Thanks for celebrating with us!

This year’s Company of Grace as truly a night to remember! Thanks to all of you who joined us online and in the room to celebrate ISP’s 25th anniversary — and the power of sacred stories!


Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ
Francee Harrington
Fr. Karl Kiser, SJ
Hawley Hilton McAuliffe & John “Jack” McAuliffe
Susan B. Noyes
Neli Vazquez Rowland


Kerry and Chris Hasbrook
Sharon and Scott Krone
Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ
Sarah Pang
Michelle R.B. Saddler 
R. Matthew Simon
Mary Veeneman
Stacey Woehrle
Jennifer Woolford

Company of Grace Award

The Company of Grace is named after the first lay companions of St. Ignatius of Loyola who dedicated themselves to serving the spiritual and material needs of the poor. In 2013, ISP created the Company of Grace event and an accompanying award, which has honored over 2 dozen individuals across our network. With the award, ISP recognizes committed champions of our ministry, building a modern Company of Grace.

Each year, ISP honors a community member who has been an outstanding champion of ISP. Honorees are nominated by their peers and have demonstrated an active and sustained dedication to our mission and ministry, and share an unequivocal commitment to inclusivity, companionship, and the possibility of recovery.


Company of Grace 2024 Honoree

This year, we are thrilled to honor an exceptional champion of ISP: Kathy Heekin.

Born and raised as one of 6 siblings in Cincinnati. Kathy attended Catholic schools throughout her life and is a graduate of St. Ursula High School and Mt. St. Joseph College. Kathy also did graduate work at Xavier University and taught theology and social justice at Purcell Marian High School while raising her 7 kids.

After she retired, Kathy was invited by her friend Julie Murray to an exploratory meeting about ISP. Her “yes” to this invitation led to her role in co-founding the ISP Cincinnati women’s team in 2009. Kathy has been a member of the ISP Cincinnati community ever since — serving as coordinator, facilitating retreats and visiting partner agencies, accompanying participants, and regularly extending invitations to others to join in the movement and support the ministry.

We are all so grateful for Kathy’s enduring, generous commitment and wisdom.

Congratulations, Kathy!  

Thank you to our 2024 Company of Grace sponsors!

Torchlight Sponsors

Ignatian Spirituality Center at St. Thomas More

Floodlight Sponsors

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House
Helen Brach Foundation
Lead to Change
Loyola University Chicago
David and Judy McNulty
Mary and Jim Tracy

Spotlight Sponsors

Maureen Kennedy Barney
Church of the Gesu
Cincinnati Jesuit Parish Family (Bellarmine Chapel/St. Xavier Church)
Betty Collins
Flood Brothers Disposal/Recycling Services
Steve Holte
Ignatian Volunteer Corps
Karen Kane
Loyola Press
Loyola University New Orleans
Michelle Saddler/Retirement Research Foundation
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Candlelight Sponsors

Kat Beaulieu and Jim Peterson
Cheryl Boldrini
Tim and Emily Boyle
Linda and Phil Catanzaro
Kelley Dare
Marlene DeLeon and Tom Lucci
Camille Devaney
Felician Services, Inc.
Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart
Kyle Gordon and Lauren Chappell
Gray Hunter Stenn LLP
Dan Hurley
Jack and Hawley Hilton McAuliffe
Erin and Mike Lanzo
Lumen Christi
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Glenview, IL)
Robert Stephan and Carrie Fuller
St. Ignatius College Prep
Tarah Cooper Wright and Jeffrey Wright

Media Sponsor