There’s No Place Like Home

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There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home was created in 1997 as the signature fundraising event for Francis House. The highlight of the evening is the key game where guests purchase keys to unlock doors with a chance to win wonderful prizes. Since its inception, Carenegie Catering has provided delicious food stations. The night has grown to include a raffle, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. There’s No Place Like Home has become one of the largest and most successful events in Syracuse, welcoming over 2,400 people every year.

There's No Place Like Home

Staff members Kathie Jerose (left) and Lesa Wiedemeier are ready to welcome our guests to There’s No Place Like Home, 2000.


Celebrating another huge event success (left to right), There’s No Place Like Home Co-Chairs Patrick and Kim Murphy; Adrienne Kelley, Francis House Special Events & Development Coordinator; Nancy Light, Francis House Executive Director; and Jaime Tuozzolo Event Vice Chair.

Celebrating another huge event success (left to right), There’s No Place Like Home Co-Chairs Patrick and Kim Murphy; Adrienne Kelley, Francis House Special Events
& Development Coordinator; Nancy Light, Francis House Executive Director; and Jaime Tuozzolo Event Vice Chair.

Francis House key game

The key game continues to be the highlight of the evening, 2001.

If you’d like to be part of this exciting event, contact Adrienne Kelley, 315-475-5422 or akelley@francishouseny.org

Beth Lynn Hoey
Director of Development

“When Sister Kathleen hired me almost 19 years ago, she said one of the first things we had to do was to create an event. That first year our goal was to have 200 guests and raise $25,000. We had one prize table and six prize houses. We were thrilled that 225 people came and we raised $50,000. This year our event raised $316,000 and welcomed 2,500 guests. As with everything we have done here, we started small, made sure we did things right and then grew and developed. We wouldn’t be here today without the support of many individuals who do what they can…together we have touched many lives.”