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HEAVEN & HELL, HALOS & HORNS” IS A DIVINE SUCCESS FOR ST. JOSEPH’S NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Wade and Lisa Norwood
Wade and Lisa Norwood

Nearly 400 imps and angels came out for “Heaven & Hell, Halos & Horns,” the 22nd annual party and auction to benefit St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center. The event was held on June 1st at Temple B’rith Kodesh. Hosted by Chairpersons Wade and Lisa Norwood, the event raised a record net profit of $87,500, which will benefit the Center’s ongoing health care programs for the uninsured and under-insured.

Guests arriving dressed as their inner angel or devil enjoyed plentiful beer and wine-tastings, heavenly food stations, divine desserts, and jazz music by Three on the Floor Jazz Quartet. More than 125 silent and live items were offered by guest auctioneer, Dr. John Gillespie. Dinner for eight to be catered by Sr. Christine Wagner, a cocktail cruise on Conesus Lake, and a carpet provided by Messner Carpet, were among the highest-raising auction items.

Honorary Chairpersons Wade and Lisa Norwood addressed the crowd, stating, “We are pleased to support the Neighborhood Center. The Center provides a unique and very important service to the Rochester community. This is a wonderful way to give the Center our support.”

Christine Wagner, SSJ, Executive Director, thanked the crowd stating, “We are grateful for so many sponsors and friends who make our work possible.” Sponsors of the event included Dave Guadagnino and Mary Beauchamp, Monroe Plan for Medical Care, Excellus BlueCrossBlue Shield, Gallo & Iacovangelo, Highland Hospital/University of Rochester, The Monroe County Dental Society, Rochester Regional Health, St. John Fisher College, United Healthcare, and many more.

A steering committee of ten members collected the auction items and provided unique decorations of harps, pitchforks, halos, pearly gates and street signs guiding guests to heaven and hell. The Neighborhood Center is grateful to all angels who helped make the event a success, from committee members, to sponsors, to auction donors and guests. Each year, the success of the annual fund raiser rests on such support.

Jim Bridges, Christine Wagner, and Mike Boucher
Jim Bridges, Christine Wagner, and Mike Boucher

Wade and Lisa Norwood to Chair 2016 Auction and Party

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Wade and Lisa Norwood
Wade and Lisa Norwood

Join us for “Heaven and Hell, Halos and Horns,” the Neighborhood Center’s annual party and auction to be held June 1, 2016 at Temple B’rith Kodesh.

“This is going to be fun,” said Wade Norwood, Chief Strategy Officer for Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency. Wade and his wife Lisa, Assistant Dean of Engineering at the University of Rochester, are Honorary Chairpersons of the 2016 event. “The event is for a wonderful cause and I think we will have a lot of fun with this theme,” said Wade. “The Center carries out such important work in the community; I’m pleased to be part of this effort.”

This 22nd annual event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Temple B’rith Kodesh on Elmwood Avenue. Tickets are $45 per person and include hearty and heavenly hors d’oeuvres, grazing stations, desserts, beverages, music and an auction of more than 150 items. To date, Gallo and Iacovangelo, Highland Hospital, the University of Rochester and Rochester Regional Health System are sponsors. All proceeds will directly benefit the Center’s health care programs for the uninsured and under-insured.

For further sponsor opportunities, reservations or more information, call (585) 325-5260.

“LET THE GAMES BEGIN!” GETS THE WIN

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Nearly 400 sports fans celebrated “Let the Games Begin!” to benefit St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center on June 3rd at Temple B’rith Kodesh. This 21st annual auction and party, hosted by Chairpersons Tom and Betty Richards, raised a profit of $75,000, which will benefit ongoing health care programs for the uninsured and under-insured.

Guests arriving in their favorite team jerseys enjoyed plentiful beer and wine-tasting stations, stadium-style treats at grazing stations, and jazz music by Four on the Floor Jazz Quartet. More than 150 silent and live items were offered by guest auctioneer, Dr. John Gillespie. New York Yankees, Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Sabres game tickets, as well as dinner for eight catered by Sr. Christine Wagner, were among the highest-raising auction items.

Notre Dame legend and #1 NFL 1972 draft pick Walt Patulski was on hand to greet guests and pose for photos with guests and his 1971 Lombardi Award. Red Wings mascot “Spikes” also made an entertaining appearance. A 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Series ring was also on display.

Honorary Chairpersons Tom and Betty Richards addressed the crowd, stating, “We are pleased to support the Neighborhood Center. The Center provides a wonderful service to the Rochester community. This is a great way to give the Center our support.”

Christine Wagner, SSJ, Executive Director, thanked the crowd stating, “We are grateful for so many sponsors and friends who make our work possible.” She also called forward Dr. Warren Glaser, who recently retired from his volunteer position, providing excellent care to patients two days per week for the past 17 years, to present him with a gift.

Sponsors of the event included Dave Guadagnino and Mary Beauchamp, the Monroe Plan for Medical Care, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Gallo & Iacovangelo, Highland Hospital/University of Rochester, The Monroe County Dental Society, Rochester Regional Health, St. John Fisher College, and many more. Outstanding decorations made up of all sports items, including bicycle tires, helmets, bats, balls, tennis rackets, trophies and banners were designed by Leigh Van Ostrand Latham, and created and donated by members of the event steering committee.

The Neighborhood Center is grateful to all “MVP’s” who helped make “Games” a success…from committee members, to sponsors, to auction donors and guests. Each year, the success of the annual fund raiser rests on such support.

Let the Games Begin!

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Join us June 3rd to support St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center

Let the Games Begin! The fundraising games, that is, while we celebrate all sports and their many rewards.  The 21st annual auction and party to benefit the Center will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd at Temple B’rith Kodesh.

Don your favorite team jersey and join us as we welcome Tom and Betty Richards as Honorary Chairpersons.  Tom is former mayor of Rochester, lover of many sports and of all local teams.

“Betty and I are very excited for this event, and pleased to be chairpersons on behalf of the Center,” said Tom. “St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center is an important resource to our community, providing health care to local individuals and families who lack insurance. We look forward to having fun while we raise funds for this terrific cause.”

It all happens June 3rd, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Temple B’rith Kodesh on Elmwood Avenue.
$45 per person includes beer and wine tasting, hearty grazing stations, desserts, silent and live auctions, music and more. The event typically gathers more than 400 guests.  

Sponsors to date include Dave Guadagnino and Mary Beauchamp; Monroe Plan for Medical Care, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Gallo & Iacovangelo, LLP,  St. John Fisher College, Rochester Regional Health System and Monroe County Dental Society.  All proceeds will benefit the Center’s programs in primary health care, dental care and mental health counseling for the uninsured and under-insured.  To sponsor the event, to register or learn more information, call (585) 325-5260.  Let’s Go Team!

CELEBRATE THE FALL SEASON WITH A BREAKFAST TO BENEFIT THE CENTER!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Every year, on a Saturday in October, the Women’s Club of Pittsford, Creative Caterers, the Baptist Temple and Zonta International, come together to put on a festive breakfast to raise funds for St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center. Together, these groups organize and typically serve a hearty breakfast to more than 250 guests.

Join us on Saturday, October 18th, anytime from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Baptist Temple at 1101 Clover Street. For a donation of $5 per person, two eggs will be cooked your way, and served with home fries and a choice of ham, bacon, or sausage, juice and an endless cup of coffee. Baked goods will also be available for sale.

St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center provides primary health care, dental care and mental health counseling to more than 2000 people each year, who are un-insured or under-insured. For more information, call 585-325-5260, ext. 1002.

GUYS AND MOLLS GATHER FOR SUCCESS!

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Jack and Bonnie Garner

More than 400 Guys and Molls celebrated “1940’s Film Noir” to benefit St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center on June 5th at Temple B’rith Kodesh. This 20th annual auction and party, hosted by Chairpersons Jack and Bonnie Garner, raised a profit of more than $76,000, which will benefit ongoing health care programs for the uninsured and under-insured.

Spirits were high, beer and wine-tasting was plentiful, and jazz music was provided by the Four on the Floor Jazz Quartet. More than 150 silent and live “hot goods” were offered by guest auctioneer, Dr. John Gillespie. A trip to the Bahamas, a movie and catered dinner for six with the Garners, and hand-made lamps by Jill Cypher were among the highest-raising items. Many guests joined in the fun by arriving in furs, gowns, pin-stripes and fedoras.

Honorary Chairpersons Jack and Bonnie Garner addressed the crowd, stating, “We are pleased to support the Neighborhood Center. The Center provides a unique service to the Rochester community, providing health care to the uninsured and under- insured. This is a wonderful way to give the Center our support.”

Christine Wagner, SSJ, Executive Director, attired in black and white, thanked the crowd stating, “We are grateful for so many sponsors and friends who make our work possible.” She was surprised minutes later by Reverend Mother Phyllis Contestable who shared some outrageous roasting comments regarding Sr. Wagner as well as the Garners.

Sponsors of the event included Dave Guadagnino and Mary Beauchamp, the Monroe Plan for Medical Care, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, MVP Health care, Gallo & Iacovangelo, Highland Hospital/University of Rochester, Rochester General Health Systems, St. John Fisher College, and many more. Outstanding decorations of street lamps, film reels and film noir posters were created and donated by Jill Cypher.

JACK AND BONNIE GARNER TO CHAIR “1940’S FILM NOIR”

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

20th Annual Auction and Party for the Neighborhood Center

Dust off your pin stripes, pumps and fedora’s and come join us! The Neighborhood Center’s 20th annual auction and party, to be held June 5th, 2014, will welcome Jack and Bonnie Garner as Honorary Chairs. Jack is an author and long-time film and music critic for the Democrat and Chronicle. Since Film Noir of the 1940’s is Jack’s favorite era of films, the Center adopted this theme for the upcoming party, which is expected to gather more than 400 guests.

“I’m very excited for this event, and pleased to chair it on behalf of the Center,” said Jack. “Film Noir is typified by The Maltese Falcon, Sunset Boulevard, The Big Sleep, The Third Man, Double Indemnity, and many others, plus great modern neo-Noir films like Chinatown and LA Confidential. This unique film style uses shadows and stark visual contrast to frame a world of mystery and betrayal, of hoodlums, tough coppers, private dicks, molls and hookers. In this world, women are often strong and conniving femme fatales, men are sometimes patsies, victims or anti-heroes. Among other things, it’s the world of Humphrey Bogart and Barbara Stanwyck.”

Continued Jack, “Bonnie and I support St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center because it provides comprehensive health care, counseling, adult education and social work to individuals and families who lack insurance or other means. We love the FUN ways the charity raises money. Hopefully, our event will add to the organization’s reputation for entertaining ways to raise funds.”

It all happens June 5th, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Temple B’rith Kodesh on Elmwood Avenue.
$40 per person includes wine and beer tasting, hearty grazing stations, desserts, silent and live auctions, music and more. Sponsors to date include Dave Guadagnino and Mary Beauchamp; Monroe Plan for Medical Care, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Gallo & Iacovangelo, LLP, MVP Health Care and Rochester General Health System. All proceeds will benefit the Center’s programs in primary health care, dental care and mental health counseling for the uninsured and under-insured. To sponsor the event, register or learn more information, call (585) 325-5260.

Innovative Ways to Attend Trauma, a collaborative social justice workshop with Vikki Reynolds, Ph.D. is a sell-out

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

One hundred seventy-five people attended a full-day workshop focused on Innovative Ways to Attend to Trauma. Internationally-known presenter, Vikki Reynolds, Ph. D, presented alternative ways of thinking about trauma, and shared methods in which counselors, social workers and community service providers can work more effectively with clients and communities that have experienced hardship.

“Trauma is typically understood in a medical way,” states Dr. Reynolds. “The trauma is often considered located in the brain of the person who is the victim. Rather, we need to see this person less as a victim and more as a resister and survivor. In treating them, we need to help them make that connection.” Her social justice model changes the communication between counselor and patient and empowers the patient.

This was Dr. Reynolds first visit to Rochester, where she says,” It is nice to be here with like-minded people who desire to be change-makers…this is the home of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas, so we are continuing the area’s history of bringing about social change. I admire the collaboration among the different agencies that have come together to put on this event.”

The Workshop took place on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the College at Brockport‘s downtown location at Chestnut Street. Undergraduate and graduate students in the social services field, as well working professionals attended.
Jennifer King, LMFT of Brockport Marriage and Family Therapy, states that Dr. Reynolds workshop ” has helped me to look at trauma from a new angle; I can use many of her ideas in my practice.”

Third Annual ROC-the-DAY Raises $34,325 for St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

At midnight, December 11th, St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center had much to be thankful for. Namely, hundreds of “Roc Stars” who donated more than $34,325 to the Center in just one day. December 11th was the third annual community-wide Roc-the-Day, a 24-hour period of online giving, sponsored by the United Way.

Roc Star donors who logged onto www.RoctheDay.org during this 24-hour period were able to designate their gift to a specific agency, such as St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center. By midnight, the total of online gifts to St. Joseph’s reached $12,956. A matching-gift donor had pledged up to $10,000, which can now be added to that total. Mail-in gifts and a lobby collection box at the Center brought in another $9,869. In addition, the Center will receive $1,500 in bonuses from the site’s contests over the day. All in all, $34,325 came to Center, by way of this one special event.

“These generous gifts are a wonderful present from the Rochester community,” said Christine Wagner, SSJ, Executive Director of the Center. “Since we are funded completely by grants and donations, these dollars will be a great help to us as we continue to provide services.” The Center, which opened in 1993, provides medical, dental and mental health services to more than 2000 uninsured people each year, from Rochester and eight surrounding counties. The Center also helps another 1000 people each year to access appropriate health care plans. For more information, call (585) 325-5260.

St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center to participate in third annual “ROC the DAY”

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The third annual one-day online giving event, ROC the DAY, will take place on December 11th. On this one day, everyone in Rochester and the surrounding area can make a year-end gift to support their philanthropic interests, on one website.

St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center will once again participate in ROC the DAY. The Center, made up of 250-plus volunteer physicians, psychiatrists, dentists, social workers, and 20 staff members, provides health care to more than 2000 people each year. These services are provided to people who are uninsured or under-insured. “More than 70% of our clients work, but cannot afford the high cost of health insurance or health care,” says Christine Wagner, SSJ, Executive Director. “We make health care accessible to those in need, who would otherwise have nowhere to go.”

Funded by grants and donations, each day St Joseph’s makes a great difference in the Rochester community. Anyone who logs on to www.roctheday.org on December 11, 2013 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. can consider designating their gift to the Center, or perhaps another agency of their choice, and become a ROC Star. All gifts designated to the Center will be matched, up to $10,000, by an anonymous matching gift donor. If you donate $20, your gift becomes $40. The Center is grateful for all ROC the DAY gifts that have supported the Center in the last two years. “We hope for another successful ROC the DAY this year, for the Center and for the Rochester community,” said Wagner.

ROC the Day is sponsored by the United Way of Greater Rochester. All contributions made in just one day, to many worthy causes, are expected to make a great difference in our community.

 
 

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