Beatitude Names Building in Honor of Masternicks

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The primary building of Beatitude House along Fifth Avenue has a new name thanks to a gift from the John & Dorothy Masternick Foundation.

The foundation, established in memory of the founders of Windsor House, purchased naming rights to the building – now known as the John & Dorothy Masternick House – as part of a donation to the Beatitude House Inspiring Hope fundraising campaign.

“I can remember driving around Youngstown looking for a site with our late founder Sr. Margaret Scheetz,” said Sr. Patricia McNicholas, Beatitude House co-director in a statement.  “Thanks to the generosity of John and Dorothy Masternick, we were able to open Beatitude House.”

Windsor House donated the building in 1990 and, a year later, Beatitude House opened its first four apartments in the building, which is still used for housing. In total, the organization provides housing and assistance to 47 families.

“It’s difficult to explain the emotions I feel whenever I see the Beatitude House logo,” said John J. Masternick, president and CEO of Windsor House. “It runs from unbridled joy, all the way to tears. That’s where it all started for us. That’s the original Windsor House. My parents would be very proud of what Beatitude House is today. I am proud to have my family name associated with it.”

Launched in October, Beatitude’s Inspiring Hope campaign aims to raise $3.4 million to sustain its current programs, add new ones, make capital improvements and create an endowment.

Pictured: Marc Masternick, Windsor House civic affairs coordinator; Sr. Patricia McNicholas, Beatitude House co-director; John Masternick, president and CEO of Windsor House; Ellen Mayfield executive secretary at Windsor House and Judy Hillyer executive secretary at Windsor House.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.