Connecting Communities | June 2022
On Thursday, May 12th, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services (MSV) hosted its 27th Annual Fleur De Lis Ball at the Adler Planetarium. Thank you to all our MSV family and friends who attended and supported the tremendous success of the event. The weather cooperated, giving us a gorgeous evening under the stars with the beautiful Chicago skyline in the background.
This year’s event brought 250 members of the MSV Family together in person along with virtual viewers. We are grateful to have raised over $550,000 that will benefit programs like early childhood education, before/after-care services, youth programming, outreach services, and senior care programming.
We honored the George & Margaret Stephen Family for their long-standing friendship with Marillac St. Vincent Family Services and for their generous funding for our Hope Junior program.
The evening also included a special tribute to our Hope Junior program, celebrating 37 years of supporting youth! As Hope Junior Program Assistant Vincente Taylor said, “the ‘HOPE’ in Hope Junior… is Having Only Positive Expectations… it is something we instill in everything we do.” Enjoy this inspiring video that showcases a few of the many Hope Junior Alumni talking about the life-changing impact of this program.
Several Hope Junior alums joined us and presented the Stephen Family with the Fleur de Lis Award. Barb Rapp, daughter of George & Margaret and Chris Stephen, the eldest Stephen grandson, accepted the Award and shared how honored they were to be its recipients. “As parents of 12 and grandparents of 30+, my grandparents knew how powerful and vital education, support and encouragement are to a child's development into adulthood. We are blessed to partner with Marillac St. Vincent in supporting their programs and look forward to future involvement together,” said Chris Stephen.
Watch the Stephen family pay tribute to and share their love for George and Margaret Stephen.
It’s not too late to make a contribution that ensures Marillac St. Vincent Family Services continues to provide quality programming and care for all members of our community in their time of need.