The Endowment for Radio Maria and the Poor will raise funds for both causes at its fifth annual banquet at 3 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Pescatore Palace in Franklin Park. The event will feature entertainment by Loris Giannoni, better known as “DJ Italian Gold.” A Catholic radio program broadcast around the world in several languages, Radio Maria is spearheaded locally in Italian by the Rev. August Feccia. Tickets are $40 per person with a cash bar, and sponsorships ranging from $50 to $500 are available. Call Luci Mordini at 847-651-1166 or Clara La Barbera at 708-453-5502 to make reservations.