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Los Angeles Awards Reception

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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The SOAR! Board of Directors cordially invite you to the

Awards Reception

Celebrating Religious Life And

Benefiting Aged and Infirm Religious

Honoring Francis “Bud” Scully and Sister Joyce Meyer, PBVM

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Saturday, May 20, 2017
5:30 PM

The California Club

538 SS. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA

RSVP by Friday, April 28, 2017

Cocktail Attire ♦ Valet Parking
The California Club has been made available through the courtesy of member John and Ada Coleman. 

About the Honorees

Francis “Bud” Scully is the chairman of Financial Guaranty Insurance Brokers Inc.

Born on February 14, 1928, his mother’s birthday, Mr. Scully grew up in Portland, Oregon with four older sisters. When he was 16, he moved to Pasadena and attended Villanova Prepatory School in Ojai. After graduating, he worked part-time and attended Pasadena City College and then Gonzaga University.

Mr. Scully became an insurance broker in 1953. He worked for two firms for many years until he started Financial Guaranty Insurance Brokers Inc. in 1983. His son Joe is now the owner and president, and Mr. Scully remains an ardent observer and follower.

Mr. Scully has always been inspired by Catholic religious, starting with the care and devotion shown by his Cathedral Grade School teachers, the Holy Name Sisters, as well as the Augustinian fathers at Villanova and the Jesuits at Gonzaga. His own sister entered the Society of Holy Child Jesus in 1947 and became Sister Mary Joel Scully —although he affectionately called her “babe.”

Mr. Scully has seen firsthand the challenges that Catholic religious congregations face caring for their aging members. Bud feels called to respond to the needs of aging religious because they have given so much to everyone else.

As a Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sister Joyce Meyer is no stranger to helping others reach their potential to make the world a better place.

Sister Joyce grew up in Aberdeen, South Dakota and enter religious life at age 17. Inspired by the to serve those made poor she began working in Zambia as a missionary. Along with other Sisters, Sister Joyce taught Zambian women skilled job training and provided them with an education.

After her stint there, she returned to the United States to take on a leadership role within her congregation. After 12 years — serving as president for 8 of them — she accepted a position as the executive director of the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters, a grant making organization supporting the works of Catholic Sisters globally.

While working with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, she traveled to over 56 countries to witness the work of native Sisters and initiate new programs in remote areas to help care for women children and other religious.  Sister Joyce serves on the board of directors for Medicines for Humanity, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and International Ministries for Good Shepherd Sisters. Sister Joyce’s influence extends far beyond her own Catholic community and continues to impact and inspire people all over the world.

For more information, please contact Maggie Cerise at
mcerise@soar-usa.org or (202) 529-7627.


May 20
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The California Club
538 S Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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(213) 622-1391