On Tuesday, April 2nd 2019 Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC celebrated their 20th Anniversary at their annual “Heart of Cabrini” Benefit Dinner in the company of nearly 200 generous supporters. The dinner took place at the Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue in New York City where guests had a stunning view of the city and enjoyed live music from Grammy Award Nominated Artist Hector Martignon and the Foreign Affair Trio as they arrived.
“Heart of Cabrini” awards were presented to three honorees for their commitment to supporting and advocating for the immigrant community in the spirit of Mother Cabrini. The honorees were: Hon. Barbara A. Lee, former Board Member and Volunteer ESOL Teacher at CIS-NYC; Frances Liu, Vice President of Strategy at Citi Community Development; and Jessica Garcia, Assistant to the President at the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
Photos and stories from CIS-NYC’s clients and community members were on display throughout the space, giving guests an opportunity to get to know them and learn about the impact CIS-NYC has had on their lives over the past 20 years. The night came to a close with a surprise mariachi performance, which had guests dancing on their way out!
CIS-NYC is thankful for the support of the many generous donors who made this celebratory event impossible, including the event sponsors: the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Royal Business Bank, Citi, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, The Ricca Family, Ignatian Volunteer Corps, and Margaret Alade. ~ submitted by Ella Nimmo, Cabrini Immigrant Services, NYC
Photos from the evening event can be viewed at: bit.ly/cis20pics