ChemungLogo2I am excited to announce that Catholic Charities’ recent gala had record breaking success! On Saturday, May 2, The Hilliard Corporation presented Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Ball on behalf of Catholic Charities. 215 guests showed up in their best derby attire and danced the night away, raising $21,000 for local families in need. These funds will support Catholic Charities’ efforts to end local poverty, increase self-sufficiency and help individuals & families grow and prosper.

Our success can be attributed to the following community-minded individuals & businesses: Jan van de Blink, The Hilliard Corporation, Dr. Thomas & Mrs. Marie Finnerty, Michael & Susan Heine, Vulcraft of NY, Holly Faulisi and Chris Malcolm, Wegmans Food Markets, Kurt Bartenstein and Janis Witchey, Empower Federal Credit Union, Nina Dudek, Eaton Corporation, Mr. James Flaws & Ms. Marcia Weber, Brud Holland, John S. Booth III, Dr. Mark & Mrs. Paula Schuller, Kirk Vieselmeyer, Elmira Structures, Inc., Kathy Dilmore, Christine Panosian and Julie Monahan, First Heritage Federal Credit Union, Thomas Gough, Gough Holding Co, Tara Rockwell, Simmons-Rockwell Autoplaza, Caryl Cavalier, Rachael O. Hart, event chair, Marie Louise Metzdorff, Amani Vlasic, Jennifer Herrick-McGonigal, Joe Steigerwald, Deanna Deneen, Thomas Curren, Elmira Little Theatre, Bethany Blanchard, John Spillett, musician, The Orient Express Band, the Elmira Country Club and Catholic Charities’ Staff and Board. Thank you all for your support. vandenblinks

Catholic Charities works to ensure that people have food, clothing, shelter, medical services, and the ability to achieve a decent standard of living.

Lindsay, Director of Development

If you were able to attend, we’d love to have your feedback: Gala Survey


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