9th Annual Heart & Soul Gala

Heart & Soul Logo

Saturday, February 5th, 2022
The Livestream will begin at 6pm, followed by the program at 6:30pm

Please join Caritas Family Solutions for our 9th annual Heart & Soul Gala

We have been closely monitoring the current situation with COVID-19, and after much consideration, we have made the unfortunate decision to cancel the in-person event this year. This is not a decision we have taken lightly but our top priority is the well-being of our employees, donors, sponsors, partners and event attendees.

Although we won’t be able to get together in person we are still thrilled to be able to offer a livestream of the event which everyone is welcome to join! You can register for the livestream by clicking the button at the top of the page.

Even as a virtual, live streamed event it’s sure to be an entertaining evening for all while we support the well-being of individuals, children, and families all across Southern Illinois. Hear directly from Caritas CEO, Gary Huelsmann, about the impact Caritas has made this year for families, bid on exciting auction items, and learn more about how you can make a difference!

For questions or business sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carly Jones at 618-213-8746 or Carly.Jones@caritasfamily.org.

Thank You For Your Support!

Thank you to all of those who supported our Heart & Soul Gala this year. We appreciate the love and support from those in our local communities to help us strengthen the social and emotional well-being of individuals and families in order to create healthy relationships, loving homes, and strong communities.

Guest Performer

 We are thrilled to announce our very special guest performer Elvie Shane!

Kentucky-born and Gospel-bred Elvie Shane aspires to bring his blue-collar upbringing and vibrant American lifestyle to the masses with his distinctive brand of Country Music. The BBR Music Group artist has carved his own path within the genre by combining honest storytelling with gritty electric guitar licks and unmistakable Southern swagger. Elvie’s larger-than-life personality and hard-to-believe exploits have the makings of an action-packed film and rather than display them on the big screen, the singer-songwriter culls those colorful experiences into his music.

We are so thankful that Elvie will be putting his talent toward raising awareness and supporting our families at this year’s Heart & Soul Gala! You won’t want to miss it!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Barbara & Jim Calandro

Contegra Construction Logo
Edward Jones Logo
Performance Roofing, Inc Longo

Dave and Jill Wenzel

Gold Sponsors

Associated Bank Logo

Friends of Caritas

The Gori Law Firm Logo

Rob & Julie Pietroburgo

Simmons Hanly Conroy Foundation Logo

Caritas Society Sponsors

Bank of Belleville

Florence Huelsmann


Pat, Dale & Alexandra Vecchio

Federico Family of Dealerships

Imming Insurance Agency

Roofers Mart, Inc.

Sponsorship Opportunities

$5,000 - Platinum Sponsor

  • Logo & name displayed and highlighted throughout virtual event
  • Logo & name on Caritas website with link to sponsor website
  • Special mention in press release
  • Name mentioned in media communications
  • Highlight on Caritas social media

$2,500 - Gold Sponsor

  • Logo & name displayed online throughout virtual event
  • Name listed on event webpage on Caritas website
  • Logo featured before fund-a-need
  • Highlight on Caritas social media
  • Name displayed during virtual event
  • Name listed on event webpage on Caritas website
  • Highlight on Caritas social media

$500 - Patron Sponsor

  • Name displayed during virtual event
  • Highlight on Caritas social media

 *For all sponsorship levels, please send a high-resolution version of your business logo to Carly Jones January 10, 2021

 Click the button below to download our sponsorship form:

Thank You For Your Support!