Join us in Honoring Our Retiring Executive Director, Patrick Carolan

With bittersweet emotions, we announce the retirement of our Executive Director for the past 9 years, Patrick Carolan. At the end of this year, Patrick will leave FAN in order to pursue a laid back life of ease. In order to celebrate this momentous occasion, we are honoring him with the FAN award at our annual benefit on November 7th, 2019 at St. Francis Hall from 6p-9p.

Patrick has lived and loved FAN, nurturing, growing, and building it in to the well-respected organization we are today. We want to send him out with a bang! Beer, wine, and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served and dress is business casual. There will be auction opportunities and lots of fun. We hope you can join us in Washington D.C.

You can reserve your ticket here.

If you're unable to make it, please consider supporting Patrick and honoring his hard work by becoming a sponsor of the event:
$10,000: VIP Table location/ Full Page Program Ad / Formal recognition during celebration / Name of donor on sign at check-in table
$5,000: Full Table for 8/ Half Page Program Ad in E Book / Formal recognition
$1,000: Half Table for 4/ Quarter Page Program Ad in E Book
$500: Two celebration tickets / Line Acknowledgment in E Book

If you're not able to make the trip, the tickets you receive for sponsoring can be donated to someone who wants to come but can't afford the ticket price, like a religious sister.

We are putting together a small memory book for him, so if you have a story or photo you'd like to share, send it to our communications coordinator, Janine Walsh at

Patrick's leadership has meant a lot to us and we hope you can join us to thank him and wish him well.