On this, Our Boxing Day, 2013~a day reserved for special gifts to others~a special message from Timothy Cardinal Dolan should resonate in a positive sense with all Americans~and bridge all divides between us~


His Eminence
Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009. He was installed as Archbishop of New York on April 15, 2009.

A Special Christmas Message from

Timothy Cardinal Dolan

Archbishop of New York

Dear Friends of our School Children,

During this holy season, I would like to take the opportunity to share with you information about a cause that is close to my heart.

Even in the best of circumstances, growing up can present real challenges. For inner-city school children, these challenges are multiplied many times over, and are often overwhelming.

Inner-City Scholarship Fund (ICSF) helps to remove the fundamental challenge of getting a good education in a safe, secure environment in New York City by providing families with demonstrable financial need the opportunity to give their children a quality, values-based K-12 Catholic school education.

Nearly 70% of the students – both Catholic and not – enrolled in the 79 inner-city elementary and secondary schools served by the Archdiocese of New York come from homes living at or below the federal poverty line. The average scholarship recipient’s family income is approximately $24,000 per year. Over 50% of the students attending inner-city Catholic schools in the archdiocese come from single-parent households.

Despite these impediments, our Catholic schools – in partnership with ICSF donors of all faiths – enable our students and their families to overcome enormous odds and break the cycle of poverty through education.

Fully 98% of seniors from ICSF-supported high schools graduate, and 96% of those graduates pursue higher education at colleges and universities across the nation. A scholarship for one of these inner-city school children can radically change his or her life, and that of their family, for future generations.

In addition to being oases of stability and sanity, our schools fundamentally alter the course of thousands of students’ lives by offering them the only tool proven to help lift people out of poverty: an education.

We are proud of our programs’ high graduation rates and the percentage of our graduates who go on to pursue a college education. But these statistics only reveal a small part of what a Catholic education means.

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Statistics can’t capture the Catholic high school junior who commutes three hours round trip every day to get an education that will give her real options for her future, or the Catholic school alumnus who’s the first in his family to graduate college.

Statistics can’t describe to you the single mother who lacks a high school diploma but works two full-time jobs to raise enough money to pay tuition so that her young son will have a better life than she ever imagined.

Statistics can’t communicate the inspiration that motivates a young couple – just starting to have children of their own – to stretch themselves financially so that they can sponsor a Catholic school education for a child less fortunate than their own.

ICSF scholarships are available for needy students of all faiths. In fact, 36% of ICSF students are not Catholic and 93% are minorities – 53% Hispanic, 30% African American, 7% White, 4% Asian, 4% multiracial, and 2% of other backgrounds.

We believe that ICSF, with the help of individuals like you, has the power to transform lives.

Each of the 30,700 inner-city students attending ICSF-supported schools are exceptional — they are exceptions to the rule that says growing up in poverty limits what you can achieve. It is a truly incredible story we are proud of because we want to continue transforming the lives of these young people.

ICSF exists to ensure that the gift of an excellent Catholic school education continues to be a viable option for current and future generations of students of all faiths.

Last year, we had to tell thousands of students who applied for scholarships to Catholic schools that, for them, a scholarship was not available. Currently, 5,000 seats are available in our Catholic schools— that’s 5,000 life-changing opportunities waiting to be taken advantage of with our donors’ help!

You can make a real difference by helping ICSF fill those seats.

I hope you can join ICSF and support our worthy mission to help our young people, our future.

Please do so by Going Here Now.

Thank you, and God bless you!


Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
Chairman of Inner-City Scholarship Fund


Donate Now  ▶  Other Ways to Donate

Donate by Check, Money Order or Credit Card

Please print this form and either mail to ICSF with your contribution or fax in your credit card information to 212.371.6461.

Inner-City Scholarship Fund
1011 First Avenue, Suite 1400
New York, NY 10022

Please make checks payable to Inner-City Scholarship Fund

Donate by Phone

If you have any questions, or prefer to contribute by phone, please contact Christine Berko at 646.794.3361 or via e-mail at berko@icsf-nyc.org.

Stock Donations

If you have any questions or would like to make a stock contribution, please contact Christine Berko at 646.794.3361 or via e-mail at berko@icsf-nyc.org.

IRA Gifts

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the IRA charitable rollover provision for 2012 and 2013. Donors age 70 1/2 or older are once again eligible to donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to Inner-City Scholarship Fund without having to pay income tax on the money. To learn more, call Jackie Comesanas in the Office of Gift Planning at 646.794.3316 or email at gift.planning@archny.org.

Planned Giving

With thoughtful planned giving you can ensure long-term health for Inner-City Scholarship Fund and and fulfill your personal financial objectives. Please click here for more information.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations have matching gift programs which will allow you to leverage your support and increase your charitable gift. Please click here to see a list of our matching gift companies. If your company has a matching gift program, be sure to include an appropriate form with your contribution.



~~The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~
~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~


~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~

~~La crema y nata~~


~~Artista de la conquista~




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~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 

Non Sibi~~
Finis Origine Pendet~
 ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

Rejoice and Glad!!




~~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~





Thursday, 26th Decembre, The Boxing Day Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2013








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