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2021 Virtual Event

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This year, the IHM Congregation needs your help more than ever.  The Congregation is doing everything necessary to ensure the safety of all its sisters, especially those who are most vulnerable, but revenue has declined and expenses have continued to rise during the coronavirus pandemic. Each summer since 2014, the Sisters of IHM Foundation has hosted a dinner celebration in honor of the IHM sisters which raised thousands of dollars in support of the IHM Retirement  Fund. This year, due to the pandemic, the Foundation is preparing for a virtual event that will be fun and engaging for everyone. As they become available details will be posted here and on the Sisters of IHM Facebook page


2021 IHM Sisters Celebration

Thank you!
Thank you to all who made our event a success:
IHM Development staff and volunteers;
ECTV and professional partners Mark Migliori, Mary Frances Giordano, Laurie Cadden, and Chris Balton; 
and all who watched and supported us!

2021 Event Acknowledgements and Sponsors

There are many opportunities and benefits for you, your company, or your organization to help care for the needs of retired IHM sisters. Click on the GIVE TODAY button above to provide your support now. All funds raised directly benefit the ever-increasing costs of maintaining a healthy, safe, and comfortable environment for the retired IHM sisters.

Bill and Bean Lynett
Honorary co-chairpersons are William R. (Bill) and Mary Jean (Bean) Foley Lynett of Clarks Summit, PA. Bill is publisher emeritus of The Times-Tribune (The Scranton Times) and was publisher from 1966-2012. He has held positions of CEO of Shamrock Communications and president of The Daily Review, Towanda.

A graduate of St. Paul’s High School, Bill earned a B.S. in accounting from the University of Scranton, while simultaneously serving in the Pennsylvania National Guard 55th Brigade as Public Information Officer. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program. Bill currently serves on the advisory board of The University of Scranton Kania School of Management and the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation Board.

Bean is a graduate of Bishop Hannan High School and Lackawanna College Paralegal Program. She is a current member, board of directors, United Cerebral Palsy of NEPA. Bean previously served as an advisor, Junior Achievement group and member, executive committee board of directors, Scranton Cultural Center.

The following individuals are being featured for their benevolent work in the community and to highlight the impact the IHM sisters have had in their lives: Ann Montoro Williams, Stewardship Manager, Friends of the Poor, Scranton, PA; Maria Montoro Edwards, PhD, President and CEO, Maternal and Family Health Services, Wilkes-Barre, PA; Dan Santaniello, President and CEO, Fidelity Bank, Dunmore, PA; Carl Witkowski, Chief Operating Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance Companies, Wilkes-Barre, PA. These outstanding individuals were selected by the committee in recognition of their commitment to and embodiment of the IHM spirit and mission.

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Ann Williams

Maria Montoro Edwards
Maria Edwards

Daniel Santaniello
Dan Santaniello
Carl Witkowski
Carl Witkowski


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