Register for Father/Son Mass & Breakfast – 4/20
Register today for annual Father/Son Mass & Breakfast
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Registration is underway for the 2013 St. Charles Father/Son Mass & Breakfast on Saturday, April 20. This annual fraternal gathering, sponsored by St. Charles Alumni Association, continues to grow in popularity and drew nearly 200 dads and sons last year. This event is a wonderful way for alumni fathers, uncles, and grandfathers to celebrate their St. Charles experience and introduce young sons and grandsons to the school! We also encourage current students, incoming freshmen and any other interested 6th, 7th or 8th graders, to attend along with their fathers, grandfathers and uncles.
The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with Mass celebrated in Mother of Mercy Chapel by St. Catharine Pastor and 1978 St. Charles alumnus, Fr. Mike Lumpe. The liturgy will be followed by a complimentary buffet breakfast (prepared by Mass Appeal Dining Services) in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons.
The breakfast is free, but you are still asked to reserve your spot(s) to ensure there is plenty of food on hand for everyone. To sign up or for more information on this or any other alumni activity, please contact St. Charles alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 in the school’s Alumni and Development Office at email@example.com
We are proud to announce that 1974 alumnus and Lifecare Alliance CEO, Chuck Gehring, will serve as the event’s guest speaker. Mr. Gering has spent most of his professional career dedicated to serving the neediest and most vulnerable members of the Central Ohio community. His life-impacting work has not gone unnoticed by many in the Columbus philanthropic and business community. He was featured in the fall issue of the Cardinal alumni magazine for most-recently having received the Duncan Alumni Citizenship Award from The Ohio State University’s Fischer College of Business in September.
Mr. Gehring, father of three alumni, was a member of the St. Charles Advisory Board for 14 years (1994-2008). During that time he served on the Development Committee, the Capital Campaign Committee, and as the Annual Fund Chair for the 1997-1998 school year. In 2010, St. Charles acknowledged Mr. Gehring’s dedication to the St. Charles and Central Ohio communities by bestowing on him one of the school’s highest honors: The Borromean Medal for Service to St. Charles.
Mr. Gehring has led LifeCare Alliance since 2001. It provides health and nutrition services to more than 15,000 clients a year. Last year it prepared more than 1.6 million meals at its production facility. It delivered more than one million through its well-known Meals-on-Wheels program which serves those who are homebound, disabled, and chronically ill. Another 200,000 meals were served at more than 20 dining centers, which also provide socialization and programming for clients. Other signature programs include The Columbus Cancer Clinic, Community Dining Centers, Help-at-Home, IMPACT Safety, Project OpenHand-Columbus, and Wellness Centers.
Chuck has an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, an MBA from Xavier University and is an alumnus of the Columbus Area Leadership Program. Prior to joining LifeCare Alliance, he was the vice president and chief operating officer for Catholic Social Services, which serve the poorest and most vulnerable residents in a 23-county area. Gehring also spent seven years with Sanese Services, a food service vendor with more than 80 corporate and public restaurants, and 10 years with Anheuser-Busch. In addition, he served as an adjunct professor with Franklin University, where he designed and instructed a course for the Human Services Management program, which prepares students to manage not-for-profit and public organizations.
Mr. Gehring’s commitment to serving the community is also demonstrated through his involvement with numerous other groups. He is a member of the boards of directors for Ohio Dominican University and Mount Carmel Hospitals Foundation. He is a past chair of the United Way Professional Advisory Council and was previously the chair of the Advisory Board for the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. Gehring is also the past board president of the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Financial Executives Institute and the St. Michael Athletic Association.
Mr. Gehring and his wife, Kris, have been married for over 30 years and are members of Our Lady of Peace Parish. They have three sons, Chuck ’01, Joe ’03, and Bill ’08, and Abby, their daughter, is a 2006 graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School.
Once again, to sign up please contact St. Charles alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 in the school’s Alumni and Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org