20th Anniversary Gala

Better than we could have imagined!


SUCCESS with a  Capital "S"  is the only way to describe our 20th Anniversary Celebration.   We raised over $50,000!!!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our success. Special thanks to Kitty Van Bortel, who donated a three year lease on a 2019 Subaru Outback, with maintenance and taxes included.  

Thank you to our sponsors for our November 3rd event, the committee that planned the event, and all those who purchased raffle tickets for the car and all the attendees.

We not only reached our goal, we exceeded it. Because of you, more refugees will be able to further their education. Over $24,000 earned from our raffle will enable us to continue and enhance our new Educational Initiatives. These initiatives, that were started in late 2017, have already aided 30 young refugees to further their education. 

Realizing that higher education is probably the most effective way to break the cycle of poverty, Saint's Place is assisting  young adults ages 18 - 25 years old to obtain higher education, vocational training, and/or medical training with partial tuition, laptop computers, text books, bus passes and exam fees. These are just a few ways we are helping refugees to advance their chances at achieving the American dream.   


20th Anniversary Gala 2018

Diamond Sponsors


Diamond Sponsor

Cost: $2,000

Saint John Fisher College

Thomas and Ann Ward

Marlene Bessette and Catholic Family Center

 Gold Sponsor

Cost: $1,000

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

James and Colleen Knauf

Peter and Pat Spinelli

Goodwill Fingerlakes

Sutter Communications

Cindy Fitzmorris – Howard Hanna

Forsythe Jewelers

Michael J. Ringrose, Esq. - Gallo & Iacovangelo



Silver Sponsors


Silver Sponsor

Cost: $500

Kammholz Law PLLC - Bradley P. Kammholz

RBC Wealth Management

Leaf Tree Bar

Holy Sepulchre & Ascension Garden 

Catholic Cemeteries

Latta Long Liquor – Gary Miller

Town of Pittsford – Bill Smith

Village Bakery

Marty and Jill Birmingha

Bronze Sponsors


Bronze Sponsor

Cost: $250

Canandaigua National Bank

Iron Bay Capital – Robert Bolton

Nolan’s Rental

James and Marilyn Jordan

Thomas and Rody Krugh

Richard and Isabel Miller

William and Michele Quinn

Robert and Linda Wayland-Smith