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Augustinian Gala 2015

  • The Drake Hotel 140 E Walton St Chicago, IL, 60611 United States (map)

The Augustinians will host their third gala to launch celebrations of their 75th anniversary of the Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel!  In addition to honoring Fr. Tony Pizzo, O.S.A., and Dn. Jim Foody, M.D., we will also have a Diamond Jubilee Remembrance for Fr. Ray Ryan, O.S.A.  Click here to read our press release about our gala honorees and remembrance.  The menu for the evening is listed below.

Tables and individual reservations can be made online.  A seating chart is listed below if you are interested in purchasing a sponsored table; you can click on the seating chart to see the image in greater detail.  If you would like to request a specific table or other concerns, please email Mary Gal Carroll, Advancement Associate, or call her at 773-595-4008.


Gala Sponsors

An Augustinian Family Marked for Life by the Love of Fr. Ray Ryan, O.S.A., Major Sponsor

The Thomas W. Dower Foundation, Reception Sponsor

Greg & Wendy Jania, Flowers Sponsor

Kelmscott Communications, Program Book Sponsor



Gala Committee

Livio Andreatta
Anne Berschback, Augustinian Gala Chair Emeritus
John and Diane Barrett
Joe Brennan
Rev. Richard Fragomeni
Thomas Gavin III
Mark Hacker, Augustinian Gala Co-Chair
Mindy Hacker, Augustinian Gala Co-Chair
Catharine Hennessy
Edward Hennessy
Dan Kill
Jenny Meehan
Pat O'Connor
E. Robert Olson
Anthony J. O'Neill
Rachel Rone, Augustinian Gala Chair Emeritus
Anne Russell
Dennis Ryan
Stephan Sargent
Martin Wojcik



Soup:  The Drake’s Bookbinder Soup with Individual Sherry Carafe
Salad:  Spinach Salad with Sugar Bacon, Sherry Apricot, Cucumber, Spiced Sunflower Seeds.  Smoked Cider Vinaigrette to be French Served
Intermezzo:  (1) scoop each of Ginger  & Champagne Sorbet, to be accompanied by sugar coated frozen grapes and fresh mint in a mini martini glass

Entree Selections

  • Blood Orange Braised Veal Ossobucco (12oz. bone-in) with Rutabaga Mash & Broccolini
  • Herb-Crusted Halibut with Butter Poached Turnip & Broccolini, topped with Tomato Jam
  • Roasted Vegetable Strudel with Sautéed Spinach & Tomato Olive Concasse

Dessert:  Open Face Apple Tart with Cinnamon Mascarpone & Cookie Crumble 
Wine:  Canyon Road Pinot Noir, Canyon Road Sauvignon Blanc

Video from the 2014 Augustinian Gala:

Earlier Event: April 24
Seminary Alumni Pre-Reception
Later Event: April 25
Diamond Jubilee Opening Mass