Catholic Charities Gala 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Washington Hilton

The 39th annual gala will be co-chaired by Kate and Vince Burke, Regina and Dave DiLuigi, and Egan and Billy Cannon.


Catholic Charities Gala 2023

Thank you to our supporters for making the 2023 gala a splendid success!

Gala Co-Chairs Kevin and Mary Anne Virostek, and Steve and Joanne Virostek announced that a record $8 million was raised by the gala, honoring Msgr. John Enzler and ensuring his priority programs continue for the years to come.

Check out photos and video from the evening:

How You Can Honor Father John with A Special Gift

We’ve created a special opportunity for those who are not gala sponsors to also honor Msgr. John J. Enzler on the 50th anniversary of his ordination and his retirement as president and CEO of Catholic Charities. Be a part of helping us honor Father John’s legacy by making a gift in honor of Father John. Every gift supports our mission and continues to support those in need.  All gifts will be mentioned in a special “SAY YES” book that will be presented to Father John this summer.

About the 2023 Gala

6:30 p.m. April 1, 2023
Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001). Black tie.
Virtual Gala

2023 Gala Program

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 honored 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. Bishop William Byrne of the Diocese of Springfield, Mass., served as master of ceremonies.

Entertainment was provided by 76 Degrees West. This Mid-Atlantic band brought the energy, along with a set list filled with classic R&B and Top 40 hits.

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

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