Loaves and Fishes Dinner presents David Bieter ’78 as the entrée
Boise Mayor David Bieter ’78 will be the guest of honor at the annual Loaves and Fishes dinner on Saturday February 4th.
The Loaves and Fishes dinner is a fundraising event for Catholic Charities of Idaho. Established in 2006 the first Loaves and Fishes event featured the candidates for Idaho Governor and Lieutenant Governor. For the first time in state history the four candidates for the two major parties are Roman Catholic . Recognizing this anomaly, Andy Brunelle ’78 dreamed up the idea of a fundraising dinner similar to the Al Smith Memorial Dinner. The Al Smith dinner is held annually in New York City raising funds for health care services of the Archdiocese. Thus, Catholic Charities of Idaho was a logical beneficiary of an Idaho version of an event that promotes humor and good will among those in public life. Brunelle got together with his broth John Brunelle ’79, Marc Johnson (former board member of the Bishop Kelly Foundation) and Rev. Thomas Faucher to draw up plans for the first event.
In recent years the Loaves and Fishes Dinner has honored public officials such as Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson and Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter (STA ’62). Now in 2012 Boise Mayor gets his turn.
Information about the event and where to purchase tickets can be found here.