Spirit of Charity Gala

Benefits Catholic Charities

Bishop John Noonan, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Archbishop John C. Favalora and Bunny Bastian

Saturday, October 20, 2007
Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami
(305) 762-1051

The annual Spirit of Charity Gala benefits Catholic Charities, South Florida’s advocate for those in need, giving millions every year to help the disadvantaged, elderly, children, families, and disabled.

This Spirit of Charity Gala will honor Mrs. Bunny Bastian, long-time benefactor and philanthropist, who will be recognized with the presentation of the Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh Award. The gala gets under way at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dining and dancing to the music of Miami City Lights. A portion of the proceeds from the Spirit of Charity Gala will go to Catholic Charities’ next project, the construction of the Intergenerational Center in Broward County, which will care for the eldest and the youngest in a single, bilingual, multi-cultural place.

Pedro & Josie Alvarez
Rev. Msgr. Jude O'Doherty, Archbishop John C. Favalora and Alfred Bunge

Catholic Charities receives more than $35 million in private and public donations annually. In past years, these funds have provided help and support for child welfare services; individual, marriage & family counseling; substance abuse prevention & treatment; child care and development programs, HIV/AIDS prevention and support programs; housing for homeless, elderly and disabled individuals; emergency financial assistance; social advocacy; services for newly arrived refugees; and more.

Shirley Icabalceta, Roger Icabalceta, Luis Pallais, Maria Auxiliadora Abaunza, Angela Pallais and Dr. Ramiro Abaunza (seated)
(Standing, L-R) Msgr. William Hennessey, Tony & Conchy Argiz, Maria Figarola, Joy & James Smith; (Seated) Jeannette F. Hausler, Alicia Casanova, Bunny Bastian, Archbishop John C. Favalora and Joan Hermanowski

About Catholic Charities

Established in 1931 in response to the Great Depression, Catholic Charities has been serving the people of Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties for over 75 years. Catholic Charities receives over $35 million in funding from public and private grants, the United Way of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, individuals, and the faithful of the Archdiocese of Miami. All but three percent of donations are spent on delivering and administrating service to those in needs, regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnic background, nationality, sexual preference or immigration status.

Archbishop John C. Favalora with Marina & Emilio Alonso-Mendoza
Bob & Jody Dickinson, Ileana Bravo and Gene Gordon
Bob & Lili Chisholm make a contribution
Juan & Mariana Jorge O'naghten and Marina Alonso-Mendoza







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