By: Sofía Larkin Appleby, Major Gifts Officer, Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso
Fr. Leo Patalinghug will be the keynote speaker at the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso’s 10th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. at the El Paso Convention Center. For more information visit: fofdinner.org
This dinner celebrates the Catholic faith in the El Paso community and further spreads the Catholic Foundation’s message of “Pray. Serve. Give.” Patalinghug is the founder and host of Grace Before Meals, a movement that brings families back to the dinner table. Tickets to the event are $100 for individuals or $1,000 for a table of 10.
“This is a big year at the foundation: we’re celebrating our 15th anniversary as well as our 10th annual Foundation of Faith Dinner, “ said Janine Young, Chief Operating Officer at the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso. “I’m looking forward to listening to Father Leo share his message of strengthening families through creating and sharing a meal together. So many El Paso families are busy with school, work, and other activities, so I believe this event will resonate strongly.”
Fr. Leo has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, EWTN, and the Food Network, where Fr. Leo defeated a world famous chef in a cooking competition called, "Throw Down! with Bobby Flay." His message combines faithful Catholic theology presented in a way that everyone can understand and appreciate.
We have an exciting, fast-paced live auction with great packages, including an El Paso Chihuahuas suite, a staycation at the Indigo Hotel, a day of golf, a cross from Johnson Jewelers valued at $2,500, a trip to Napa Valley with Fr. Leo as your tour guide and host, and more. Opportunities to donate begin at $20.
The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso will also host a VIP reception. Sponsorships of $2,500 and up provide you with invitations to attend an exclusive dinner and cooking class with Fr. Leo at a private home on Wednesday, September 21 at 6pm. On Thursday, September 22 at 8:15 a.m., Fr. Leo will be present at a public youth mass at St. Raphael Parish.
Proceeds from this event support the work of the Catholic Foundation in sustaining the long-term needs of the ministries, charities, parishes and schools of our diocese. The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso makes a measurable impact on the lives of thousands of people in our community.
About The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso
The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso is a 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 2001 to ensure long-term financial stability for charitable, religious and educational institutions of the Diocese of El Paso. The organization serves 55 parishes, 20 missions, 11 Catholic schools, and 17 diocesan ministries and charities.
Grace Before Meals Info:
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: Cocktails & Entertainment begin 5pm, Event from 6-9 pm
Place: El Paso Convention Center
Price: $100 per person or $1,000 per corporate table of 10
You can reach Major Gifts Officer, Sofía Larkin Appleby, at 915.872.8412 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso is located at 499 St. Matthews Street and office hours are Monday – Friday, 9-12, 1-5, and by appointment.