Love is Here to Stay

On September 8, 2022 about 415 guests filled the Grand Ballroom of the Bayfront Convention Center to support the mission of Saint Mary's and to celebrate remarkable seniors in the Erie community. The event, led by Chair Couple Bridget and John Barber, raised over $99,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships and donations. Rev. Charles Brock, Joseph and Anita Salvia, and Rena Wierbinski were honored as the 2022 Ageless Remarkable Erieites.

    Live musical entertainment, inspired by the works of George Gershwin, was performed by local talent including Sherree Beltz, Charles Corritore, Gretchen Kerr, Jean and Michael Malthaner, Kate and Patrick Thiem, Rich Tryzbiak, and Brandon Vogt.

    We are grateful for all who attended, donated or sponsored the event and we look forward to 2023!


    Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

    Grand Finale Sponsors

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    John & Bridget Barber


    Encore Sponsors

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    Standing Ovation Sponsors

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    Atty. James & Barbara McNamara


    Opening Act Sponsors

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    PNC Bank
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    Russell & Susan Forquer

    The Loftus Family

    Gretchen & John Brugger

    William H. Motsch & Son, Inc.

    Allen Bonace & William Gonda


    Overture Sponsor

    The Presta Family

    Erie Homes for Adults and Children

    Interim Healthcare

    Building Systems, Inc.

    Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network

    Kennedy, PC Law Offices

    Cathedral Preparatory, Villa Maria Academy and Mother Teresa Academy

    Mercy Center for Women

    Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services

    In Memory of Bill Flaherty

    Crime Victim Center

    Marathon Energy – Bob Tullio, Senior Director of Sales

    Jennie & Chris Hagerty



    Marquee Sponsor

    Erie Cemetery Association

    Bianchi Honda

    Mercy Terrace Apartments

    Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC)

    John V. Shultz Furniture & Mattress

    The Erie Community Foundation




    If you have any questions about the event or are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact:

    Emma Berkstresser, Director of Marketing & Development

    eberkstresser@stmaryshome.org

    (814) 836-4394