Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart was honored to celebrate our dear friend Helen Bruns Ryan at this year's Spring Virtual Celebration "Planting Seeds of Opportunity" on Thursday, April 29. Helen has been a steadfast supporter of Josephinum in so many ways for the past 40 years and her impact on the Jo, our students and the entire community is immeasurable. The virtual event, held in lieu of our traditional in-person Spring Luncheon, raised a record-breaking $225,000 (and counting) for scholarships and financial aid for Josephinum students. To recognize Helen's unparalleled commitment to Josephinum, a new "Unwavering Service Award" was created and presented to her during the event. Many thanks to the hundreds of generous sponsors and donors that made this special evening such a success, as well as to everyone that joined us virtually for the event.
To view the celebration in its entirety or to contribute a gift please visit the event website. We hope that Helen's tremendous spirit and commitment to the Jo will inspire others to follow in her footsteps and help us continue to educate the deserving young women of Chicago for another 40 years and beyond. To get involved at the Jo, you can:
- Reach out to Jo president, Rich McMenamin at email@example.com to discuss your areas of interest
- Give to support our Girls Without Limits at Josephinum.org/donate
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