Save the Date – Mother Teresa Maternity Home Annual Dinner and Fundraiser
On Saturday, February 2, 2019 Mother Teresa Maternity Home will be presenting its 16th Annual Dinner and Auction. This is the premier event where businesses and community members come together to provide essential funding to ensure the ongoing services offered by the home. The event is held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church social hall in Placerville and has sold out every year with a waiting list of guests wishing to attend.
You are encouraged to make your reservations early to ensure a place at the dinner. Also, for just a little additional donation, please consider putting together a sponsorship table for eight and further help support the home.
Please contact Norm Rogoway (916) 934-6925 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for ticket and general information, Jane Meuser (530) 622-0848 (email@example.com) for sponsorship information or Lynn Akin (530) 621-2585 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to donate an item for the live or silent auction.
Recently Held Events
2018 Fall Luncheon
The Mother Teresa Maternity hosted their 20th Annual Fall Luncheon on Saturday, October 6th, 2018. The event was a huge success and wouldn’t have been possible without the help of countless volunteers and the support of our community. Thanks to all who contributed to this wonderful event. We look forward to seeing you next year!
20th Annual Golf Tournament
The Knights of Columbus annual fundraising golf tournament to benefit the Mother Teresa Maternity Home at the Cold Springs Golf & Country Club in Placerville on Monday, June 18, 2018 was once again a great success. The community came out in force for a wonderful day of golf and in support of this important community cause.
If you missed out on this year’s fun you can join us next year! Keep your eyes open for registration and sponsorship opportunities in the Spring of 2019!
An Evening of Elegance: 15th Annual Dinner and Auction
The 15th Annual Mother Teresa Maternity Home Dinner and Auction held on Saturday, February 3 was another sellout festive evening for the 240 guests in attendance. The “Evening of Elegance” transformed Gurnell Hall into a beautiful Winter Wonderland themed dining room filled with guests wearing their best and snazziest attire.
Once inside the dining room, guests had an opportunity to hear the live “soft Jazz” music from the Black Tuesday Jazz Band as they enjoyed passed appetizers with their choice of drink, viewed and bid on over 70 silent auction items, and purchased a wine cork in the Barrel of Wine game for a chance to win a 30 bottle package of fine wines. A scrumptious dinner was prepared by Master Chef Mike Inks of the Foothill Grill and served by the ROP students from El Dorado area high schools.
Auctioneer Jack Sweeney was assisted by our emcee Jim Yates. Together they conducted an exciting live auction with 13 items including a 7-night cruise for two on Holland America to their choice of the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska or Canada/New England; a getaway to Carmel/Monterey; a 3-night stay at a beautiful Tahoe Donner cabin; Oakland Raiders tickets; various packages of fine wine; jewelry courtesy of Randolph’s Jewelers; and tickets to see the San Francisco Giants battle their way back to the World Series.
Our “Fund-A-Need” gave everyone an opportunity to participate in the funding of the much needed Education Fund. This fund will be used to assist our residents who have had their education disrupted by moves, abuse and poverty. The fund will be used to pay for high school and community college courses, testing fees, driver training and licensing fees, uniforms and equipment as needed. One of our goals is to have them leave the Mother Teresa Maternity Home as a more educated woman with the skills to be a productive member of our community.
Through the generosity of the sponsors, donors and guests, the event will help support the Mother Teresa Maternity Home for the coming year. Be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s event on February 2, 2019.
19th Annual Fall Luncheon
Gurnell Hall, St. Patrick Church, Placerville, was the venue for the 19th Annual MTMH Luncheon on Oct. 1, 2017. The hall was full of fantastically decorated tablescapes, with themes ranging from holidays, to movies, nature, and food to name a few.
Guests enjoyed an Italian-themed buffet, live auctions, raffles baskets, and wine raffles. Former MTMH board chair, Norma Hansler, was recognized for her years of service to the home.
Another special part of the day was a talk given by a former resident of the MTMH who explained how the home helped her and her baby during a difficult time.
Anyone interested in helping with next year’s luncheon can contact: Betty Ackley at email@example.com. Also, please follow the MTMH on Facebook.