2018 Celebration of Life Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

Ninth Annual Celebration of Life Gala Set For September 14, 2018

Jay and Lanee Lucarelli serve as the 2018 Gala Honorary Co-Chairs.

The Village at Marymount will host its ninth Celebration of Life Gala from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd N in Independence. Jay and Lanee Lucarelli will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the event.

“We are so pleased to be returning to the Embassy for this year’s gala,” said Sue Nall, The Village at Marymount’s executive director. “Our guests seem to enjoy this venue and we’re looking forward to another fun event.”

The gala again will feature exciting vacation destinations and unique experiences as part of the live auction. The silent auction highlights items from Cleveland’s sports, dining, travel, and entertainment scenes.

Bishop Roger Gries, OSB, will serve as Master of Ceremonies and will offer the invocation. Entertainment will be provided by the Abe LaMarca Band. Join us as we “party like Gatsby” and help support The Village at Marymount. Attire is black tie optional or wear your best Gatsby garb or zoot suit. All styles welcome!

Enjoy the photos below of the 2017 gala, courtesy of Joy Lewis and Jenny Schumacher.

Thank you to the following list of generous 2017 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

The Kurtz Family Foundation

Lead Gift Sponsor

Cleveland Clinic (www.myclevelandclinic.org)

Diamond Sponsor

Creative HealthCare Consulting

Platinum Sponsors

PPS Analytics (www.ppsanalytics.com)

MPB Charitable Foundation

Swagelok (www.swagelok.com)

Gold Sponsors

The DiGeronimo Family Foundation

The Fedeli Group

Mr. & Mrs. Steve and Ruthie Hovan

Mr. & Mrs. Brad and Leah Knapp

Mr. Brock Milstein/Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

Petitti Garden Center

Silver Sponsors

Medical Mutual

Mr. Joe Scaminace

Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis

Bronze Sponsors

Robert W. Baird

Mr. & Mrs. David and Karen Doll


Mr. & Mrs. Marc and Lisa Kotora

Mr. & Mrs. Dale and Dolores Lytkowski

Mr. & Mrs. Jim and Josie Myers

Remedi SeniorCare

Charles Schulz Building Company

Mr. & Mrs. Don and Pam Washkewicz

Friends of The Sisters

Mayor & Mrs. Vic and Jeannie Collova

Mr. & Mrs. Scott and Carol Kenney

Mr. Don H. Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Jim and Jodie Varner

Table Sponsors

AdvaCare Systems

Affordable Appliances

Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Hupp Co. LPA

Citi Electric

GeroPsych Associates

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Mr. & Mrs. Drew and Shelley McCandless

Milan Tool Corporation

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff and Janice Myers

The Ott’s Family and Friends

Richter Healthcare Associates

Trinity High School

Trudell and Hilbert Families

Wincek & DeRosa

About The Village at Marymount

In the Franciscan spirit of valuing the gift of life in all its transitions, our mission is to provide an environment of compassion, competence, and the celebration of life to all entrusted to this community of care. The Village at Marymount, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis, offers a continuing care community located on the Marymount Intergenerational Campus, 5200 Marymount Village Drive in Garfield Heights.

The Village is composed of Marymount Place, a three-story Dutch colonial with 104 suites, offering assisted living services; Villa St. Joseph, which opened in 2007 and has 142 suites offering skilled and intermediate nursing care, short-term rehabilitation; Memory Care neighborhoods; and Clare Hall providing hospice and palliative care; and skilled and intermediate nursing care to members of the congregation and the community.

Marymount Health Care System

Board of Directors

Joseph DeRosa, Chair
Matthew P. LoPiccolo, Vice Chair

Dale Lytkowski, Treasurer
Carol Kenney, Secretary
Sister Jean Ehasz
Nicholas Fedeli
Sister Betty Gulick
Gerald P. Jarzabek
Bradley R. Knapp
Sister Anne Marie Luberda
David Vitatoe
Sister Marjorie White, Ex-Officio
Jeffry A. Myers, Ex-Officio

Daniel Napierkowski, MD, Ex-Officio

Celebration of Life Committee

Greg and Lyn Kurtz, Honorary Chairs 2017

Mary & John Stamler, Honorary Chairs 2016

Marc R. Kotora, Honorary Chair 2015
Donald E. Washkewicz, Honorary Chair 2014

Bishop Roger Gries, OSB, Honoree 2013
Jim Filicko, Honorary Chair 2012
Joseph Scaminace, Honorary Chair 2011

Mrs. Dolores Kurtz, Honorary Chair 2010

Mary Bednar
Melinda Smith Bilfield

June Bouha

Jessica Chiano
Jeannie Collova
Anthony M. Coury
Carole Coury
Lynne Filicko
Michelle Fontanet
Liz Pencak-Frangos
Ronald J. Hollowell
Sister Mary Alice Jarosz
Debbie Johnson
Joy Lewis
Bev McCall
Jeffry A. Myers
Suzanne Nall
Donna Noble
Nancy Recko
Jenny Schumacher


The Village at Marymount

Board of Directors

 Joseph Fornal, Chair
 Christine Shibley, Vice Chair
 Don H. Smith, Treasurer
 Sister Anne Marie Luberda, Secretary
 Sister Jean Ehasz
 Jim Garnek
 Sister Joyce Hollkamp
 William D. Keckan
 Frederic W. Misischia
 Christine Schulte
 Sister Marjorie White, Ex-Officio
 Jeffry A. Myers, Ex-Officio
 Daniel Napierkowski, MD, Ex-Officio