Autumn on the Hudson
A Benefit for Recovery for St. Christopher’s Inn
On Thursday, October 27, 2022, benefactors and friends of St. Christopher’s Inn gathered at X20-Xaviars in Yonkers, NY for the Board of Directors Autumn on the Hudson Reception—a Benefit for Recovery. Those gathered celebrated the mission of the Inn and honored those whose work continues to impact the lives of those living with the disease of addiction.
Honored at the event were:
Peter Pritchard (posthumously), whose commitment to St. Christopher’s Inn was inspirational. Many of Peter’s family and business associates were in attendance and his daughter, Saara Melton, shared heartfelt words of her father’s love for the Inn and the life-saving work being done there.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks whose drug prevention work is renowned both locally and nationally. The Elks were well represented at the event and Fr. Michael Martine, NYS Elks Chaplain presented the honorary award to District Deputy to the Grand Exalted Ruler, John Lawless. St. Christopher’s Inn looks forward to further collaboration with the Elks.
A Tribute to Fr. Bernie Palka SA and Fr. Bill Drobach SA was also a highlight of the evening. We reflected on their dedication and commitment to St. Christopher’s Inn and the gift of hope that they both gave to countless men in recovery at the Inn.
Lisa Quist, the Executive Director of Mission Support, told the story of Ross, a St. Christopher’s alumnus also in attendance, who rebuilt his life with the help and hope he received at St. Christopher’s Inn. Ross was promptly given a standing ovation from all in attendance.
We thank our Board of Directors, our Honorary Reception Chairs, Fr. Michael Martine and Matthew G McCrosson, all our sponsors and everyone who helped make this event so special, providing life-giving funds for those who seek healing and a spiritual awakening as they continue their journey of recovery.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Rolex Watch U.S.A.
The Pritchard Family
Tom and Saara Melton
PKF O’Connor Davies
Ted Moudis Associates
The Charles A. Mastronardi Foundation
Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
New York Presbyterian-Hudson Valley Hospital
Diehard Pest Management Solutions & Pest Elimination Systems Technology, Inc.
Kathleen Scully Hodges