Catholic Charities Gala

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Allentown—which provided vital services for more than 20,000 individuals and families in 2017 throughout Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill Counties—will hold its Eleventh Annual Gala with the goal of increasing fundraising for the less-fortunate in our communities.  

This year’s Gala will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at The DeSales University Center, Center Valley.

Title Sponsors
City Center Lehigh Valley & Dunne Manning Invitation

Partner in Compassion Sponsors
Air Products
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Carfagno

Partner in Faith Sponsors
Mr. & Mrs. W. Douglas Brown
DeSales University
The Gadomski Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Huck
Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Olenchock
PPL Corporation
Sacred Heart Hospital
Mr. & Mrs. William Scharle
St. Luke’s University Hospital

(Sponsorships are still being accepted.)

The evening will feature live and silent auctions, a special appeal and presentations to the honorees, as well as a special raffle.
This year’s Gala honorees are:
Monsignor John B. McCann, Pastor, Immaculate Conception B.V.M., Douglassville. 
And Honorable William E. & Rosemary Ford, Parishioners of Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena, Allentown.

This year's Chairpersons are  Evelyn & Anthony Carfagno. Read the AD Times story by clicking here.

All proceeds from the Gala will support Catholic Charities programs and services in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.  Services include: emergency food pantries, soup kitchens in Allentown, Reading and Pottsville, family counseling, employment and housing assistance, parenting and pregnancy support, support services for veterans and their families, support for older adults, adult day care in Orwigsburg, immigration services, infant adoption, and support services for victims of human trafficking.

You can help support Catholic Charities annual gala, thereby funding the vital services it provided by attending the Gala, becoming a sponsor, purchasing an advertisement in the gala program book, purchasing raffle tickets, or making a direct gift to Catholic Charities. 

You're invited! Under Resources on this page you'll find a printable invitation and RSVP card.  Send your RSVP and check for reservation to:
Julie Scheck
Catholic Charities Gala
PO Box F
Allentown, PA  18105

Also under Resources you'll find a printable form to place an ad in the Gala program book.

See below for the raffle prizes.

Gala Raffle prizes