She’s the friendly voice you hear greeting you on the WHUD morning radio show. She’s long been a supporter of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.

And on Thursday, May 12 she will once again be the Master of Ceremonies at the 13th Annual Sunset on the Hudson cocktail party.

She’s Kacey Morabito Grean.

A native of Peekskill, Graymoor has always been an integral part of her life. She spent a lot of time in her youth on the Holy Mountain with her grandmother, once read the prayer for the Blessing of the Animals near the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi at Graymoor and is a regular churchgoer Sundays at Our Lady of the Atonement Chapel.

Kacey is not only the co-host of WHUD’s weekly morning show, but she also hosts the Shine On! Health and Happiness show on WHUD, which centers around being connected to the spirit and divinity – perfectly exhibiting the Friars’ charism of “At-One-Ment.”

In 2020, Kacey founded Let It Shine Inc., a nonprofit that creates inspirational events and offers gifts and grants for women. A motivational speaker and life coach, Kacey hosts women’s retreats at Graymoor, at Mariandale in Ossining and virtually. 

Kacey recently chatted with Graymoor Communications Specialist A.J. Martelli about what drew her to the Holy Mountain and the importance of the Friars’ upcoming Sunset on the Hudson event.

When did you first become involved with Graymoor and what about the Holy Mountain is special to you?

I’ve been a “Graymoor girl” since I was 10! I still have the Blessed Mother necklace my grandmother bought me at the old bookstore decades ago – when the bookstore was still in a big barn!

What is important to you about the Friars’ work and what they do?

Simply put, the Friars act like Jesus. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is cared for. Love is alive on the Holy Mountain, and that love echoes all over the world in the work the Friars do for those who most need it.

How long have you been involved in the Sunset on the Hudson event?

I’ve been a part of it for many years. (Mission Support) calls and I’ll do what they ask!

What’s the best part of the Sunset on the Hudson event and what does emceeing this event mean to you?

The best part of Sunset on the Hudson is twofold. First, we get to see and hear firsthand the work of the Friars and we find out what miracles they helped create in the past year. And, the other thing is, it’s a beautiful feeling to stand in a room where everyone cares about loving strangers. That’s a special feeling. Plus, you know, Chef Peter X. Kelley’s Coconut Shrimp!

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Sunset on the Hudson, the Friars’ annual spring fundraiser at X2O Xaviar’s on the Hudson Restaurant in Yonkers, will take place Thursday, May 12. 

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