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An Evening at the Dead Sea

October 15, 2009

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More than 150 business and community leaders from across the country gathered tonight at the Royal Ontario Museum to celebrate and show support for Salt + Light Television. The event raised $1.9 million in much needed support of our Canadian Catholic television network.
The evening was full of highlights including a donation of $1 million from The Hilary M. Weston Foundation for Youth for the development of new programming featuring the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI on Interfaith relations; a $50,000.00 from the Montreal based Desmarais family and Power Corporation; and $500,000.00 from the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus.
“This evening is a testimony to the great support Salt + Light Television has across Canada.” said Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation. “Salt and Light Television was born six years ago, on the wings of World Youth Day 2002. It is a vibrant sign of the Church that is alive and young. Tonight’s event is essential for the continued growth of our network and I thank all those who took part in this evening, as well as all those across Canada who support Salt + Light through prayers and donations.”
The 2009 gala, An Evening at the Dead Sea, took place against the backdrop of the ROM’s historic Exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Deuteronomy Ten Commandments Scroll. “The Ten Commandments have helped to shape our society and culture, offering people a precise blueprint on how to live in harmony,” said Tony Gagliano, Executive Chairman and CEO, St. Joseph Communications and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Salt + Light Catholic Media Foundation. “Through modern media and real-life examples of hope and charity, Salt + Light Television gives audiences the support they need to remain faithful to this important call.”
The gala is one of several fundraising initiatives organized annually by Salt + Light Television to fund its operations. The vast majority of funding comes people like you who are committed to spreading the Good News of Christ and the message of the Church through creative television programs.
To make a secure online donation to the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation click here or call 1-888-302-7181 to arrange a donation by phone.

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