28th Annual Sharing Hope Celebration Dinner
Friday, October 1, 2021 Ziegfeld Ballroom – NYC
On Friday, October 1st, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will hold their 28th Annual Sharing Hope Celebration Dinner at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. The monies raised from the event will go to support the ministries of the Friars at Graymoor and around the world. It is an annual event where the Friars will honor individuals who have demonstrated the Friars’ charism and Franciscan spirit in their lives by their commitment and dedication of their time, talents and resources, in service to humanity.
This annual dinner has always been more than just a fundraiser, but also a time for us to gather and share stories of hope and inspiration with dear friends.
In addition, the Friars honor individuals who exemplify Franciscan values and embrace the spirit of At-One-Ment. This year, the Friars will present the Graymoor Sharing Hope Award to Her Excellency Vicki Downey, DGCHS, the Eastern Lieutenant of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. We are recognizing her for her involvement, devotion and dedication with many religious, civic and charitable organizations including her commitment to humanitarian causes in the United States and in the Holy Land, which our Founder – Servant of God, Fr. Paul Wattson, SA sacrificed so much to help.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Lisa at 845-424-2137. As always, you remain in our prayers.
New Hope Manor Treatment Center will receive the Graymoor Community Service Award for its residential substance abuse treatment care for women ages 13 and up including those who are pregnant and those who would like to have their young children stay with them while they are in treatment. The treatment program promotes greater self-respect, self-esteem, self-worth, and the ability to care for oneself, their families and improve family relationships. New Hope Manor was founded and established in 1970 at Graymoor as a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement by Fr. Dan Egan, SA who was called the ”Junkie Priest”. It was New York State’s first all female, residential substance abuse treatment center. For 50 years, they have dedicated themselves to providing affordable treatment and quality care to women from all walks of life. They share the values instilled by our Founder – Servant of God Paul Wattson SA – of Gospel witness, hospitality, charity and care for others.
The following video was premiered at the 2019 Sharing Hope Dinner celebration. The film highlights and celebrates those who have embraced the Friars call to “At-One-Ment,” and seek to live it out in their daily lives. Click below to watch. Enjoy!