2017 Honorees

Lifetime Inspirational Leadership Award

Father Domenic Rossi, O.Praem
Founder of Bethesda Project

Bethesda Project began in 1979 when Reverend Domenic Rossi and members of his prayer group from Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, Pennsylvania, reached out to a group of women experiencing homelessness in Center City, Philadelphia. Committed to caring for the women as they would members of their own families, the group rented an apartment at 12th and Sansom Streets. The women had a new home there, and the prayer group provided companionship to help them cope with mental illness.

The First Annual Domenic Award
Given to an individual who actively embraces the spirit of Bethesda Project

Ed Morris


Share the Bounty Event Committee

Michele Howard, Co-Chair, St. Norbert Parish
Sharyn Tehrani, Co-Chair, St. Norbert Parish
Mary Ann Lockard, St. Norbert Parish
Jim Ryan, St. Norbert Parish
Caroline O'Halloran, SAVVY Main Line
Elizabeth von dem Hagen, Daylesford Abbey
Delphine Miller, Daylesford Abbey
Joanne Hinkle, St. Mary Magdalen Parish
Lou Ruggeri, SS. Philip and James Parish
Susan Stickley, SS. Peter and Paul Parish
Pat Toy, Bethesda Project
Emmalee Eckstein, Bethesda Project