You are invited to attend the 2017
Honoring the Berschbacks
Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago
The Midwest Augustinians have taught and ministered to the faithful of the Midwest for over 100 years. They served the parish of St. Clare of Montefalco until 2012, and taught at area schools St. Clare and Austin Catholic High School.
The Augustinians will be holding their 5th annual gala on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago. This year’s honorees include Fr. Jim Friedel, O.S.A., D.Min., Fr. Tom McCarthy, O.S.A., and Anne and Don Berschback – Affiliates, distinguished volunteers, and friends of the Augustinian Order.
The Augustinians’ celebration of Anne and Don will be an evening 60 years in the making, starting from when a fifth-grade Don was mowing the summer grasses at St. Clare school. In the decades to follow Don, together with his wife Anne, would develop a relationship of faith and service with the Augustinian Order at every level possible – parish, school, and province. The Berschbacks have accompanied the Midwest Augustinians through two capital campaigns, have served on the Campaign Cabinet and multiple Augustinian Gala Committees. In 2013, Anne served as chairperson of the first Augustinian Gala.
Even though the Augustinians ceased to serve at St. Clare Parish in 2013, Don and Anne continue their regular involvement with the Midwest Augustinians by serving on various committees, and attending Augustinian events, festal celebrations and ordinations.
The Augustinians invite you to join them in celebrating the Berschbacks for their years of service and generous support to the Augustinians and to the Church at this year’s Augustinian Gala.
Individual tickets are $300 each, sponsored tables are $3,500, and full color program book ads or congratulatory messages start at $100. (Deadline for ad submission is April 14.)
The proceeds of the fundraiser benefit the Augustinian formation and vocation efforts, the retired and infirm Augustinians, and Augustinian missions in Peru. For more information about the gala or to order tickets, please visit www.augustiniangala.org, or contact Elizabeth Mazur, Associate Director of Development, at email@example.com or 773-595-4009.