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Celebrating Dedication, Hope, & Transformation at Catholic Charities: Global Music Sensation, Ethan Bortnick, to Headline Gala Event


Catholic Charities will hold its 21st Annual Loaves & Fishes Dinner & Gala featuring a concert with Ethan Bortnick and honoring San Francisco community and civic leader Katie Cardinal. Speakers at the event will include Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer Jilma Meneses, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, and Master of Ceremonies, Heather Holmes of KTVU.

San Francisco, CA, May 09, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Catholic Charities of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin, one of the Bay Area’s largest human services agencies, will hold its 21st Annual Loaves & Fishes Dinner & Gala. Celebrating the power of extraordinary charity and justice to change lives every day, the event will honor San Francisco community and civic leader, Kathleen H. Cardinal, and feature a concert by global music sensation, 17-year-old musical phenomenon, Ethan Bortnick.

When: Thursday, May 24, 2018; 5:30 PM
Where: The Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Who: Speakers at the event will include Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer Jilma Meneses, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, and Master of Ceremonies, Heather Holmes of KTVU.

Kathleen H. Cardinal (Katie): For more than 40 years, Katie has been a dedicated San Francisco community and civic leader and ardent advocate in the nonprofit, health, education, and human services arenas. During her nine years as Catholic Charities Board member and Director Emeritus, Katie has brought unwavering commitment to those in need – and a passion for social justice. As former Board President of Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Chairwoman of the Board at California Pacific Medical Center, she has been the forefront of systemic change in San Francisco.

Two-term President of the Junior League of San Francisco, she also served on numerous Boards including San Francisco University High School, Friends of Laguna Honda, the International Museum of Women, Women’s Legal Defense & Education Fund, and her alma mater, Smith College. She serves on the Advisory Councils of San Francisco Village and Opera Parallel.

Ethan Bortnick: Seventeen-year-old global music sensation and Guinness certified “World’s Youngest solo musician to headline his own concert tour,” Ethan Bortnick’s soaring energy uplifts the audience and is the perfect reflection of Catholic Charities’ deep sense of hope and optimism as it strives to change lives.

Ethan’s award winning PBS Concert specials have been seen by millions in the U.S. and abroad. He has been featured on national television shows, including multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and Oprah, where he was named one of Oprah’s All-Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids.

Catholic Charities Clients: Three clients served by Catholic Charities will share how the agency has helped transform their lives and empower them.

Background: Begun in 1998 to honor individuals, organizations, service organizations, and corporations for their exemplary charitable social works, Loaves & Fishes Galas have generated more than $11 million in direct service to those most in need.

Founded in 1907 and rooted in the faith traditions of charity and justice, Catholic Charities supports families, aging and disabled adults, and youth through social services and opportunities for healthy growth and development regardless of age, race, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, or socioeconomic status.

Media: Photograph and interview opportunities will be available. Media are encouraged and invited to attend.

Contact: Liza Cardinal Hand
Catholic Charities, Communications & Marketing Manager
415 972 1223
lhand@CatholicCharitiesSF.org
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Catholic Charities
Liza Cardinal Hand
415-972-1223
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www.CatholicCharitiesSF.org

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