A Heartwarming Night

We would like to thank everyone that made our 8th Annual Legacy Gala a huge success, from our sponsors and supporters, to our guests, volunteers, and the Gala committee. Without all the hard work, dedication, and generosity, our mission would not shine like it does.

Take a look at the slideshow from this year’s Gala below. All photos are courtesy of AW Styer Photography.

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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 was highlighted by our Halo Award Presentation in which Dick and Angela Ehst were 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.


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.