The black-tie evening celebration of spirit and generosity begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception in the nostalgic and graceful Great Hall and Grand Ballroom. Dinner follows at 8 p.m. in the elegant International Ballroom.
Jim and Molly Perry of Lincoln Park are the chair-couple for the 2012 Saint Nicholas Ball.
Proceeds of the Spirit of Saint Nicholas ball will benefit the vulnerable and underserved children and youth of Cook and Lake counties. Catholic Charities’ ongoing children’s programs service over 282,000 children annually, including infants, toddlers and young children enrolled in numerous development and daycare centers, family shelters, and immunization and counseling programs. The programs also serve teens in adolescent parenting and maternity programs and expectant mothers in food and nutrition education programs throughout Cook and Lake counties.
“Our ongoing children’s programs are making a positive impact in the lives of thousands of Chicago’s disadvantaged children,” said Monsignor Michael M. Boland, Administrator, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. “These programs provide an integral support system to children as they grow and develop physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.”
The Spirit of Saint Nicholas Ball celebrates the spirit of caring and generosity illustrated in the life of Saint Nicholas, the fourth century bishop known for his kindness, compassion and great love of children. Saint Nicholas is considered to be the model for Santa Claus. Each year his feast is commemorated all over the world on December 6.
Le Prestige du Monde will be attending to showcase the wonderful developments of the evening.
Reservations begin at $400 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Ashley Owen, Catholic Charities’ event coordinator, at 312-655-7525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helping people in need for 95 years, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting more than one million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background. Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.