Sister Mary McCarrick, who led the yearly Catholic Charities Appeal, and Dr. Bernard Kolber and Dr. Ellen Vossler of Buffalo Dental Group have been named the 2020 “Champions of Education” honorees for the 20th annual Catholic education dinner – Gala 22:6.
The dinner is scheduled for Jan. 23 in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
“Sister Mary has long served our region as an ambassador to Catholic education and social justice initiatives,” a news release said. “Founded by Drs. Bernard Kolber and Ellen Vossler, Buffalo Dental Group has been a fierce advocate for Catholic education, as well as a fervent supporter of Gala 22:6,” it said of the dentists.
Last year’s dinner raised $184,500 and the event has raised $5.8 million throughout its history, organizers said.