Helping to Find Their Voices

It’s our mission at John Paul II Center to acknowledge the dignity of all learners by providing children and adults with disabilities with a safe place to learn. In order to carry out our mission, we look to our community for support. We would like to thank everyone who joined us for our 9th Annual Legacy Gala and made the night a huge success. Because of this support, our students and adults will be able to continue to receive services like Occupational, Speech, Music, and Behavioral Therapies, as well as Adaptive Physical Education.

For information on our Halo Award or to get a better understanding of how donations are used at JPII, 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 was highlighted by our Halo Award Presentation. For our Ninth Annual Legacy Gala, we honored Mike & Diane Duff 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.

Take a look at the slideshow from 2018’s Gala below. All photos are courtesy of AW Styer Photography.

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Enjoy the stunning clifftop overlooks, beautiful beaches, excellent snorkeling spots, fantastic hikes, lush tropical gardens, and astounding waterfalls during your trip to Hawaii!

Trip package includes:

  • Round trip airfare for two to the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Seven nights’ accommodations at the beautiful Sheraton Kona
  • Spa gift certificate for a couple’s massage overlooking the ocean on a private lanai
  • Two days of private tours with Eric & Jeannie Savage
  • Dinner at the Savage residence

Donated by Eric and Jeannie Savage 

Congratulations to our winners!


We would like to thank the sponsors of our 9th Annual Legacy Gala. Without this support, our event wouldn’t be the success that it is.

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Alvernia University
Dick & Ginny Close
Discovery Federal Credit Union
Edwards Business Systems
Michael & Diane Duff
Horrigan | Dever Families
R.M. Palmer
Solve IT Solutions, LLC
Surgery Consultants of Berks County | Dr. Kurt Bamberger, Dr. Michael Brown, & Dr. Anne Close
Tompkins Vist Bank
Tower Health
VA Productions, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank

Bronze Sponsors

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Blue Mountain Foundation
Caron Treatment Centers
Crosskeys Insurance, Inc
Jim & Judith Diffendal
Edwards Landscape & Nursery
Fulton Bank
The Gulati Family Foundation
Ms. Nancy M. Hemmerich
Jerry & Carolyn Holleran
Knights of Columbus #14880
M P Butterworth and Associates
Masano ♦ Bradley Attorneys-At-Law
Dr. & Mrs. Vince Moffitt
Ralph & Kathy Nevel
John & LeeAnn Palmer
Penn National Gaming Foundation
Penn State Health St. Joseph Hospital
Craig & Sue Perrotty
Redner’s Warehouse Markets
Riverfront Federal Credit Union
Ms. Elizabeth B. Rothermel
St. Catharine of Siena
Mr. & Mrs. Gregg Shemanski
White Star Tours