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A Mother's LoveAnnual Gala

Welcome to the 2020 Malta House Gala

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Please Help Us Reach Our Goal

47% Raised
Mom & Baby
Mike & Cece Donoghue

A special message from our honorees, Mike & Cece Donoghue:

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Year after year, your generosity and outpouring of love and support make our Annual Gala so successful. It is 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

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.

Cherubim Sponsorship

Cherubim Angel Sponsors

  • Pilar & Nat Curiale
  • Cece & Mike Donoghue
  • Lynn & Dan Friedberg
  • Sarita & Greg Hanley
  • A.C & Michael O'Rourke
  • Kim & Art Petrone
Guardian Sponsor

Guardian Angel Sponsors

  • Hope Carter
  • Barbara Miller
  • Barbara & Peter Ripp
Guardian Sponsor

Gifts of Love supporters

  • Eunice Higgins
  • Kim Petrone
  • David Watkins
  • Donald Wiesen 

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors & Supporters

People's United Bank
Bigelow Tea
A. PappaJohn Company
First County Bank
Gen Re

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Gala Program

Photos from Our 2019 Gala

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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