220 South Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380

United Samaritans Foundation


(209)668-4854 Fax



"A Legacy of Hope"
Fundraiser a HUGE success!

You made it happen!  “Because of the support of friends of USF and the hard work of Marie Assali and Peggy Stepro, USF’s fifth annual fundraiser exceeded all of our goals”, says president of the board John Rogers. Marie Assali and her committee raised over $100,000 for the Daily Bread Program. We could not have done this without our Event Sponsors, all our table sponsors and all of our volunteers.  A special Thank You to the CSUS Office of Service Learning and the many student volunteers who participated.  Your help was invaluable and we couldn’t have done it without you. A big Thank You goes out to all of the Oral Auction Winners. You helped make this year's fundraiser a great success. The committee has already scheduled the date for next year’s event:  November 20, 2010.  Save the Date!

Diamond Star Sponsors

Bert and Delouries Bertolotti

NuCal Foods, Inc.
in memory of Ernie Gemperle

John & June Rogers

Platinum Star Sponsors

B&B Fluid Power
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Mary C. Gallo
Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.
Huff Construction Co., Inc.
PMZ Real Estate


Gold Star Sponsors

AM Ranch
Bright Family Foundation
California Grown Nut Company
Reed & Christine Halladay
The Fruityard

Hors d'oevres by
Hilmar Cheese Company

Dinner by Toscana's

Dessert by Cakes by Patricia

Table Sponsors

Acme Construction
Anderson-Litfin, Inc.
Bank of America
Boyett Petroleum
California Climate Control, Inc.
CAPAX - Giddings, Corby, Hynes, Inc.
Central Sanitary Supply - Dave Martini
Community Hospice, Inc.
Ralph Curtis
Emanuel Medical Center
Steve & Ann Endsley
Great Valley Center - UC Merced
Grimblebly Coleman CPAs, Inc.
Mary L. Lyons Family
Garrad & Dallas Marsh
Ronald Martella Farms, Inc.
McCormick Barstow, LLP
Mid Valley Nut Company
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Navarro
Nexus Engineering
Oak Valley Community Bank
PMZ Real Estate
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Save Mart
Woodside Management Group

Host Committee

Marie Assali, Chairperson
Peggy Stepro, Co-Chairperson
Don Barbe
Barbara Bawanan
Holly Cole
Anthony Edwards
Kerry Elms
Ron Emerzian
Julie Fox
Dyan Hollenhorst
Lisa Mazza
Dr. Pat McGuire
Judy Navarro
Michele Proffitt
John S. Rogers
June A. Rogers
Dr. Tamara Sniezek
Dr. Ann Strahm
Cathee Vaughn
Delores Zambruno

Board of Directors

John S. Rogers
Vice President
Ron Emerzian

June A. Rogers
Lisa Mazza

Dan Courtney
Michael Gemperle
Judy Navarro
Cathee Vaughn

Members Emeriti
Mary C. Gallo
Ernie Gemperle

Executive Director
Barbara Bawanan

The Legacy of Hope dinner and auction is United Samaritans Foundation’s major annual fundraiser for feeding daily lunches in our community to those in need. If you are interested in supporting United Samaritans Foundation through the Legacy of Hope Fundraiser, please contact:

Barbara Bawanan, Director
United Samaritans Foundation
Tel: 209.668.4853
Fax: 209.668.4854

Marie Assali, Chairperson
Legacy of Hope Fundraiser
Tel: 209.765.6889

Holly Cole-Biaggini
United Samaritans Foundation
Tel: 209.668.4853
Fax: 209.668.4854

Peggy Stepro, Co-chairperson
Legacy of Hope Fundraiser
Tel: 209.620.2229

Thank you to all who made this event possible.

See the January/February 2010 Issue of the Stanislaus Magazine "Out and About"
section for a review of this event.  Subscriptions are available at www.stanmag.com

Click here for a review of our 2008 event.
Click here for a review of our 2007 event.
Click here for a review of our 2006 event.

A PDF document of the official Thank You, including a complete list of donors,
as published in the Modesto Bee is available for download here.


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