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Hearts Afire Gala

The Hearts Afire Gala is an annual event hosted by the Sisters of Saint Dominic that recognizes individuals with the Mary Ann Sammon Award for Compassion and Service. Supporting the Hearts Afire Gala enables the Sisters of Saint Dominic to carry on the Dominican mission of preaching the good news of the Gospel, as well as fostering hope, mercy, justice, and truth in today's fragile earth and fragmented world.

Watch the 2021 Hearts Afire Virtual Gala

Learn about the Mary Ann Sammon Award for Compassion and Service

Each year, the Sisters of Saint Dominic honor individuals whose lives have demonstrated a spirit of faith and deep caring for others. These individuals are presented with the Mary Ann Sammon Award for Compassion and Service.

 

Past Honorees of the Mary Ann Sammon Award for Compassion and Service include:

 

Teresa Radzinski, Laura & Dan Grable, Anthony & Marian D'Ambosio, Lane & Janet Jorgensen, Ruth Young (Posthumously), Phyllis & Bruce Schweizer, Judy Kydon, John Nevins, Barbara & David Bender, Robert S. Manzella, Sisters of Our Lady of the Christian Doctrine, Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, Michael Ragno, Benedict Versaci, John & Eileen White, Kathleen Gregg, Hector May, Keith R. Taylor, Reverend John F. Dwyer, J. Robert Lunney, Peggy Bell Kalter, James F. Hurley, Monsignor Gerald Ryan, Clifford Lai, Sr. Bernadette Kenney, RSHM, Br. James Kearney, FMS, John Caffrey, Rita & Jim Sullivan, Nancy & Bill Hynes, the Moroney Family, the Cullen Family, FDNY Pipe & Drum Band, and in Memory of Timothy J. Mara.