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Inner-City Scholarship Fund Raises Over $1 Million at 45th Annual Awards Dinner


Supporters of Inner-City Scholarship Fund raised $1.05 million at the 45th Annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner on Thursday, December 1. Nearly 300 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 the2022 Inner-City Scholarship Fund Award to John R. Greed, Chairman, President and CEO of Mutual of America.  

Catholic school student Joskarl Nunez, from All Hallows High School in the Bronx, gave a moving speech about how blessed he feels to be a part of the Catholic school community. At the height of the pandemic, he felt supported by his teachers, both during remote and in-person learning. Because of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, he feels that he has the opportunity to have great teachers who have given him the tools he needs to follow his dreams. He aspires to attend Fordham University and is interested in pursuing a career in biological sciences.  

“This year we’re giving over $14 million in scholarships to deserving students all across the city and that wouldn’t be possible without Inner-City’s impressive team and dedicated donors who support our students to reach new heights,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman at Bloomberg and President of Inner-City Scholarship Fund. The evening concluded with special performances by St. Raymond Elementary School and Notre Dame School of Manhattan.  

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 over 9,000 students (90% minority and 37% non-Catholic). An astonishing 99% percent of seniors attending inner-city Catholic high schools graduate, and 98% of seniors pursue post-secondary education.

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