Sharing Hope Celebration Dinner

Friday, October 6, 2023 The Pierre Hotel – NYC

On Friday, October 6, 2023, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement hosted their 30th Anniversary of the Sharing Hope Celebration Dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

Each year, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement honor special individuals or organizations that demonstrate the Friars’ charism and Franciscan spirit in their service to humanity, and dedication of their time, talents, and resources.

Every prayer, every gift makes a difference. We can build a world where everyone feels cherished, healed and united. Thank you!

2023 Honorees

Bonnie Brae – Small Victories. Every Day.

Bonnie Brae was Founded in 1916 by Judge Harry V. Osborne. Begun over 107 years ago as a farm for young men living in destitute circumstances, in need of both love and care, Bonnie Brae has transformed the lives of thousands of youths and their families in New Jersey by giving them a place of safety, shelter, and hope. Their 100-acre campus offers an ideal setting for youth to heal, learn and grow. Bonnie Brae is a fully accredited and nationally recognized residential treatment center with a dedicated, compassionate, and knowledgeable staff who empower youth and families to achieve their success through its comprehensive care and education programs. Bonnie Brae have been a refuge for more than 12,700 youth and their families.

Like the Friars of the Atonement, Bonnie Brae shares a vision to help those in need and they reflect our charism to heal, to unite and to bring home those who have lost their way.

Cabrini of Westchester – We Love Caring for People.

Cabrini of Westchester focuses on God’s people. Their philosophy, inspired by their foundress Mother Francis Cabrini, has distinguished them as a respected, trusted, and compassionate leader in elder care. Through their comprehensive programs and services, their dedication of caring for others promotes the independence, dignity, and well-being of all those entrusted in their care. Building on a legacy of compassion and excellence, Cabrini of Westchester provides not only the highest quality of nursing care, but also an outstanding quality of life for their residents and patients. They and their families speak for themselves in testimony after testimony, attesting to the joy of life experienced by all those they serve.

Like the Friars of the Atonement, they have demonstrated a commitment of improving the well-being of people in the Franciscan spirit – sharing our values of honoring and embracing the dignity of all people, ministering to those in need of physical and spiritual healing.

My Brother Vinny – Helping mankind one good deed at a time.

My Brother Vinny is dedicated to the life and legacy of Vincent Miritello, the brother of Founder & President, Paula Miritello. My Brother Vinny organizes and distributes furniture, housewares, food and clothing to U.S. Veterans, outreach groups, shelters and families in Westchester County and vicinities. They are dedicated to serving those most in need and respond with love and compassion. Each year, the My Brother Vinny Walk helps local animal shelters and rescue groups by supplying aid and financial support of animal welfare. They establish and implement community-based events geared towards improving the enjoyment of life, happiness, and health of the emotionally, physically, and intellectually disabled. Every event they do has a benefit towards helping others and getting people involved. Whether they are delivering gifts to over 140 residents at an adult home or providing gifts to children in low-income community centers, My Brother Vinny strives to spread joy and add a personal touch to everything they do for the least of our neighbors.

Like the Friars of the Atonement, My Brother Vinny models the Franciscan Spirit of improving the quality of life for so many and walk alongside those who are in need of hope and healing.

Being At One: Hope, Healing & Harmony