Loaves & Fishes Award Dinner and Gala


presenting sponsor Dignity Health

 Catholic Charities 21st Annual Loaves & Fishes Dinner and Gala celebrating the power of extraordinary charity and justice to change lives every day.

 Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. 
The Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Honoring the 2018 recipient of the Loaves & Fishes Award for Faith in Action,
Kathleen “Katie” Cardinal.

Featuring special guest entertainment, internationally celebrated musical virtuoso, Ethan Bortnick.

Proceeds from this event will directly benefit Catholic Charities services fighting homelessness and supporting families.

Click here to sponsor a table or purchase individual tickets. 

Questions? Contact  events@CatholicCharitiesSF.org or 415 972 1273


About Kathleen “Katie” Cardinal, recipient of the 2018 Loaves & Fishes Award for Faith in Action

During her nine years as Catholic Charities Board member and Director Emeritus, Katie has brought unwavering commitment to those in need – and a passion for social justice. As former Board President of Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Chairwoman of the Board at California Pacific Medical Center, she has been the forefront of systemic change in San Francisco.

Two-term President of the Junior League of San Francisco, she also served on numerous Boards including San Francisco University High School, Friends of Laguna Honda, the International Museum of Women, Women’s Legal Defense & Education Fund, and her alma mater, Smith College. She serves on the Advisory Councils of San Francisco Village and Opera Parallel.
She is passionate about solving civic issues and improving our community.


Seventeen-year-old global music sensation and Guinness certified “World’s Youngest solo musician to headline his own concert tour,” Ethan Bortnick and his band will perform a powerful and entertaining concert. Ethan’s award winning PBS Concert specials have been seen by millions in the U.S. and abroad. Ethan’s concert features him playing and singing the perfect mix of his original songs, current radio hits, tunes by the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Chopin, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Broadway hits, pieces from The Great American Songbook, and much more. Ethan has been featured on countless national television shows, including multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and Oprah, where he was named one of Oprah’s All-Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids.

Past Honorees


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Visionary  ($50,000)




Change Maker  ($25,000)
Bobbie & Mike Wilsey

Dreamer ($10,000)


Bank of the West
Mrs. Frank Heffernan
Cecilia & Jim Herbert
Jacqueline & Steven Kane
Joan & Bob McGrath
Suzanne & Stephen Molinelli
Barbara & Paul Regan
Mike & Courtney Selfridge
Diane B. Wilsey

Catalyst ($6,000)
Nicholas Andrade & James McDermott
Paula Hagan Bennett
Rev. Paul Perry
Ann & George Sundby
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Weare

Partner ($3,000)
Martha M. Brigham
Dominican Sisters of San Rafael
EACH Foundation
Jerilyn Gelt
Ann Gray Miller
Hood & Strong
Heidi & Jay Leupp
Joyce & James Molinelli

Friend ($1,500)
E. Gretchen de Baubigny
Phoebe Cowles
Christine & Brooks Crawford
Donald & Jacqueline Jacobberger
Richard & Susan Kramer
Carrick & Andy McLaughlin
Mission Dolores Academy
Judge & Mrs. Claude Perasso, Ret.
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Bruce & Fran Walker
David & Lori Whitney