Dinner Raises $2.4 million to Benefit New York City’s Underprivileged Youth
Continuing their dedication to Catholic school students in New York City, 430 guests raised $2.4 million at the 38th Annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Award Dinner on Tuesday, December 9, at the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan. Funds from the evening will help support Inner-City in its mission to provide tuition assistance for underprivileged students attending inner-city Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of New York.
His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York presented the Inner-City Scholarship Fund Award to James Murdoch for his commitment to inner-city students and Catholic schools.
“Children are the future of New York City and each student has the potential to impact the community in profound ways,” said Susan George, Executive Director of Inner-City. “We could not be more thankful that our donors see the importance of supporting inner-city students and providing them a quality education – the foundation of a successful future.”
During the program, three students from All Hallows High School in the Bronx, Adrian Gonzalez (grade 11), Lionel Martinez (grade 11), and Darwin Contreras (grade 10), spoke about the impact their scholarships have had on their lives and education
About Inner-City Scholarship Fund
Inner-City Scholarship Fund was founded in 1971 by the late Terence Cardinal Cooke and a group of prominent executives whose goal was to preserve Catholic school education as viable choice for all children. Today, Inner-City provides tuition assistance to over 7,000 Catholic school students (92% minority and 33% non-Catholic) in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. An impressive 98% of seniors attending Inner-City supported schools graduate, and 96% percent pursue higher education at some of the finest universities in the nation.
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