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Annual Gala

Malta House Annual Gala

Friday, May 7, 2021
Woodway Country Club
Darien, Connecticut
Celebrating Our Honorees
John Altieri & The MH2 Dream Team
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Please Help Us Reach Our Goal!

55% Raised
Mom & Baby
Our Honorees
The MH2 Dream Team
Mike & Cece Donoghue
John L. Altieri Jr., DREAMER
Frank Chapman, ARCHITECT
Altieri Sebor Wieber
Diocese of Bridgeport
Hope Carter
Art Petrone
Liz Suchy

Year after year, your generosity and outpouring of love and support make our Annual Gala so successful. It is only because of you and your partnership that we can continue to do our life-changing work. It is because of you that we can provide the mothers and babies that come to us with a home, guidance, love and hope for a brighter future.

Please join us in supporting the Gift of Life – the greatest gift of all. God bless you for being in the service of others. You make the world a better place.

Bishop Caggiano and Malta House Team
Pictured L-R:  Kim Petrone, Board Chair, Bishop Caggiano, Carey Dougherty, Executive Director, Michael O'Rourke, Cofounder

As COVID-19 is still with us, please be assured that we are following the State of Connecticut guidelines regarding in-person gatherings, and we welcome those who are comfortable and able to join us for an evening of celebration while maintaining safe social distancing.

Thank you for your contributions to the lives of our wonderful mothers and their babies, chosen in love.

Gratefully yours,
Carey Dougherty
Executive Director
Malta House, Inc.

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors & Supporters

First County Bank
Moffly Media

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Gala Program

Past Gala Photos

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Archangel Sponsors

Archangel Sponsors

  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael O'Rourke
Cherubim Sponsorship

Cherubim Angel Sponsors

  • Mr. & Mrs. Art Petrone
  • The Altieri Family
Guardian Sponsor

Guardian Angel Sponsors

  • Ms. Laure Aubuchon
  • Mrs. Hope Carter
  • Diocese of Bridgeport
  • Mr. & Mrs. Tim Dwyer
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Hanley
  • Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Ingram
  • Mrs. Barbara Miller
  • St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church
Guardian Sponsor

Gifts of Love Supporters

Dear Friends of Malta House,

We have been long time supporters of Malta House since its founding in 1998.  Our shared belief that all human life is God-given, inherently sacred, and should be protected and respected at all times, is what draws us to the heart of Malta House, as well as the courageous mothers that call Malta House their home and their miraculous babies.

We began volunteering at Malta House when our own five children were quite young. We have enjoyed sponsoring diaper and baby supply drives through our children’s religious education classes and were committee members of the annual Malta House Gala.  Cece was Co-Chair of the Gala Silent Auction for a number of years.

As members of the CT Area of the Order of Malta, we have had the privilege of building friendships with many of the mothers at Malta House. Whether it be celebrating Christmas during Breakfast with Santa, sharing a meal at one of the Malta House Casual Dinners, or teaming up with the moms at Malta House to prepare 150 sandwiches that get donated to the hungry and homeless at Open Door Shelter, we have witnessed firsthand the positive impact that Malta House has had by offering life-giving and life-affirming alternatives to pregnant mothers who find themselves at risk with no place to live.

We are proud, enthusiastic supporters of Malta House and give witness to the fact that Malta House is NOT a homeless shelter or just a place to stay.  Malta House is a home: a safe and supportive environment that gives refuge to courageous, loving women who are empowered to overcome their circumstances and choose life by bringing beautiful, healthy babies into the world.

Mike & Cece Donoghue