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Hosted by the Catholic Charities Board of Director

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

October 21, 2O17

Reception • Dinner • Speech

History

History

In 2011, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh held its first gala in the Cardinal Gibbons High School gymnasium. Hosted by Bishop Burbidge and the Catholic Charities Board of Directors, this event served to raise awareness of the Catholic Charities mission. In 2014, the goal of the gala was expanded to include an emphasis on becoming a significant fund raising tool for Catholic Charities.

Approximately 1/4 of the Catholic Charities annual budget (exclusive of clothes and grocery inventory) is funded through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Funding is also provided through grants and donor support, however there is still a great need for additional revenue, which is why the Gala is a critical component.

In 2014, the 4th Annual Catholic Charities Gala was held at the Downtown Raleigh Marriott and raised nearly $150,000 with Duke Football Coach David Cutcliffe giving an inspiring speech on servant leadership. With the help of generous sponsors and the addition of a silent auction, this event raised nearly three times the amount of any past effort.

In 2015, the 5th Annual Catholic Charities Gala returned to the Downtown Raleigh Marriott with over 350 guests gathering to celebrate the great works of Catholic Charities and listen to insightful remarks by Dr. Carolyn Woo, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services. Once again, through the generosity of sponsors and guests, the gala raised over $233,000 to further the mission of serving those in need throughout Eastern North Carolina.

In 2016, over 300 people came out to support the 6th Annual Catholic Charities Gala. The event returned to the Downtown Marriott in Raleigh and raised nearly $200,000 to help support the efforts of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh. The evening featured the Cardinal Gibbons String Quartet and a silent auction.  Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, gave the keynote speech. He thanked guests for their generous support which allowed Catholic Charities to serve nearly 59,000 individuals last year. Read Bishop Burbidge’s keynote address

Sponsors & Committee

Sponsors & Committee

Check back for more information over the summer.

Sponsorships & Tickets

Sponsorship Opportunities &
Individual Ticket Information

Registration for the event has now closed.  Please contact Katey Fithian at Kathryn.fithian@raldioc.org or 919-821-8142 if you have any questions about Sponsorship Opportunities and Ticket Purchases.

Presenting Sponsor: $15,OOO

  • Three VIP tables of ten at the Gala
  • Recognition as the Presenting Sponsor and exclusive top billing
  • Company logo/name will be prominently displayed in the invitation
  • Recognition in NC Catholic
  • Identified as the Presenting Sponsor in all media releases
  • Prominent listing on the Gala website
  • On-air mention on Raleigh to Rome.

Platinum Sponsor: $10,OOO

  • Two VIP tables of ten at the Gala
  • Company logo/name will be prominently displayed in the invitation
  • Recognition in NC Catholic
  • Company identified as a Premier Sponsor in all media releases
  • Prominent listing on the Gala website
  • On-air mention on Raleigh to Rome.

Gold Sponsor: $5,OOO

  • One VIP table of ten at the Gala
  • Recognition in  NC Catholic
  • Prominent listing on the Gala website

Silver Sponsor: $2,5OO

  • One table of ten at the Gala
  • Recognition in NC Catholic
  • Listing on the Gala website

Patron Tickets: $2OO (on an available basis)

Past Photos

Past Events

2O16 Gala
2O15 Gala