Benefit planned for former Dougherty staffer

A fire left Mike and Franni Prendergast homeless.

A lack of enrollment at the couples alma matter, Cardinal Dougherty High School, left Mike, the school’s alumni director for 30 years, without a job.

A night of recognition planned by Dougherty alumni and friends in reaction to these latest developments, as well as a celebration of the Prendergast family’s dedication to the Dougherty community, will hopefully become a stepping stone to restoring this family’s fortune.

Last night, the committee organizing the affair had its second meeting in the cafeteria of Torresdale’s St. Katherine of Sienna School to discuss various volunteering responsibilities and to hand out the tickets. The event will be held on October 16 at the Cardinal Dougherty cafeteria.

This story was reported by Northeast native Tom Rowan, and will be featured — along with several other stories — both on NEast Philly and Philadelphia Neighborhoods. You can read the rest here.

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