Purchase a Ticket or Become a Sponsor

Justice for All Event Sponsor – $20,000
Two tables at event (10 seats per table)
Company logo on all event materials
Company logo included in event promotional video
Company logo on all electronic event communications
Featured on Catholic Charities website sponsor page
Inclusion in night-of-event PowerPoint

Justice for All Host Sponsor – $10,000
One table at event (10 seats per table)
Company logo on all electronic event communications
Featured on Catholic Charities website sponsor page
Inclusion in night-of-event PowerPoint

Justice for All Dinner Sponsor – $5,000
Eight tickets to the event
Company logo on all electronic event communications
Featured on Catholic Charities website sponsor page
Inclusion in night-of-event PowerPoint

Justice for All Cocktail Hour Sponsor – $2,500
Six tickets to the event
Company logo on all electronic event communications
Featured on Catholic Charities website sponsor page
Inclusion in night-of-event PowerPoint

Justice for All Action Patron Sponsor – $1,000
Four tickets to the event
Featured on Catholic Charities website sponsor page
Inclusion in night-of-event PowerPoint

Justice for All Action Booster Sponsor – $500
Two tickets to the event
Featured on Catholic Charities website sponsor page
Inclusion in night-of-event PowerPoint

School and Parish Sponsor—$1,250
One table at the event for students and staff (10 seats per table)

 

October 4, 2018
5:30 PM
Resorts Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey

 

ABOUT THE DINNER

The Justice For ALL awards dinner has the dual purpose of honoring the extraordinary service performed by the individuals receiving Justice in Action awards, and raising funds that allow Catholic Charities to provide direct assistance to those they serve throughout the diocese. Catholic Charities will serve more than 33,000 individuals within the six southern New Jersey counties that make up the Diocese of Camden with the funds raised by the dinner. Since its inception in 2004, the dinner has raised more than $800,000. Every penny is used to end crises, prevent evictions and utility disconnection (electric, gas and oil), provide food and prescription needs, and create stabilization within families.

The Justice for ALL dinner’s purpose is threefold:

~ To raise funds for direct assistance to clients in the communities we serve, specifically for programs including the Family & Community Services Centers, Refugee Resettlement, Adoptions, and Counseling Services. Funds raised are for the unrestricted use of those programs for distribution directly to individuals and families in need.

~ To promote the “Judicious Growth” of Catholic Charities in our region by identifying, cultivating and engaging individuals who are committed to the Vision and Mission of Catholic Charities and will become partners with us as we fulfill our mission over time.

~ To promote awareness of social justice issues and the needs of the poor in the Diocese of Camden by selecting and honoring people and organizations, who by their actions, have demonstrated their commitment to social justice and the needs of the poor.

Purchase a Ticket or Become a Sponsor

 

Justice for All Event Sponsor – $20,000
Two tables at event (10 seats per table)
Company logo on all event materials
Company logo included in event promotional video
Company logo on all electronic event communications
Featured on Catholic Charities website sponsor page
Inclusion in night-of-event PowerPoint

Justice for All Host Sponsor – $10,000
One table at event (10 seats per table)
Company logo on all electronic event communications
Featured on Catholic Charities website sponsor page
Inclusion in night-of-event PowerPoint

Justice for All Dinner Sponsor – $5,000
Eight tickets to the event
Company logo on all electronic event communications
Featured on Catholic Charities website sponsor page
Inclusion in night-of-event PowerPoint

Justice for All Cocktail Hour Sponsor – $2,500
Six tickets to the event
Company logo on all electronic event communications
Featured on Catholic Charities website sponsor page
Inclusion in night-of-event PowerPoint

Justice for All Action Patron Sponsor – $1,000
Four tickets to the event
Featured on Catholic Charities website sponsor page
Inclusion in night-of-event PowerPoint

Justice for All Action Booster Sponsor – $500
Two tickets to the event
Featured on Catholic Charities website sponsor page
Inclusion in night-of-event PowerPoint

School and Parish Sponsor — $1,250
One table at the event for students and staff (10 seats per table)

 

 

2018 JUSTICE IN ACTION HONOREE

For over 12 years, Sister Pimentel of the Missionaries of Jesus has overseen the many operations of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, as the executive director. The agency provides emergency assistance, homelessness prevention, disaster relief, clinical counseling, pregnancy care, food programs, among others.

But what has made her stand out both nationally and internationally is the emergency response efforts she led in light of the surge in Central Americans crossing the border to seek asylum. This massive wave of migration in 2014, dubbed by the Obama Administration as an “actual humanitarian crisis,” continues to this day.

The majority of these Central American immigrants — many from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala — have been crossing via Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, surrendering themselves to Border Patrol, hoping the legal system will allow them to remain in the U.S. All of these families are fleeing horrific levels of violence, trying to rejoin family members, looking for dependable work, and — more than anything — seeking safety.

The Border Patrol releases hundreds of Central American immigrant families at McAllen Central Station, with only a bus ticket and a “Notice to Appear” at an immigration court, sending unaccompanied children to Office of Refugee Resettlement facilities. The families come to the country hungry, tired and distraught from a tumultuous and dangerous journey through Mexico. They then spend several days getting processed at overcrowded Border Patrol stations, and some don’t have bus reservations until the following day.

Consequently, Sister Norma opened the Humanitarian Respite Center – a safe haven for these children and families to eat a warm meal, replace their dirty and tattered clothing with new clothes, rest, shower, receive guidance regarding immigration and legal services before they continue on their journey. Since 2015, tens of thousands have been assisted.

These efforts captured the world’s attention, drawing news media from all over the world to the Rio Grande Valley to tell the stories of the plight of the multitude of distressed refugee families and individuals. The attention compelled thousands from the United States and other countries to contribute their time and talents to serve and support these immigrants in such desperate need.

Among these contributors have been individuals from the Diocese of Camden, who have been sent by the diocese on trips to the Rio Grande Valley to encounter these migrants, assist in efforts at Sister Norma’s Humanitarian Respite Center, bear first-hand witness to the complicated process of immigration, and bring back with them a deeper understanding of the plight of immigrants.

In the media

AMERICA MAGAZINE: Sister Norma Pimentel: Be an ‘instrument of faith’ for migrants and refugees

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES: Trump’s Plan to Deploy the National Guard Puzzles Many at the Border

NEW YORK TIMES: Trump’s Plan to Deploy the National Guard Puzzles Many at the Border

 

Sister Norma Pimentel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Pan American University, a Master’s degree in Theology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.

Sister Norma chairs the local Emergency Food and Shelter Program that distributes federal funds to local agencies providing assistance to the area’s poor. She also serves as Co-Vicar of Religious, organizing different events for religious in the Diocese of Brownsville.

Sister Norma was recognized and awarded the 2015 Rio Grande Valley’s “Citizen of the Year” for her advocacy for the hundreds of immigrant/refugee families and individuals who make their way to the Respite Center every day fleeing the violence of their homelands and seeking a better life.

Previously, Sister Norma was one of the leaders directing Casa Oscar Romero—a shelter for Central Americans fleeing their war-torn countries. The shelter provided emergency relief and temporary housing for a vast amount of refugees.

 

 

 

List of Former Award Recipients