On September 15, 2016, the Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Anne’s Home held their first Founder’s Award Dinner at which the giving spirit of long-time friend, volunteer, and benefactor, Yvonne Sangiacomo, was celebrated and recognized.
Yvonne has shared her love and compassion for the work of the Little Sisters of the Poor for over 30 years, serving as mentor to many during that time. Yvonne was presented with the first St. Jeanne Jugan Award in San Francisco as an individual who honors the legacy of Little Sisters of the Poor Foundress, St. Jeanne Jugan, values the solidarity of the human family, the wisdom of age, and with kindness of heart embraces the importance of care for the elderly.
With close to 600 in attendance at this very special event at St. Mary’s Cathedral, guests were inspired by the words of William Cardinal Levada, moved by the gratitude of the Little Sisters for this extraordinary woman, captivated by the incomparable talent and powerful performance of Franc D’Amborsio, the longest-running Phantom of the Opera, and keenly entertained in San Francisco by Beach Blanket Babylon headliner, Chave Alexander.
A successful event on all levels, the Little Sisters of the Poor are deeply thankful to all who contributed to the success of this event.