On October 9th Sunday, Good Shepherd Shelter Guild created a great evening honoring our beloved Sister Anne Kelley with a Lifetime Achievement Angel Award for all her commitment and contributions to our Shelter. We are eternally grateful for all she has been doing for our mothers and children in the last 21 years. 

Patrick Healy of NBC was the MC of this amazing event. In attendance were our new Chief Executive Officer Mark Rothman, honoree Sister Anne Kelley, Board of Directors, famous voice-over artist and long-time donor Ashton Smith, our hardworking staff and very generous event sponsors. Highlights of the night included the introduction of our new CEO Mr. Rothman by Sister Anne, and the moving speech given by one of our mothers on how Good Shepherd Shelter changed her life. Her speech brought tears to many eyes. 

"It is truly a magical night, and I feel very honored to be a part of it." said Mr. Rothman, "We are overwhelmed and very touched by the tremendous support from our donors and volunteers tonight. By far, this is one of the most successful events in the history of our agency." 

"I am deeply moved and amazed by all this support as well." said Sister Anne, "It is thanks to our wonderful donors and volunteers that we have been able to carry out our organization's mission successfully throughout the years." 

In addition to Sister Anne, our community partner Aaron Steed from Meathead Movers was honored with The Champion Award for his commitment to our cause through providing moving services for our mothers and domestic violence victims at no cost to them. 

We would like to offer our special thanks to our sponsors for making this magical night happen: Dohn Family Trust, Gibson Dunn &  Crutcher and Chris & Christine Chorba, Interior Removal Specialist, Inc. and Carlos Hererra, The Johnny Carson Foundation, Mike Smith & Family, Duff Daniels and Friends from St. Edward Parish from Dana Point CA, KCS Wealth Advisory and Ken & Jennifer Waltzer, Jacqueline K. Kosofsky, The Morrison & Foerster Foundation, Nancy Ferri from Ferri & Company, Present Now, Jeanne & Robert Anderson, Cornerstone Insurance Group, LLC, Ken Drellishak, Gloria Lentz, John & Margaret Williams, Patricia Dana, and Mrs. Stanley Hayden for making this magical night happen. 

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