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Sweet Cabaret
“80 for 80” Fine Dining for a Fine Education
Mentor & Tutor Breakfast
Golf Tournament
Mini FUNdraisers


Sweet Cabaret

Join us for the Society’s signature event 0n February 10, 2018 as we honor the life and legacy of our founder, Father Joseph Champlin, who passed away 10 years ago. Father radiated a certain kind of wisdom, compassion and love that was like no other. He was one of a kind and was known to impact people’s lives he touched, especially the children he served. At this year’s event, we hope to share the spirit of Father and his commitment to make the world a better place by educating one child at a time.

On Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown (formerly Hotel Syracuse), join us to celebrate all that we have accomplished together because YOU play a pivotal part in the success of Father’s mission. Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet featuring local favorites, an elaborate basket raffle and entertainment by the spectacular, DeSantis Orchestra who will honor Father Champlin with a special musical tribute, not to be missed!   ***View the event flyer for more details!***

Download the sponsor form for information about 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities and ads included in the event program book in tribute to the  Guardian Angel Society or in memory of Father Champlin. Business ads are also welcome. Father’s kids are so grateful for your support!

***CLICK HERE for tickets, sponsorships and ad placements***

***For inquiries regarding the 2018 event, email***

The Mariott Syracuse Downtown is offering a special rate for rooms on February 10, 2018. Click here to make your reservation today!

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80 for 80

“Fine Dining for a Fine Education”

Father Champlin's Guardian Angel SocietyFather ran in the annual Camillus Memorial Day Race for many years before his death in 2008 to raise money for “his kids”. Chris Cesta would support Father’s fundraising efforts by giving donors a dinner certificate to his wonderful restaurant, The Inn Between. Chris continues the tradition and rewards every contribution of $80 or more with a dinner certificate. As explained by Kathy & Dan Cantone, frequent supporters of this endeavor: “We’ve been blessed in contributing to Father Champlin’s legacy for the past 15 years! Our annual gift of the Memorial Day Race “Dinner Certificate” to family and friends is in memory of Father’s deep faith, love of children, dedication to fitness, and delight in the delicious cuisine and neighborly hospitality at The Inn Between.”

The Inn Between Restaurant

Click here to donate online or click 80 for 80 to print a form for donating toward this endeavor.

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Mentor & Tutor Breakfast June 7, 2017

Join us for the 6th annual Mentor & Tutor Breakfast where we will honor the work of our volunteer mentors and tutors while we celebrate and renew our commitment to “Building A Path to Success For Father’s Kids”!

Enjoy breakfast while special guest speaker and former founding Guardian Angel Society Board Member, Onondaga County Court Judge, Stephen Dougherty speaks about his experience working with  the young people and families of Syracuse.

Where: Cathedral Academy at Pompei
When: Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 7:30-9:00 am

For tickets, click here, call 315-422-7218 or email

Learn more about the Mentor & Tutor Program.

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Golf Tournament

Presenting sponsor Money Federal Credit Union has supported an annual golf tournament to benefit the Guardian Angel Society since 2005 and has raised $149,720 for the Society!

The 13th anniversary tournament will be held at Radisson Greens in Baldwinsville on Tuesday, August 8th. This great day included 18 holes of golf with a Captain & Crew format, cart, coffee & donuts, lunch at the turn, a wonderful dinner, putting contest, skins and opportunities to participate in other fun and exciting contests!

Click here to print the registration form and register your foursome or sponsor by mail.
Click here to register online.



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Mini FUNdraisers

St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Dinner!

On March 17 at the Westvale Golf Course Club House in Camillus from 5pm-9pm, a fine time will be had by all! Tickets are $20 and include corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and an Irish Coffee! Guinness was also available (cash bar). Download the event flyer

All proceeds benefit Father Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society.
Buy tickets here! Tickets are also available at the St. Joseph’s Church Rectory, Plaza Liquors (Kasson Road), Guardian Angel Society office, or by calling Terry Wynne at (315) 487-1906.


DeSantis Orchestra

Christmas at the Palace

Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. was the tenth annual Christmas At The Palace event held at the Palace Theater, James Street, Syracuse. A portion of the proceeds benefited Father Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society. This year promises was the biggest lineup ever for their 10th anniversary! Dozens of musicians performed dozens of holiday hits from sentimental to soaring: traditional favorites, new classics, liturgical selections, even original songs from special guests. Early attendees enjoyed a special prelude of selections by the Candlelight String Quartet! Join us next year for this holiday tradition!

Tickets can be purchased by calling 315-488-7611, or email Visit for more details.


Bruno Presents The Original Wise Guys!

While the plight facing many of Father’s kids isn’t funny, this night of comedy is always a ton of laughs! On Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8pm, Bruno Schirripa will bring his ORIGINAL WISE GUYS stand up comedy production back to The Palace Theater in Eastwood to benefit Father Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society. Our sincere gratitude to Bruno and all who helped to make the first two wonderful shows possible.

The 2017 show raised over $7,000 by an audience of over 400 people. This year will feature:

 Joey Kola from the hit sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” and “The Rachel Ray Show”. Joey has been on the comedy scene since the early 80’s getting his start in NYC clubs and working his way around the country, and now to TV fame! Joey and Bruno met in Pittsburgh back in the early 80’s and became fast friends quickly. His energy and character are infectious! You quickly fall in love with this guy and don’t want him to stop, but he has to stop so your stomach stops hurting from laughing.

– Back by popular demand: Jim Dailakis! Jim, from Perth, Australia, appeared in the first BRUNO PRESENTS THE ORIGINAL WISE GUYS and people constantly ask when he will be back. The answer is… April 14, 2018!

Tickets are only $25 per person and can be *** purchased here ***or by calling 315-422-7218.

LAUGH OUT LOUD as a Sponsor of this great evening of comedy:

  • Chucklers Sponsorship – $250 – Includes (4) tickets to the show, invitations to the champagne reception prior to the show and a half-page, black & white ad in program.
  • Knee Slapper Sponsorship – $500 – Includes (8) tickets to the show, invitations to the champagne reception prior to the show and a full-page, black & white ad.



Father Champlin's Guardian Angel Society

Stay tuned for more great FUNdraisers!!!

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