Together in Spirit - Virtual Event to Support Catholic Charities.

A Virtual Event benefiting Catholic Charities
of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

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If you missed the premiere of our Together in Spirit video,
you can now watch anytime on our Facebook page,
or watch the video below:

Catholic Charities is excited to announce that our first virtual fundraising event, Together in Spirit, will be airing on Facebook Live on Thursday, June 25, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Catholic Charities’ CEO Cynthia Colbert and Board Chair Ellen Ginty, the event will feature a special message and blessing by His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, and Video Mission Moments of Catholic Charities programs in action.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to postpone our major annual fundraising event, the Spirit of Charity Gala, leaving a significant gap in our revenue. The Together in Spirit virtual event will help us bridge some of this gap, so that we can continue to provide essential services to the community during this time of incredibly high needs for our neighbors. Please join us!


How to participate:

You may wonder how a virtual event works.

    • Do you need a Facebook Page to participate? – No!
    • Do men have to wear a tux? – No!
    • Do women have to wear high heels? – No!
    • Do I need a babysitter? – No!
    • Is seating limited – No!


Join us for the premiere of our Together in Spirit Virtual Event on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CST on our Facebook page (follow us now @CCharitiesGHTX!). You’ll be able to watch live with friends, share comments and photos, and learn more about what we’re doing to combat the impact of COVID-19, how you can join us in our work in the community, and find out who won our fabulous auction items!


You can help families who are struggling to survive right now. Make a gift to the virtual gala to help those in need with food, clothing, emergency financial assistance, counseling and more.

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Our online auction will be available soon! Online auction will open on 8 a.m. June 15 until 5 p.m. June 23. Check back for exciting items and packages to bid on! Winners will be announced during the live viewing of the event, and later notified directly from a member of our team. Make sure you monitor the action so you don’t get outbid!

Our virtual auction is now closed. Auction winners will be announced during our virtual event, and also notified individually.
Thank you for participating and supporting Catholic Charities!

We look forward to being Together In Spirit with you, so please plan on tuning in!

Thank you to our generous supporters:

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Mary Theresa Bergeron-Derr
Alex Borlenghi
Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust Fund
Jo and George Brueggeman
Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing
David and Cynthia Colbert
Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston
Congregation of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
Carmel Bitondo Dyer
Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza
Alicia and Dave Freysinger
Friends of Catholic Charities
Frost Bank
Joan and Steve Gilliland
Ellen and Jim Ginty
Suzanne and Danny Grant
Chuck Gremillion
Jes and John Hagale
Mikki Hebl and David Harvey
Sandy and Robert T. Herrin
The Hildebrand Foundation
Howard Hughes
Elizabeth and Richard Husseini
Fr. Jeff Johnson, S.J./ Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
The Kafka Family
Gloria and Frank Kalman
Debbie and Matt Kemple
Patricia and Mark Letsos
Monit Cheung and Patrick Leung
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Longmire
The Lewis and Joan Lowenstein Foundation
Cheryl and Guy Malden
Reinnette and Stan Marek
Ally and Burt Martin
Susie and Skip McGee
William McKee
Memorial Hermann
Trini Mendenhall
Jackie Moy, Porter Hedges LLP
Bill Neeson
Betsy and Hunter Nelson
Ginger and John Niemann
Lisa and Mike O’Leary
Gretchen and Ken Penny
Marianne and Joseph Quoyeser
Amegy Bank/Diane and Kevin Rech
Isla and T.R. Reckling
Pat and Gene Reed
Fay and George Rizzo
Frank Rynd
Steve Smith
St. Agnes Academy
Strake Foundation
Jim Stevenson
Annette and George Strake
Bichlan Thai
Greg Turner
UBS Financial Services
Mrs. Raye G. White
Salli and Michael Youtt
Tommye and George Zenner


For more information, please contact Naibi Rivera at 713.874.6629 or

About Catholic Charities
For more than 75 years, Catholic Charities has provided a comprehensive network of social services for this entire region. We empower people to grow and thrive, and we work to alleviate poverty and help people become self-sufficient and live better lives. Annually, we provide help and create hope for nearly 100,000 people as they create better lives for themselves and their families.

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