The Tablet Staff
Knights of Columbus Long Island Chapter of Brooklyn and Queens celebrated their Annual Charity Ball on June 22 at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach.
More than 200 Knights and Ladies gathered together with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio for an afternoon of food, fun and dancing.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Futures in Education “Be an Angel to a Student” program, which matches donors, called Angels, with students to fund part of their tuition to attend a Catholic school.
Featured during the program was the mother of an Angel scholarship recipient.
Laura Rivera’s son Max is going into thethird grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy in Far Rockaway.
During her acceptance speech, Laura Rivera praised the work of the Knights and what it has meant for her family.
“The support of the Knights of Columbus through the Angel program has made my financial hardship an easier one. St. Rose has taught Max how to learn, grow and to have faith and pray in an environment full of such amazing staff and students,” she said.
Thanks to the efforts of the Knights and Ladies, 15 students will be given the opportunity to have a Catholic education in the upcoming academic year.