Events benefit Catholic Charities Homeless, Food and Emergency Service Programs; Children and Family Services; Maternity and Adoption; Veteran and Senior Programs; and Domestic Violence support.

To sponsor or support Catholic Charities Centennial Celebrations, contact dsamulis@catholiccharities.net.


Catholic Charities will be celebrating 100 years of helping people in need across the Chicagoland Area and throughout Lake County. As part of the celebration, starting in April of 2017 through April 2018 there will be four public events that will be part of the 100th Anniversary including:


upcoming events

fall 2017

Building Peaceful Communities Symposium

More information to come

APRIL 2018

Volunteer Week

More information to come

past events

MAY 7, 2017

A Mass of Thanksgiving & Reception

Mass of Thanksgiving in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Catholic Charities was held May 7. Main Celebrant – Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago. Concelebrated by Bishop Raymond Goedert, Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Monsignor Michael M. Boland, President of Catholic Charities and priests of the Archdiocese. Homilist - Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Papal Nuncio to the United States of America.


JUNE 12, 2017 - 100th Anniversary Civic Dinner - A Century of Hope

The Catholic Charities 100th Anniversary “Century of Hope” Civic Dinner will be held on June 12, 2017, at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. This dinner brings together Chicago’s philanthropic, civic, community leaders and the many people that have impacted Catholic Charities over the last 100 years. We invite you to partner with us in this celebration of an agency that is truly woven into the fabric of our communities. The proceeds from the 100th Anniversary Century of Hope Civic Dinner will mirror the core mission that the first board of directors established 100 years ago which were to feed, shelter, and clothe the poorest among us. 

Honorary Chairmen
Most Reverend Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago & Reverend Monsignor Michael Boland, President, Catholic Charites of the Archdiocese of Chicago

100th Anniversary Chair Couples
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Burke, Sr. & Mr. Mrs. Al Moschner

Sponsorships and Program Ads are still available for the Dinner

Individual Tickets are $600

For more information on tables, program ads, or sponsorships please contact Denise Samulis, Director of Special Events & Corporate Partnerships at (312) 948-6864 or email her at Dsamulis@catholiccharities.net.