A Heartwarming Night

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. In celebration of that support, we invite you to join us at our 9th Annual Legacy Gala, which will include dinner, a performance by our students and adults, our auction, and of course the presentation of our Halo Award.


Silent Auction

Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

Dinner followed by program and live auction.

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 is always highlighted by our Halo Award Presentation. For our Ninth Annual Legacy Gala, we honor 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 last year’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 Tickets:  $100 Enter to Win


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 and returning the form.

Become a Sponsor

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

Discovery Federal Credit Union
Michael & Diane Duff
Horrigan | Dever Families
R.M. Palmer
Mr. & Mrs. Gregg Shemanski
Solve IT Solutions, LLC
Tower Health
VA Productions, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

Alvernia University
Blue Mountain Foundation
Caron Treament Centers
Crosskeys Insurance, Inc
Fulton Bank
The Gulati Family Foundation
Ms. Nancy M. Hemmerich
Masano ♦ Bradley Attorneys-At-Law
Ralph & Kathy Nevel
Penn State Health St. Joseph Hospital
Craig & Sue Perrotty
Riverfront Federal Credit Union
Ms. Elizabeth B. Rothermel
White Star Tours