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Pierre Toussaint Medallion

 

The Pierre Toussaint Medallion has been awarded by The Archdiocese of New York since 1978 to distinguished persons in recognition of their positive leadership and extraordinary efforts in support of life, human rights, social justice, spiritual values and quality education for all. Below are some of the recipients of The Pierre Toussaint Medallion in recent years.

  • Fr. James E. Goode, OFM, Ph.D.  World-renowned Black Catholic Evangelist & Preacher; Founder of the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life
  • Mr. Joey Lowe  Founder of the organization Israel at Heart; great advocate for the Ethiopian Community in Israel
  • Mr. Kevin Lofton  President & C.E.O., Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti
  • Fr. Rey Culaba, C.Ss.R. Redemptorist Missionary & accomplished artist
  • Mr. Ken Hackett  Former President of Catholic Relief Services
  • His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan  Archbishop Emeritus~Archdiocese of New York
  • Dr. Beverly Carroll  Assistant Director of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, USCCB
  • Gerald S. Adolph Sr. Partner, Booz & Company (& alumnus
    & Board member of Cardinal Spellman H.S.)
  • Dr. Benjamin s. Carson World-renowned pediatric
    neurosurgeon; Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Center; President & Co-founder, Carson Scholars
  • Dr. Norman C. Francis  President of Xavier University of
    Louisiana (the only historically Black, Catholic university in the
    country). Dr. Francis is currently the longest sitting president of a college or university in the country.
  • Stanley Grayson  Vice Chairman & COO of M.R. Beal &
    Company; Board member, Catholic Charities-Archdiocese of New York
  • Archbishop Wilton Gregory  Archbishop of Atlanta;
    Former President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Carla Ann Harris  Managing Director, Morgan Stanley;
    Singer, Author & Catholic School Patron
  • Immaculee Ilibagiza Survivor of Rwandan genocide;
    international peace & human rights advocate
  • JAMES EARL JONES, Actor & Humanitarian
  • Gerald M. Keenan  Managing Director, Palmer Bellevue LLC;
    former partner, PriceWaterhouseCooper LLP and Cooper & Lybrand LLP
  • Thomas Moran  Chairman, President & CEO, Mutual of
    America; Chairman of the Board, Concern Worldwide, USA
  • +His Eminence, John Cardinal O'Connor  Former
    Archbishop of New York; initial supporter of National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life
  • Verne Olivar  Educator (of over 50 years); Associate Director,Gilder Foundation; Supporter of Archdiocesan Inner-city Schools
  • The Honorable Basil Paterson  Former Secretary of
    State of the State of New York; Partner, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein
  • Theodore M. Shaw, Esq.  Former Director-Counsel and
    President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) (and Alumnus of Cardinal Spellman H.S.)
  • Bishop J. Terry Steib, S.V.D.  Bishop of Memphis
  • Dr. Stephan Sweeny  President, The College of New Rochelle
  • +Mary Lou Williams, jazz musician & composer
  • The Honorable Milton L. Williams former Presiding
    Justice, NYS Supreme Court~Appellate Division, First Department (currently retired)

 

Click here for a detailed list of recipients of The Pierre Toussaint Medallion by year.


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