The 34th Annual Helping Hands Award Dinner took place on May 2, 2018. Each year, Center for Hospice Care honors a deserving recipient with our Helping Hands Award. We were thrilled to honor someone who has faithfully served our community for more than 60 years – an individual known and loved by many – Sister Carmel Marie, C.S.C.

Sr. Carmel was born in South Bend, IN and spent much of her life in the area. She attended St. Mary’s Prep School, St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Mary’s College, and earned a master of science in education from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne. Sr. Carmel’s teaching career began in 1954 and continued through 1985. She began serving as librarian at St. Joseph High School in 1985, and continues – at the age of 85 – to serve as an assistant librarian to this day.

Given the impact she has made on the lives of so many in our community, we have created a special fund called the Sister Carmel Helping Hands Fund. Money collected will support our long-standing promise that no one eligible for hospice care will be turned away due to an inability to pay. The establishment of this special fund will afford those unable to attend the event an opportunity to participate in honoring Sr. Carmel.

Thank you to all of the sponsors that made this dinner a wonderful success!

Dinner Champion

Art Decio

Dinner Presenters

1st Source Bank            Anonymous           University of Notre Dame

Dinner Benefactors
Alick’s Home MedicalConnie and Mike JoinesMary Jane Stanley
Linda and Bipin DoshiLOGAN Community ResourcesStrefling Foundation
Sharon and Matt EdmondsMichiana Hematology Oncology, PCStudebaker National Museum
The Foundation of Saint Joseph Health SystemMark M MurrayTire Rack
Gurley Leep Automotive FamilyMary and Phil NewboldWNIT Public Television
HELMAN SECHRIST ArchitectureRobert J. Hiler Family Foundation
Reception Benefactors
Bill Deputy FoundationIndiana Trust Wealth ManagementQuality Dining
Burkhart-Miller FamilyMossberg & Company Inc.Van Horne Jewelers
Holy Cross College
Dinner Patrons
Barnes & ThornburgKaniewski Funeral HomesThe Chuck and Denise Roemer Family
Foegley LandscapeAnna and Sam MilliganSenior1Care