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Compassion in Action awards dinner set for Nov. 16

BIshop Joseph Perry  |  Supplied photo

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Updated: December 11, 2013 6:10AM



The South Suburban Regional Advisory Board of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will host the 10th Compassion In Action Award Dinner on Nov. 16 at Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Drive, Olympia Fields.

The board supports emergency assistance programs in the south suburbs.

The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m., a silent auction and raffles. Dinner is at 7 p.m. followed by the awards presentations at 8:30 p.m.

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the “Compassion in Action Award” to Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Episcopal Vicar for Vicariate VI of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Michael M. Boland, president of Catholic Charities, said, “Bishop Perry has been an extraordinary friend to Catholic Charities and we are truly blessed with the love, faith and friendship he has shared with so many people whose lives he has profoundly touched.”

Catholic Charities is also posthumously honoring two outstanding individuals dedicated to its mission to serve the poor: Fred Shannon, director of South Regional Services; and Cherise Mayberry-Miles, a longstanding board member and devoted volunteer.

Proceeds from the Compassion In Action Award Dinner directly support Catholic Charities emergency services programs in the south suburbs.

This past year, 18,000 persons received groceries from the Catholic Charities food pantry and 5,000 meals were served at the Monday evening supper program. Another 1,800 families utilized the clothing bank, while more than 11,000 individuals received assistance with rent, utilities and shelter as they struggled for basic needs.

Reservations for the dinner are $70 per person, and tables of 10 are $700. Sponsorship opportunities and space in the tribute/ad program book are available.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Lauren Grinage at (708) 333-8379 or email lgrinage@catholiccharities.net.

Staff report



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