Together in Spirit – A Virtual Event benefiting Catholic Charities

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

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.


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.

Learn more about our programs and services