Christopher Catanese Children's Foundation Raises More Than $100,000 at 5th Annual Fundraiser
The 5th Christopher Catanese Children's Foundation (CCCF) Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser was held Saturday, November 24th in Norwood. Attended by more than 300 friends, family and supporters the event raised more than $100,000. All of the funds raised are distributed to local, national and international community-based organizations devoted to supporting children in need.
This year's charitable recipients include: The League School of Greater Boston, House of Possibilities, Be Like Brit Foundation, The Home for Little Wanderers, The Italian Home For Children and other worthy organizations devoted to making a difference in children's lives.
At the event, Len and Cherylann Gengel unveiled the photo of The Christopher Catanese Dining Hall which will be in the Be like Brit Orphanage opening soon in Haiti in honor of their daughter Britney who was killed in the Haitian earthquake.
Guests enjoyed a sumptuous dinner created by Ronnie Catanese and The Jeep Grill's Chef Vincent Ditello while bidding on auction items which included Celtics tickets, gift baskets, sports items, gift certificates and a multi course dinner prepared by a private chef in the comfort of your home.
"Words can't express how touched we are by the generosity of our family, friends and the community for their support of our foundation in loving memory of our son," said CCCF founder Peter Catanese II. "We are able to make a real difference in the lives of children while celebrating the life and spirit of Christopher."
ABOUT THE CHRISTOPHER CATANESE CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION:
The Christopher Catanese Children's Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, which was established in 2005 by the Catanese family after Christopher's death. Christopher was a senior in college when his life tragically ended in an automobile accident. The mission of the Foundation is to allow as many children as possible to experience the joy of Christopher's life by reaching out to children in need.
We sincerely thank you for your continued support.