Annual Dinner To Benefit Catholic Charities Of East Tennessee Is April 3

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Annual Dinner to benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee programs will be held Thursday, April 3 at 6:00 pm, at the Chattanoogan Hotel.  The event is hosted by the Most Reverend Richard F. Stika, Bishop of Knoxville, and Executive Director of Catholic Charities, Sister Mary Christine Cremin.


This popular annual event brings together more than 300 leading members of the community for an evening of fun and fellowship at The Chattanoogan Hotel.  Proceeds from this $100-per-plate event support programs of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. The evening includes dinner and a message from Bishop Richard F. Stika and Sister Mary Christine Cremin.

At this year’s dinner, Catholic Charities will honor Memorial Health Care System for their long-time dedication and commitment to providing support to those most vulnerable in our region.  Memorial continues to provide the major funding for Interfaith Senior Services as well as support for The Home Place, a warm, friendly home for “at risk” and/or homeless people living with HIV/AIDS, and Immigrant Services.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, please contact Catholic Charities of East Tennessee at 267-1297.


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