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An afternoon creating opportunities for our neighbors with Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

Sunday, February 13, 2022 

The Charleston Marriott 

For 25 years, OLMCOS' annual Love Your Neighbor Auction has been, and continues to be, the organization's largest fundraiser and an extraordinary afternoon of community partnership.

 

Last year, supporters raised over $146,000 during our first virtual auction, which enabled us to help thousands of individuals and families lessen their burdens and provide a place to turn when life’s obstacles were too much to bear on their own. Now, we are planning to gather together again for our 25th annual Love Your Neighbor Auction.

 

We plan to be together this year, and will have both in-person and online opportunities to participate. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach’s mission to build equitable communities and empower individuals to reach their full potential by providing basic and emergency needs, education, employment and health services.

 

We invite you to join us and be a part of long-lasting change. Because it is our responsibility to build up the communities where we live, work and play.

Questions? Contact Hannah Wallace at hannah.wallace@olmoutreach.org or (843) 559-4109x109

2022 Love Your Neighbor Award Recipient

The Love Your Neighbor Award recognizes the service, compassion, empathy and significant impact made within our community, and this year, we are honoring Ralph and Liz Mastrangelo. 

 

Ralph is a retired executive from the Bank of New York. In addition to his position as executive vice president of the bank he also was president of BNY Securities Group. Prior to joining the Bank he was senior vice president and chief information officer at JP Morgan & Co. He has served on the advisory board of Market Resolve, a financial services consulting firm. Ralph is also a former director of the Government Securities Cleaning Corporation and the International Securities Cleaning Corporation. He holds a BS in Economics from St. John’s University and an MBA in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

 

Liz is a retired registered nurse. She has practiced at the Bellevue and Richmond Memorial hospitals in New York. She also practiced at The Valley Hospital in New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Bellevue School of Nursing. 

 

Ralph has served on the board at Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach for nine years, and as a chair for two of those years. He is currently a member of the finance committee at Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach. Ralph also serves as a member of the board of governors of the Ramapo College Foundation and the Valley Hospital Foundation. He has served on the board of Junior Achievement of NY and as a chair of his local school foundation board as well as chair of the board of trustees of New York Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. Ralph has been named “trustee of the year” by the Healthcare Trustees of NY State.  

 

Liz has been a volunteer at Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach for over ten years serving in the food pantry, clothing closet and as a receptionist at the front desk. Additionally, she has served at the American Red Cross for over twenty years, and has volunteered as a nurse at her local school. Liz is a long time member of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She has also worked in various capacities at her local church in Franklin Lakes, NJ and volunteers her time and talents at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Johns Island. 

 

Ralph and Liz have just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. They raised three beautiful daughters together and have three grandchildren. They split time between Franklin Lakes, NJ and Kiawah Island.  

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Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!

Hero Sponsors 

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Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy 

Joe and Kathy Tronco

Partner Sponsors 

Victor Agusta

Kathy and Jeff Bixler

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Richard and Ann Marie Boruta

John and Carol Gannon

Alysann Sieren and Al Johnson

Randy and Rita Kramer

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDermott

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Principe

Neighbor Sponsors 

Bert and Bernadette Hefke

Mary Ellen and Charlie Way

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Friend Sponsors 

Joan T. Avioli

Dan and Vicky Sullivan

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About Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

Founded in 1989, Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach provides educational, health and direct outreach services to thousands of individuals and families each year in the Lowcountry. With the support of volunteers and donations, community members receive dental and pre-natal care, emergency food, clothing, financial and job assistance, lunch five days a week at Neighborhood House, and diverse educational and capacity-building opportunities such as youth programs, financial literacy, GED and ESL classes and more. The two locations include Johns Island on Brownswood Rd, serving the needs of residents in communities spanning West Ashley (outside 526) to Edisto Island and the Neighborhood House in Charleston that serves Eastside-area and West Ashley (inside 526) residents.