“The Episcopal charities held its annual Tribute Dinner at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Honorees were Sam Waterston, Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek, J. Christopher Flowers, and Mary H. White MD. Meryl Streep presented Mr. Waterston with his award.The evening was a record fund-raising effort for Episcopal Charities, raising more than $1 million, with more than 500 attending.The evening’s Chairs were The Bishop of New York, The Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk and Mrs. Sisk, and Mr. and Mrs. C. Douglas Mercer II. Co-chairs were: Robert Albertson, Brenda G. Husson, Rector, St. James Church; William H.A. Wright II, Hope Bryce Preminger, Wolcott B. Dunham, Jr. Anthony J. Walton and Kenneth Koen. Dinner Chair and emcee for the evening was Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus, DDB Worldwide Communications Group.
Episcopal Charities provides funding and practical support to a broad range of community –based human service programs throughout the Diocese of New York. These programs, sponsored by Episcopal congregations, serve disadvantaged individuals, youth and families on a non-sectarian basis.
The Episcopal Diocese of New York has its seat at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. It includes 203 congregations and 65,000 people in Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island and Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.”
The New York Social Diary also provided some great pics, which you can see below, and
Lynn and Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston and Meryl Streep
On a side note, when I visited New York City as a teenager, I visited The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. It was an amazing experience. The place is absolutely HUGE and I felt very very small standing in there. They were also doing some work on the pipe organ at the time, and testing it out, and the sound was unlike any other pipe organ I’ve ever heard (and I’ve heard quite a few). The sound felt like it was going right through my body, and it was like every bone was vibrating. We received a very extensive tour of the cathedral and it has to be one of the most fascinating cathedrals I've ever visited. If/when I get back to NYC, that is one place I where I would like to return.
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