Ben Stein will be honored with Hance Award April 23 - PineCreek Journal

Ben Stein will be honored with Hance Award April 23

Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 11:00 PM

St. Barnabas Founder’s Day Celebration set

On April 23, the 120th St. Barnabas Founder’s Day Celebration will be held at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township.

Ben Stein, public speaker, author and actor, will be honored with the Hance Award.

A Yale Law School graduate, Stein has written 30 books, appeared on dozens of television programs, is a columnist, was a speech writer for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and is still known for his role as the teacher in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” in which he uttered the iconic phrase, “Bueller. Bueller. Bueller.”

The Hance Award was named in honor of St. Barnabas founder Gouverneur Hance, who provided medical care for poverty stricken and chronically ill injured men and boys in 1900. The Hance Award is presented to a person of national acclaim who exemplifies Hance’s ideals of benevolence, patriotism and service to others.

Previous Hance Award winners include Fred Rogers, Patch Adams, Rocky Bleier and Gerald Ford.

Founder’s Day tickets are on sale, and proceeds support patients and residents in the Free Care Fund at St. Barnabas.

Tickets range from $295 to $495.

For details, call 724-625-3770, visit the St. Barnabas website.