Sylvania Franciscan Virtual Gala, October 14 and 15, 2020

Silent Auction  – Raffle – Gala Presentation 


Thank you to our fantastic Gala sponsors, the nearly 500 ‘guests’ who shared in the Sylvania Franciscan Virtual Gala, to the over 50 bidders who made the Silent Auction a success and to those who took the time to honor a Sister and/or send a Gala gift.

The location changed, but not the cause! It is not too late to support the Sylvania Franciscan Gala. You can honor a Sister, become a Sponsor or give a Gala gift here.

           If you would like to support the Gala,  you can call Advancement Director Eileen Kerner at 419-824-3625, you can give a Gala gift here, or you can mail a gift to Sisters of St. Francis Congregational Advancement, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH  43560. 


Did you miss the Gala fun?

Here is Wednesday’s 35-minute preview night featuring music, greetings and the Sisters’ ‘Jeoparty’ game hosted by Sister Nancy Linenkugel, followed by Thursday’s 42-minute presentation, “Ministry is the Heart of the Sylvania Franciscans.”

Grateful to our 2020 Gala Sponsors:

St. Francis Sponsors

CommonSpirit Health

Program Solutions Group


Mother Adelaide Sponsors

Integrity Asset Management

Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLC

Trinity Health System

Assisi Sponsors

CHI Living Communities

Dynamic Campus


Ivy Investments

LCG Associates, Inc.

Signature Bank, LLC

Jana and Michael Whitmore

San Damiano Sponsors

Dr. Stephen P. Bazeley, MD

Black Diamond, Inc.

Brown Advisory

Buckeye Broadband

CHI St. Joseph Health

Findley, Inc.

Dick and Dolly Flasck

Eileen and Kevin Kerner

Lincoln Financial

Noneman Real Estate Company

Oblates of St. Francis De Sales, Inc.

Donna O’Connell

Susan and Joe Peschel

Harvey Popovich, MD

Sophia Center, Inc.

Spooner Risk Control

Event Sponsors

All Green

Lorraine Caserta

Judith and Edward Chmielewski

Vincenz M. Meyer

Kathleen and Edward Walczak

Wedge Capital Management, LLP


Sally and Jack Buckley, Jr.

Richard & Kathleen Faist

Felician Sisters of North America, Inc.

Greater Toledo Community Foundation

Father Paul Jaroszeski

Kristen and David Kreienkamp

Jerome Reitter

Laura and Bradley J. Rieger, PhD

Janet and Gene Robinson

St. Patrick of Heatherdowns KOFC 14155

Wisniewski & Wick Funeral Home