It was a night to remember, filled with joy, gratitude, and a sense of unity that left us all inspired. On Sunday, October 8th, we hosted our highly anticipated annual Joy and Gratitude Dinner at the McClinch Family Center at St. Catherine of Siena in Trumbull. It was an evening that truly captured the spirit of our mission.
On this memorable occasion, we came together to honor two remarkable individuals who have dedicated their time to our mission, celebrate the achievements of the Center, and raise vital funds to support our programs. This year, our hearts filled with pride as we presented the Leadership Award to Helen Burland and the Volunteer Service Award to Monsignor Robert Weiss to recognize their unwavering commitment and outstanding contributions to our Center. Helen Burland’s leadership has been a guiding light, inspiring many. Monsignor Weiss’ selfless service embodies the spirit of compassion and dedication that is at the core of our mission.
With over 260 guests in attendance, the gala was a testament to the strong bonds of our community. The event was graced with the presence of individuals who believe in our cause and support our efforts to provide the best care and education for our students and adult participants. It was heartwarming to witness the gathering of like-minded people, all committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.
A highlight of the evening was the live auction, skillfully hosted by the incomparable Terry O’Connor. This auction not only added an element of excitement to the evening but also played a significant role in raising crucial funds for our programs. The generosity displayed by our guests was truly awe-inspiring, and we are deeply grateful for all your support.
We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to every single person who played a part in making this night a resounding success. To our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and attendees, your contributions are instrumental in ensuring that Saint Catherine Center can continue our mission of meeting each individual where they are and empowering them to reach their fullest potential.
As we look back on this beautiful evening, we are reminded of the strength of our community and the boundless possibilities that lie ahead. It is through events like these that we can continue to provide the love, care, and education for our community. With your unwavering support, we are confident that we can make a lasting impact on their lives.
Once again, thank you for making our Annual Gala a night to remember. Your dedication fuels our determination to work tirelessly toward a more inclusive and compassionate world and grow where we are planted.