Thank You for Sponsoring the 2016 Augustinian Gala!

Our fourth annual Augustinian Gala - held on April 22, 2016 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago - was a great success!  We are still crunching the numbers, but it looks like we set a record in how much we raised:  proceeds of about $140,000!  Wow!

Thank you to our gala committee, our sponsors, guests, and advertisers.  Please join us in thanking all those took major sponsorships, those who sponsored tables, and those who placed ads in our program book.  You made it happen!


Major Sponsors

  • Mr. & Mrs. E. Blake Hastings:  Reception Sponsor
  • Mr. Ernie Mrozek:  Augustinian Seminary Alumni Reception Sponsor
  • The Susan & G.T. Bynum Family: The Father Ted Tack, O.S.A., Video Tribute Sponsor
  • Denise & Robert Utter:  The Father Mike Slattery, O.S.A. Video Tribute Sponsor
  • A Grateful Friend of Ernie Mrozek:  The Ernie Mrozek Video Tribute Sponsor
  • Greg & Wendy Jania:  Flowers Sponsor
  • Thomas W. Dower Foundation:  Music Sponsor
  • Kelmscott Communications:  Program Book Sponsor

Table Sponsors

St. Augustine Table Sponsors

  • Bimba Manufacturing
  • The Families of Matt & Peggy Coughlin and Bob & Jeanne Sullivan
  • Ed and Catharine Hennessy in Honor of Leo and Helen Hennessy
  • Leo and Helen Hennessy in Memory of Bishop John C. McNabb, O.S.A.
  • International Insurance Brokers, LTD - Révérence Table in Memory of Bishop John McNabb, O.S.A.; and Fathers David L. Brecht, O.S.A., Ph.D.; Donald E. Brennan, O.S.A.; Ruellen P. Fink, O.S.A.; John "Jack" Gavin, O.S.A.; Patrick E. Murphy, O.S.A.; Raymond R. Ryan, O.S.A.; John L. Seary, O.S.A.; Henry V. Spielmann, O.S.A.; and Theodore E. Tack, O.S.A.
  • Dr. & Mrs. John E. Martin
  • The Family of Mr. Ernie Mrozek
  • Saint Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, Chicago, Illinois
  • The Family of the Very Reverend Bernard C. Scianna, O.S.A., Ph.D.
  • The Honorable & Mrs. Michael F. Sheahan

St. Rita of Cascia Table Sponsors

St. Monica Table Sponsors

  • Anne and Don Berschback
  • The Augustinian Community of Providence Catholic High School in Memory of Fr. Ray Ryan, O.S.A.
  • Mr. Jim Gordon
  • Mark and Mindy Hacker
  • Tom and Luann Hennessy
  • Mary and Mark Isley in Honor of Brother Stephen Isley, O.S.A.
  • Saint Rita of Cascia High School in Honor of Mr. Ernie Mrozek
  • The Family of Father Ted Tack, O.S.A.
  • The Family of the Most Rev. Daniel T. Turley, O.S.A., in Memory of the Deceased Members of the Turley Family (John P. & Anne Turley, Sr. Patricia Turley, O.P., and John D. Turley

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has been working with the Augustinians in fundraising and communications since 2010. He began working with the Augustinian Vocations office in 2015. He also holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management.