More than 250 special guests turned out to support the works of Don Bosco on behalf of the young and the poor at the annual Don Bosco Dreams Gala November 10 at Apawamis Club. Councilwoman Julie Killian and her husband Gary chaired the dinner.
The evening’s honorees were His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York; Resurrection Church for decades of support of the mission of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Port Chester; and Sebastian Cobb, a Brunswick School senior and founder of Don Bosco Dinner Buddies, a program that invites teen volunteers from Rye and Greenwich to join Don Bosco kids for dinner each night.
Don Bosco Scholars, who are part of a first-generation college access program run by volunteer college coaches from Rye and Greenwich, were also on hand to greet guests and share their college hopes.
“St. John Bosco is famous for his ‘great dream’ to serve the young,” noted Don Bosco Executive Director Ann Heekin, and this annual gala invites new friends and old to continue the dream with us.”
Photos by Jo Bryan Photography
Dinner chairs Julie and Gary Killian, with honoree, His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York
Don Bosco Executive Director Ann Heekin with Msgr. Donald Dwyer, who accepted the Mission and Excellence award on behalf of Rye's Church of the Resurrection
Cardinal Dolan with Don Bosco Scholars, class of 2018
Sebastian Cobb, founder of Don Bosco Dinner Buddies