Mamie George Center Gala to Honor Community Leader Dee Koch

Dee Koch.

Dee Koch.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and its Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) will honor Dee Koch at its Fourth Annual Mission of Love Gala on February 2, 2017 at Safari Texas Ranch. Koch is the director of community engagement for The George Foundation and community resources division chair for the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.

“Dee’s leadership and influence have touched our hearts, our community and our future,” said Beth Zarate, MGCC director. “Her vision and support have strengthened the fabric of Fort Bend County and brought us together to provide help and create hope.”

Koch was a key partner in developing the vision for the MGCC as the hub of Catholic Charities’ services to low-income seniors, families and children in Fort Bend County. Since 2011, the MGCC has helped invigorate the lives of senior residents by providing free hot meals, socialization and activities aimed to improve their health and quality of life.

“We want to thank and honor Dee for her vision, friendship and guidance,” said Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW, Catholic Charities president and chief executive officer. “We hope you’ll make plans to join us to celebrate this outstanding community leader and to raise support for seniors and families in need in Fort Bend County.”

Zarate said she is especially grateful for the dedication and creativity of the 2017 gala co-chairs Angela Cox, Farrah Gandhi, Tiffany Halfon and Virginia Smith. Individual tickets for the gala are $175, and sponsorships range from $1,500 to $20,000.

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