CARDINAL DOLAN PRESENTS INNER-CITY
SCHOLARSHIP FUND AWARD TO JAMES MURDOCH AT 38TH ANNUAL
$2.4 million to Benefit New York City’s
New York, NY
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.
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop
of New York presented the Inner-City Scholarship Fund Award
his commitment to inner-city students and Catholic schools.
are the future of New York City and each student has the
potential to impact the community in profound ways,”
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.”
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.
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.