Catholic Charities Gala 2023

6 p.m. April 1, 2023
Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Black tie

For sponsorship information, please contact Kimani Superville at or 202-772-4331.

Catholic Charities’ Gala continues the tradition of providing vital funding for our work addressing basic human needs for those living in poverty in D.C. and suburban Maryland.

With the theme “An Everlasting Legacy,” the 2023 event also will honor Msgr. John J. Enzler’s 50th anniversary as a priest in The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and his upcoming retirement as president and CEO. We, of course, have a few surprises planned.

Entertainment will be provided by 76 Degrees West. This Mid-Atlantic band will surely bring the energy, along with a set list filled with classic R&B and Top 40 hits to make the night one for the ages. 

The 38th annual gala is chaired by Kevin Virostek, Board of Directors chair emeritus, and Mary Anne Virostek, and Steve and Joanne Virostek and a dedicated gala committee.

We look forward to celebrating with you in April. 

On behalf of the more than 167,000 men, women, and children served by Catholic Charities each year, we extend our gratitude for your continued support. Without you, we could not provide shelter, adequate food, health care, legal representation and mental health services to so many who have nowhere else to turn. Regardless of their social, economic or religious background, anyone can turn to Catholic Charities for help and hope.

Follow us on social media @CCADW for details about the gala, along with the latest news and volunteer opportunities with the area’s most comprehensive social services agency.

Event contact: Kimani Superville at 202-772-4331 and

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Catholic Charities will adhere to the COVID-19 regulations and guidelines in place at the time of the gala. If the situation changes, Catholic Charities might adjust COVID-19 requirements to help make this event the safest experience possible for our guests, staff and volunteers. Please check back for updates.

For your safety and the safety of others, here are our precautions and safety measures:

Vaccination — the vaccine and a booster — is required for attendance. There is no religious exemption for the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

Symptoms and Contact
Importantly, any guest testing positive for COVID-19 or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of being vaccinated, should not attend the gala. If you have been in contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 within five days of the event, please do not attend.

Consistent with local and U.S. Centers for Disease Control guidelines, masks are not required. But guests may wear them, if they feel more comfortable doing so.

Regular handwashing is strongly recommended during the event to further ensure your safety.