A Heartwarming Night

For 35 years, John Paul II Center has come together with our community to help both our students and adults explore their purpose in life. Because our staff gets to witness our individuals’ accomplishments each and every day, eight years ago we had a thought: “Wouldn’t it be amazing to celebrate these accomplishments together with our supporters?”

We invite you to join us for our Annual Legacy Gala. We promise it will be a heartwarming night!

Timeline of Events:

April 21, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Silent Auction

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

7:30 p.m.
Dinner followed by program & live auction


Our Annual Legacy Gala will be held at DoubleTree Hotel, Reading. For a map, please click here.


For information on our Halo Award, to get a better understanding of how donations are used at JPII, or how to register for ExpressPay, select an option below:

Halo Award

Our Halo Award honors community members who embody the spirit of our mission and who work to ensure our legacy into the future.

The evening will be highlighted by our Halo Award Presentation in which Dick and Angela Ehst will be honored for their continued and tireless support of John Paul II Center.

A Day in the Life

It’s difficult for words to describe all the great things that happen at JPII because of the support we receive. So instead, take a look at “A Day in the Life” to see how our community’s generosity is impacting our students:

Why Wait In Line?

Did you know that Americans, as a whole, spend 37 billion hours per year waiting in lines? In an effort to recycle your lost hours, we offer ExpressPay, so instead of spending your time waiting in line to pay for your auction items at the end of the night, you can use what would be line-time as dine-time or wine-time.

To preregister your credit card for ExpressPay, you can call us (610-777-0605) or sign up when you arrive at Gala. To ensure confidentiality, we never keep your information on file.


We would like to take a moment to recognize our sponsors and the tremendous support we receive from them. If you would like to make an impact at JPII by becoming a Gala sponsor, you can download our sponsorship form by clicking the button below:

Become a Sponsor


Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

AW Styer Photography
Bank of America
Berks Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center
Dick & Ginny Close
Discovery Federal Credit Union
Michael & Diane Duff
Edwards Business Systems
Horrigan & Dever Families
ROG Orthodontics
Solve IT Solutions
Surgery Consultants of Berks County | Dr. Kurt Bamberger, Dr. Michael Brown, & Dr. Anne Close
Tompkins Vist Bank | Insurance | Financial Advisors
Tower Health
VA Productions
W. Bradford White, Jr. at Morgan Stanley
Wells Fargo

Bronze Sponsors

Alvernia University
Berks Visiting Nurse Association
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Mr. & Mrs. David Carlino
Caron Treatment Centers
Crosskeys Insurance
Jim & Judy Diffendal
Geoff Penske Buick GMC
The Gulati Family Foundation
Maggs & Associates | Merrill Lynch
Nancy M Hemmerich
Jerry & Carolyn Holleran
Kuhn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
Lutz Funeral Home
M.P. Butterworth and Associates
Masano Bradley, Attorneys at Law
Dr. & Mrs. Vince Moffitt
Mike & Maria Nawa
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Nevel
Penn National Gaming
Penn State Health St. Joseph
Mr. & Mrs. Craig Perrotty
Queen City Family Restaurant
Elizabeth Rothermel
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish
Steven & Lauren Snyder
West Lawn Quoiting Association
White Star Tours
World Electronics Sales & Service Inc.