Catholic Charities Announces 2020 Caritas Award Honorees

Award Recipients Exemplifying Catholic Charities’ Mission to Provide Help and Create Hope will be Recognized at Celebration of Charity Dinner, Thursday, March 19

GOSHEN – Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster is pleased to mark the start of the New Year with the announcement of its 2020 Caritas Award honorees. The awards will be presented at the 14th annual Catholic Charities Celebration of Charity dinner on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor.

Receiving the 2020 Caritas Awards will be:

–     The Bruderhof
–     Ellenville Regional Hospital
–     Drake Loeb PLLC, Attorneys at Law
–     Mr. Thomas Kelly, retired Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Ulster County

“Strong community partners who support Catholic Charities’ mission to provide help and create hope make it possible for our agency to lend a hand up to thousands in need each year,” said Dr. Dean Scher, CEO, Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster. “Presenting the Caritas Award to those who share in our commitment to helping our neighbors in need is one way for us to say ‘thank you’ for making a difference in the lives of others.”

The Caritas Awards are presented by Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster each year to organizations and individuals who exemplify the agency’s mission to provide help and create hope.

“We are grateful for the spirit of collaboration and abundant generosity put forth by the 2020 Caritas honorees,” said Dr. Scher. “We look forward to celebrating their dedication to the communities in which they live and work at the Celebration of Charity dinner this spring. Congratulations to all!”

Catholic Charities Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster touches the lives of those in need of care, hope, and help. Programs include a full continuum of support for those suffering from the disease of addiction, as well as prevention and education programs for youth and adults. Emergency food and shelter assistance, and other case management support, is available to those facing issues of homelessness, hunger, and destitution. Immigration legal services are available to assist those on the journey to citizenship. A complete list of programs is available at Catholic Charities provides assistance to those in need regardless of religion or ability to pay.

The 14th annual Celebration of Charity Dinner, featuring the Caritas Awards presentation, will be held Thursday, March 19, at Anthony’s Pier 9. The event starts at 5:30 pm with a social hour and silent auction, followed by a sit-down dinner and awards ceremony. Tickets are $120 per person, or $1100 for a table of 10.
A variety of sponsorship and journal ad opportunities are available to recognize the 2020 Caritas Award honorees and support Catholic Charities. The funds raised from this event go directly toward supporting Catholic Charities programs in the community. For more information, join the event as a sponsor or advertiser, or to purchase tickets, contact Kristin Jensen, at 845.294.5124, ext. 303 or