Publisher's Note: Support for St. Elizabeth’s

This month, the St. Elizabeth’s Guild is celebrating it’s 48th Annual Volunteer Activist Awards, and I am truly humbled to have been chosen as one of the eight honorees.  St. Elizabeth’s Guild was founded in the 1950s with the St. Elizabeth Orphanage and has seen many changes throughout its history.

Today, the guild raises funds to support the efforts of children’s programs serviced by Catholic Charities. The proceeds from this year’s luncheon will benefit Padua House, St. John the Baptist Head Start, Cornerstone Kids, Isaiah 43 and Therapeutic Family Services.

The full list of honorees include: Debbie Albert, Ann Duffy, Ann Heslin, Diann M. Sanborn, Carol Short, Alfred (Ted) Stacey, IV and Allison Giffin Talley, along with Hall of Fame activists Carol M. Porter and Mark C. Suprenant, who were honored as Volunteer Activists in 1994. I am honored to be included with this outstanding group of individuals.

The luncheon is taking place on Sept. 28 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans and I know they would welcome any contribution you may want to donate to support these efforts. You can reach the guild online at


Todd Matherne