Orlando Family Foundation for Charities

Dedicated to raising money for local and national charities

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Orlando Family Foundation Annual Gala:

Saturday, January 27, 2024!

After a party my family planned for me in January of 1999, marking my 60th birthday, I announced to my guests, “This has been such a terrific party, let’s do it again next year! However, next year you will pay to attend the party and we will donate the proceeds to charity!” The invitation was received with thunderous applause, marking the inception of the Orlando Family Foundation for Charities.

My dream was to have an evening of fun, friends and wonderful food to support the charities of St. Louis. Help us make my dream and the dreams of many others come true. Invite a group of your friends and enjoy a fabulous evening.


Sam Orlando Sr.


In 2016 the Daughters of St Paul received a critically needed donation from the Orlando Family Foundation! Our mission as Media Apostles is to evangelize and spread the Gospel through our many events and with our publishing house.

Formation is also a critical component in ensuring the Pauline family’s future. Formation of our Postulants was relocated to St Louis and the training and formation of these young ladies is a huge blessing, but many expenses arise as well. Through the generosity of the Orlando family our mission continues! God has sent us angels!

Sr.Mary Lea Hill, FSP
Daughters of St. Paul

One of our favorite events each year is the Orlando Family Foundation Dinner. What started as a unique birthday party has turned into one of the most exciting nights of the year for charities. With the incredible decorations, gourmet dinner and electricity in the room, this event is one of the best charitable events in town. The Ronald McDonald House is proud and honored to be a part of this each year and proud to be a past recipient of the funds!

Dan Harbaugh
President – Ronald McDonald House

The Orlando Family Foundation Gala has been a part of Sunnyhill since it was started . Sunnyhill has received proceeds from this event two times over the years. Providing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities is our mission. The unexpected funds were used to enrich our programs and create opportunities for individuals at Camp Sunnyhill. The Orlando Family and the sponsors for this event make this event extraordinary and fun. Each year as the winning names are drawn you can’t help but be excited for the charities that win. If you have never been a part of this event you should be – by providing a sponsorship, providing an auction item or attending for the eveningyou will help to make a difference in someone’s life.

Victoria James
President & CEO – Sunnyhill, Inc

Orlando Family Foundation for Charities Annual Gala
Orlando Family Foundation for Charities Annual Gala Table setting
Orlando Family Foundation for Charities Annual Gala Food
Orlando Family Foundation for Charities Annual Gala