Hosted by:

The Most Reverend Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama
the Catholic Charities Board of Directors

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

November 16, 2O19


Reception • Dinner • Remarks • Raffle

Live Music by:


The annual Catholic Charities Gala is a critical event which allows the community to celebrate the great work of staff and volunteers while also providing financial support for the organization to ensure high quality services can continue to be provided.  Over the past eight years, over $1 million has been raised through the annual gala.  The event was first held in the Cardinal Gibbons High School gymnasium in 2011.  Over time the event outgrew this space, attracting over 400 guests a year, and was moved to other locations including the Downtown Raleigh Marriott and is now held at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. Catholic Charities has been honored to have speakers such as Duke Football Coach David Cutcliffe and President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, Dr. Carolyn Woo, share in this tremendous event. In 2018, a new format for the event was adopted with additional emphasis being placed on making this a celebration.


Diamond Sponsors
Melissa and Bryan Yeazel

Platinum Sponsors
Colleen and Jim Baker
Maria and Bob Luddy

Gold Sponsors
Affordable Communities Group
The Doggett Family
Sitti Authentic Lebanese
Red Hat
Poyner Spruill, LLC
Karen and Chuck Swoboda

Silver Sponsors
Linda and Paul Bedo
Mayor John and Patty Byrne
CJB18 Consulting, LLC
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Margie and Mark Dellasega
Fifth Third Bank
Friends of Catholic Charities
Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre
Sue Ann and Donald Glower
The Granzow Consulting Group
The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh
Roberta and Rick Miller-Haraway
Trish and John Healy
Patricia and Richard LePage
Lincoln Financial
The Law Offices of Tom Lindgren
Becky and Carman Liuzzo
Mann Charitable Trust
Heather and Adam McCarthy
Shane Nolan
Cathy and Dean Penny
Carol Marino and Larry Spitznagle
Terrance Shackelton
St. Joseph of the Pines
Lawson and Stephen Travers
Emily and Jeff Vista
Deacon Stephen and Adrienne Yates

As of 10/1/19


Ellen Crowley, Chair
Kim Duffley
Sue Ann Glower
Diane Johnston
Ginger Ward-Presson
Christa Ritchie
Therese Taxis
Molly O’Reardan

Lisa Perkins
Executive Director

Katey Fithian
Development Director

Daniel Altenau
Communications Director

Gabby Amos

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

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

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: $25O (on an available basis)

Raffle Ticket Prizes

~1st Prize~

Royal Carribean Cruise for Two
with $500 in travel expenses

Package valued at $4,300
Cruise Planners and Bam Bam Travel

~2nd Prize~

Angus Barn Five-Coures
Wine Cellar Dinner for 12

Donated by The Angus Barn

~3rd Prize~

$1,000 Shopping Spree at Diamond’s Direct
Generously donated by Diamond’s Direct

~4th Prize~

Taste of the Triangle Basket
Over $1,000 in gift certificates to local restaurants 

~5th Prize~

Bose Soundlink Revolve Speaker
Retail Value $200