• Owned and operated by the Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart (S.D.S.H.)
• Providing retreats for over 12,000 participants yearly - children, youth, adults, and families.
• In continuous operation for 30 years, located in South Santa Ana.
• Now Ministering to the 2nd generation.
• Participants from Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
• Rebuilt and expanded in 1992 with the help of the Vanguard Capital Campaign.
• Welcoming all of God’s children in cultural diversity.
• Committed to the principle that one day can make the difference of a lifetime.
• Over 250,000 retreatants and growing.
SPREAD THE WORD
The Gentlemen’s Haberdashery is one of Orange County’s most celebrated charitable fundraisers and social events. Featuring 40 of Orange County’s most prominent male executives and community leaders modeling a full range of menswear, the Haberdashery provides the major funding for the Heart of Jesus Retreat Center in Santa Ana, CA.
The Gentlemen’s Haberdashery was conceived in 1978 when the Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart asked then-Orange County Supervisor Thomas F. Riley and his wife, Emma Jane, for support in raising funds to expand the Sisters’ Heart of Jesus Retreat Center. Supervisor and Mrs. Riley joined with Rancho Mission Viejo President and CEO Anthony R. Moiso and wife, Melinda, in 1983 to chair this annual event. With the passing of Supervisor Riley (1998) and Mrs. Riley (1999), Tony and Melinda continued the legacy of leadership as the Haberdashery’s co-chairs.
In 2008, after 30 years of success, the Haberdashery was placed on hiatus. In 2013, aligned with fresh goals for the Retreat Center, the Gentlemen’s Haberdashery was re-introduced to a new group of Orange County leaders and models during the 31st Gentlemen’s Haberdashery.
Fashion with a Heart
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GENTLEMEN’S HABERDASHERY COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSONS: Jeremy and Frandy Laster, Marc and Trina Lamkin
HONORARY CHAIRPERSONS: Melinda and Tony Moiso, Eden and George O’Connell
Vania Bailey, Leann Berry, Nicole Brown, Steve Cameron, Corny Cornwell, Diane Gaynor-McCue, Emmy Lou Jolly-Vann, Sister Rosemarie Karl, Dan Kelly,Brady O’Connell, Kevin O’Connell, Melanie Salata-Fitch, Nancy Silver,
Sister Virginia Stewart, Adrianne Taylor, Donna Urban, Stephanie Walker
Send us an email if you would like to get more information on getting involved.
The Haberdashery Committee members and the Sacred Heart Sisters provide a fun fashion show and luncheon that has become as much a friend raiser as a fund-raiser. Each person attending the event gives a gift to literally thousands of children. In return, children who have benefited from the Heart of Jesus Retreat Center, share a song of gratitude with each of the guests and give each guest a personal, hand-made Thank You card with their promise of prayers—and the children keep their promise!
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35th Gentlemen's Haberdashery
Tuesday April 18, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel 11am-2pm
The Heart of Jesus Retreat Center is operated by the Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart to provide religious formation and avenues of faith development for children, all within the confines of a safe, secure and caring Center situated in the heart of Santa Ana, CA. The Center welcomes 12,000-14,000 attendees each year, many from local parishes, schools, and more.
Contact us : 949-274-1192
Thank you to last year's sponsors!