March 30, 2012

President of Super Bowl Host Committee is keynote speaker at Spirit of Service dinner

Criterion staff report

Allison MelangtonFresh from her role as the president of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, Allison Melangton will deliver the keynote speech at the Spirit of Service Awards Dinner on April 26.

The event at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis benefits and celebrates the efforts of Catholic Charities Indianapolis to help people in need.

The dinner is also an opportunity for business, community and social service leaders to help celebrate this year’s honorees who have dedicated their lives in a spirit of service to others.

“The Spirit of Service Awards Dinner provides us with the opportunity to share how the staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities, on a daily basis, have the chance to cultivate our solidarity in providing compassionate service to the poor and others in need,” says David Bethuram, agency director of Catholic Charities Indianapolis.

Tables for eight people can be purchased at these levels—$10,000 for a benefactor, $5,000 for a patron, $1,750 for a partner and $800 for a parish table sponsor. Single tickets are $250.

The funds raised by the awards dinner will help to support the efforts of Catholic Charities Indianapolis to provide family support, eldercare, crisis assistance and shelter while serving as an advocate for peace and social justice.

“Each year, day in and day out, we welcome with charity and dignity the homeless family, the elderly, the refugee, the unborn and the person in crisis,” Bethuram says.

During 2010-11, Catholic Charities Indianapolis served 43,000 people.

(For more information about the awards dinner or to make reservations, call 317-592-4072 or 800-382-9836, ext. 4072, or log on to


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