Annual Gateway Society Dinner

By: Frank LaCava, Bugle Staff Writer

December 2014, Issue 396

The Gateway Society was created in 2001 as a means of enlarging the endowment of the PVN Foundation, and a dinner is held each year to recognize its members, who have the vision and charitable intent to leave a significant legacy for the benefit of PVN and its residents.

On November 6, members of the Gateway Society and guests gathered at the Park City Club for their fourteenth annual dinner. Members were welcomed by Billye Miars, chairman of the PVN Foundation Board of Trustees. The Reverend Brent Ashby gave the invocation. Foundation Board members were introduced, then Margaret Zagurski, Executive Director of the PVN Foundation, recognized eight new members of the society.

A splendid dinner that included petite filet of beef tenderloin and Back Fin crab cake was served. The Reverend John McCoy provided the entertainment. Reverend McCoy has served many years at Presbyterian churches, the last at NorthPark Presbyterian. He was also associated with Highland Park Presbyterian. He delighted the diners with humorous Irish stories and sang several well-known numbers from musicals, ending with a lovely rendition of “Danny Boy.”

The Gateway Society provides support for PVN and its residents with improved facilities and recreational programs as well as other worthy, benevolent, and charitable purposes. In addition, the PVN Foundation maintains the Caring Fund that allows qualified residents who have outlived their financial means to continue living at PVN. The program listed sixty-eight current members and seventy-four former members now deceased. Residents interested in joining this worthy cause should contact Margaret Zagurski at the Foundation Office across from the Fit-ness Center.