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.