RALEIGH, NC, April 10, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh is pleased to announce the Third Annual Celebrate God's Gifts Gala, hosted by the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, will be held Saturday, April 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. ABC11 Meteorologist Chris Hohmann will serve as emcee for this fundraising event.
The festivities will also include presentation of the 2013 Bishop F. Joseph Gossman Community Service Award to Ron and Jeannette Doggett. Longtime benefactors of various charitable causes, the Doggetts have supported such organizations as Catholic Parish Outreach, Habitat for Humanity, and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
"In just three short years, this gala has become the signature fundraising event for Catholic Charities," said Charlie Lorelli, board chair. "We look forward to another great evening with Bishop Burbidge and generous supporters from across the Diocese."
Attendees will enjoy drinks and a seated dinner, as well as entertainment from the Moore Square Band. Individual tickets are just $75. To inquire about sponsorships or purchase tickets, contact Justyn Lord at 919-821-8146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities is a private, nonprofit, social service agency serving the people of Eastern North Carolina. For over 100 years we have continued a rich tradition of providing a wide range of services and collaborations with parishes and other human service agencies. Last year, Catholic Charities served more than 60,000 individuals across eastern North Carolina. The organization provides emergency financial and food assistance, disaster response, support for family economic self-sufficiency, training for family safety and parenting, counseling, immigration and adoption assistance, and other services. All programs are available to vulnerable and marginalized individuals and families regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay. Services are available through eight regional offices. For more information, visit http://www.catholiccharitiesraleigh.org.
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