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Summer Gala 2017: Donate an Item


“I don’t think I would have the same positive attitude, friendships, and the same relationship with God had I not attended Catholic Schools. I am very blessed.” 7th grade student

Dear friend of those in need:

Aware of the many demands on your generosity, on behalf of the Diocese of Fall River, we would like to invite you to be an important part of the Annual Foundation to Advance Catholic Education Summer Gala on Cape Cod. The FACE fundraiser will take place on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee, from 6-10 p.m.  We are enthusiastic to confirm Emmy award-winning radio and TV personality Billy Costa as our Master of Ceremonies.  The evening will include a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, and silent & live auction.

We hope you can attend, but if not, you can still help! Can you donate an auction item, or make a donation to the Foundation? If so, in return for your donation, you will be acknowledged in the program booklet, as well as on a sign prominently displayed on the auction table.   Last year, 200 guests attended the gala from Southeastern Massachusetts, Boston and Cape Cod, and because of their generosity we were able to help the families of over 1,011 students with the cost of attending one of our Catholic Schools.

FACE/Foundation to Advance Catholic Education provides need-based scholarships to children wishing to attend one of the schools of the Diocese of Fall River, including Cape Cod schools. Through your generosity, underserved children will continue to receive this scholarship aid.

This is a special year for FACE as we are celebrating 20 years in 2017…..20 years of ensuring that those parents who value a Catholic education can provide one for their children. This year Bishop da Cunha is pleased to present the 1st Annual Sheila Feitelberg Award to Mr. Joseph Feitelberg and family in honor of the many years of service of Mr. Feitelberg and his late wife Sheila. Mrs. Maureen Makkay and family will be present to accept the 1st Annual Al Makkay Sr. Award in honor of their many years of service. We hope you will join us in thanking both families for their tireless effort on behalf of our families in need.

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this request, and you may be sure that the scholarship recipients and their families will thank you as well. Please contact Jane Robin in the Cape Cod Office (508) 759-3566,,  download the Auction Item Donation Form or FACE 2017 Sponsorship Levels Form.


Kelley J. Spodris

Event Chairperson

FACE/Cape Cod