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Inner-City Scholarship Fund 50th Anniversary Celebration
September 23 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Inner-City Scholarship Fund (Inner-City), the city’s leading non-profit providing tuition assistance to Catholic school students from low-income families, will hold its 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, September 23, at Wave Hill, located at 4900 Independence Avenue in the Bronx. Cocktails will begin at 6:00 PM and dinner will begin at 7:00 PM.
The event, to be emceed by Mo Rocca, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, will feature special guests including His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York; Peter T. Grauer, Chairman at Bloomberg; Stephen Schwarzman; Chairman and CEO of Blackstone and Christine Schwarzman, a Trustee of Inner-City Scholarship Fund.
Three scholarship students will be honored for their poetry submissions to the Inner-City Scholarship Fund 50th Anniversary Poetry Contest about their Catholic school experience. The first place student winner will deliver the winning poem during the event and be awarded $2500.00 for college tuition.
Guests will enjoy a special student performance from St. Francis of Assisi School in the Bronx. The young musicians will be performing a re-imagination of three songs from Broadway’s Hamilton musical. The students will dress up as the founding members of Inner-City and perform adapted lyrics to reflect the story of the creation of the non-profit.
Throughout 2021, Inner-City Scholarship Fund has recognized its proud history of helping children in-need receive a high-quality, values-based Catholic-school education, and five decades of support from cherished friends and donors.
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 11,000 students (89% minority and 40% non-Catholic). An astonishing 99% percent of seniors attending inner-city Catholic high schools graduate, and 98% are accepted to colleges and universities across the nation.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.innercityscholarshipfund.org/events/our-events/