2017 Annual Gala

2017 Annual Gala

Event Date and Time October 3, 2017 6:00 pm
Event Ends October 3, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue Battery Gardens Restaurant


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CMS’s 2017 gala commemorated 53 years of the agency’s commitment to the study of international migration, the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees and newcomers.


Humanitarian Service Award
The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

Excellence in International Migration Scholarship Award
Douglas Gurak
Editor, International Migration Review, Center for Migration Studies
Emeritus Professor of Development Sociology, Cornell University

Mark von Sternberg
Senior Attorney
Catholic Charities Community Services


Commissioner Nisha Agarwal
New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

His Excellency, Most Reverend Bernardito Auza
Titular Archbishop of Suacia
Apostolic Nuncio
Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

Dr. Jorge A. Bustamante
Eugene Conley Professor of Sociology
University of Notre Dame

Marnie Dawson Carr

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio
Bishop of Brooklyn

His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York

Austin Fragomen
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand
US Senator for New York

Karen Grisez
Special Counsel, Public Service Counsel
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP

Linda Hartke
President and CEO
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

The Honorable Dominic R. Massaro
Justice of the New York Supreme Court

Joan Neal
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

Reverend Scott Pilarz
University of Scranton

The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
US Senator for New York

Joseph Sciame
Vice President for Community Relations
St. John’s University

Anthony Serritella
Resident Physician
University of Chicago Medical Center

James Serritella
Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.

His Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss. R.
Archbishop of Newark

Reverend Lydio F. Tomasi
Executive Director Emeritus
Center for Migration Studies