An Evening of Elegance Dinner and Auction, Saturday, February 1st, 2020
On Saturday, February 1, 2020 the Mother Teresa Maternity Home will be presenting its 17th 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.
We are lining up some special live auction prizes for the event including a Holland America Cruise for two, a BBQ and one-of-a-kind tour of historic Cielo Ranch in Meyers, premium Celine Dion concert tickets with a night on the Delta King in Old Town Sacramento, a three-night stay in a three-bedroom vacation house in South Lake Tahoe with a private pier and beach access, and game tickets to the Oakland A’s and Sacramento Kings, to mention just a few.
Our Silent Auction Chair, Jan Laird, is accepting silent auction donations. Jan can be reached at (530) 417-0497 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you would like information on becoming a table sponsor, please contact Jane Meuser at (530) 622-0848 (email@example.com).
Recently Held Events
Annual Fall Luncheon at St. Patrick’s
The 21st annual Fall Luncheon was, once again, a fabulous event! This annual event is a major benefit fundraiser for the home. Themed tables were elaborately decorated and were a big part of the festive environment of the luncheon. This event has become a popular annual tradition in our community.
2019 Golf Tournament at Cameron Park Country Club
For the first time the Knights of Columbus from St. Patrick’s in Placerville joined with the Knights of Columbus from Holy Trinity in El Dorado Hills to jointly hold a golf tournament benefiting the Mother Teresa Maternity Home. The event took place on May 20th, between two rainy days and was perfect weather for the tournament. The net proceeds from the tournament will help support the daily operations of the home.
Many thanks to the sponsors, donors, volunteers and golfers for their generous contribution of time, talent and financial support to help make the 17th annual tournament a success. Mother Teresa Maternity Home depends solely on funding from grants, donations, support from the community and fundraising events.
The Home is non-denominational and is a non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and can be made through the website at or mailed to MTMH P. O. Box 991 Placerville, CA 95667
2019 Evening of Elegance
The 16th Annual Mother Teresa Maternity Home Dinner and Auction held on Sat. February 2, was another sellout festive evening for the 240 guests in attendance. The “Evening of Elegance” transformed Gurnell Hall into a beautiful Winter Wonderland decorated dining room filled with guests wearing their best and snazziest attire.
Once inside the dinning 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 and to view and bid on over 50 silent auction items plus purchase a wine cork to participate in the Barrel of Wine game and a chance to win a 30 bottle package of fine wine. 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. The 14 Live Auction items including a Carmel/Monterey Get-A-Way; jewelry courtesy of Randolph’s Jewelers and tickets to see the San Francisco Giants, the Oakland A’s and the Sacramento Kings. Highlighting the auction was BBQ lunch at the Historic Celio Ranch in Meyers (Lake Tahoe) for a party of 8 being transported to and from Placerville in a stretch limo.
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 Mother Teresa Maternity Home as a more educated woman with the skills of 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 the 17th Annual event on February 1, 2020.