Lourdes to host annual Celebrity Wait Night

Posted Aug 29th, 2014 by Heather M. Hoffman  Category: Community Interest


Area CEOs moonlight as waiters to benefit Lourdes scholarship fund
University’s 3rd annual Celebrity Wait Night to take place in September at Real Seafood

Those who have dreamed of being waited on by their boss now have the opportunity at Lourdes University’s Celebrity Wait Night. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 8 at the Real Seafood Company at the Docks.

Grab your family or a group of friends and choose from a select menu of grilled salmon with a lemon dill butter, chicken breast Dijon with Portobello mushrooms, grilled steak medallions topped with fried onions, and lasagna Bianco. Entrées served with roasted redskin potatoes and broccoli (except for lasagna), salad, dinner rolls and dessert. More than a dozen area leaders from a variety of local organizations and businesses will serve as celebrity waiters including (but not limited to):

· Joan Bayer – Founder and CEO, Concept Rehab Inc
· Daniel Briones – Director of Business Development, Air Force One NW Division
· Sue Hague Rogers – Sr. Account Executive, SFC Graphics
· James Haudan – CEO and Chairman, Root Inc.
· Richard LaValley, Jr. – Attorney, LaValley, LaValley, Todak & Schaefer Co, LPA
· Charles Niehaus – Managing Partner, Niehaus & Associates, Ltd.
· Chrys Peterson – Retired News Anchor, WTOL
· Carmen Wigmans – Owner-President, Reve Salon and Spa
· Terry Gerken – President, Ottawa Hills Travel Group
· Mary Sabin – Regional Director, Opportunity International
· Tim Hanson – Financial Advisor, Mansour Wealth Management & McDonald Partners
· Dirk Vanhyst – Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Executive at Fifth Third Bank
· Ann Strickland – Wedding and Event Coordinator, Bartz Viviano Flowers & Gifts, Inc.
· Frank Viviano – President, Bartz Viviano Flowers & Gifts, Inc.
· Anneke Godlewski – Owner, Market Ink, LLC
· Kristie Roberts – Vice President of Human Resources, Concept Rehab Inc.
· Robert Arthur – Hair Stylist
· Sr Ann Carmen Barone – Vice President for Mission & Ministry, Lourdes University
· Todd Williams – Partner, Williams Allwein & Moser, LLC
· Mary Arquette – Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Lourdes University
· Gordon MacRitchie – Director of Major Gifts, United Way of Greater Toledo
· Cindy Dana – Owner, Eaves & Ivy, LLC
· Judy Didion – Dean of the College of Nursing, Lourdes University
· Norene Drewicz – Community Volunteer
· Ernest Enrique – CEO and Chairman of the Board, CMS Corporation
· Michael Fischer – Founder and CEO, Fischer Tool & Die Corp.
· Nicole Hackbarth – Manager, Women’s Initiative at United Way of Greater Toledo
· Marianne Hassen – Vice President, Concept Rehab, Inc.
· Eileen Kerner – Director of Congregational Advancement, Sisters of St. Francis
· Brittanie Kuhr – Higher Education Program Graduate Assistant, The University of Toledo
· Susan Morgan – Senior Vice President, Signature Bank
· Rev Ronald Olszewski – President, St. Francis de Sales High School
· David Waterman – Chair to the Management Committee, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
· John Weinberg – CEO, Concept Rehab

Proceeds from the event go toward student scholarships at Lourdes University. In its first two years, Celebrity Wait Night has raised nearly $50,000. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Kelly Dilworth at 419-824-3751 or email

Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, liberal studies, nursing, organizational leadership, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Discover us online at or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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