Personal tributes and reminders of every Catholic’s mission to meet brothers’ and sisters’ needs energized the 2021 Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner on Sept. 30. The festive event at Cipriani Wall Street enabled the hosts, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, to raise $1.5 million in support of more than 100 programs and services in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, co-chair of the dinner, praised the work of the organization, highlighting its charitable responses to the COVID-19 pandemic’s local impact. Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, chief executive officer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, expressed gratitude for the support allowing them “to provide our neighbors with the helping hand they need to get back on their feet again.”
Joe Piscopo, comedian, actor, musician, writer, and radio talk show host, served as Master of Ceremonies for the event. His “Big Band Tribute to Frank Sinatra” was the featured entertainment.