January 26, 2015
On Saturday evening, my wife and daughter joined me and other Good Shepherd “celebrities” (Kathy Fowler and husband JT (aka Santa), Mike Whelan, and Board President Rich Benkelman) at the annual Orlando Family Foundation Gala. Long time donor and friend of Good Shepherd, Mimi Ravarino, once again sponsored a Good Shepherd table. Although we weren’t among the lucky pair of agencies who split the night’s proceeds, we had a wonderful time and helped support a great cause. Also at the event were illustrious folks like Theresa Ruzicka, Sr. Jude Ruggeri, Patty Noonan, and supporters from a host of local charities, including St. Patrick’s Center. Unfortunately, Jill Benkelman wasn’t able to join us; she was down with a bad case of the flu. We wish her a very rapid recovery.
In the meantime, if you know Mimi, be sure to extend a thank you for her steadfast support. I call her one of our angels.