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Catholic Charities Corporation Administrative Offices:

7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 334-2900
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5th Annual Derby for Dollars

Our annual Derby for Dollars event helps support our Emergency Services in Summit County.

*Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Derby for Dollars will take place virtually from 7-8 p.m. on April 30.

Whether it's from your couches, kitchen tables or recliners, we hope to "see" you at our Triple Crown-themed evening to help raise funds for those most in need in Summit County.

Proceeds from the event benefit Emergency Assistance Services of Catholic Charities Summit County. These services and programs include:

  • Community Hot Meals
    We offer three hot meals a week at two locations in Akron: Blessed Trinity and Visitation of Mary Parish.

  • Emergency Financial Assistance
    We offer financial assistance for individuals facing eviction or struggling with rent and utilities, as well as support in the form of bus tickets or grocery gift cards to cover daily necessities. 

Given the devastating health and economic impacts of the ongoing pandemic, this year's Derby for Dollars is even more critical to our ability to provide the highest levels of service to our clients.

Continue reading to purchase tickets and learn more about this year's virtual event. You may also click the button below to be immediately redirected to the event & ticket page.

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Special Guests

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Fr. Leo Patalinghug
Catholic priest and celebrity chef

Robin Swoboda
Northeast Ohio radio & television personality 

Bishop Edward C. Malesic
Bishop of Cleveland
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

Patrick Gareau
President & CEO
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland

Who is Fr. Leo Patalinghung?

Fr. Leo is a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei (The Will of God). His diverse background as an award-winning chef, radio and TV host, gives him a unique perspective on ministry and family life.

Father Leo gives inspiring presentations that have captured the hearts and minds of diverse audiences around the world. Fr. Leo offers various speaking engagements from conference keynotes, retreats, parish missions, and youth rallies. He also conducts corporate events for Fortune 500 companies.

Watch the video below to learn more about Fr. Leo and see his cooking skills in action!


2021 Derby for Dollars Sponsors

A special thank you to the following sponsors for supporting our 5th Annual Derby for Dollars.

We'd also like to thank J & J Plumbing, The Hair Gallery, Barberton Area Community Ministries and the Catholic Charities Women's Board for purchasing tables for the event. 

Title Sponsor

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Media Sponsor

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Blue Ribbon Sponsors

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Fast Track Sponsors

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Derby Sponsors

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Online Ticket Purchasing

Click the button below to be redirected to the event page where you can purchase tickets online.

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