Dr. Peter J. Kelly, president of the Order of Malta American Association, accepts the Pierre Toussaint Medallion Award for its service to the poor and the sick Nov. 4 at the Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund Awards dinner. With Dr. Kelly are Deacon Jeffrey Trexler, executive director of the American Association; Cardinal Dolan; and Brother Tyrone Davis, C.F.C, executive director of the archdiocesan Office of Black Ministry.
The Toussaint Medallion was presented posthumously to author Dr. Toni Morrison for her literary genius and creative vision. Father Gregory Chisholm, S.J., pastor of St. Charles Borromeo and All Saints parish in Harlem, and Deena Sellers, an educator at Xavier High School, accept the award.
More than 300 guests attended the Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund Awards dinner on Nov. 4 at Guastavino’s in Manhattan.