For the ninth year, parishioners and supporters of the Saint Finbar Parish School gathered to bestow the Harvester of Faith Awards at their Harvest Ball fundraiser held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center this past Friday evening.
This annual event, that raises funds to help the families and children of Saint Finbar Parish School who are in need of tuition assistance, also recognizes individuals who have shown extraordinary leadership, inspiration, motivation, compassion and dedication to the school and the parish community. This year saw Harvester of Faith Awards presented to Kerry Carmody, who serves as the regional chief operating officer of Providence Health and Services and Marge Murphy, the owner of Zimmer's Religious Arts and Gifts, a family-owned-and-operated gift shop that is connected to St. Charles Catholic Church and been serving the community for over 60 years.
“Marge and Kerry are our honorees because they live and breathe our faith through their everyday actions,” said former Burbank Mayor Michael Hastings, who has chaired the Harvest Ball for five of its nine years. “Both of these recipients have chosen career paths that have guided and served many of our friends, families and parishioners over many years.”