Raising Hope (at home)

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2021 Event – TBD

Catholic Charities West Michigan’s special Raising Hope (at home) event happened on November 19. Each year, supporters of Catholic Charities West Michigan gather for our Raising Hope Dinner but due to COVID-19, we were unable to gather safely in person this year. However, we were committed to sharing our agency’s success stories and celebrate the work that we do in our communities each day. So this year, we asked the community to join us for our first Raising Hope (at home) virtual event.

The event featured Mark Weber, Catholic Central and Notre Dame alumni, and producer of the award winning documentary Poverty Inc. Mark spoke about how his faith and experience led him to work on Poverty Inc., and how we as a community can unite to help our brothers and sisters rise out of poverty and into prosperity. During the event, we also heard from Bishop Walkowiak and our clients who have been personally affected from the support provided through our programs. And the program ended with a special virtual performance by the Catholic Central High School Choir.

Raising Hope raises funds to support the more than 30 social service programs provided by Catholic Charities and through these programs, CCWM provides help and creates hope for more than 32,000 individuals each year.

With no overhead for the event, 100% of the money raised goes directly to our neighbors in need in West Michigan. To support our programs today, please visit ccwestmi.org/donate.

2020 Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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Michael and Hannah Naltner

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Russ and Chris Visner

Bronze Sponsors
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Mike and Mary Brandon

Ron and Joan Griffith

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Table Hosts

Acton Institute
Aquinas College
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
Dan Vos Construction
Gregory and Jane Downer
EV Construction
David and Jan Harris
John and Mary Hendrickson
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
Mary Ann Keeler
Macatawa Bank
Mika Meyers PLC
Mary Evelyn O’Connor
PNC Bank
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
St. Robert of Newminster Church
Alexander Wolf


Raising Hope Box Sponsors