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2019 Serving Hope Gala

A Benefit for St. Anthony's

April 25th, 2019 6:30-10pm
Saint Joseph's Arts Society

The Event

Serving Hope: an evening in celebration of our community.

Founded in 1950, St. Anthony's has fed, clothed, healed, sheltered, and lifted the spirits of millions in need. What we do is much more than providing meals and services, we build community with dignity and respect, and continuously work toward a future in which all people flourish.  

Each year, Serving Hope provides the opportunity to connect with social, civic, and private sector leaders and the broader St. Anthony's community while showing your support for creating a better future for all. This year we will honor a member of our family, Barry J. Stenger, with the St. Anthony’s Spirit Award. Barry is retiring from his role of Executive Director after serving as a dedicated community builder for many years.   


This year’s fifth annual Serving Hope has been reimagined to evoke wonder and inspiration. For this special evening, Saint Joseph’s Arts Society invites you and your guests to explore and discover the beautiful space that will surround you. Enjoy a variety of food and beverages provided by Paula LeDuc Catering and Rye on the Road, including creative and nourishing bites, warm savory dishes, and creative cocktails and beverages.


The Venue

Based out of a National Historic Landmark in San Francisco, the 1913 Saint Joseph's Church has been revitalized as Saint Joseph's Arts Society, a haven, a forum and a source of inspiration for artists, patrons, and the public.
Use of the venue for Serving Hope has been generously donated by Ken Fulk and Saint Joseph's Arts Society.

"St. Anthony’s is now positioned to enter a new and dynamic phase of its service to the community: we’re reaching out to new generations of San Franciscans who want to be involved in our work and we’re focusing on engaging our neighbors to provide life-changing outcomes for the most marginalized and vulnerable guests we serve."


The Honoree

Barry J. Stenger,
St. Anthony's Executive Director 2005 - 2019

Barry began at St. Anthony’s in the role of Director of Development in 2005, and was promoted to Executive Director in 2013. He has over twenty years of nonprofit management experience and holds a Ph.D. in social ethics from the University of Chicago, taught at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and Santa Clara University, and has contributed to the work of the Franciscans on the west coast in a variety of capacities.

In St. Anthony’s nearly-70-year history of serving those who need it the most in San Francisco, Barry is only the seventh person to serve as Executive Director.


The Community Hosts

Special Gratitude for our Individual Community Hosts

Nils Behnke

Al Clifford

The Danford Foundation

Catherine Garzio

The Gurmehar Foundation

Sean Johnston

Elaine Larkin

Meagan Levitan & Dale Carlson

Brian Moore

Eileen Moore

Nicholas Moore

Bart Murphy

Janice Sears

Sherri Wood

Gala Committee

Ken Fulk, Co-Chair

Maija Muncy, Co-Chair

Sherri Lewis Wood, Co-Chair

Rena Bransten Gallery

Meagan Levitan and Dale Carlson
Thomas McNaughton
Eileen Moore

Greg Suhr