Hospice Foundation

29th Annual Helping Hands Award Photo Gallery

Thank you to everyone that made this year's Helping Hands Award Dinner, honoring Ann Manion, volunteer president of Women's Care Center, a tremendous success. Without the support of our sponsors, volunteers, staff, the staff at Hilton Garden Inn and an amazing dinner committee, such an event would not have been possible!

There are those people whose work shines outside the spotlight of public notice. They give selflessly and patiently of themselves, never seeking recognition for the time and talent they dedicate to their cause of choice. 

One such person is Ann Manion. Since 1988 she has served as volunteer President of Women's Care Center, the nation's largest pregnancy resource center. The organization expects to serve 21,000 pregnant women in 2012. She was also a founding board member of Hannah's House, a maternity home for pregnant teenagers, which was jointly founded by St. Joseph Hospital of Mishawaka and Women's Care Center in 1993.

During her tenure as President, Women's Care Center has grown from one small center on St. Louis Boulevard in South Bend to 17 sites in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. It is a testament to Ann's leadership that Women's Care Center is funded solely through donations.

Ann was a member of the second class of women to gain entrance to the University of Notre Dame, graduating magna cum laude in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She was a senior manager with Price Waterhouse from 1977 to 1988 and is married to the Honorable Daniel Manion, a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. They have four children - Mary, Katherine, Patrick, and Michael - ranging in age from 14 to 24.

Humble, dedicated, determined and caring, Ann deflects any praise for her work to the greater good done by Women's Care Center. It was truly a privelege to honor Ann for her many years of service to our community. Thank you to Ann for her service, and to all of the people that made such a wonderful evening possible, including the Dinner Committee members and our Sponsors.

If you were unable to attend the dinner but would still like to make a donation in honor of Ann, please visit our donation page. In the Designation section simply select Helping Hands 2013.

Honorary Chairs

Committee Chairs

Karen and Mike Leep Kitty and Tim Fulnecky

Committee Members

Lou Behre* Connie and Mike Joines* Most Reverend Kevin C Rhoades
Liz and Tom Borger Lisa Kelly** Mary and John Rosenthal
Jeannelle and Brian Brady Ginger and Brian Lake* Cyndy Searfoss**
Patty and Jim Brotherson Ann Rathburn-Lacopo and Frank Lacopo Monsignor Bill Schooler
Pat and Don Cressy* Maura and Fran McDonald Kathy and Paul Schoenle
Katy and George Cressy* Anna and Sam Milligan Tonya and Tim Sexton
Becky and Corey Cressy* Barb and Tom Murphy Kathleen and David Sparks
Melanie Davis Carmi and Chris Murphy* Mary Jane and Bill Stanley*
Art Decio Michael Murphy Julie and Greg Suth
Shar0n and Matt Edmonds* Tonia and Pat Murphy Anita and Tom Veldman*
Ann and John Firth Carmen and Lou Nanni Mike Wargo**
Daniel Fitzpatrick Mary and Phil Newbold* Jane J. Warner
Judy and Larry Garatoni Mary Pat and Dick Nussbaum Betsy and Bobby Williams
Maggie and Al Gutierrez Patty O'Hara Jan and Jim Williams
Marcia and Michael Hammes Cristyne and Jim Porile Jim Wiskotoni**
Jamie and Jeff Helman Mary and Dick Reineke Mary and Joe Woodka*
Catherine and John Hiler* Janie and Don Reese* Bob Wozny

* Steering Committee         ** Consultant

Thank You to our Sponsors

Dinner Champion

Art Decio

Dinner Presenters

1st Source Bank University of Notre Dame
Public Affairs and Communication
Cressy and Everett Commercial Corp. Wilma and Peter Veldman and Tire Rack

Dinner Benefactors

Crowe Horwath, LLP Connie and Mike Joines South Bend Medical Foundation
Sharon and Matt Edmonds Anna and Sam Milligan Strefling Foundation
Judy and Larry Garatoni Carmi and Chris Murphy The Foundation for Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
Gurley Leep Automotive Family Quality Dining Anita and Thomas Veldman
Robert J. Hiler Family Foundation Kathryn and Paul Schoenle Jane J. Warner

Reception Benefactors

Jeannelle and Brian Brady McDonalds
Kitty and Tim Fulnecky Memorial Hospital of South Bend


Anne and Spike Abernethy Michiana Hematology Oncology, PC
Advanced Centers for Cancer Care
Linda and Ralph Shive
Marjorie and John Bycraft Mary and Phil Newbold Mary Jane and Bill Stanley
Anna Jean and William Cushwa Rosie and Myron Noble The Diocese of Fort Wayne -
South Bend, Inc.
Katy and Duke Downey Cristyne and Jim Porile Barbara K. Warner
Cardio - Thoracic Surgery, PC Mary and Dick Reineke Ida and Perry Watson III
Marcia and Michael Hammes Stacey and Terry Rodino Welch Packaging Group
Christine and James Kelly Kathryn L. Shields Dot Wiekamp
Ann and The Honorable Daniel Manion