St. Gerard House celebrated our Ninth Annual First Words of Hope Luncheon on April 24, 2019 with over 400 guests from the community. We can't thank each of you enough for your generous support of this mission.

First Words of Hope is our annual fundraising luncheon that serves as the largest source of scholarship funds for the many families in need of financial aid. Its title, First Words of Hope, represents many things. It refers to our firm commitment to lift each individual we serve to his or her highest potential, and in doing so, to offer parents and loved ones a renewed perspective on life with autism. It also pays homage to one of the greatest blessings we receive through our work: the opportunity to witness a child communicate successfully for the first time.

April 22, 2020

Consider becoming a sponsor of this event. This past April, the event attracted more than 400 attendees. We hope you will join us next spring as we send a strong message of enduring support to the thousands of families in our region facing autism. For more information about the event, contact Bertha Medina, Assistant Director: 828-693-4223 ext. 1007 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To find out more about sponsoring the 2020 First Words of Hope Luncheon, contact Suzanne Moore, Development Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read the 2019 Blue Ridge Now news article about the Luncheon here!

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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors 

 

AUTISM WARRIOR

Vannoy

 

AUTISM ARCHANGEL

 

AdventHealth Archangel                 MatthewYoung Archangel

 

AUTISM ANGEL


 

Carolina Village Logo HubbaHubba Angel viewfromzero AngelMast General Store

 

AUTISM ADVOCATE

benton roofing logo     BeverlyHanks Advocate           Mast General Store       Mast General Store 

 Mast General Store        Mast General Store   HilliardLyons Advocate  HomeTrustBank Advocate   Mast General Store   

  PennyInsurance Advocate            Pepsi Advocate         Mast General Store         Mast General Store

 

FRIENDS OF SGH:

Boys, Arnold & Company          A Special Needs Plan          Morrow Insurance           Meritor        The Hendersonville Community Coop        Hendersonville Pediatrics

                                Patsy Keever                           The Chariot                      United Community Bank

 

Did you know that the prevalence of Autism in North Carolina is above the national average?

St. Gerard House is one of only three centers in our state that provides comprehensive support to these families. Since 2010, we have sought to be a place of community and innovative programming that helps those facing autism to experience more joy and achieve meaningful life outcomes. Autism rates rise 10-18% annually, and as the need grows, so does the call for our service.

First Words of Hope is our annual fundraising luncheon that serves as the largest source of scholarship funds for the many families in need of financial aid. Its title, First Words of Hope, represents many things. It refers to our firm commitment to lift each individual we serve to his or her highest potential, and in doing so, to offer parents and loved ones a renewed perspective on life with autism. It also pays homage to one of the greatest blessings we receive through our work: the opportunity to witness a child communicate successfully for the first time.

Consider becoming a sponsor of this event. This past April, it attracted more than 400 attendees. We hope you will join us next spring as we send a strong message of enduring support to the thousands of families in our region facing autism.