2019 Serving Hope Gala
A Benefit for St. Anthony's
April 25th, 2019 6:30-10pm
Saint Joseph's Arts Society
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.
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."
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
The Danford Foundation
The Gurmehar Foundation
Meagan Levitan & Dale Carlson
Ken Fulk, Co-Chair
Maija Muncy, Co-Chair
Sherri Lewis Wood, Co-Chair
Rena Bransten Gallery
Meagan Levitan and Dale Carlson