Mark your calendars for “Fall Into Fun Kickoff Party,” taking place Friday, November 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Oakhouse at Exmoor Country Club. This event marks the official start to Catholic Charities’ fundraising season leading up to the Art of Caring, the organization’s largest and most important annual benefit each spring. This year is particularly significant as the Women’s Board of Catholic Charities Lake County is celebrating 30 years of providing much needed support to Lake County residents.
“Every 30 seconds someone counts on Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago for help,” says Karen Daniels, associate director of development for Catholic Charities’ Lake County Services. “In Lake County alone, more than 62,000 people were helped by Catholic Charities. We help anyone in need and provide them with clothing, food, shelter, family support, counseling, and education. But we also offer so much more. We offer hope when they feel hopeless.”
Co-chaired by Jean Clewlow and Lois Sheridan, the kickoff party will feature paddle tennis, curling, pub food, cocktails, raffle prizes, and live entertainment by Derek “Suede” Stout. Raffle tickets start at $50 each; the top raffle prize winner will receive an exclusive cocktail party for 20 in the renown gardens at a Lake Forest estate, with entertainment by Derek “Suede” Stout (valued at $5,000).
“The kick off is a celebration of the Women’s Board and a great way for members, spouses, and their friends to raise funds for Catholic Charities and learn more about the signature Art of Caring spring fundraiser,” adds Daniels. “Attendees have a chance to play games like paddle and curling and enjoy live entertainment, food, and cocktails in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. In addition to being a fundraiser, this is also an opportunity to learn more about how women can deepen their impact with Catholic Charities and involvement through the Women’s Board and by supporting the Art of Caring.”
All proceeds from the “Fall Into Fun Kick Off” event and the Art of Caring event go directly to support the programs and services offered by Catholic Charities to the neediest men, women, children, seniors, and veterans in Lake County. Tickets to the “Fall into Fun Kickoff Party” are $100. For more information, contact Angie Sage at 847-782-4119 or [email protected]; for tickets, visit catholiccharities.net/aokickoff.