Feed my Neighbor is a program of the Cathedral of the Assumption

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Saturday, June 28 2014 Jun 28
Seelbach Hilton 500 S 4th St Louisville, KY valet parking available
Event Details
Cocktails & Silent Auction: 6:00pm Dinner: 7:00pm Dance Competition: 8:00pm   Seating is limited. Buy your tickets today.   For more information call the Cathedral of the Assumption: 502-582-2971 Ext. 5222   Click here to BUY TICKETS

The Event

Bride

On behalf of our Feed My Neighbor Lunch Program, we want to sincerely thank you for supporting Let's Dance Louisville. As you know, Let’s Dance Louisville benefits thousands of our downtown neighbors and friends in need who come to the Cathedral's Sandefur Dining Hall seeking a hot meal and friendly encouragement. We thank you for your time and interest in helping our community come together and make a real difference in the lives of those who need help.

I am excited to also be participating as a Let’s Dance Louisville dancing participant. I look forward to partnering with my fellow dancing stars in making this event hugely successful. I also look forward to visiting with you at Let’s Dance Louisville on June 28!

With prayerful best wishes,


- Very Rev. Jeffrey S. Nicolas
Pastor, Cathedral of the Assumption

Groom

Greetings and welcome to Let’s Dance Louisville. We are thrilled and excited you have taken the time to find out more about our event and how you can help feed Louisville’s downtown hungry population. Let’s Dance Louisville has brought together twelve of our community’s daring and willing volunteers who will showcase their dancing talents for all to see and enjoy.

We hope you are making plans to attend the June 28 Let’s Dance Louisville competition and to support your favorite dancers by casting votes. Besides dancing, the Let’s Dance Louisville event will feature a silent auction filled with amazing treasures, amazing hors d'oeuvres and culinary creations to enjoy. We want a full house so be sure to make your reservations early! I’ll see you on the dance floor!

Best wishes,

- Maggie Cyphers
Let’s Dance Louisville Event Chair

2014 Dancers

  • Apollo Bacala

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    Apollo Bacala

    Bio: Apollo Bacala is a Louisville-based independent talent. Bacala has appeared in local commercial advertisement campaigns and performed with various multi-cultural stage productions, musicals and dramatic plays. Bacala has also danced with regional touring dance groups such as Spanish classical, flamenco and Phillipine folkloric companies, Ballet Español, and Dance Pacifica. As an actor, Bacala has worked on a number of award-winning independent films and major studio projects such has the upcoming releases of, " Into The Storm", " The Foxcatcher " and the recently released, “Hunger Games: Mockingjay" as well as television docudramas for the Discovery Channel and an internet comedy series.

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  • Shannon Cogan

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    Shannon Cogan

    Bio: Shannon, who previously used her maiden name, Hori, on air, anchors WAVE 3 News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. with Scott Reynolds. Shannon came to WAVE 3 News from WFOR/CBS4 in Miami, where she was the primary anchor. In 2010, she was awarded a Suncoast Emmy Award for her coverage of breaking news. Shannon has also worked to raise awareness of pediatric heart defects since her son Colt was born with a rare congenital heart defect. He underwent open heart surgery when he was just two days old. Three weeks later, he suffered a cardiac arrest. Today, Colt is doing well with a lot of therapies, including speech therapy since he has hearing loss. Shannon grew up in Roselle, IL, just outside Chicago. She graduated from Indiana University with a double major in journalism and speech communications. On the weekends, you might find her enjoying one of Louisville's many wonderful parks with her husband, children and black lab named Maddy Ann, who was trained to be a companion dog from Canine Companions for Independence.

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  • Dr. David Easley

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    Dr. David Easley

    Bio: David Easley, M.D. brings his jail psychiatrist experience to new heights in an effort to promote movement and activity as an antidote to the modern Salt Grease Balance Diet. Dr. Easley garners support from his tiny group of coffee shop and wine tasting companions and a tribe of good looking overachieving family members and friends. Traveling extensively in support of Orthopedic Traumatology Research carries him to all the continents confronting bias as a Charter Member of Physicians for Human Rights. He enjoys his poodles and orchids and backyard poultry as home hobbies since he sails his boat infrequently due to obligations with his medical practice. You probably have seen him around town on any one of his land yacht convertibles sporting his handlebar moustache or on Lock-Up Extended Stay on MSNBC. Look for him next year as the One-Minute Vegan on the Potassium Channel. He will be promoting the re-release of his book The Potassium Catastrophe with the re-do of the food labels in the next year.

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  • Angie Fenton

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    Angie Fenton

    Bio: Angie Fenton is the entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s “Great Day Live!” She is also a freelance writer, editor, on-camera commercial talent, emcee and event host. Angie has a BA and MA in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in 2002 and is owned by four dogs - Herbie, Yoda, Coco and Zeke, a giant of a dog who uses a wheelchair.

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  • Majid Ghavami

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    Majid Ghavami

    Bio: Majid, a native of Tehran, Iran, moved to Kentucky in 1975 to gain his higher education graduating from Bellarmine University in 1982 with an Accounting and Business degree. To put himself through school, Ghavami started as a dishwasher at Jerry’s Restaurant and eventually worked his way up to General Manager of Casa Grisanti’s, followed by Vincenzo’s. Ghavami went to work for Humana in 1988 and opened his first restaurant, Saffron’s, in 2000. Later, he sold Saffron’s and opened “Majid’s St. Matthews” in 2010 at Chenoweth Square and also returned to Humana in 2012 as a Director, Medicare Networks. “I feel very fortunate to not only be with such a great company, like Humana, but also to be a Louisville restaurant business owner,” stated Ghavami. “Louisville has been a wonderful place for me to set down my roots from the moment I moved here years ago”. Ghavami met his wife, Debbie, in 1985 and they married in 1987. Their beautiful and talented daughter, Marissa, works as an actor and singer in New York City.

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  • Charlotte Ipsan

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    Charlotte Ipsan

    Bio: Charlotte Ipsan, RNC, MSN, NNP-BC, is the Chief Administrative Officer of Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital and has over 28 years experience in maternal child and pediatric health care. Ipsan worked in several roles at Kosair Children’s Hospital, Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Suburban Hospital, including staff nurse; nurse manager, neonatal intensive care unit; and director, women’s services. In May of 2013, she was named the “Most Admired Woman in Healthcare” by Today’s Woman magazine.As a mother of four children, Brandon 27, Tyler 25, Ian 21 and Emrie 13, she and her husband Robin own a dance studio in Georgetown, Indiana where they enjoy watching children of all ages “have fun!”

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  • Fr. Jeff Nicolas

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    Fr. Jeff Nicolas

    Bio: A native of Louisville, raised in Jeffersontown, Fr. Jeff Nicolas was ordained to the priesthood in 1993. He has served at St. Barnabas, St. James (Elizabethtown), the Navy, St. Lawrence, Epiphany, and currently at the Cathedral of the Assumption. Fr. Nicolas has degrees from St. Meinrad School of Theology, Vanderbilt Divinity School, and the Aquinas Institute at St. Louis University.   Gardening is a particular joy to Fr. Nicolas as well as harvesting black walnuts. In recent years he has taken up traveling abroad with family and pilgrimage groups and has visited places such as Greece, Turkey, Italy, and for one night, Spain.   Fr. Nicolas is thrilled to be a part of this Feed My Neighbor fundraiser, especially since it promises to tremendously help the Cathedral’s efforts to feed the hungry every day, and he gets to learn how to dance! (At least one dance anyway.)

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  • Phil Pilewski

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    Phil Pilewski

    Bio: Phil Pilewski is in his first year as Assistant Athletic Director for Major Gifts.  Pilewski, who joined the Cardinals' athletic staff in 2012, will oversee major gift fundraising and capital campaign strategies for the Cardinal Athletic Fund. The Toledo, Ohio, native joined the Louisville staff after spending five years in fundraising at Washington (2007-12) and three years at NC State (2004-07). Pilewski earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Toledo, where he was an All-Mid-American Conference selection and a two-time team captain for the Rockets' baseball squad.  While a student-athlete, Pilewski was the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president and served on Student Government Presidential Cabinet one year. He earned a master's degree in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He and his wife, Jenny, reside in Louisville.

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  • Noemi Robinson

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    Noemi Robinson

    Bio: Noemi Robinson is originally from Toa Baja, Puerto Rico and moved to Louisville in 1995. Robinson is involved in several civic groups throughout Louisville and volunteers as a fundraising coordinator for Purple Butterfly, Inc. dba Teen Circle, a nonprofit organization which provides mentoring for young teenage girls ages helping them get into college. She is also involved in the Boricuas en Louisville Group, which is a social group that works to educate the community about the Hispanic culture. Robinson and her husband, Derick, have four beautiful daughters and a grandson. She enjoys helping others and keeping up with her younger daughter who is active with sports.

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  • John Varanese

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    John Varanese

    Bio: John Varanese obtained his BA in Food Service Management and AS in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University in South Carolina. During his enrollment there, Varanese was Kitchen Manager for Magnolias for three years. Varanese refined his skills and participated in a creative and financially successful environment. While working in Magnolias, Varanese set himself apart from other chefs quickly by his great ability to control costs while producing very high quality cuisine using only the freshest local ingredients. Varanese serves on the Kentucky Restaurant Association’s Board of Directors and was the President of KRA's Louisville Chapter in 2013. Recently Chef Varanese was honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the premier edition of Best Chefs America and named “Restaurateur of the Year” by the Kentucky Restaurant Association.

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  • Suzanne Whayne

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    Suzanne Whayne

    Bio: Suzanne Wallace Whayne is a hometown girl born and raised in Louisville. She attended grade school at Middletown Elementary and Crosby Middle School and went on to graduate from the Youth Performing Arts School. Whayne studied Musical Theatre at Northern Kentucky University and Northwestern State University. Whayne also attended the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood where she sang in rock bands. Whayne holds a BA in advertising/communications from the University of Louisville. While away for many years as an actress and singer in New York and Los Angeles, Whayne never fell out of love with her hometown and returned in 2009 and now works as an interior designer. Whayne enjoys supporting a variety of non-profit charities as a civic volunteer. She and her husband, Robert, love spending time with their family, friends and their dog, Frannie. Traveling, preservation and restoration projects and spending time outdoors are among her top interests. Whayne is thrilled, excited and honored to be a guest dancer for Let’s Dance Louisville.

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  • Judith Youngblood

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    Judith Youngblood

    Bio: Judith Youngblood has spent most of her career in opera, working from backstage to front office as a stage manager, director, teacher, singer and development officer. She received her education at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and at Northwestern University. She is an accomplished mezzo-soprano, cantor at the Cathedral of the Assumption and longtime member of the Kentucky Opera Chorus. Her recent roles include Lady Capulet in Kentucky Opera’s production of Romeo et Juliette, Amelia’s maid in Simon Boccanegra and the Old Prioress in UofL’s production of Dialogues of the Carmelites. Later this spring she will again direct two one-act operas for the Thompson Street Opera Company’s summer festival. Apart from singing, Judith is a professional money coach, specializing in retirement planning and financial education. She also is a database consultant for not-for-profits. Coping with her busy life is her husband John, a singer and teacher at Trinity High School. John and Judith are tremendously proud of their two sons: Ori, a mechanical engineering major at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Jack, a junior at Youth Performing Art School specializing in double bass performance with a special interest in jazz.

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Evening Schedule

  • 6:00pm: Cocktails and Silent Auction
  • 7:00pm: Dinner
  • 8:00pm: Dance Competition Begins
  • 10:15pm: Announcement of winners

Beneficiary Info

  • The Feed My Neighbor lunch program benefits thousands of our downtown neighbors and friends in need who come to the Sandefur Dining Hall, located behind the Cathedral of the Assumption, seeking a hot meal and friendly encouragement.

    • Since 1999, homemade soup and sandwiches have been served 365 days a year.
    • Our guests are either homeless or working poor. The average age is 41-60.
    • The Sandefur Dining Hall feeds many families – from babies in strollers to elementary students to young teens.

    • Over 250 volunteers a month keep the Sandefur Dining Hall operating each day.
    • Dare to Care named the Sandefur Dining Hall the “Food Emergency Kitchen of the Year” in March, 2013.
    • We never close.

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Contact Info

Maggie Cyphers, Event Chair
Let's Dance Louisville
mcyphers@cathedraloftheassumption.org

502.582.2971 ext.5222