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Los Angeles Awards Reception

May 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The SOAR! Board of Directors cordially invite you to the

Awards Reception

Celebrating Religious Life And

Benefitting Aged and Infirm Religious

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

Saturday, May 20, 2017
5:30 PM

The California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA

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

About the Honorees

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

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 Prepatory School in Ojai, California and the Jesuits at Gonzaga University. His own sister entered the Society of the 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. He feels called to respond to the needs of aging religious because they have given so much to everyone else. He is a parishioner at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Pasadena.

Sister Joyce Meyer, PBVM served as the executive director of the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters from 1999 to 2011.

Currently she is a consultant to organizations who work with Sisters, particularly in Africa and Asia. Sister Meyer serves on the board of directors for Medicines for Humanity, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and Good Shepherd Sisters Global Ministries.

She joined the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1958 at age 17.

She then ministered as a teacher, spiritual director and a conference facilitator, and worked for five years as a missionary in Zambia. Following her time in Africa, Sister Meyer served in leadership in her congregation for 12 years. She held the position of president of the corporate board of the Presentation Health System based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and served on the sponsorship board of the National Catholic Health Care Association for four years. She also served as secretary for the National Conference of Presentation Sisters for four years.

See a list of SOAR!’s past honorees.

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


May 20, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The California Club
538 S Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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