Toussaint Scholarship Fund Virtual Gala Set Nov. 2

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Multi-platinum recording artist Vanessa Williams will be the special guest performer at the Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund Virtual Gala Monday, Nov. 2, at 5:45 p.m.

Carla Harris, vice chairman, managing director, senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, will serve as master of ceremonies. The honoree is Keisha Sutton-James, chair of the Percy Sutton Foundation, named for the late political leader, civil rights activist and attorney.

A portion of gala proceeds will benefit parish food pantries in the archdiocese for Thanksgiving.

The Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund, established by the archdiocesan Office of Black Ministry, is a program of support and mentorship for college student-leaders from more than 40 parishes. The scholarship is named after Venerable Pierre Toussaint, a Haitian-born New Yorker, whose cause for canonization is being promoted by the archdiocese. 

The program is assisting 85 undergraduate and graduate scholars during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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