|2/16/2011 1:29:00 PM|
Tickets available for Catholic Charities' annual celebration
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Archbishop John Vlazny, aided by Doug Alles, blesses a Catholic Charities office in 2008.
Two matching challenges aims to accelerate giving at Catholic Charities’ 14th annual celebration Saturday, April 2.
Hosted by Archbishop John Vlazny and the organization’s Executive Director Dennis Keenan, the celebration raises funds for programs of Catholic Charities in the greater Portland metropolitan area.
This year, Mark and Leslie Ganz and Regence have offered to match gifts of at least $100 with a dollar-to-dollar gift, up to $250. In addition, Natt and Karen McDougall, the Smoluch Family Charitable Fund and an anonymous donor will double every $1,000 in combined table donations, up to $40,000.
The night kicks off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m., and live music and dancing to Portland’s Pressure Point Band.
The celebration is presented by “Galaxy” sponsor Providence Health & Services. “Constellation” sponsors include: Mary Clark - Clark Family Foundation; B.P., Lester & Regina John Foundation; Natt and Karen McDougall; O'Donnell Clark and Crew LLP.
“Gold Star” sponsors include: Alpha Broadcasting; Archdiocese of Portland; Fred Meyer Stores; Pacific Seafood; The Smoluch Family Charitable Fund.
Tables of 10 cost $1,250 and individual tickets are $125. For more information, or to make reservations, contact Kathleen Thomas at 503-688-2628 or [email protected] Guests must RSVP by Wednesday, March 16.