January 7, 2016
I am writing to invite you and your family to be a part of the annual St. Veronica Gala being held in March.
This year's annual Gala will be at the Westfields Marriott on March 5th, 2016. As a relatively newly- installed pastor, this will be my first opportunity to attend a St. Veronica Gala and I am genuinely looking forward to it and would like to encourage as many parishioners as possible to join Father Isenberg and me for this evening of celebration.
As you well know, each day St. Veronica works to serve those in our community through our award-winning school, religious education programs, hospital and shut-in ministries, food and clothing drives, 15 scheduled weekly Masses, 6 weekly confession times, Holy Hours, Adoration, Scouting Programs, Adult Education programs and so much more. The Parish could not continue these good works without the generous support of our parishioners – like you and your family. Thank you.
The Gala is St. Veronica's largest fund-raising event of the year. The evening brings together the different aspects of our vibrant Parish to celebrate our good works on behalf of Christ. Last year, the Gala raised the funds needed for the new modular units that have enabled our "in-demand" pre-kindergarten program to expand and have provided much-needed meeting space for our parish apostolates.
The goal of this year's gala is to raise the $30,000 needed for a technology upgrade for our facilities.
This year our theme will be "A Celebration of Cherry Blossoms." The event will include cocktails, a three-course dinner, live and angel auctions, raffle, and dancing.
Will you consider being a part of this celebration by sponsoring the evening?
Enclosed with this letter is additional information on the types of ads, donations, and sponsorships available for the 2016 Gala.
If you have donated to the Gala in the past or this is your first time, on behalf of St. Veronica, let me thank you. I am so grateful for your continued generosity. If you're new to St. Veronica or haven't had the opportunity to participate in the past, I hope you'll join me in making this year's Gala the first of many to come.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our Gala Chairman, Megan Hamberger through the Parish Office at (703) 773-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks in advance for your consideration and generosity.
With gratitude and prayers,