29th Annual Sharing Hope Celebration Dinner

Friday, September 30, 2022 The Pierre Hotel – NYC

On Friday, September 30, 2022, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement held their 29th Annual Sharing Hope Celebration Dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, where over two hundred guests were in attendance.

Each year, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement honor special individuals or organizations that are selected because they demonstrate the Friars’ charism and Franciscan spirit in their lives in service to humanity, and dedication of their time, talents and resources.

The monies raised from the event are used to support the Mission and ministries of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor and around the world.

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2022 Sharing Hope Celebration Dinner

2022 Honorees

Cardinal McCloskey Community Services

The Franciscan Friars are honoring Cardinal McCloskey Community Services for its dedication to transforming the lives of the most vulnerable among us. Their comprehensive, community-based programs and services for at-risk children and youth, and the developmentally disabled, embody the Atonement Franciscan way of seeing Christ in all people and caring for the poor, the broken and the ostracized. Their determination to empower those you serve toward independent futures is a testimony of hope and faith in the best of every individual, and it exemplifies the Christian principals of love and fraternity. It is our own mission to share hope, healing, and harmony.

Dr. Paul J. Reiss & The Julian Reiss Foundation

The Franciscan Friars are honoring Dr. Paul J. Reiss and the Julian Reiss Foundation for their proven record of believing all children have unique potential that is worthy of encouragement and development. For over 60 years they have built critical partnerships to create opportunity for children and young teens whose family circumstances pose challenges to their full development. They have made a difference in the educational, spiritual, and social development of these young people. Their school-camp concept of the Nativity-model has provided much needed interventions for families in need. By welcoming all as individuals with unique gifts, worthy of love, dignity, and respect, they embody the Atonement Franciscan value of hospitality.

Kacey Morabito Grean

The Franciscan Friars are honoring Kacey and her Let it Shine Foundation for her commitment to sharing love and improving lives in everything that she does. Throughout her radio career, her proven altruism and generosity of spirit have inspired thousands in the Hudson Valley to give of themselves to the myriad causes she has supported with her volunteerism and advocacy. She has consistently led by example giving of her time and using her standing in the community to serve those in greatest need. Her devotion to charitable works exemplifies the Atonement Franciscan values of following Christ by serving others and living “minimum for self, maximum for God.”


Paul L. Martin Charitable Trust

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