As we head into 2018, the Board and Father Ken Deasy want to recognize the group of people who came up with the idea of a non-profit to support the various projects of Father Ken and who put this idea into action. President Bob Bavasi proposed the “Matching Fund” concept to create seed money for Father Ken’s Vineyard. It’s crazy, but a group of 13 year-olds who graduated from a parochial school in the LA suburb of La Canada have stayed in contact for almost 50 years. The Class was enamored of the freckle-faced kid who had the distinction of most hours of detention in the school’s history, and then became a priest! St. Bede Class of 1968 stepped up and raised $20,000+ to jump-start the fundraising for what has become known as The Vineyard. We knew Father Ken had another loyal group of supporters from his many walks of life. We had a list and started sending emails to these supporters challenging them to meet or beat our $20,000. And it happened, much more quickly than any of us expected.

MIKE BABINEAU | BOB BAVASI | MARTHA CAIN | MARY CAIN | LIZ CASEY FELD | LUKE & MARLA CLARKE | MARY FRANCES FARLEY CARLSON | JULIE GALLANT | MARY HOLLISTER HEACOCK | ANN HORNBY | STEPHANIE JENNISON | ROBERT & CAROL JOHANSING | ANNE KIRST SEDGWICK | KIM KWASNY MUNSON | BRUCE & JOANNE MCBIRNEY | DEA MCKIBBEN PERRY | KEVIN & KIM MENNINGER | STEVE MOORE | JIM ORLANDINI | WILLIAM POWELL | BOB AND FRANCIE PRATTE | KATHLEEN SCHIMANDLE WRIGHT | JOSEPH SHEEDY | MARY SIROKY | BARBARA SMITH | MIKE WAHRENBROCK | JULIA WHITE LEEPER