Catholic Charities Fundraising Dinner Postponed – NEW DATE – Tuesday, June 9 –

– NEW DATE – Tuesday, June 9 –

Out of an abundance of caution in response to Coronavirus concerns, Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster announced today that its annual Celebration of Charity and Caritas Awards Dinner has been postponed until Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

“Following consultation with many of our community partners, including Orange County Government, the Department of Health, the staff at Anthony’s Pier 9, and our own Board of Directors, Catholic Charities has made the decision to postpone our 14th annual Celebration of Charity event,” said Dr. Dean Scher, CEO of Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster.

“We recognize that at this difficult time, the health of our community is the top priority. It is critically important to follow the guidance of our health professionals and practice responsible social distancing,” added Scher.

The new date for the 14th annual Celebration of Charity and Caritas Awards dinner is Tuesday, June 9. It will still be held at Anthony’s Pier 9.

“Our annual Celebration is an important event for Catholic Charities and our deserving honorees,” said Dr. Scher. “We are grateful that our honorees, vendors, sponsors, supporters, guests, and other community partners are understanding of the decision we made. We hope all will join us in celebrating at the rescheduled event on June 9.”

The 2020 Caritas Award honorees are:

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

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.

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.

For more information, or to join Catholic Charities on June 9, contact Kristin Jensen, at 845.294.5124, ext. 1005 or