INNER-CITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND RAISES $1.2 MILLION AT
42nd ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
All Proceeds To Benefit New York City’s Underprivileged
New York (December 7, 2018) – Supporters
of Inner-City Scholarship Fund raised
$1.2 million at the 42ndAnnual Inner-City
Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner on Tuesday, December 4.
Nearly 400 guests attended the event at the Plaza Hotel in
Manhattan. Funds from the evening will help support
Inner-City in its mission to provide tuition assistance for
underprivileged students attending Catholic schools in the
Archdiocese of New York.
His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop
of New York presented the 2018 James B. Lee,
Jr. LifeLink Award to Todd Maclin, Principal at
Maclin Management Co., LLC. NBC
4 New York’s David Ushery, served
as the Master of Ceremonies and Peter
T. Grauer, Chairman
at Bloomberg, presented the 2018 Inner-City
Scholarship Fund Award to Rev. Joseph M. McShane, President
of Fordham University.
student Michael Maturana, from Cardinal Hayes High School in
the Bronx, gave a moving speech about how blessed he feels
to be a part of the Catholic school community. Because of
the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, he has the tools he needs
to build a better future for himself and his family.
Maturana is an altar server at his local parish, an honors
student, and an athlete who recently participated in the
TriLatino Triatholon. He intends to major in biochemistry
and has dreams of attending a top-tier college.
“I’m beyond grateful for the supporters in the room who have
affected the lives of countless students through their
commitment and support of Catholic Schools,” said Susan
George, Executive Director of Inner-City
Scholarship Fund. The
evening concluded with a performance from Isabella
Leonard, Grammy Award winning opera singer.
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
of many religious beliefs. Inner-City provides tuition
assistance to nearly 8,000 students (93% minority and 33%
non-Catholic). An astonishing 98% percent of seniors
attending inner-city Catholic high schools graduate, and 95%
pursue college at some of the finest universities in the