For Immediate Release
From Patronato San Xavier
June 15, 2014
In a ceremony this spring in San Xavier’s courtyard, the Patronato San Xavier inducted the inaugural members of its Founders Circle, established to recognize the contributions of former members who exemplify the spirit, passion and devotion of the Patronato’s early founders.
Among those included in the 2014 Founders Circle are two of the original founders, Dianne Bret Harte and Bunny Fontana. Each of the individuals honored has offered enduring support to the ongoing restoration and preservation of our beloved Mission.
Recipients or family members were presented with individual crystal medallions by Fr. Steve Barnufsky, San Xavier’s parish priest.
The inaugural members are Dianne Bret Harte; Natalie Davis; Lorraine Drachman; Ann Fallon; Bernard “Bunny” Fontana; Alex Garcia; James Gresham, represented by his wife Flo Gresham; Patricia Pettis; John Schaefer; and Clague Van Slyke II, represented by Sally Van Slyke, his wife.
Additional members to the Founders Circle will be selected in future years.