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The 2020 Virtual Celebration of Life Gala!

Our 2020 Virtual Celebration of Life Gala will be held Sunday, October 18 and concludes Thursday, October 22 with a Facebook Live stream from 7 to 8 p.m. The link above takes you directly to our Virtual Celebration of Life website. Here you will find information about sponsorship opportunities and ways to donate to the auction. The auction features mobile bidding. We will have a 50/50 raffle and so much more! The Virtual Gala will run from our social media platforms — Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Please follow us, like us, and share our posts. We want to spread the word about our event to as many people as possible. More details below!

A Word From Our Honorary Co-Chairs:

Mr. Marc R. Kotora & Mr. Jay Lucarelli

Marc and Lisa Kotora and Jay and Lanee Lucarelli

To our cherished family, friends and supporters:

It is with great pride that we, Marc Kotora and Jay Lucarelli, team up in support of The Village at Marymount. Over the years, we have both witnessed first-hand the compassion and competence provided by the staff and the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis. The comfort and care provided on their campus motivated us to become directly involved with this truly worthwhile organization. As Honorary Co-Chairs of The Village at Marymount’s first ever Virtual Celebration of Life Gala, we are asking you to consider joining us in supporting this wonderful organization – and the worthwhile Mission of the Sisters.

The Village at Marymount has succeeded in keeping both their residents and staff as safe as possible since COVID-19 struck the world in early 2020. VAM set up isolation rooms to be ready if needed, provided necessary PPE for staff, and masks for residents to name a few. They have followed all the guidelines and restrictions from the various health organizations as well as from Governor DeWine. AND, they kept their residents smiling and having fun “celebrating life” through it all and on a continual basis.

No one could have predicted the drastic downward trend in skilled admissions because hospitals cancelled elective surgeries in order to provide beds and equipment for COVID-19 hospitalizations. Along with other businesses across the country, the 2019-2020 income projections for VAM have fallen way below the projected and previously positive budget.

THE VILLAGE AT MARYMOUNT COULD USE OUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER as they navigate uncharted waters and conquer imposed obstacles created by this global pandemic. Your contribution directly supports their Mission – to provide an environment of Compassion, Competence and the Celebration of Life to all entrusted to our community of care.  We are asking together as a “team” in the hope you can’t say no to the two of us or to VAM!

Please review the enclosed information for details about supporting their Virtual Celebration of Life Gala taking place October 18-22, 2020. If you can contribute, please submit your contribution by Wednesday, September 30th, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Liz Pencak-Frangos, Director of Marketing at 216-332-1396 or

Thank you in advance for your time, consideration and for joining us in support of The Village at Marymount!

Warm Regards,

Marc R. Kotora & Jay Lucarelli

2020 Honorary Co-Chairs

2020 Virtual Celebration of Life Gala

Sponsorship Opportunities

2020 Gala Sponsorship Packages 9.8.20


Marymount Health Care Systems

Board of Trustees

Joseph DeRosa, Chair

Matthew P. LoPiccolo, Vice Chair

Dale Lytkowski, Treasurer

Carol Kenney, Secretary

Sister Jean Ehasz

Nicholas Fedeli

Sister Betty Gulick

Gerald P. Jarzabek

Bradley R. Knapp

Sister Anne Marie Luberda

Father Ted Marszal

Shawn Riley

David Vitatoe

Jeffry A. Myers, Ex-Officio

Daniel Napierkowski, MD, Ex-Officio

Sister Marjorie White, Ex-Officio


2020 Celebration of Life Gala

Committee Members & Volunteers

Marc R. Kotora and Jay Lucarelli, Honorary Co-Chairs 2020

David A. Doll and Shawn Riley, Honorary Chairs 2019

Jay and Lanee Lucarelli, Honorary Chairs 2018

Greg and Lyn Kurtz, Honorary Chairs 2017

Mary and John Stamler, Honorary Chairs 2016

Marc R. Kotora, Honorary Chair 2015

Donald E. Washkewicz, Honorary Chair 2014

Bishop Roger Gries, OSB, Honoree 2013

2013 Honorary Chair Committee:

Anthony M. Coury

Umberto Fedeli

Jim Filicko

Sister Mary Alice Jarosz

Matthew P. LoPiccolo

Tony Panzica

Joseph Scaminace

Donald E. Washkewicz

Sister Marjorie White

Jim Filicko, Honorary Chair 2012

Joseph Scaminace, Honorary Chair 2011

Dolores Kurtz, Honorary Chair 2010

Mary Bednar

Jennifer Branche

Jeanne Collova

Anthony M. Coury

Carole Coury

Vincent Farinacci

Lynne Filicko

Liz Pencak-Frangos

Donna Galbraith

Ron Hollowell

Sister Mary Alice Jarosz

Bill Lemanowicz

Becky Manelski

Rashaun McDougal

Chris Meinke

Brenda Milanczuk

Ruth Misischia

Jeffry A. Myers

Suzanne Nall

Donna Noble

Nancy Recko

Mary Shively


The Village at Marymount

Board of Directors

Joseph Fornal, Chair

Christine Shibley, Vice Chair

Don H. Smith, Treasurer

Sister Anne Marie Luberda, Secretary

Sister Jean Ehasz

Jim Garnek

Sister Joyce Hollkamp

William D. Keckan

Krista Matlock

Frederic W. Misischia

Christine Schulte

Terence J. Uhl

Sister Marjorie White, Ex-Officio

Jeffry A. Myers, Ex-Officio

Daniel Napierkowski, MD, Ex-Officio