11th Annual Heart & Soul Gala

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Registration for the Heart & Soul Gala is now open!


Join us on Saturday, February 3rd for another exciting event as we gather at The Regency in O’Fallon, IL to celebrate our 11th annual gala! We can’t wait to share the tremendous impact Caritas has had on children, families and others in need over the past year. The need for our services continues to grow, and your support will help us extend empathy and grace to build transformational relationships and effect real change across our community.

You can learn more about the event and register via the buttons below. When registering for the event, you may include yourself and your guests’ information as well. Tickets for the event will be emailed to each individual’s email address. If you don’t know who you’re guests will be when registering, you’ll receive a reminder email to complete their information before the event so everyone can receive their individual ticket. You can also indicate dietary restrictions for yourself and your guests if necessary.

The registration deadline is January 12, 2024 so register today!

We’d like to offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Heart & Soul Gala a resounding success!


Thanks to everyone’s generous support we exceeded our goal and raised nearly $280,000! These funds will help us continue to further our mission and make a tremendous impact on the well-being of individuals, children, and families all across Southern Illinois. 

We couldn’t have done it without our donors, sponsors, board, gala committee, staff and countless others.

If you missed the gala, you can still view the 75th Anniversary – Legacy of Love video on our YouTube channel to learn more about the impact we’ve been able to make throughout our community for more than seven decades!

If you’re not quite ready to register you can download the Save the Date PDF below. But don’t delay because tickets are going fast!

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities to help support the gala, please download
the Sponsor Packet below for more information.
Corporate and Individual sponsors are welcome!
We appreciate all of the love and support from those in our local communities that help us strengthen the social and emotional well-being of individuals and families in order to create healthy relationships, loving homes, and strong communities

Thank You to Our Sponsors For Their Generous Support!

Presenting Sponsors

Dave & Jill Wenzel

Gold Sponsors

Jim & Barbara Calandro

Silver Sponsors

Sandra Haas & Paul Kersens

Pat, Dale & Alexandra Vecchio

Steve & Jen Melichar

Gary & Christine Huelsmann

Bronze Sponsors

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!