56th Annual Peru Mission Dinner
THIS IS NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT. Our 2021 dinner will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Please mark your calendars to save the date.
MORE INFORMATION TO COME.
UPDATE: In order to protect our generous supporters from the risks of the coronavirus, we have regretfully changed our Chimbote Dinner to a virtual event. Like last year, instead of an in-person ceremony and dinner, we will post a pre-recorded event video on October 7 here and on our home page.
While you cannot join us in-person, you can still join us online and in spirit. The poorest of the poor need your help now more than ever. So, please consider donating to help us help them during these especially trying times.
MORE INFORMATION TO COME.
Join us on Thursday, October 7, 2021, for our 56th Annual Peru Mission Dinner as we honor life – the life-giving, life-sustaining and life-affirming ministry of our Catholic medical missionaries in Chimbote, Peru.
Our dear friend of Chimbote, Mike Clark, distinguished news anchor for WTAE-TV, has once again volunteered to be our dinner’s Master of Ceremonies. The evening’s presentations will include updates from Chimbote Mission co-founders, Sister Margaret Mary Birchmeier and Sister Lillian Bockheim, and special remarks from Bishop David Zubik.
Previous mission teams will share their heartwarming stories of this amazing “Bridge of Love and Hope” that links two continents, two diocese and two peoples, all one in Jesus Christ.
DATE: Thursday, October 7, 2021
LOCATION: THIS IS NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT
2020 Chimbote Mission Video
The Chimbote Foundation’s Virtual Dinner was a tremendous success, raising $96,096! Thank you to all who participated in our first virtual event!
Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors
Bridge of Love and Hope ($2500-$4999)
Mr. John G. Carberry
Mr. Kenneth A. Roos and Ms. Beth C. Hutter
Ferry Electric Company
Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Roos
Dr. and Mrs. Eugene D. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Ms. Gretchen L. Roos and Mr. Scott Lane
Chimbote Benefactors ($1000-2499)
Catholic Cemeteries Association
Saint Wendelin School
The A. G. Mauro Company
Mr. and Mrs. Keith S. Boyce
Mrs. Jean F. Comber
Mr. and Mrs. Jack F. Daly
Mrs. James Ferry
Mr. Herb R. Hungerman
Mrs. Joan L. Kilgore
Mr. Desmond P. McCarthy
Reverend Albin C. McGinnis
Reverend Thomas R. Miller, M.Div., M.A.
Deacon and Mrs. Tim F. Noca
Dr. Monica M. Null
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Rettger
Mr. Greg J. Roos
Mr. and Mrs. John Rosser
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Sabol
SS. Peter & Paul School, Beaver
Called to Service ($500-999)
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Grefenstette
Ms. Stephanie Ruffner
Mr. and Mrs. David E. Gartner
Dr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Joyce
The Gateway Engineers, Inc.
A. Martini & Co, Inc.
School Sisters of St. Francis
Knights of Columbus – Our Lady of Olives Council # 3907
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Diulus
Mr. James Fanning
Deacon and Mrs. Albert E. Heiles, Jr.
Mr. Mark J. Homyak
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kozar
Mr. James Leeper
Ms. Mary Mahinske
Very Reverend Joseph M. Mele, VE, Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. O’Brien
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Ward
Most Reverend William J. Winter, S.T.D.
Partners of Peru ($300-499)
Archangel Gabriel School
Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Woshner
Yohe Roofing Inc.
Fagan Sanitary Supply
Yohe Roofing Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Donohue
Ms. Sandra H. Foody
Mr. Charlton Kilgore
Reverend John A. Marcucci, S.T.L., M.A.
Thank You to Our 2020 Donors
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Adamonis
Ms. Judy Adams
Mr. and Mrs. Max Alfery, Jr.
Ms. Megan W. Barca
The Honorable and Mrs. Jeff E. Beckham
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Beres
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Bobish
Ms. Margaret S. Boyle
Mrs. Mildred Brunner
Deacon and Mrs. Stephen J. Byers
Mr. Eric P. Campagna
Deacon and Mrs. Richard J. Caruso
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Chiappa
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Colia
Mr. James Concelman
Mr. John G. Cvetic
Mrs. Christina Damon
Reverend Thomas E. Dansak, STM
Ms. Susan DeBacco
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dickerson
Mr. George C. Dorman
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dulski
Mr. Greg Dyer
Ms. Beth Ann Eglberger
Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Evans
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Freker
Ms. Jean L. Gabor
Mr. Frederick Gimbel
Ms. Gail Greenfield
Reverend John L. Gudewicz, M.Div.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick T. Harnack
Ms. Margaret A. Hofscher
Holy Child Council # 12043
Mr. and Mrs. John Horger
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Jezerc
Mr. Jesse Joyce
Mr. Doug Kellar
Reverend Thomas W. Kunz, J.C.L.
Ms. Judith A. Langdon
Ms. Jooyoung Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Luckow
Mr. and Mrs. James Ludwig
Mr. Jim Luteran
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Manion
Mr. James Maochi
Dr. and Mrs. Donald Marinelli
Mr. Michael Marshalek
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Marusic
James W. McCarthy, Esq.
Deacon and Mrs. Gary Molitor
Ms. Cathy Morrida
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard W. O’Keefe
Mrs. Megan Roos Patterson
Mr. Andrew L. Pleva, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Giovanni Puppo
Mr. Joe Quigley
Deacon and Mrs. John E. Ragan
Mr. and Mrs. John Reardon
Ms. Kristin Repin
Mrs. Lois Roos
Mr. Richard R. Roos
Saint Bonaventure Parish
Saint Isidore the Farmer at Saint Columbkille Parish
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Saville
Miss June M. Schaut
Reverend Joseph C. Scheib, JCL, MDiv, MA
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Selep
Ms. Evy Severino
Ms. Diane M. Shosky
Ms. Joanna Silva
Sisters of the Humility of Mary
Ms. Deborah Smith
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Soya
Ms. Bridget Spitznagel
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Stalder
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Summerscales
Mr. Michael Tabak
Mr. Gene P. Tempesta
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Truckley, Jr.
Deacon and Mrs. Richard M. Tucek
Mrs. Janet Turbish
Ms. Nancy Urban
Mr. and Mrs. Tom VanHimbergen
Ms. Dorothy M. Voith
Deacon and Charles J. Vukotich, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Brad J. Werley
Deacon Patrick G. Wood
Reverend Albert Zapf
Mr. and Mrs. Jim J. Zielinski
2020 Memorial Gifts
In honor of Fr. Gerald Lutz (All Saints Men’s Club) — Saint Bonaventure Parish
In memory of Gary Shanahan — The Honorable and Mrs. Jeff E. Beckham
In memory of Gary Shanahan — Mrs. Mildred Brunner
In memory of Gary Shanahan — Ms. Susan DeBacco
In memory of Gary T. Shanahan — Mr. Greg Dyer
In memory of Matthew Clark — Ms. Margaret A. Hofscher
In memory of Gary Shanahan — Mr. Mark J. Homyak
In memory of Jack & Rose Mele — Very Reverend Joseph M. Mele, VE, Ph.D.
In memory of Matthew Clark — Mrs. Joan L. Kilgore
In honor of Gary T. Shanahan from your family @ Shanahan Transportation
In memory of Gary Shanahan — Ms. Diane M. Shosky
In memory of Gary Shanahan — Mr. and Mrs. James A. Soya
For the Mission of Pat & Rita Joyce & In memory of Teresa Ruth Salinas Altuna — Mr. Gene P. Tempesta
In loving memory of Teresa Salinas Altuna
In memory of Gary Shanahan — Mr. and Mrs. Brad J. Werley
Friends of Gary Shanahan from Indiana, PA
The Family of Gerald P. Comber
In honor of Eugene McCarthy’s 78th Birthday
The Poorest of the Poor in Chimbote Thank You for Your Prayers and Support!
A Beautiful, Uplifting Story about Catholic Faith in Action!
Attorney Gretchen Roos and Deacon Tim Noca of the Chimbote Foundation board of directors discuss a half century of help and hope offered for the poorest of the poor in Chimbote, Peru. They were interviewed recently by Father Tom Burke for the diocese’s “Catholic Education Plus” radio program on KDKA-AM.