Art of Caring raises $275,000 for Catholic Charities
Debby Lambert (from left), Debbie Stepan, Ellen Romeiser, Vera Purcell, Mary Carlson and Jean Morse, all of Lake Forest, present and past presidents of Women’s Board of Catholic Charities | Photo courtesy of Corinne Torkelson, Torkelson Photography
Catholic Charities of Lake County
671 S. Lewis, Waukegan
(847) 782-4000, www.catholiccharities.net
Updated: August 30, 2012 1:21AM
The Women’s Board of Catholic Charities of Lake County hosted their 23rd Annual Art of Caring Benefit, “Changing Lives,” on May 19 at the Knollwood Country Club in Lake Forest.
This gala was attended by more than 220 guests and proceeds raised support Catholic Charities services in Lake County.
Guests were welcomed by Rev. Monsignor Michael M. Boland, administrator, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago; Al and Mary Ann Moschner, honorary chair couple; and Debby Lambert, Women’s Board president.
Guests enjoyed a reception, cocktails, appetizers, dinner, live and silent auction and live music. There were 10 live auction items which included three nights for four people in a mountain view casita at the Sanctuary Camelback Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.; a five-day, four-night wine experience for two people in Napa Valley; a weekend at the 2013 Kentucky Derby with three nights at the Central Park Bed and Breakfast Inn in Louisville, Ky., plus two box-seat tickets for May 3 and 4, 2013; two tickets for the 2012 Ryder Cup golf tournament with admittance to the International Pavillion and Medinah course grounds for the final round and a luxury weekend in Chicago at the Drake Hotel. A grand raffle drawing for a dream destination for two valued at over $15,000 was held. Music entertainment was provided by Chris Lambert Trio.
The Irene Leahy McMahon Award was presented to Debbie Stepan by last year’s recipient Alisun Blanda. This award is presented each year to a member who has given unselfishly of her time and talent to the activities of the Women’s Board and to Catholic Charities.
All the $275,000 proceeds from the event directly support Catholic Charities programs in Lake County.~~.