INNER-CITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND RAISES
OVER $1.3 MILLION
TO BENEFIT DISADVANTAGED YOUTH AT 40th ANNUAL
New York [May 12, 2016] – 450 guests
raised over $1.3 million at the 40th Annual Inner-City
Scholarship Fund Friends Gala on
Tuesday, May 10 at Cipriani 42nd Street
in Manhattan. Inner-City is the city’s leading non-profit
organization dedicated to providing tuition assistance for
low-income students attending inner-city Catholic schools
within the Archdiocese of New York.
His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop
of New York; and Gala
and Dick Cashin attended
the event where CBS Sunday Morning’s correspondent, Mo
as the Master of Ceremonies.
“I am humbled at the amount of support we have received this
year, from our attendees, many of whom have been donating
for several years,” said Susan George, Executive Director of
Inner-City Scholarship Fund. “Because of their continued
support, we are able to provide students with the gift of a
quality Catholic school education, which sets them up for an
Catholic school alum Glorivee Ramirez, who was the student
speaker at the 20th Annual
Friends Gala, returned to make a moving speech about how her
Catholic school education got her to where she is today.
In addition to dinner and dancing, guests enjoyed a “Music
of the Decades” performance by St. Barnabas High School, St.
Barnabas Elementary School, St. Raymond Elementary School
and Cardinal Hayes High School.
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 (92% minority and 33%
non-Catholic). An astonishing 99% percent of seniors
attending inner-city Catholic high schools graduate, and 98%
pursue college at some of the finest universities in the