INNER-CITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND RAISES OVER
TO BENEFIT LOW-INCOME CATHOLIC SCHOOL
AT 46th ANNUAL FRIENDS GALA
Funds raised during the event will support
over 8,500 inner-city students
in NYC with scholarships and enrichment programs
More than 400 guests
$1.3 million at the
46th Annual Inner-City Scholarship
Fund Friends Gala
on Tuesday, May 9, at Cipriani 42nd Street in
Inner-City is the city’s leading non-profit organization
dedicated to providing tuition assistance to low-income
Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of New York.
His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan,
Archbishop of New York, Peter Grauer, Chairman,
Bloomberg and President, Inner-City Scholarship Fund and
Regina Gannon; Kalliope Karella; Enrica Arengi Bentivoglio
Ana Diez de Rivera-Laffont attended
“I think we can all agree that New York is an iconic
community. Its diversity and endless opportunities make it
one of the truly great places to live and learn. The same
can be said of our schools,”
said Jill Lloyd, Executive Director of Inner-City Scholarship Fund.
“Inner-City supported schools are not only integral
to our city, but to the individual communities they serve.
From the South Bronx to Chinatown, from the Upper West Side
to Staten Island, our students are part of the diverse
fabric of this city.”
Raquel Ovalles, a junior and Inner-City scholarship
recipient attending Cardinal Spellman High School in the
Bronx gave a speech about the strong relationships she has
developed with friends and teachers, as well as the
academically challenging education she receives at the
school, while also participating in extracurricular
activities like the Spellman’s Women’s Empowerment Club and
Stage Crew. She dreams of double majoring in law and
business at Columbia University, with the hopes of running a
successful law firm in the future.
In addition to
dinner and dancing, guests enjoyed a
of a few iconic songs about
New York City
by the talented students from St. Raymond Elementary School in the Bronx,
Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx
and Notre Dame School in Manhattan.
About Inner-City Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1971, Inner-City Scholarship Fund is a non-profit
organization dedicated to providing access to a high-quality
Catholic education in the Archdiocese of New York.
Inner-City currently supports over 8,000 elementary and high
school students of all faiths in some of
our poorest neighborhoods.
Despite the fact that 72% of students live at or below the
federal poverty level, an impressive 99% percent of seniors
graduate and 98% are accepted to college. Inner-City helps
students build a foundation for a bright future.