DeSales Media’s Annual Golf Outing Raises $100K for Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School

On August 14th, DeSales Media Group, the communications arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, held the 19th Annual Bishop DiMarzio Golf Classic at North Hills Country Club in Manhasset.

DeSales staff with check for Cristo Rey high school
From left, Art Dignam, CEO of DeSales Media Group; Jen Krasowki, Asst. Director of Advancement, Cristo Rey Brooklyn H.S.; Caitlin DeLaurentis, Advancement Associate, Cristo Rey Brooklyn H.S.; Danielle DiCerbo, Director of Advancement, Cristo Rey Brooklyn H.S.; Bob Catell, Chairman of the Board, Cristo Rey Brooklyn H.S.; Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn; Msgr. Kieran Harrington, President and Chairman, DeSales Media Group.

All proceeds from this year’s event benefited Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School. For over six years, the Brooklyn school has been educating young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. The school is part of the Cristo Rey National Network, which utilizes the innovative Corporate Work Study Program to help finance their education and make it affordable to students who might not otherwise have access to a quality education.

The event, which raised $100,000 for Cristo Rey Brooklyn, also honored Reverend Monsignor Peter Kain of St. Ephrem as Pastor of the Year, and Robert Catell, board member for Cristo Rey.

Monsignor Kain has 49 years of priesthood. From his first assignment as Chaplain at the Bishop McDonnell Camp in Commack, he was assigned to St. Catherine of Sienna parish in St. Albans from 1965 through 1969. He later served as Campus Minister at Kingsborough Community College before being appointed as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Queens Village. In 1989 he was named a chaplain to His Holiness with the title monsignor, and since 1997 has been serving as pastor of St. Ephrem parish.

Robert Catell was the Chairman and Chief Executive of KeySpan Corporation and KeySpan Energy Delivery, the former Brooklyn Union Gas, before becoming the Chairman of National Grid, U.S. and Deputy Chairman of National Grid plc. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University, New York State Smart Grid Consortium, Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, Futures in Education Endowment Fund, and KEYERA Energy Management Ltd.

The generous sponsors included Nathaniel Wienecke; Vanguard Maintenance & Electrical Inc; PPM Restoration; John A. O’Reilly Material Handling; Peragallo Organ Company; Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home; Ensure-A-Seal; Chief Equipment; Grant Thornton; Baker, Tilly, Virchow, Krause LLP; Frank Marzano; Arc Excess & Surplus, LLC; Hoffman Equipment; Alarms R Us; Msgr. Jamie Gigantello; Harry Katz Carpet One; Deer Park Sand & Gravel; Carrier Mausoleums Contruction U.S.A, Inc; Avi Pradhan Architecture; Craine Air Conditioning; Brooklyn Veterinary Group; Murphy, Higgins, and Schiavetta; Senator Marty Golden; and 345 Design. They were all Hole Sponsors.

Pin Flag Sponsors included Iannelli Construction; Chief Equipment; Milne Construction; Clear Channel; Sikora’s Church Supply; Gioconda Law Group; and 345 Design.

Jennings Construction was the sponsor of golf carts; Gartland and Mellina Group sponsored brunch; Michael Posillico – The Posillico Group sponsored photography; The Catholic Foundation, Futures in Education and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn sponsored hats; BIS-Business Integration Systems sponsored shirts; and the Daily News sponsored the cocktail reception.

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