dolan shared an opening prayer. The current director of the Conference...

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Ignatian Volunteer Corps – Evening of Gratitude

Ignatian Volunteer Corps – Evening of Gratitude

The Evening of Gratitude for San Diego Ignatian Volunteer Corps including the Della Strada Award and the Sheila O’Malley Vision and Dedication Award was a virtual celebration that opened with the Celebration of the Eucharist by Rev. Gil Gentile, SJ. Fr. Gil has...

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Fr. Joe’s Villages Donor Appreciation Gathering

Fr. Joe’s Villages Donor Appreciation Gathering

President and CEO Deacon Jim Vargus was joined by Chief Program Officer Ruth Bruland and Village Health Center Clinic Director Dr. Megan Partch to provide an update on the current programs run by Fr. Joe’s Villages, the care provided for those in the shelters, and the...

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San Diego Zoo Global – President’s Clubs

San Diego Zoo Global – President’s Clubs

Director Barbara Menard joined the San Diego Zoo Global for a virtual program celebrating the ongoing support of the members of the President’s Clubs. Each member received a special edition lapel pin to acknowledge their support. Updates were provided to the members...

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San Diego Symphony

San Diego Symphony

Donors and friends of the San Diego Symphony were invited to a virtual program by the San Diego Symphony. The presentation included music performed by the principle violinist and information shared by Executive Director Martha Gilmer. Music Director Rafael Payere...

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Lamb’s Players Theater

Lamb’s Players Theater

On the weekend of October 23-25, 2020 Lamb’s Players Theater hosted an open house for donors and friends to introduce the Lamb’s Players Theater Cookbook. The gathering was by reservation only with 15 minute time slots and socially distant interaction with Lamb’s...

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University of San Francisco 50th Reunion

University of San Francisco 50th Reunion

How is it possible that it was fifty years ago when Director Barbara Menard joined the incoming class at the University of San Francisco in September 1966? The amazing class of 1970 celebrated the fifty years since graduation with a virtual event on Saturday and...

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Casa Cornelia 13th Annual La Mancha Awards

Casa Cornelia 13th Annual La Mancha Awards

Casa Cornelia Law Center is a provider of pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations in Southern California. Since 1993 thousands of children, women, and men have turned to Casa Cornelia for critical legal assistance and humanitarian...

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Scripps Health Foundation 48th Annual Mercy Ball

Scripps Health Foundation 48th Annual Mercy Ball

With the theme “Celebrating Our History” the 48th Annual Scripps Mercy Ball was held on Saturday, March 7, 2020.  Menard Family Foundation, a Patron Sponsor for the evening, contributed to this beautiful event.  Beginning with a Reception with beverages and hors...

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Fr. Joe’s Villages Donor Appreciation Gathering

Update on Father Joe’s Villages

On Thursday evening November 7, 2019 Menard Family Foundation Director Barbara J. Menard and her husband Jim Ogilvie joined supporters and friends of Father Joe’s Villages at the La Jolla Farms home of Claire Reiss. Deacon Jim Vargas, President and CEO of Father Joe’s...

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Rise Up Industries – Big Night Out

Rise Up Industries – Big Night Out

On September 7, 2019 friends and supporters of Rise Up Industries gathered for an evening with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, founder of Homeboy Industries and author of Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir. Menard Family Foundation Trustee/Director Barbara J. Menard...

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Birthline of San Diego – Open House

Birthline of San Diego – Open House

Birthline of San Diego celebrated their 40th anniversary with an open House on Friday, September 6th. Menard Family Foundation Board Members Barbara Menard and Marlene Miller attended and were given a tour by one of the many volunteers at the center. Birthline...

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St. Paul’s Senior Services – Summerfest 2019

St. Paul’s Senior Services – Summerfest 2019

Menard Family Foundation Board Members enjoyed an evening under the stars at Humphrey’s By The Bay in support of St. Paul’s Senior Services. Barbara J. Menard and her husband Jim Ogilvie, Marlene and Bruce Miller, and Catherine and Mark Scanlon gathered for St. Paul’s...

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M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival

M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival

All members of the Menard Family Foundation Board of Directors living in San Diego gathered on Saturday, June 1, 2019 for the much anticipated and most enjoyable 8th Annual M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. The Menard Family Foundation is a...

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Lamb’s Players Theater – Face The Music

Lamb’s Players Theater – Face The Music

Barbara Menard and husband Jim Ogilvie represented the Menard Family Foundation, long-time donors to Lamb’s Players Theater at Face The Music, a presentation of the upcoming musicals by Lamb’s Players: MIXTAPE and Million Dollar Quartet. Following a reception and...

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120th Commencement at San Diego State University

120th Commencement at San Diego State University

Barbara Menard and her husband Jim Ogilvie represented the Menard Family Foundation at the 120th Commencement Ceremony at the Cox Arena on the campus of San Diego State University as one of the special guests of President Adela de la Torre to recognize Fr. Joe...

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Ignatian Volunteer Corps Evening of Gratitude 2019

Ignatian Volunteer Corps Evening of Gratitude 2019

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps of San Diego held their Evening of Gratitude and Madonna Della Strada Award on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The evening began with Eucharist in St. Catherine Labouré Church followed by a sold-out reception, dinner and award ceremony in the St....

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47th Annual Mercy Ball

47th Annual Mercy Ball

The 47th Annual Mercy Ball was held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the elegant Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. This year’s theme “Journey of Hope” was expressed in the beautiful artwork “Jacaranda” by Erin Hanson commissioned for the event and celebrating...

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37th Annual Whispering Winds Gala

37th Annual Whispering Winds Gala

Menard Family Foundation Board of Directors members Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard were joined by their husbands at the 37th Annual Whispering Winds Gala with the theme “I’m a Believer.” Hundreds of guests, conference center staff, clergy and two bishops gathered...

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Special Gathering at the San Diego Zoo

Special Gathering at the San Diego Zoo

Members of the President’s Ambassadors, President’s Patrons and President’s Partners of San Diego Zoo Global including Barbara Menard and her husband Jim Ogilvie gathered on a chilly evening in the Zoo party area for a Dinner Buffet and Dessert. There were Zoo...

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Tour of the Scripps Cancer Center

Tour of the Scripps Cancer Center

In August 2016, Scripps Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center formed a partnership to create Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer center care program that will provide adult cancer patients greater...

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Dedication Mass – St. Augustine High School

Dedication Mass – St. Augustine High School

Providing Catholic education to young men in San Diego for almost one hundred years Saint Augustine High School has undergone a significant re-building and renovation of the campus in the past few years. The final piece was the transformation of the Dougherty...

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President’s Ambassadors – State of the Zoo

President’s Ambassadors – State of the Zoo

President’s Ambassadors gathered at San Diego Zoo Global on the evening of September 6, 2018 for the annual “State of the Zoo” reception with San Diego Zoo Global President and CEO Douglas G. Myers. After hors d’oeuvres and beverages and time for animal ambassador...

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Friends of the Animals Luncheon

Friends of the Animals Luncheon

The San Diego Zoo Global annual Friends of Animals luncheon was held on August 16, 2018 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Barbara Menard represented the Menard Family Foundation where Circle members and Heritage Guild members gathered for a delicious...

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Wild at Heart – RITZ 2018

Wild at Heart – RITZ 2018

On June 16, 2018 the 35th annual Rendezvous In The Zoo “Wild at Heart” brought together San Diego Zoo Global supporters and friends including Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie representing the Menard Family Foundation for a spectacular evening featuring delicious...

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Evening with the Jesuits West Provincial

Evening with the Jesuits West Provincial

Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie joined Lucy and Steve Howell in their lovely Coronado home on Thursday, June 7, 2018 to host a gathering of friends and supporters of the Society of Jesus. The evening was an opportunity to meet the Jesuit West Provincial, Rev. Scott...

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MOST Mariachi Festival 2018

MOST Mariachi Festival 2018

The Menard Family Foundation were Supporting Sponsors for the 7th Annual Mercy Outreach Surgical Team (M.O.S.T.) Mariachi Festival on Saturday June 2, 2018 benefiting the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team at Scripps Mercy Hospital. Director Marlene Miller and her husband...

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San Diego Zoo Global – Walkabout Australia

San Diego Zoo Global – Walkabout Australia

The Board of Trustees of San Diego Zoo Global invited the Founder’s Circle members to a special evening including the dedication of Walkabout Australia at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The event included cocktails and hors d'oeuvres along with a self-guided walk...

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President’s Ambassadors – State of the Zoo

2018 President’s Ambassador

On the evening of March 22, 2018, the President’s Ambassadors were invited to gather for light hors d’oeuvres and a special presentation at the San Diego Zoo. Barbara Menard and her fiancé Jim Ogilvie attended the event. Following the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres...

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Nativity Prep Academy – Sponsor Luncheon 2018

Nativity Prep Academy – Sponsor Luncheon 2018

Nativity Prep Academy, San Diego, hosted the annual gathering of Sponsors for the students at the school on March 1, 2018. The delicious luncheon was lovingly prepared by the parents and Menard Family Foundation directors Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard were able to...

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Swing Time

Swing Time

Father Joe’s Villages Ladies Guild presented their 35th annual fundraiser luncheon and silent auction at the Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center on Monday, February 19, 2018. Menard Family Foundation trustees Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard attended....

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A San Diego Zoo Global Gathering

A San Diego Zoo Global Gathering

In recognition of their leadership members of the President’s Ambassadors, President’s Patrons, and President’s Partners gathered at the invitation of San Diego Zoo Global for a causal dinner buffet, meeting animal ambassadors and an informative presentation by San...

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Happy Birthday to Coronado’s Spreckels Building

Happy Birthday to Coronado’s Spreckels Building

What is the history of a one-hundred-year-old building? Lamb’s Players Theater Artistic Director Robert Smyth invited dignitaries from the city of Coronado, Coronado residents, and Lamb’s Players friends and patrons to learn about the history and to celebrate the...

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Gathering for CYT

Gathering for CYT

Director Barbara J. Menard and fiance Jim Ogilvie attended the Christian Youth Theater Update at the beautiful home of Sandy and Mike Murphy. As CYT moves into its 30th year there are plans for the construction of a multipurpose building and the expansion of CYT to...

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Casa Cornelia Law Center Annual La Mancha Awards

Casa Cornelia Law Center Annual La Mancha Awards

Menard Family Foundation Board of Directors Catherine Scanlon and Barbara Menard attended the Quest for Justice, the 10th Annual La Mancha Awards for Casa Cornelia Law Center. The event was held on the campus of the University of San Diego in the courtyard of the...

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Kraemer Endowment Foundation Circle Club Dinner

Kraemer Endowment Foundation Circle Club Dinner

Barbara J. Menard and fiancé Jim Ogilvie joined members of the Kraemer Endowment Foundation for cocktails and dinner and the beautiful La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, CA.  The Kraemer Endowment was begun by the Kraemer family to support the work of St. Madeleine Sophie...

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Food, Wine and Brew at the San Diego Zoo

Food, Wine and Brew at the San Diego Zoo

Menard Family Foundation Directors Don Harrington and Barbara Menard and their partners enjoyed an evening of delicious food and beverage and live entertainment at the San Diego Zoo on Saturday evening, September 23, 2017.  This annual event raises funds for the...

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Founder’s Circle Dinner – San Diego Zoo Global

Founder’s Circle Dinner – San Diego Zoo Global

After months of rain delays and unexpected challenges, San Diego Zoo Global Board of Trustees and Foundation Board invited Founder’s Circle Members including Director Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie to a special dinner and Dedication of Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks. The...

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M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival 2017

M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival 2017

The entire Menard Family Foundation Board of Directors and spouses/partners gathered in San Diego to attend the 6th Annual M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival benefiting the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team at Scripps Mercy Hospital.  The event was held at Humphrey’s Concerts by...

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Ignatian Volunteer Corps – Evening of Gratitude

Ignatian Volunteer Corps – Evening of Gratitude

The annual Evening of Gratitude and Della Strada Award for the San Diego Ignatian Volunteer Corps was held on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The event began with a lovely celebration of the Eucharist in the Founders Chapel on the campus of the University of San Diego. Rev....

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Lamb’s Theater Dessert & Dialogue

Lamb’s Theater Dessert & Dialogue

At the invitation of Lamb’s Players Theater, MFF Director Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended the Dessert and Dialogue concerning the next production at the theater Shadowlands, the life and relationship between Clive Staples Lewis and Helen Joy Davidman. The...

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San Diego Zoo Global – Dinner Buffet

San Diego Zoo Global – Dinner Buffet

San Diego Zoo Global President’s Ambassadors, President’s Patrons and President’s Partners gathered at the Zoofari Party Area on Sunday, February 12, 2017 for a dinner buffet and update on some of San Diego Zoo Global’s conservation efforts.  Barbara J. Menard and Jim...

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35th Annual Whispering Winds Dinner Dance Gala

35th Annual Whispering Winds Dinner Dance Gala

The 35th Annual Whispering Winds Dinner Dance Gala was held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie joined close to five hundred guests for an elegant evening that included a silent auction and...

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An American Christmas

An American Christmas

Lamb’s Players Theater and the US Grant Hotel presented the annual An American Christmas:  A 1916 Feast & Celebration.  Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  The evening is a Feast and Celebration with the “Marshall Family.” ...

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Holiday with the Animals at the San Diego Zoo

Holiday with the Animals at the San Diego Zoo

On Saturday, December 3, 2016 the San Diego Zoo Circle and Heritage Guild members gathered for Holiday with the Animals.  A number of zoo animal ambassadors greeted the guests who assembled on this chilly December morning including Director Barbara J. Menard.  The...

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Zoo Food Wine and Brew 2016

Zoo Food Wine and Brew 2016

Directors Barbara Menard and Don Harrington and their partners enjoyed the Annual Zoo Food, Wine and Brew Celebration on Saturday evening September 24, 2016.  The evening benefits San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy.

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Jazz Supper 2016

Jazz Supper 2016

The Sacred Heart Alumnae/Alumni Association hosted the annual Jazz Supper at the Windemere Clubhouse in La Jolla on Sunday, September 11, 2016.  The evening funds a Sacred Heart Scholarship at the University of San Diego and benefits the needs of the Religious of the...

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2016 Conservation Medal

2016 Conservation Medal

Hosted by The Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors of San Diego Zoo Global the Conservation Medal Luncheon and Awards was held on Monday, August 8, 2016 for Circle of Friends and Heritage Guild members with Director Barbara J. Menard in attendance.  The...

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San Diego Zoo Global – RITZ 2016

San Diego Zoo Global – RITZ 2016

“It began with a ROAR” was the theme for the 33rd Annual Rendezvous In The Zoo (R.I.T.Z) Gala held at the San Diego Zoo on Saturday, June 28, 2016.  Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie were the guests of President/CEO Douglas G. Myers and his wife Barbara.  The evening...

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Nativity Prep Academy Graduation

Nativity Prep Academy Graduation

The student sponsored by the Menard Family Foundation, Ignacio, was among the twenty eighth grade young men and women who graduated from Nativity Prep Academy San Diego on Friday, June 17, 2016.  The ceremony began with a music processional as the students, faculty,...

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M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival

M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival

Menard Family Foundation Directors Catherine Scanlon, Don Harrington, Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard, and their spouses/partners gathered for the 5th Annual Mercy Outreach Surgical Team (M.O.S.T.) Mariachi Festival.  Menard Family Foundation was a Supporting...

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San Diego Zoo’s Centennial Celebration

San Diego Zoo’s Centennial Celebration

The Board of Trustees of San Diego Zoo Global invited all of the city of San Diego to celebrate the Zoo’s Centennial.  For special donors and friends, the celebration began at The Prado Ballroom in Balboa Park with a VIP reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. ...

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NAPSW Annual Conference

NAPSW Annual Conference

Director Barbara J. Menard attended the 40th Annual National Association of Perinatal Social Workers Conference in Providence, Rhode Island from May 7-10, 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel.  Although the weather was cold and rainy, it did not dampen the warmth of sharing...

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Nativity Prep Academy Sponsor Luncheon

Nativity Prep Academy Sponsor Luncheon

The annual luncheon for the sponsors of the students at Nativity Prep Academy was held in the auditorium at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the location of Nativity Prep Academy.  The tables were filled with students, mentors and sponsors.  The Menard Family Foundation...

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Scripps Health Foundation – Dine with a Doc

Scripps Health Foundation – Dine with a Doc

Director Barbara J. Menard and partner Jim Ogilvie attended the Dine with a Doc event held at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California on Tuesday evening March 29, 2016.  Barbara and Jim were placed at a table with Obstetrics-Gynecology Dr. Mary Wilde.  The...

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Lamb’s Players Theater – Dessert & Dialogue

Lamb’s Players Theater – Dessert & Dialogue

As long-time supporters of Lamb’s Players Theater, the Menard Family Foundation was invited to attend “Season 2016:  A Delicious Variety of Flavors” on Sunday, January 17, 2016.  Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie joined other Lamb’s sponsors to hear Producing Artistic...

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Catholic Charities Caritas – Founder’s Dinner

Catholic Charities Caritas – Founder’s Dinner

Bishop Robert W. McElroy on behalf of Catholic Charities, Diocese of San Diego hosted the Founder’s Dinner for CARITAS in the French Parlor at the University of San Diego on Thursday evening, December 17, 2015.  Barbara J. Menard, on behalf of The Menard Family...

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Annual Holiday Blessing and Interfaith Service

Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended the Annual Holiday Blessing and Interfaith Service at Scripps Mercy Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2015.  This annual event is an opportunity for the Executives, Doctors, Nurses, Staff and Volunteers of Scripps Mercy...

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Annual Mercy 1000 Holiday Reception

Annual Mercy 1000 Holiday Reception

Dan and Mary Mulvihill and Ashok and Lata Israni hosted the annual Mercy 1000 Holiday Reception at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.  It is always the perfect “kick-off” for the holiday season.  The evening included lovely harp music, a...

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44th Annual Mercy Ball

44th Annual Mercy Ball

It was a magical evening for over six hundred guests who gathered at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier for the 44th Annual Mercy Ball.  Celebrating Scripps Mercy Hospital’s 125th Anniversary and benefiting the Maternal and Child Health Services at the hospital, the...

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University of San Diego Founders’ Gala

University of San Diego Founders’ Gala

Directors Barbara J. Menard and Marlene Miller represented the Menard Family Foundation at the annual University of San Diego Founder’s Gala.  The Founder’s Gala, named in honor of founders Bishop Charles Francis Buddy and Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill, is the...

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Frontiers in Medicine – Scripps Health Foundation

Frontiers in Medicine – Scripps Health Foundation

Director Barbara Menard attended the Frontiers in Medicine presentation “Front-Line Care: Advancements in Emergency and Trauma Services” at the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute. The panel was moderated by James LaBelle, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Scripps Health. The...

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San Diego Zoo Founder’s Dinner

San Diego Zoo Founder’s Dinner

The Board of Trustees of San Diego Zoo Global and its Foundation Board hosted major donors at the annual Founder’s Dinner.  The evening began with the opening and dedication of the Amur and snow leopard habitat.  This new enclosure enables visitors to experience an...

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Nativity Prep Academy Toast To the Future

Nativity Prep Academy Toast To the Future

Benefiting the eleven year journey from middle school through high school and into college for the students and graduates of Nativity Prep Academy, the annual Toast to the Future took place on May 16, 2015.  The afternoon included an assortment of fine wines and...

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Nativity Prep Academy Sponsorship Luncheon

Nativity Prep Academy Sponsorship Luncheon

San Diego’s Nativity Prep Academy held its second annual Sponsorship Luncheon on Thursday, April 23rd.  Director Barbara J. Menard attended and shared lunch with the Menard Family Foundation student Ignacio.  The delicious meal was prepared by the Parent Committee and...

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Dessert & Dialogue – Lamb’s Players Theater

Dessert & Dialogue – Lamb’s Players Theater

Have you ever wondered what Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis would discuss if they met?  The play Freud’s Last Session performed at Lamb’s Players Theater provides an opportunity to experience this event.  Director Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended the play on...

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LoMáximo Awards

LoMáximo Awards

Held at the JW Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, the 2015 LoMáximo Awards benefit Homeboys Industries begun by Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J.  Director Barbara Menard and Mr. Jim Ogilvie attended this event.  Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to former...

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Morning Glory Brunch

Morning Glory Brunch

Directors Catherine Scanlon and Barbara Menard attended the 17th Annual Morning Glory Brunch at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center.  The morning included unveiling SMSC’s new Lifetime Giving Donor Wall in the Center’s main lobby that includes an plaque for the Menard...

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KPBS Celebrates!

KPBS Celebrates!

Held at the beautiful Hilton La Jolla in Torrey Pines, KPBS Celebrates was entitled “Go Back In Time for an Adventure Around the World.” The evening included: a hosted reception and silent auction; dinner; a live auction; entertainment; the Hall of Fame Tribute; and...

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Scripps Health Foundation – State of the Heart

Scripps Health Foundation – State of the Heart

To celebrate the opening of Prebys Cardiovascular Institute and honor San Diego philanthropist Conrad T. Prebys, this gala was a night to remember.  Director Barbara Menard and Mr. Jim Ogilvie attended this gala opening.  The evening included a preview of the new...

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Scripps Mercy Hospital Annual Interfaith Service

Scripps Mercy Hospital Annual Interfaith Service

Director Barbara J. Menard attended the Annual Holiday Blessing & Interfaith Service held in the Our Lady’s Chapel on the campus of Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest.  This annual event included reflections by:  Rabbi Aliza Berk, President of the San Diego Board...

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Holiday with the Animals – San Diego Zoo

Holiday with the Animals – San Diego Zoo

Director Barbara Menard gathered with zoo donors and patrons at the Zoofari Party Area on Saturday morning, December 6, 2014 to enjoy interacting with the animals and updates on the renovations at the San Diego Zoo.  They discussed the expansion of San Diego Zoo Kids...

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Catholic Charities – Matthew 25

Catholic Charities – Matthew 25

Barbara J. Menard attended the Annual Catholic Charities’ Matthew 25 Mass and Recognition Dinner as a Guest of Scripps Mercy Hospital.  The evening is a celebration to recognize parishioners, individuals or couples, nominated by their pastors, who through their...

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Jazz Supper at the Athenaeum, La Jolla

Jazz Supper at the Athenaeum, La Jolla

The San Diego Sacred Heart Alumnae/Alumni Association held its annual Jazz Supper on Sunday evening, September 14, 2014 in the beautiful setting of the Athenaeum in La Jolla. The evening included a wine reception and dinner catered by the Francois and Diana Goedhuys...

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St. Madeleine Sophie’s Fashion Show and Luncheon

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Fashion Show and Luncheon

The Menard Family Foundation was honored at the 37th Haute with Heart Fashion Show and Luncheon “Fashion On Pointe” held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego on August 16, 2014. Over 600 people where in attendance at the luncheon and fashion show. The...

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Fund Raiser Luncheon for 2014 San Diego Follies

Fund Raiser Luncheon for 2014 San Diego Follies

The second annual luncheon to benefit the Christian Community Theater Production of San Diego Follies was held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Elks Lodge in El Cajon, CA.  The beautifully decorated tables each represented a Hollywood movie musical.  The afternoon...

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NAPSW holds 38th Annual Conference

NAPSW holds 38th Annual Conference

Director Barbara Menard joined this largest gathering of perinatal social workers from across the United States and Canada for the 38th Annual NAPSW Conference.  Held at the beautiful Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas this years’ event offered the opportunity to...

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IVC San Diego Annual Della Strada Event

IVC San Diego Annual Della Strada Event

Director Barbara Menard and Director Marlene Miller attended the annual fundraising event for the San Diego Ignatian Volunteer Corps.  As a member of the Regional Council, Barbara introduced the Award given to Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego.

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43rd Annual Mercy Ball

43rd Annual Mercy Ball

Director Barbara Menard and guest Jim Ogilvie attended the 43rd Annual Mercy Ball on March 8, 2014, the event of the season to support and celebrate Scripps Mercy Hospital.  Held at the Grand Del Mar Hotel, the event featured delicious cuisine, exciting silent and...

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St. Vincent De Paul Woman’s Guild Luncheon

St. Vincent De Paul Woman’s Guild Luncheon

Director Marlene Miller hosted a table at the St. Vincent De Paul Women’s Guild luncheon.  Director Barbara Menard joined the group for a 50’s themed event.  Interim President and CEO, Diane Stumph shared reflections on her new role and the nationwide search for a new...

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Update for Zoo Ambassadors, Patrons and Partners

Update for Zoo Ambassadors, Patrons and Partners

Director Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended the President’s Ambassadors, President’s Patrons, and President’s Partners special gathering at the Zoofari Party Area at the San Diego Zool.  The evening included a dinner buffet, dessert and beverages.  Ms. Debra...

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Patron Party for the 43rd Annual Mercy Ball

Patron Party for the 43rd Annual Mercy Ball

The Menard Family Foundation is again assisting in the sponsorship for the 43rd Annual Mercy Ball to be held on March 8, 2014 at the Grand Del Mar Hotel in Del Mar.  The Patron Party was hosted by Mercy Ball Chair Lois and Dr. Bill Stanton and was held at the...

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Jesuit California Province Capital Campaign Meeting

Jesuit California Province Capital Campaign Meeting

Director Barbara Menard has been selected to chair the Communication Committee for the California Province of the Society of Jesus Capital Campaign.  Entitled “Generations”, the Campaign is seeking to raise funds for the renovation of Sacred Heart Jesuit Center and...

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Visit to Most Holy Trinity Preschool

Visit to Most Holy Trinity Preschool

The Menard Family Foundation has been assisting Most Holy Trinity Parish in San Jose, CA with the renovation and expansion of their Preschool.  Director Barbara Menard was able to tour the facilities with Preschool Director Jessica Roberts, Elementary School Principal...

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KPBS Gala

KPBS Gala

KPBS, San Diego’s public radio and television station, held the second Downton Abbey themed Gala at the U.S. Grant Hotel on Saturday, January 11, 2014.  The Honorary Chair for the evening was Darlene Marcos Shiley and the Gala Chair was Kimberly Heller.  The KPBS Hall...

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Retirement Celebration for Sr. Leonita, RSM

Retirement Celebration for Sr. Leonita, RSM

Barbara Menard joined Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder and Scripps Mercy CEO Tom Gammiere, members of the Mercy Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, doctors, nurses, employees, and friends of Scripps Mercy to honor Sr. Mary Leonita Metoyer, RSM on her retirement on...

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3rd Annual MOST Mariachi Festival

3rd Annual MOST Mariachi Festival

Directors Don Harrington, Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard gathered for the Third Annual M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival benefiting the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team at Scripps Mercy Hospital.  The M.O.S.T. program began in 1987 and today after twenty-five years they have...

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Sacred Heart Alumni/ae Jazz Super 2013

Sacred Heart Alumni/ae Jazz Super 2013

Menard Family Foundation Directors Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard attended the San Diego Sacred Heart Alumnae/Alumni Association annual Jazz Supper that benefits the Sacred Heart Scholarship at the University of San Diego and for the Religious of the Sacred Heart...

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SD Zoo Circle of Friends & Heritage Guild Luncheon

SD Zoo Circle of Friends & Heritage Guild Luncheon

The Board of Trustees of the San Diego Zoo Global hosted the Circle of Friends and Heritage Guild luncheon on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the Sheridan San Diego Hotel and Marina.  Director Barbara Menard was in attendance.  The program included a tribute to Betty...

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Graduation at Nativity Prep Academy

Graduation at Nativity Prep Academy

A student has received a yearly scholarship to attend Nativity Prep Academy in San Diego by a grant from the Menard Family Foundation.  This year Director Barbara J. Menard was able to attend the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2013 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church...

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IVC Morning of Gratitude

IVC Morning of Gratitude

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps San Diego celebrated a Morning of Gratitude on June 14, 2013 at St. Catherine Laboure Parish.    The morning began with the Celebration of the Eucharist followed by a presentation by Rev. Gil Gentile, SJ on Ignatian Spirituality.  The...

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KPBS Gala Celebration 2013 – Downton Abbey

KPBS Gala Celebration 2013 – Downton Abbey

The U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego was transformed into Downton Abbey by KPBS for their Gala Celebration on May 4, 2013.  Director Barbara J. Menard represented the Menard Family Foundation at this Downton Abbey themed event.  The event recognized the 2012 KPBS Hall of...

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Damien at Lamb’s Players Theater

Damien at Lamb’s Players Theater

Barbara J. Menard attended the powerful portrayal by Robert Smyth of “Damien” at Lamb’s Players Theater on April 14th.  This gripping drama recounts the life of St. Damien De Veuster who devoted his life to serving the leper community at the Kalaupapa Settlement on...

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Ignatian Volunteer Corps 2013 Della Strada Award

Ignatian Volunteer Corps 2013 Della Strada Award

Directors Barbara J. Menard and Marlene Miller represented the Menard Family Foundation at the Ignatian Volunteer Corps 2013 Della Strada Award and Fund Raiser on April 7, 2013.  The afternoon honored philanthropists Terrence and Barbara Caster and the Caster Family...

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St. Martin de Porres School Spring Gala 2013

St. Martin de Porres School Spring Gala 2013

St. Martin de Porres School celebrated their Spring Gala and St. Patrick’s Day on March 16, 2013 with a benefit for the Tuition Assistance Fund held at the Flood Mansion of the Schools of The Sacred Heart in San Francisco, CA.  Barbara J. Menard joined the festivities...

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Presidents’ Clubs at the San Diego Zoo 2013

Presidents’ Clubs at the San Diego Zoo 2013

Director Barbara Menard joined other members of the Presidents’ Clubs at the San Diego Zoo.  There was an opportunity to view the clouded leopard cubs and listen to their trainers share information about their development.  An update on San Diego Zoo Global’s...

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KPBS Tour

KPBS Tour

Barbara Menard represented the Menard Family Foundation at a tour of the KPBS facilities on the campus of San Diego State University. Director Menard was able to view the newly renovated news room and receive an update on the future direction of KPBS.  ...

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Lambs Players presents An American Christmas 2012

Lambs Players presents An American Christmas 2012

Director Barbara Menard and friends attended the Lamb’s Players Theater’s annual production of An American Christmas on Sunday, December 20, 2012. Held in the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, CA, this celebration presents the events and music that happened...

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Scripps Mercy Event 1000 2012

Scripps Mercy Event 1000 2012

Director Barbara Menard attended the Mercy 1000 gathering.  This annual event hosted by Dan and Mary Mulvihill at the La Valencia Hotel offers an opportunity to receive an update on the activities at Scripps Mercy Hospital and share with other donors....

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42nd Annual Mercy Ball – Mercí Mercy

42nd Annual Mercy Ball – Mercí Mercy

The 42nd Annual Mercy Ball was an elegant event held on Saturday, November 9, 2012 at the Grand Del Mar Hotel in Del Mar, CA. Barbara J. Menard joined the festive gathering for the evening that benefited the breast care programs and services at the two campuses of...

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San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration

San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration

Directors Don Harrington and Barbara J. Menard joined throngs of San Diegans at the annual San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration held on the grounds of the zoo on Saturday, September 22, 2012. This gala celebration raises money for the San Diego Zoo Institute for...

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Woltman Family Infusion Center Dedication

Woltman Family Infusion Center Dedication

Local community and health care leaders including director Barbara J. Menard gathered in Hillcrest on Sept. 19, 2012 to celebrate the naming and opening of the Woltman Family Infusion Center, an outpatient service of Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego that specializes...

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Sacred Heart Alumnae/i Jazz Supper

Sacred Heart Alumnae/i Jazz Supper

Each year the San Diego area Sacred Heart Alumnae/i gather for a fundraiser to benefit the retired Sacred Heart sisters and to provide a scholarship for a Sacred Heart student to attend the University of San Diego. This year directors Marlene Miller and Barbara J....

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Mercy Outreach Surgical Team Mariachi Festival

Mercy Outreach Surgical Team Mariachi Festival

The 2nd Annual Mercy Outreach Surgical Team (M.O.S.T.) Mariachi Festival was held on Saturday, September 8, 2012. This exciting event, celebrating the 25th anniversary of M.O.S.T., was held at The Corky McMillin Companies Event Center at Liberty Station in Point Loma....

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CYT Director’s Choice Awards and Performance

CYT Director’s Choice Awards and Performance

Barbara J. Menard joined other cast members from the Christian Community Theater Senior Follies in attendance at the Christian Youth Theater’s Choice Awards and Performances on August 9, 2012. The dinner, awards and performances were held on the beautiful campus of...

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Scripps Heritage Circle Recognition Dinner

Scripps Heritage Circle Recognition Dinner

The captivating book, “Good Company: The Story of Scripps Health and Its People,” written by Sarita Eastman, was presented at the annual Scripps Heritage Circle and Mercy McCauley Heritage Circle dinner on June 7, 2012. Barbara J. Menard attended the event and heard...

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Our Lady’s School Centennial Celebration

Our Lady’s School Centennial Celebration

A fundraiser for Our Lady’s School in San Diego was held at the Holiday Inn on the Bay on June 30, 2012. This gala centennial celebration highlighted the quality Catholic education provided by Our Lady’s School for 100 years. Barbara J. Menard joined a group from the...

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CCT Production of Senior Follies

CCT Production of Senior Follies

Barbara J. Menard joined a cast of over 65 to 75 seniors for the 5th production of Senior Follies held at the theater on the campus of Lincoln High School from June 21-24, 2012. The theme this year is a spoof on beauty pageants and TV reality talent contests with 12...

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Loyola University Chicago Founder’s Dinner

Loyola University Chicago Founder’s Dinner

Loyola University Chicago celebrates the accomplishments of alumni through the Damen Award given at the annual Founder’s Dinner. Named for Loyola University Chicago's primary founder, Arnold Damen, S.J., this award is granted to an alumnus(a) from each of Loyola's...

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Visit to Chicago Cenacle Sisters

Visit to Chicago Cenacle Sisters

The Menard Family Foundation through its grants has assisted retired religious of several religious communities of sisters, priests and brothers including the Cenacle Sisters who reside in Chicago. Director Barbara Menard was able to visit the sisters at the Cenacle...

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Scripps Legacy Event

Scripps Legacy Event

Barbara J. Menard was among those who gathered for a memorable evening on May 5, 2012 to celebrate the legacy of Ellen Browning Scripps and Mother Mary Michael Cummings. The Scripps Legacy Celebration honored the rich history of Scripps Health and the contributions of...

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Ignatian Volunteer Corps SD Della Strada Award

Ignatian Volunteer Corps SD Della Strada Award

The Regional Council of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps hosted the 5th Annual Della Strada Award on April 15, 2012 at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church. This year’s recipient was Rosemary Johnson, the Executive Director of the Interfaith Shelter Network. Rosemary has...

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