Allegheny, Beaver and Butler Counties


Founder’s Day

Thursday | April 26, 2018
Pittsburgh Marriott North
100 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

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2018 Founder’s Day Celebration

Join St. Barnabas Charities as we honor Judge Andrew P. Napolitano,
2018 Hance Awardee and Founder’s Day Celebration guest speaker.

Conviction, compassion and determination. These are qualities of a true leader, and they are just a few of the  many criteria that a St. Barnabas Hance Award winner must possess.

Judge Andrew P. Napolianto will receive the 2018 St. Barnabas Hance Award at the 118th Founder’s Day  Celebration on  April 26, 2018 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Twp. Judge Napolitano is a  nationally-recognized champion of personal freedom.

Judge Napolitano is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey  serving from 1987-1995. In 1998 Judge Napolitano joined Fox News Channel and currently serves as the senior  judicial analyst.

With great conviction and honesty, Judge Napolitano lectures nationally on the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, civil liberties in wartime and human freedom. He is an outspoken analyst of the legal system, most fervent critic of government intervention into personal lives and commercial transactions, and most passionate defender of the Constitution.

Judge Napolitano has authored nine books on the U.S. Constitution, two of which have been New York Times Best Sellers, with his most recent book being “Suicide Pact: The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Lethal Threat to American Liberty.”

Founder’s Day will bring together corporate sponsors, prominent business people and community leaders to honor Judge Andrew Napolitano for his contributions. The event begins with a 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception, followed by a dinner celebration. Following the Hance Award presentation, Judge Napolitano will deliver a speech inspired by his career in public service.

The Hance Award was named in honor of St. Barnabas founder Gouverneur Hance, who was inspired to provide medical care for poverty stricken and chronically ill and injured men and boys in 1900. Previous Hance awardees include Vice President Dan Quayle, Elsie Hillman, Fred Rogers, President Gerald Ford, Dr. Patch Adams, Rocky Bleier and Debbie Reynolds.

Founder’s Day Timeline

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception with Silent Auction, Raffles and Photo Booth

7:00 p.m. Dinner program followed by speech by Judge Napolitano
Emcees David Johnson and Peggy Finnegan of WPXI-TV
Pittsburgh native, singer/songwriter Chris Jamison to perform the National Anthem

Tickets, VIP Photo Pass, Sponsorship & Advertising

Tickets range from $295 – 475. Seating is limited – reserve your tickets online here today! VIP Photo Passes with Andrew Napolitano are available for purchase to dinner guests.

For information about tickets, sponsorship packages or event program book advertising, call 724-625-3770 or email St. Barnabas Charities.

Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which supports elderly patients and residents who cannot afford their care.

WIN…New York City Trip or $2,500 Cash Raffle

Congratulations to our winner: U. Ribarevski!

$25 / Ticket (Trip Retail Value: $6,300).
Get your raffle tickets here or call 724-625-3770.

Only 500 tickets will be sold.
Winner announced April 26.Winner’s choice of NYC Trip or $2,500 cash.

Trip Includes:

  • 2 Tickets to one Broadway show of your choice. Orchestra or front mezzanine tickets.
  • $200 Gift Card towards dining at your choice of participating New York City restaurants.
  • 3-Night Weekend Stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott or comparable hotel.
  • Round-trip Coach Class Airfare for 2 from within the contiguous U.S. to New York. Booking & concierge service.

Basket of Cheer Raffle

Congratulations to our winner:  N. Brem!

Win a collection of top-quality liquors and cocktail accessories.

1 for $20, 3 for $40, 7 for $100 
Get your raffle tickets here or call 724-625-3770.

NEW Auction Mobile Bidding

Guests and donors can bid from anywhere using their mobile device. Be sure to bring your fully charged smartphone or tablet so you can take advantage of our new mobile bidding.

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Event Sponsors

Hance Hall of Fame

The Hance awardee joins a distinguished roster of Founder’s Day speakers including President Gerald Ford, First Lady Barbara Bush, actor Charlton Heston, Vice President Dan Quayle, education secretary William Bennett, actress Debbie Reynolds, inspirational leaders the Rev. Norman Vincent Peale and Dr. Robert Schuller, community and political leader Elsie Hillman, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Fred Rogers and many more.

All of these men and women represent the visionary leadership, spiritual, compassionate and innovative spirit of the man who founded St. Barnabas in 1900, Gouverneur Provoost Hance. The Hance Award is presented to a person of national acclaim who exemplifies Hance’s ideals of benevolence, patriotism and service to others.

Donnie Hersh

Free Care Fund
Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which provides more than $7 million each year to needy patients at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas who can not afford their care. To donate to the Free Care Fund, TEXT the word GIVE to 41444 and hit send.




Call (724) 625-3770 or
email St. Barnabas Charities.

Pittsburgh Marriott North
100 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

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