Maurice DuBois, an anchor with WCBS-TV, served as master of ceremonies; he is joined by current recipients of the college scholarship award.
Cardinal Dolan bestows the Pierre Toussaint Award medallion on Dr. Paul Tallaj, the son of honoree Dr. Ramón Tallaj, who was unable to attend. Dr. Ramón is chairman of the board, SOMOS Community Care, Manhattan.
The other honoree was Peter James Johnson Jr., president of Leahey & Johnson, P.C. Johnson, center, is flanked by Samuel Riddick, left, a past recipient of the college scholarship award, and Abdul Mustafa, a current recipient.
More 250 people attended the annual Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner Nov. 5 at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan. The event, sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Black Ministry, raises funds for the Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund.