April 1, 2016

Speedway’s Boles will be featured speaker at Spirit of Service Awards Dinner

Criterion staff report

Indianapolis Motor Speedway president J. Douglas BolesIndianapolis Motor Speedway president J. Douglas Boles will be the featured speaker at the archdiocese’s 18th annual Spirit of Service Awards Dinner in Indianapolis on April 27.

The selection of Boles as the speaker for the event connects with this year’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May.

The dinner will benefit and celebrate the efforts of Catholic Charities Indianapolis to help people in need. It’s also an opportunity for business, community and social services leaders to support Catholic Charities as it continues to improve the community of central Indiana by providing services to the poor and vulnerable.

The event at the Indiana Roof Ballroom begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m., and dinner is at 6:30 p.m.

Tables for eight can be purchased at these sponsorship levels: $10,000 for a benefactor, $5,000 for a patron, and $1,750 for a partner.

In 2015, Catholic Charities Indianapolis served more than 70,500 people. The agency ensures that 92 cents of every dollar goes directly to programming.

“Funding from the Spirit of Service Awards Dinner supports our programs that lead people to a more independent life,” said David Bethuram, agency director for Catholic Charities Indianapolis. “Often, it starts with direct services that lead to other programs to help stabilize families and individuals. We are always grateful to our donors whose gifts help their neighbors succeed.”

(Table reservations for the Spirit of Service Awards Dinner can be made online at www.archindy.org/spirit. For more information about the event or individual tickets, call Valerie Sperka at 317-592-4072 or send an e-mail to her at vsperka@archindy.org.)


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