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Be an Angel...

The Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center hosted its first Angels of Grace Awards Luncheon in 2008. This event is designed to honor all women and to publicly recognize three remarkable women who inspire, lead, and forge acts of service in our community. This popular, annual event is attended by nearly 400 people on the last Saturday in September. The funds are used to support women's programming at the Benedict Inn and enables us to offer classes and retreats that enhance the lives of women of all ages and faiths. 

Please consider supporting our efforts by being a sponsor or a donor.  Donations of $1,000 or more come with added benefits, but any gift is gratefully accepted!  Click here for a printable donation form and mail your check to the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center. 

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  • 4 Complimentary tickets to luncheon

  • Sponsorship table sign

  • 1/2-page ad in program booklet

  • Complimentary table of 8 at luncheon

  • Recognition/Introduction at luncheon

  • Sponsorship table sign

  • Logo & Link on Benedict Inn's website in September

  • Full page ad with logo in program booklet

  • 2 Complementary tickets to luncheon

  • Logo listed in program booklet

  • Recognition in Program Booklet

  • Recognition in Program Booklet

Introducing our
2023 Angels of Grace

Sandy Ziebold is the recipient of the Angel Michael Award. Sandy has served as Chief Executive Officer of Beacon of Hope Crisis Center domestic violence and sexual assault services and referral agency since January 2016. Beacon of Hope serves new victims and past survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, including intimate partner violence and family violence.  Sandy has influenced positive changes to the law, and is an expert witness, which has positively impacted lives. She is an expert in matters pertaining to domestic violence, pet abuse, and strangulation.  Sandy was inspired to become involved in this work because she wanted to improve early intervention, and barrier reductions, grow healing art opportunities, and ensure that pets could be fostered and reunited with their owners once safety, independence, and self-sufficiency were achieved.  For more information on Beacon of Hope Crisis Center, visit their website at

Theresa Weisenbach is the recipient of the Angel Raphael Award.

A wife, mother, grandmother, and registered nurse by profession, Theresa and her husband, Tom started the Megan Weisenbach Foundation in 2013 - one year after losing their youngest daughter to Sanfilippo A MPS III A, a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by an enzyme deficiency.  Unfortunately, there is no cure and when Megan was diagnosed there were no treatment options available.  Megan was in a wheelchair full time by age nine and this also required a lot of changes to our home and van to accommodate her needs, which was not covered by insurance.  Megan was on the waiting list for state assistance for eight years and never received any assistance before she passed away.  Throughout their journey, Theresa and her family wanted to find a way to help other families that were experiencing this same financial stress with outside medical expenses and accommodating handicap accessibility.  They established the Megan Weisenbach Foundation.  The mission of the Megan Weisenbach Foundation is to provide financial assistance to families that have children with special needs to assist with quality of life.  For more information, visit


Kim Striby, the recipient of the Angel Gabriel Award is in her 18th year of teaching English and Psychology at Roncalli High School During her time at Roncalli, she has earned the respect of her students and peers for excellence in the classroom as well as her giving heart.  Kim has a passion for teaching, but her focus is not so much on teaching as it is on learning.  She will do whatever it takes to ensure that her students master the course material and find success in her class.  What also sets Kim apart is her giving heart.  She lives her life with a daily focus on how she can help others.  In big and small ways; in seen and unseen ways—Kim consistently give of herself—of her time, talent, and treasure but mostly of her heart which is filled with a love for all people.  For more information about Roncalli High School, visit their website at

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Sandy Ziebold
Theresa Weisenbach
Kim Striby
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