St Patrick’s Day Gala2018-02-06T12:00:37+00:00

2018 St Pats Logo - Gold and Green - Web

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Celebrating Catholic Charities’ 50th Anniversary

The St.Patrick’s Day Gala is a wonderful evening of celebrating old friends, the luck of the Irish, and supporting community members in need.

Since it’s inception 16 years ago, the St. Patrick’s Day Gala has raised over $1.5 million to help feed those who are hungry, clothe those who are destitute, expand families through adoption, support families in need of pregnancy-related services and counseling, aid immigrants in attaining legal citizenship and integration in our community, and provide help and hope to anyone who seeks our assistance.

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Gala – Record Year!

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and attendants, the 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Gala raised $302,000 for the programs of Catholic Charities – an all-time fundraising record!

The evening began with friendly, competitive bidding in the Silent Auction followed by a gourmet Irish-themed meal with wine and champagne from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Cheers Liquor Mart. Special thanks to Rose & Oscar Valdez for donating the corkage fee! Entertainment featured cocktail music from the Colorado Springs Conservatory and a live painting experience by Devin Montagne, Montagne Ministries, who sold his work of art – twice – in the Live Auction. Following the exciting Live Auction, the paddle auction to support Catholic Charities programs closed with a gift of a 2006 Pahlmeyer Merlot for the final donor. This year’s program featured the story of the Hinojosas – a family that persevered out of homelessness with help from Catholic Charities. To close out the night, guests danced to the sounds of One More Shot.

2017 Spotlight Family: The Hinojosas

2017 Photo Slideshow

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

mortgage solutions financial logo

Mortgage Solutions Financial has been a sponsor for 13 years. Founded by retired Air Force Officer Roy Clennan, Mortgage Solutions Financial offers a comprehensive range of services to help families procure new homes, refinance their existing mortgages and reduce their monthly payments. Mortgage Solutions Financial’s purpose is to streamline the complexity of the loan and mortgage industry into simple choices for customers, all while working towards cultivating a culture of humility and servitude.

Gold Sponsors

GE Johnson Construction Company

GE Johnson Construction Company has been a sponsor for 4 years. GE Johnson specializes in complex and schedule driven projects in a variety of niches including advanced technology, cultural, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, mixed use, and office. GE Johnson Construction Company is an employee owned company made up of craftsmen, architects, engineers, financial experts, facility managers, community leaders, and entrepreneurs.

Murphy Constructors of Colorado Springs, Inc.

Murphy Constructors of Colorado Springs, Inc. has been as a sponsor for 12 years. Murphy Constructors is a family owned and operated company of 40 employees. Murphy Constructors serve Colorado Springs and the Front Range with services like project management, project supervision, demolition, excavating, masonry, carpentry, site-work, painting, landscaping, and concrete.

Ent Credit Union

Ent Credit Union has been a sponsor for 11 years. Ent is the nation’s largest Colorado-based credit union and the largest local financial institution in the Pikes Peak Region. Members are member-owners of this not-for-profit financial cooperative that offers higher dividends on savings, lower rates on loans, and lower or no fees on services.

The Centurion Group

The Centurion Group Inc. has been as a sponsor for 3 years. The Centurion Group Inc. (TCGI) is a service disabled veteran owned small business striving to be the service contractor of choice for quality conscious clients. The Centurion Group, Inc. offers custodial, painting, and maintenance for Colorado Springs.

The Diocese of Colorado Springs

The Diocese of Colorado Springs has been as a sponsor for 11 years. The Diocese of Colorado Springs serves a territory that spans 10 central and eastern counties of Colorado and serves more than 173,321 Catholics in 39 parishes and missions. The diocese manages several programs and ministries such as The Colorado Catholic Herald, The Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, and Total Catholic Education among others.

Colorado Springs Toyota Dealer Association

The Colorado Springs Toyota Dealer Associaton has been a sponsor for 3 years. Larry H. Miller Toyota has been dealing both new Toyota cars and other used cards for many years in Colorado Springs. They offer car loan and leasing advice as well as service and auto repair station and a fully-stocked inventory of auto parts.

Silver Sponsors

5Star Bank

5Star Bank has been a sponsor for 7 years. 5Star Bank is a local network of three branches that serves the Colorado Springs community. Offering different financial products and account management services, 5Star Bank strives to be a continually thriving and trustworthy institution for Colorado Springs locals.

Simply Kids Dental

Simply Kids Dental has been a sponsor for 2 years. Dr. Sean Vostatek, a board-certified pediatric dentist, is dedicated to making a child’s visit to the dentists a positive and memorable experience. Simply Kids Dental is committed to giving back to the Colorado Springs community, participating in and facilitating such programs as the Dentist for a Day Field Trip, the Halloween Candy Buy Back, and the Life Network Walk for Life.

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis and the Sisters of Charity, Penrose-St. Francis celebrates the value of each person’s life by lovingly offering care to people regardless of who they are, what they believe or where they’re from. We seek to combine finely honed medical skills with a compassionate touch to care for the whole person, body, mind and spirit. In this manner, we strive to create healing sanctuaries that carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ.


V3Gate has been a sponsor for 1 year. V3Gate is a technology solutions provider serving the mission critical needs of the US government and commercial businesses. Founded in 2007 by Army Veteran Oscar Valdez, V3Gate specializes in emerging technologies to help our clients simplify their infrastructure, reduce costs, and create a more flexible IT environment.

O’Brien’s Carpet One

O’Brien’s Carpet One has been a sponsor for 12 years. O’Brien’s Carpet One are flooring experts offering help with carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and tile projects in the Colorado Springs region. For over 30 years, O’Brien’s Carpet One has been dedicated to fulfilling and surpassing customer’s flooring and home expectations.

Five Guys

Five Guys Burgers and Fries has been a sponsor for 5 years. Opened in 1986 in Arlington, Virginia, Five Guys Burgers and Fries now has almost 1,500 locations spanning the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, and the Middle East. Delivering tasty burgers and fries, Five Guys has generated a cult-like following around the world.

El Pomar Foundation

The El Pomar Foundation has been a sponsor for 9 years. Founded by Spencer and Julie Penrose with an initial gift of $21 million in 1937, The El Pomar Foundation now manages $573 million in assets with $464 million in grants approved and $80 million in programs. The El Pomar Foundation is committed to giving back to Colorado communities and has provided a $1.14 billion impact to the state of Colorado.

Phil Long Dealerships

The Phil Long Dealerships have been a sponsor for 11 years. Established in 1945, Phil Long Dealerships are a premier Colorado Springs automotive dealership group, offering an array of new and used cars, SUVs and trucks. Phil Long also offers staff knowledgeable in financing, service, and parts sales.

Bronze  Sponsors

Gray Line of Colorado

Hollow Brook Family Dentistry

Lewis Roca Rothergerber Christie LLP

Merrill Lynch

Michale J. Wolfe, CLU, ChFC, MSFS

The Faricy Boys

Red Noland Auto Group

Ryan Glass, Inc.

Security Service Federal Credit Union

U.S. Bank

Green Sponsors

Hoetling & Company, Inc.

Osborne, Parsons & Rosacke, LLP

The Patterson Group

Other Sponsors


Cheers Liquor Mart

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly




The Gazette

Special Thanks To Our Committee Members!

The St. Patrick’s Day Gala Committee works hard for months in advance to pull together this fantastic event! Thank you to Judy McCarty- Chair
Nancy Barnwell, Kris Burich, Dawn Marie Cormier, Vicki Dimond, Betsy Finley, Jane Fitzgerald, Jane Gorab, Terri Gray, Bernadette Jaurequi, Lisa Kennedy, Cathy Marta, Chuck Murphy, Debbie Reardon, Joan Ronchetti, Rochelle Schlortt, Mary Jo Shaffer, Betsy Sobral, Kris Sprehe, Stacy Sprewer, Sarah Tremmel, Oscar Valdez, and Mary Weller.

Contact Info

228 North Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: (719) 636-2345

Fax: (719) 636-1216