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These events directly benefit a specific program of Catholic Charities allowing us to accomplish our mission to provide compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.
Meals on Wheels Dinner Dance
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Meals on Wheels Dinner Dance at Maravelas in Fox Lake is an annual fundraiser to benefit Catholic Charities Meals on Wheels Program throughout Lake County. Tickets are $35 each or Table of ten $350. Event includes dancing, silent auction and raffle. Contact Mary Ellen Mason, Associate Director of Development in Lake County, at email@example.com or (847) 782-4115 for more information.
Legal Lifelines Cocktail Reception
Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
Please join us at the beautiful Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard, for the 5th Annual Legal Lifelines Cocktail Reception which is the sole fundraiser for Catholic Charities Legal Assistance program (CCLA). The program began as a volunteer initiative in 2005 to assist Catholic Charities' clients who may find themselves confronted with legal issues that threaten core elements of their existence, yet they cannot afford an attorney. Today the Center is staffed with attorneys and volunteers who face increased demands for their services.
We are pleased to announce that Bernard Judge will receive the Justice for the Poor Award at the event, in recognition of the compassion that he has shown to clients in need.
Reservations are $85 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Dave Gardner at 312-655-7907 or for additional information.
Bishop Lyne Celebration Dinner
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Catholic Charities, Holy Family Villa and the Bishop Lyne Residence are co-hosting this event to honor Bishop Lyne’s love and dedication to the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago. At the dinner, Bishop Lyne will be awarded Holy Family Villa’s prestigious Caritas Sactae Familiae Award for his life’s work devoted to nourishing the spirits and souls of people in all walks of life throughout his exemplary ministry. Proceeds from the event will benefit Holy Family Villa’s expansion project.
For more information please contact Hillary Fash at 312-948-6797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casa Catalina Cinco de Mayo
Friday, April 26, 2013
Casa Catalina Cinco de Mayo Annual Fundraiser will be held at 115 Bourbon Street located at 3359 West 115th Street in Merrionette Park. Proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities' Casa Catalina Basic Human Needs Center. Reservations are $40.00 per person in advance and $50.00 at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Sister Joellen Tumas, Program Director, at (773) 376-9425 or
Veterans in Need Dinner
Friday, April 26, 2013
The 2nd Annual Veterans In Need Dinner will take place beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Union League Club of Chicago located at 65 W. Jackson Blvd. Proceeds will benefit veterans’ initiatives. Individual tickets are $175. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Dave Gardner, Director of Regional & Program Events, at 312-655-7907 or email@example.com
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Blossoms of Hope Brunch is an annual event hosted at Drury Lane in Oakbrook to support the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide(LOSS) Program. The LOSS program provides support services for individuals and families who have lost a loved one to suicide. This event features Drury Lane’s famous brunch, Silent Auction, Pick-A-Prize and Raffle, as well as the presentation of the Charles T. Rubey award. Tickets are $60 for adults and $15 for children. For more information, please contact Hillary Fash, Event Coordinator, at 312-948-6797 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Eleventh Annual After Supper Visions Photography Exhibit
Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, 2013
The 11th Annual Photography Exhibition and Art Sale is hosted at Catholic Charities St. Vincent Center benefiting Catholic Charities Tuesday Night Supper Program. The location was chosen because it is the same location where every Tuesday, Catholic Charities hosts a supper for 130 hungry and homeless men, women and children. "After Supper" is an exhibit of the photographs by our supper guests involved in the Tuesday Night Supper Program.
12th Annual William E. Joyce Golf Invitational
Monday, August 5, 2013
Please join us at beautiful Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club, in Orland Park for the William E. Joyce Golf Invitational, benefiting the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Program. The day begins with a shotgun start at 12:00 pm. Singles are $375 per person and foursomes are $1,500. Many sponsorship opportunities are also available. Non-golfers are invited to attend through a special 5:30 pm “Cocktails & Dinner Package” for $75 per person.
Please contact Dave Gardner at (312)655-7907 or to make your reservations to learn more.
Please check back after April 15, 2013 to register.
Patrick J. Ryan Golf Outing
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The Patrick J. Ryan Golf Outing was established by former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan and his wife Marie in memory of their son Patrick who died of suicide in 2007. Proceeds support a new program created for children and youth who have endured the loss of a loved one to suicide, established at Catholic Charities through the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Program and a generous grant we obtained from the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation. Reservations start at $200.
Please contact Ashley Owen, Senior Event Coordinator, at 312-655-7912 or email@example.com for more information.Please click here to view this program event's website
Holy Family Villa Golf Invitational
Wednesday, August, 21, 2013
The Holy Family Villa Golf Invitational will benefit the Holy Family Villa Expansion Project. Holy Family Villa, located in Palos Park, is a unique skilled care facility for seniors, which prides itself on being an “extension” of the residents’ home in a loving, caring and professional environment. With the growing population of seniors in our community, there is a need to expand our facility to meet the demands of care to those who will need our help in the future. For more information, please contact Bobbi Magurany, Administrator of Holy Family Villa, at 630-257-2291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nite at the Net Tennis Classic
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Nite at the Net will take place at Hinsdale Racquet Club in Hinsdale, IL on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Blackhawks Coach Joel "Q" Quenneville will play and emcee! Tennis players of all levels are welcome to participate in tennis drills and enjoy food, cocktails, a live and silent auction, raffle and DJ entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Neighbors in Need fund which offers help and hope to families that are facing an imminent crisis that threatens their access to basic human needs – the kinds of things that many of us take for granted, like food, shelter, clothing or electricity. For more information, please contact Nancy Patek at 312-655-7290 or email@example.com.
Ayudando Nuestras Familias/Helping our Families
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Join us for the 5th Annual Ayudando Nuestras Familias cocktail event at the National Museum of Mexican Art in support of Catholic Charities programs that build and strengthen families in Latino communities across Cook and Lake counties.
Please contact Dalia Rocotello at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 655-8492 for more information.Register for this Event
Celebration of Giving
November and December 2013
Every year in November and December Catholic Charities asks for your help with providing the spirit of the Holidays to over 8,000 children through the Toy Shower Program and over 500 families through Sponsor-a-Family. You can help by donating new toys to children in need, by purchasing basic items including clothing and household items for families in need or by volunteering your time. To get involved, contact Lisa Jerzyk at (312) 655-7932 or email@example.com.