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Cabrini Spirit Encompasses New York

The Spirit of Cabrini Awards Dinner Raises over $390,000

On Wednesday, June 13th, the Spirit of Cabrini Awards Dinner once againshined a spotlight on all Cabrini institutions and their efforts andinitiatives.

With the iconic Pierre Hotel in Manhattan’s Upper East Side playinghost, the evening featured a special live performance from world-renownedviolinist Gregory Harrington, a live and silent auction and inspirational wordsfrom the night’s honorees.

“My colleagues and I believe that we have the responsibility togive back and make a difference in people’s lives. We are committed to beingthe most, community active sports team in the world. The Cabrini MissionFoundation is a great role model — it is about character, family andcommunity,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets/Barclays Centerwho accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

The evening was highlighted by long-time Cabrini benefactor, Robert B.Catell, who was the first lay person to receive the Medal of Mother Cabrini–  the highest honor Cabrini MissionFoundation (CMF) can bestow upon an individual.

Besides the Brooklyn Nets/Barclays Center, other Spirit of Cabrinihonorees included Cabrini stalwarts Thomas J. Dunleavy (Senior Advisor, AmbientCorp., Former Chairman of Board, Cabrini Medical Center), Liz Gonzalez(Reporter, Telemundo).

The Cabrini Mission Corps was recognized for 20 years of worldwideservice by receiving the Sr. Josephine Tsuei Award.

Current broadcaster and retired Super Bowl XXV New York Giant HowardCross delighted the crowd with his wit, humor and kindness; the evening was asmash hit by all in attendance.

“Tonight was a celebration of the vision of Mother Cabrini and theMissionary Sisters,” said Nick Vendikos, President & CEO of CMF.”The Sisters and their lay collaborators do what very few of us can –they minister and help the poor and forgotten. They do it with compassion, loveand respect. Tonight was about them,” Vendikos said.

“Attendees camefrom around the globe … from Melbourne, Australia to Seattle; from St. Louisto Brooklyn, and all points in between,” Vendikos said. “The reasonis simple: the Sisters’ reputation of service above self is iconic.”

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