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 Communities of Salt and Light Awards Dinner

sl2016.jpg"You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world."
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg will host their largest annual fundraiser, Thursday, April 20, 2017. All proceeds from the event are redistributed to the most vulnerable and at-risk residents of the diocese by granting temporary emergency financial assistance with food, light, water, sewage and all heating sources.

Now in its 19th year, the event has netted more than one million dollars to help nearly 9,000 individuals and families in the four counties served by the diocese — Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland.

The 2017 awards will be held at Stratigos Banquet Centre, North Huntingdon. Bishop Edward C. Malesic will present the awards following the evening's dinner. Msgr. Raymond E. Riffle, managing director of Catholic Charities, will serve as the master of ceremonies.

View the Auction Guid​e for the 2017 Salt and Light Awards Dinner.

 Our History

In 1998, the diocese established the Communities of Salt and Light Awards to recognize individuals whose deeds exhibit a significant level of time, talent and treasure. Nominees are measured by criteria epitomizing the mission of the church in our diocese and reflective of the core essence of Catholic Charities.

The criteria was established by an independent committee of lay and clergy representatives of the diocese and inspired by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' document "Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish" (1993).

The Communities of Salt and Light Awards recognize outstanding individuals or groups in the categories of humanitarianism (time and talent), philanthropy (treasure) and outstanding human service (service and action) organization.

Nominations are accepted September 1st through October 31st, though deadline for the 2017 nominations was Monday, October 31, 2016.

Please contact Heather Rady, director of community relations and special events, at 724-837-1840 for additional information.

 2017 Award Winners

Jerry Overman, Jr. | Humanitarian
Our Lady of the Assumption, Coral

Patricia A. Smiy | Philanthropy
Immaculate Conception, Irwin

SpiritLife | Outstanding Human Service Organization
Indiana, PA

 Underwriter, Sponsorship & Auction Donation

​Price and Deductibility ​Description

​$10,000
Level I Underwriter

FMV:  $1,400
Tax Deductible:  $8,600

  • Two tables (20 seats) at the event
  • Ten (10) Tickets to VIP reception with Bishop Malesic and Salt and Light winners
  • Sponsorship recognition on video during dinner
  • Sponsorship recognition on sign at registration
  • Sponsorship recognition in program booklet
  • Sponsorship recognition in Catholic Charities' newsletter
  • Sponsorship recognition in The Catholic Accent
  • Full page (outside back cover) program booklet advertisement

$5,000
Level II Underwriter

FMV: $700
Tax Deductible:  $4,300

  • One table (10 seats) at the event
  • Five (5) Tickets to VIP reception with Bishop Malesic and Salt and Light winners
  • Sponsorship recognition on sign at registration
  • Sponsorship recognition in program booklet
  • Sponsorship recognition in the Catholic Charities' newsletter
  • Sponsorship recognition in The Catholic Accent
  • Full page (inside cover) program booklet advertisement
​$2,500

Level III Underwriter

FMV:  $700
Tax Deductible:  $1,800

  • One table (10 seats) at the event
  • Two (2) Tickets to VIP reception with Bishop Malesic and Salt and Light winners
  • Sponsorship recognition on sign at registration
  • Sponsorship recognition in program booklet
  • Sponsorship recognition in the Catholic Charities' newsletter
  • Sponsorship recognition in The Catholic Accent             
  • Full page program booklet advertisement

​$1,700
Parish Sponsor

FMV: $700
Tax Deductible: $1,000cial rate only offered to parishes of the Diocese of Greensburg

  • ​One table (10 seats at the event
  • Sponsorship recognition in program booklet
  • Sponsorship recognition in the Catholic Charities newsletter
  • Full page program booklet advertisement

​$130
Individual

FMV:  $70
Tax Deductible:  $60

  • One ticket
  • Includes complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, gourmet dinner, gift, program booklet and entry into grand prize drawing
$100
Sponsor a Basket
  • Name recognition
$50
Sponsor a "Mystery Box"
  • ​Name recognition

View the Underwriter, Sponsorship and Auction Donation Form.

 Program Ad Options

Price​Description​Size
​$1,200​Back Outside Cover (if available)4 ½” wide x 7 ½” high
​$900​Inside Front or Back Cover (if available)4 ½” wide x 7 ½” high
​$600​Full Page4 ½” wide x 7 ½” high
​$375​Half Page4 ½” wide x 3 5/8” high
​$200​Quarter Page2 1/8” wide x 3 5/8” high

View the Program Ad Form.

Ads must be submitted in digital black and white format no later than March 27, 2016. Submissions should be emailed to Heather Rady, and attached as follows .jpg, .tiff, .doc, .pub, or .pdf formats. Checks made payable to Catholic Charities.

 Award Recipients

​Communities of Salt and Light award recipients are listed below in the categories of humanitarianism, philanthropy, outstanding human service organization and lifetime achievement. Recipients who have since passed away are also denoted.
  
  
  
expand Award : Humanitarianism ‎(18)
expand Award : Lifetime Achievement ‎(3)
expand Award : Outstanding Human Service ‎(10)
expand Award : Outstanding Leadership ‎(1)
expand Award : Philanthropy ‎(17)
  
  
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