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Celebration of Hope 2022 Chairs

Ernie and Susan Straub

Ernie and Susan continue generations of service to the Kansas City community, both through their family company, Straub Construction, and through their personal volunteerism and philanthropy. Driven by their company’s motto, “Believe in what you build,” they have a deep personal commitment to assuring that our community is a place where people can “work, learn, pray and live”.

Here’s a word from our chairs:

"525,600 minutes……   how can you measure, measure a year?”


These words from the famous Broadway song “Seasons of Love” have great meaning at Catholic Charities. Families who are struggling with poverty’s barriers find that the staff and volunteers at Catholic Charities are available year round to help them find a pathway out of poverty. This is why we are honored to chair the 2022 Celebration of Hope Gala. 


Last year, more people sought help with housing, employment and the ability to put food on the table for their families. We firmly believe that together, we can meet their need. 


The 2022 Celebration of Hope Gala promises a new location, new experience, and new hope! While guests dine and dance, we will celebrate with our friends in raising money for the wonderful programs and services that Catholic Charities offers to any client who walks through the doors. 


Purchase your tickets or commit to a sponsorship today!

Ernie and Susan Straub

Contact Susan Walker for sponsorship information.  816.659.8218

Thank you for your generous support!