Only 5% of Catholic Charities' revenue is provided by the diocese and church donations.
Financial support from individuals, companies, and foundations is critical to meeting the needs. Please support El Festival de Esperanza Celebrating Pathways to Possibilities even if you cannot attend on April 27. All proceeds directly benefit important services provided by Catholic Charities every day to neighbors in need.
El Festival de Esperanza Celebrating Pathways to Possibilities – Festival of Hope — will feature a fun evening of authentic Cuban food and drink, music, dancing and more on April 27 at Saint Elle near Downtown Nashville.
In 1962, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville, was founded to help 43 Cuban children fleeing for safety from their homeland as political tensions rose to dangerous levels. From those small beginnings, the organization has grown to serve 25,000 Middle Tennesseans every year.
El Festival is Catholic Charities’ largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds will help fund key Catholic Charities services that bring “love, hope, and healing” to individuals and families when they need it most.
Will I have a reserved seat at the event? El Festival is an opportunity to enjoy authentic Cuban food, music, dance and more. There will be tables available to eat and socialize, but general patrons will not have a reserved seat.
What is the suggested dress code? Cubanos are known for their stylish attire, which is a beautiful blend of cultures. We encourage casual, comfortable dress for El Festival de Esperanza. Feel free to let your Cuban flair flow.
Are children allowed to come? El Festival de Esperanza is an adults-only event.
Is the venue handicapped accessible? Yes, the venue is handicap accessible.
Where should I park? Saint Elle is located near downtown in an urban area. Free parking will be available near Saint Elle with front door shuttle service, and rideshare is a good option. Please check back for more information as the event gets closer.
What if I purchase a ticket then can’t make it – it is refundable? Transferrable? Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person.
Can you accommodate food allergies? (Peanuts, Gluten, Shellfish, etc.) We will have a variety of Cuban food options. Servers on site will be able to direct you to the appropriate options.
I’m vegetarian/vegan. Will there be options for me? We will have a variety of Cuban food options including vegetarian and vegan.
Are masks or vaccines required? Catholic Charities does not plan to require proof of vaccination or masks to attend El Festival.
How much of my ticket is tax deductible? $100 of your $125 event ticket is tax deductible.