Celebrating the Gift – 2018 Gala Thank You
The Little Sisters of the Poor hosted their 14th Annual Gala “Celebrating the Gift” Saturday, November 10 at Sheraton Baltimore North.
The 2018 event culminated our popular Celebrity Chef events which started in 2014. This year’s Celebrity Chef Cook-Off featured recipes of our four past winners (Fr. Patrick Carrion, Msgr. Rick Hilgartner, Friar Matt Foley, and Fr. Michael Carrion). Fr. Jerry Francik and Fr. Carlos Osorio joined us as guest chefs this year filling in for Msgr. Rick and Friar Matt.
Guests determined the “winner” and recipient of the coveted 2018 winner’s medal by tipping the chefs! Fr. Jerry Francik (substituting for Friar Matt Foley, 2016 winner) received the most tips along with the Celebrity Chef Champion trophy!
Over 320 guests enjoyed spirited bidding on silent and live auction items and enthusiastically purchased Wine & Dine bags. The 50/50 raffle winner receives approximately $15,000.
Proceeds from the event go directly to pay the winter fuel costs at St. Martin’s Home which in 2016 and 2017 averaged $30,000 a month.
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