Servite High's "Fund a Friar" Dinner at Anaheim White House Raises $49,000

Top Quote Youngster Lands First Sir Bruno Serato Scholarship To Fund His Private Education. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 01, 2016 - A youngster from an underprivileged background has earned the inaugural Sir Bruno Serato Scholarship at Servite High School's "Fund A Friar" benefit dinner. The event, which was held recently at Serato's Anaheim White House restaurant, generated $49,000 to help the underserved earn a quality education. The scholarship will fund recipient Christopher Ramirez's education at Servite High School in Anaheim.

    "I learned that Christopher was among the children who was helped by Caterina's Club, which distributes food each night for those who, otherwise, would go to bed hungry. So it was particularly special that one of our kids was chosen for this great honor," said Serato, who has served more than 1 million free meals to underprivileged kids throughout Southern California for more than a decade. "Christopher is a wonderful student and graduate of St. Catherine's Academy of Anaheim. We have full faith in him as he takes the next step in his education."

    Ramirez was inspired to attend Servite after observing a "brotherhood drill" after a Servite High School football game.

    "I am so looking forward to reaching my academic goals while here at Servite and I want to thank everyone who helped me land the scholarship needed to fund my dream," said Ramirez.

    Among the guests at the gala were Peter Bowen, president of Servite High School, Sister Johnellen Turner, an administrator at St. Catherine's Academy, and Dennis Kuhl, chairman of the Los Angeles Angels.

    The Anaheim White House is situated in a historic national landmark mansion dating to 1909. The Italian Steak House offers a varied menu, extensive wine list, unparalleled service and an elegant setting to create an unforgettable dining experience.

    For his humanitarian work, Serato has earned international publicity including profiles in People Magazine, "CBS Evening News" and newspapers and magazines the world over. Among his many honors is being named a CNN Hero, being knighted by the Italian government, receiving a papal blessing from Pope Francis, earning a humanitarian award on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and receiving numerous proclamations, Man of the Year awards and other forms of recognition -- all of which he accepts to generate public awareness of the needs of our most vulnerable population - our children. For more information, visit

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