Archdiocese of Chicago

St. Nicholas Ball raises $1.4 million for children and family programs

St. Nicholas Ball raises $1.4 million for children and family programs

The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago hosted its 27th annual Spirit of St. Nicholas Ball on Dec. 2 at the Hilton Chicago with over 1,200 guests. The black-tie event raised over $1.4 million to support child-development centers, after-school programs, counseling services and teen-parenting centers provided by Catholic Charities.

Newly elevated Cardinal Blase Cupich greeted guests in a receiving line beside Monsignor Michael Boland, Bishop Alberto Rojas, the Very Rev. Ron Hicks, vicar general, Bishop Joseph Perry, and Mary Beth and Richard Murphy, event co-chairs. During the cocktail reception in the Grand Ballroom guests enjoyed Christmas carols performed by The...

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