Catholic Charities Gala!
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The 2017 Catholic Charities Gala was held on Saturday at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The annual event is the single most important fundraising event for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington and was attended by more than 1,200 guests and raised $2.4M. Here, anchor of Hardball on MSNBC Chris Matthews, Clark Charitable Foundation board chair Courtney Pastrick, Prime Policy president and CEO Scott Pastrick and former chief communications and public affairs officer for Marriott International Kathleen Matthews.
This year’s event featured a cocktail reception, a short program including Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, a birthday tribute to honor President and CEO of Catholic Charities Monsignor John Enzler, dinner and dancing. The festivities continued with an after-party hosted by the Catholic Charities’ young professional group, the Enzler Society. Here, Monsignor John Enzler and Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Catholic Charities meets the most pressing human needs, serving more than 127,000 people last year through 58 programs in 36 locations throughout DC and Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland. Here, 2017 Catholic Charities gala co-chair and private practice psychotherapist Marty Tuohey, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Catholic Charities gala co-chair and Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel director Mark Tuohey and Ambassador of Ireland Anne Anderson.