Mask-R-Aid Event

Event's Date: Saturday October 24, 2020


Text-to-Give: Simply text “hope2020” to phone number 56651.


Since 1999, Shepherd’s Hope supporters have donated to our mission through our signature event, the Famous Faces Masquerade Ball. Due to concerns regarding social gather, we have postponed Famous Faces until October 2021, when we can (hopefully) don festive masks and celebrate in-person.

This year we will don masks of another type for an evening of volunteer profiles of courage, entertainment, fellowship, and the opportunity to bid on fantastic silent auction items – at a virtual, “Live-Aid” type event, aptly named Mask-R-Aid. More than ever, these essential workers risk their and their family’s health in the service to others. Help us honor our healthcare heroes (who sometimes wear capes AND always wear masks).

For all you Famous Faces fans, stay tuned for an event date in the fall of 2021 that will bring us all together in one location as we launch Shepherd’s Hope 25th Anniversary Celebration.

About the Mask-R-Aid Event

This year more than ever, Shepherd’s Hope needs to meet the demand of what is trending to be the highest unemployment rate in Central Florida history. As we raise funding to provide our free healthcare services, we also want to celebrate the volunteers and partners that are our healthcare heroes, healers, community leaders, and frontline volunteers.

At this blended live/virtual event, you will enjoy entertainment, interactive elements, live and silent auctions, all appropriately socially distanced from the comfort of your location or home. We will honor our 2020 Maryanne Brown Award of Distinction recipients as well as our Dr. Ruth M. McKeefery Volunteer of the Year Award honorees. Of course, masks are required.

Join us in congratulating our fabulous 2020 Maryanne Brown Award of Distinction recipients and our Volunteers of the Year! Let’s meet them now!


Thad & Katie Seymour |
Maryanne Brown Award of Distinction

This power couple is the epitome of just doing it! Friends of Shepherd’s Hope since 2010, they have supported our Mission in every way possible; with their time, treasure, and talents. Thad is an Emeritus Member of our Board of Directors and Katie has volunteered for many years as the Chairperson of our Famous Faces Masquerade Ball Committee. In addition to her work with Shepherd’s Hope, Katie is a Community Volunteer with several other local charities, as well as a former education administrator and marketing executive. After coming out of retirement from Tavistock, Thad recently left his position as Interim President at UCF, finally allowing the couple to enjoy life a different pace.


2020 Dr. Ruth M. McKeefery Volunteer of Year Awards

Nathan Farris |
   General Volunteer of the Year  

Nathan brings his incredible skills as a Nurse and a Scribe to our Longwood Health Center. He has shared his medical knowledge and skills with us since 2016 and continues to share his passion with everyone he meets.

Dr. Marlon Ilagan |
Specialist of the Year

Dr. Ilagan is a Gastroenterologist and has been volunteering his services at our Dr. Diebel, Jr. Memorial Health Center since 2012. His dedication and compassion toward our patients is inspiring.


Kelly Reyes |
Primary Care Provider of the Year  

Kelly is one of our marvelous APRN volunteers. She has been with us since 2013 and sees patients out of our West Orange and Tazkiah Centers. She specializes in Emergency Medicine and is a vital member of the team.

Leane Roach |
Certified Provider of the Year

Leane is our Physical Therapist based out of the West Orange Health Center. She has been with us since 2018 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization. Her dedication to providing quality healthcare to uninsured and under-insured men, women, and children has helped make Central Florida healthier and happier.

Martha Steward-Shanks |
LPN of the Year  

Martha is a long-standing volunteer with Shepherd’s Hope, and we are so blessed to have her. She has been a Nurse on our team since 2001 and sees patients out of our Downtown Orlando Health Center.





Click here to purchase your Mask-R-Aid Sponsorship now!