Light the Way Gala

Starts: 8/26/2022
Ends: 8/26/2022
Location: Outdoors at Saint Monica Church

After two years of virtual event fun we are officially back to celebrating together this year! Save the date for Friday, August 26 from 6 – 9:30 PM for our first annual Light the Way Gala.

Light the Way Gala is our new annual fundraising event where we come together to celebrate the mission and ministry of our work and raise funds to support the Sister Helen T. Scasny, SC Benevolent Fund. This fund is crucial to our ministry as it supports our residents who have outlived their financial resources.

This year, our Light the Way Gala will be held in a Covid-safe environment that is fully outdoors under a beautiful tent. This special event will include a plated dinner, open bar, auction items, raffles, presentation of special awards and more! We will even have an incredible rare bourbon raffle.

You will not want to miss our first annual Light the Way Gala on the beautiful grounds of Saint Monica Church, just ten short minutes away from our campus.

Invitations and details will be mailed out shortly in the summer of 2022 – stay tuned.

Learn more and register here:

Why this fundraiser is important:

Medicaid Shortfall in 2021: $795,915
Benevolent care is defined as the forgiveness or discounting of monthly fees for a resident’s apartment and services who have income that is not sufficient to cover the monthly fees, who have exhausted their assets/funds through no fault nor deliberate act to cause their inability to pay, and meet the approval criteria for benevolent care.

The Medicaid program is funded by state and federal governments. In many states, including Ohio, Medicaid payments are not sufficient to cover the costs of treating Medicaid beneficiaries, like some of our residents. In 2021, our Medicaid shortfall was $795,915. Meaning, if all residents were private pay residents like most corporate for-profit care facilities, that is the amount of additional income we would see on our books.

Because of our faith-based mission, we prioritize providing this kind of benevolent care to those in need. The Sister Helen T. Scasny, SC Benevolent Fund is fully funded by grants, foundations and individual donations who help us make up this shortfall. It simply would not be possible without the help of our community.


Now Accepting In-Kind Sponsorships

In-kind sponsors will be listed on the event website, event program and listed on the running slideshow at the event. In-kind donations are what make the auction/raffle portion of the event a success. Please consider contributing any of the items below!

  • Gift Card Sponsor | Donate any gift card, ticket or certificate that could be used as a fundraising incentive/prize ($25 minimum value)

  • Wine Sponsor | Donate a bottle of wine at a minimum value of $20 for the Wine Pull

  • Raffle Sponsor | Donate any unique and fun item to be used as a fundraising incentive/prize (must be in new condition)

  • Basket Sponsor | Donate any unique and fun basket to be used as a fundraising incentive/prize


Contact Director of Development and Communications, Amy Huntley at 440-232-1991 ext. 524 or with questions! 

 Learn more and register here:


All praise and glory are Yours, Lord our God. For You have called us to serve you and one another in love. Bless our sick today so that they may bear their illness in union with Jesus' sufferings and restore them quickly to health. Bless those who have grown old in Your service and give them courage and strength in their faith. Lead us all to eternal glory. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.