Town Talk Features

In the Know: 4.11.18

OGHG, the parent company of The Shack, Corner Pub & Grill and The Tavern, donated $125,000 to BackStoppers Inc. during a special presentation, bringing its total donations since 2007 to $850,000. The nonprofit assists the families of firefighters, police and other first responders who have died in the line of duty.

ursuline academy

More than 350 guests attended the school’s annual Buona Festa Auction and raised more than $350,000 for tuition assistance. This year’s Wizard of Oz-inspired theme was ‘There’s No Place Like Home.’

southside early childhood center

Its annual gala dinner and auction attracted 325 attendees and raised $280,000 for the center in South City. The event, titled ‘Oh, How Unstoppable We’ll Be,’ raised funds for educational and family support services. Founded in 1886, the center serves 144 children, 100 of whom are from low-income families.


More than 470 people attended the annual Bloom dinner and auction, raising $725,000 to help young people overcome behavioral issues resulting from abuse, neglect or other trauma. This year’s event included a tribute to Sister Helen Negri for her 35 years as CEO and to the Tersigni Family Foundation for its support of children in need. Marygrove helps more than 1,300 clients a year.