Catholic Charities 2020 Annual Tribute Dinner Postponed

 March 13, 2020 – Wilmington, DE – Catholic Charities announces that the Annual Tribute Dinner scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2020 has been postponed. This postponement is intended to help limit the spread of coronavirus, and conform to guidelines and regulations adopted by the States of Delaware and Maryland. A reschedule date will be announced when available.

The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, was scheduled to present Delaware native Michael J. Hare with the Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award at the Catholic Charities Annual Tribute Dinner.

The award, created in 1989 in memory of Msgr. Thomas J. Reese, community activist and longtime director of Catholic Social Services, the forerunner of Catholic Charities, recognizes exemplary individuals who have demonstrated a deep commitment to promoting and restoring the well-being of people – Catholic Charities’ mission.

Catholic Charities requests your prayers and support as we focus on our mission of service to the needy and vulnerable during this challenging time.

To learn more about Catholic Charities Annual Tribute Dinner or the work of Catholic Charities, visit the Catholic Charities website at

Catholic Charities, serving those in need for 190 years, offers a wide range of services to strengthen families, care for children, assist the disadvantaged, and build human relationships throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.