DALLAS (SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019) – This year, the spotlight and theme of the evening was “Love In Action”, displaying the power of love and caring for those in need throughout Catholic Charities Dallas’ 127 years of service.

The 21st annual event was sponsored by WestPark Fund, LP and kicked off at 5:30 p.m. with a special VIP toast with The Most Reverend Edward J. Burns, Bishop of Dallas and was attended by the event’s underwriters, including some of the most influential business and social leaders from the Dallas community. The main festivities began at 6 p.m. and featured one of America’s legendary rock and roll performers, John Fogerty, former singer and songwriter for Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The event was held at the Omni Hotel Dallas with all proceeds benefitting CCD

“We are so grateful to all who have given tirelessly of their time, talent, and treasure to help Catholic Charities Dallas continue and expand our mission to help those in need in North Texas”, says President and CEO of Catholic Charities Dallas, Dave Woodyard. “We are truly blessed with some of the most amazing supporters and volunteers anyone could ask for.”

This year’s esteemed Gala Committee Chairs were Michele and John Stephens, who were supported by Honorary Chairs Phyllis and Guy Conces, and a strong committee consisting of:

Raffle Chair: Laura Hyman

Jeanne Carey, Michelle Corbin, and Kelly Madonna

Live Auction Chair: Megan Martinez

Linda McCarthy

Big Board Auction Chair: Mary Manning

Susan Brosnahan, Nancy Mello, and Christina Neuhoff

Production Chair: David Small

Wine Pull Chair: Yvette Riccione

Kathy Bedard, Larraine Jobe, Connie Pritchett, Penny Sanders, and Annette Weidenfeller

Host/Underwriting Committee Members

Chair: Michele and John Stephens

Rebecca and Alex Almanza

Mary Lynn and Fred Bangs

Colleen and Peter Bowler

Marina and Jim Bradley

Susan and Pat Brosnahan

Mara and Ray Chavez

Shelly and Tom Codd

Phyllis and Guy Conces

Michelle and Bill Corbin

Laura and Chris Curran

Emily and Scott Deke

Cindy and Phil Eichenholz

Mely and Raul Estrada

Andrea Gates

Rita and Joe Hogan

Chrissie and Bill Keffler

Vicky and Doug Lattner

Mary and Howard Manning

Megan and David Martinez

Linda and Tom McCarthy

Kathy and Bob McDermott

Lydia and Dan Novakov

Dorothy and John O’Dwyer

Marie Quintana

Yvette and Nick Riccione

Jeffrey Schneider

Karen and Rick Schornack

Denise and Denis Simon

Mary and Bill Sladek

Joanie and Tom Stephens

Betty and Steve Suellentrop

Angela and Mark Taken

Andy and Pat Walsh

Susan and John Wellik

About Catholic Charities Dallas

For more than 127 years, Catholic Charities Dallas has helped the poor and most vulnerable in four core mission areas: strengthening families, alleviating hunger, preventing homelessness, and welcoming the stranger; and calls the community to action. Catholic Charities Dallas serves more than 35,000 individuals each year, regardless of their faith. In addition, more than 4,125 people volunteer more than 40,000 hours each year. Our services provide assistance to families in need throughout the nine counties that make up the Diocese of Dallas, including: Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, and Rockwall. For more information, visit our website at www.ccdallas.org. Follow us on social media at www.facebook.com/catholiccharitiesdallas and www.twitter.com/ccofdallas .