A New Location  A New Format
A Renewed Connection to Our Community

11th Annual Engaging Community Reception
From the Barrio to Network Television: John Quiñones’ Inspiring Journey

Tickets now on sale – download ticket order form

(MMC Residents only – use this ticket order form)

 Wednesday, November 1, 2023
5:30 – 9:00 pm

The Ware Center
42 North Prince Street, Lancaster

Keynote Speaker:
John Quiñones,
ABC News Veteran, Creator & Host of
“What Would You Do?”

Brian Roche, WGAL Anchor

Catering by:
Upohar World Kitchen

5:30-6:15pm – General & VIP cocktail hour with passed appetizers (beer & wine available at open bar)

6:30-7:30pm* – Buffet dinner service (there will be various entrees, sides & desserts, including meats and ample gluten-free & vegan options; each table seats 8 people, no pre-assigned seating)

7:45 – 9:00pm* – Keynote speech in the auditorium

* times are approximate

Moravian Manor Communities is excited to refocus our annual Engaging Community event and renew our connection with the community. This year’s event will include…

  • Food and drinks in the Ware Center’s glass pyramid-topped Atrium
  • Beer and wine cocktail hour, with VIP upgrades available
  • Buffet of classic and international dishes prepared by local experts in their food traditions
  • Vegan and gluten-free dishes available
  • Keynote speech in the Ware Center’s state-of-the-art auditorium with tiered seating

Ticket sales to begin late summer. Follow Moravian Manor Communities’ Facebook page for details and updates.

Proceeds benefit the Moravian Manor Communities Benevolent Care Fund, assuring that each day, residents who need our help will continue to receive the exceptional care they deserve in a community they love and call home.

About the Caterer:

Catering for the evening will be Upohar World Kitchen, a minority-woman-owned business with a social mission to alleviate poverty. They offer the gift of exciting cuisines to the community, and the gift of opportunity to local immigrant-owned small businesses. 

About the Venue:

The Ware Center is Lancaster’s premier performing arts center. Their mission is to foster creativity, learning, and understanding in our great community. By curating diverse performances, the Ware Center helps its neighbors engage in their community and the world.

About John Quiñones, Our Keynote Speaker

John Quiñones has never forgotten the day when, on their way to harvest cherries in Michigan, his family was separated from their caravan of migrant farm workers. The family ran out of food. With nothing else to eat, John, his mother, father and two sisters had to survive on a gallon can of green beans and a loaf of bread until they landed in Traverse City two days later. 

It was that hardship and hunger, Quiñones says, that gave him the determination to turn disadvantages into assets and achieve his ambitions. With drive and perseverance, Quiñones relentlessly pursued his vision to become a television journalist, while building a lifelong reputation for hard work and integrity. The lessons he learned about overcoming challenges, believing in oneself and defying the negative messages that society often sent inspire all of us to reach for our highest potential. 

Combining a moving life story, an exceptional career, incomparable insights, and a powerful presence, John Quiñones has emerged as one of the most inspiring keynotes in the speaking world today. His moving presentations focus on his odds-defying journey, celebrate the life-changing power of education, champion the Latino American Dream, and provide thought-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior. 

A lifetime of “never taking no for an answer” took Quiñones from migrant farm work and poverty to more than 30 years at ABC News, the anchor desk at 20/20 and Primetime, and 7 national Emmy awards for his reporting over the years. Along the way, he broke through barriers, won the highest accolades, and became a role model for many.  

Known for truly connecting with audiences and leaving them uplifted and inspired, Quiñones delivers a powerful message of believing in one’s self, never giving up, and always, always doing the right thing. As host and creator of What Would You Do?, the highly-rated, hidden camera ethical dilemma newsmagazine now in its 14th season, Quiñones has literally become “the face of doing the right thing” to millions of fans. It’s a role that he has enthusiastically embraced off camera, with a popular book and keynote presentations that challenge both business and general audiences to examine the What Would You Do? moments we face every day. 

Learn more about John Quiñones here.