Mark Calvano on Raphael House

Joel Goodrich, Joseph Alioto, Jr., and Mark Calvano at a fundraiser in July, 2008.

Why I Support Raphael House
Mark Calvano
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“It is easy for me to be so supportive of the Raphael House for the following reasons:

Under the leadership of Father David, Raphael House does so much for women and children with so little resources. Father David has created a very efficient “business model” whereby the the business is taking women and their children who are in crises and allowing them to stay in a clean, safe and stable environment, until they are ready to move on and provide for themselves, all without Federal, State or City funding.

I once told Father David that Raphael house is such a fantastic business model it should be replicated in every metropolitan city in this nation. If the likes of Warren Buffet or Bill Gates ever had the chance to spend time to see the efficient business model they would likely fund it to a national level.

I do still hope that happens and have offered my assistance to that end.”

If you would like to become involved in Raphael House, too, then you’re invited to attend a benefit breakfast on October 14th, 2008, at the Intercontinental Hotel. The price per person is $50.00


WHAT: Seeds of Change, a Benefit Breakfast for Raphael House
WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2008. 7:30 – 9:00 AM
WHERE: Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street (the new high rise)
HOW: Contact Flavia Henrique at 415.345.7262 or by email at [email protected]

Photo by Drew Altizer []