Partner Hugh Fyfe and Mary Casterella Co-Chair Benefit for Ministries of the Franciscan Friars of the AtonementJune 2015
Partner Hugh Fyfe and his wife Mary Casterella, a Bleakley Platt employee, served as co-chairs of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement’s sixth annual Sunset on the Hudson benefit on May 14 at X20 – Xavier’s on the Hudson. Bleakley Platt was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the event, which raises funds to benefit the various ministries of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, a Roman Catholic order of brothers and priests. The order was founded at Graymoor in Garrison, New York in 1898 by Father Paul Wattson, SA, who has been endorsed for canonization by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The ministries affiliated with the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement include the Do Not Fear to Hope program, the first HIV/AIDS support group in the Hudson Valley, which was begun more than thirty years ago, and St. Christopher’s Inn, which provides more than 1,200 men annually with food, clothing, shelter, alcohol and drug addiction counseling and healthcare services.