Defying the Odds: 18th Annual Scholarship Dinner

The annual Defying the Odds Scholarship Dinner is our biggest single fundraiser of the year. IMPACT awards are presented each year to those who have been especially impactful through their service to San Miguel Program.  Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s dinner on Thursday, September 29, 2022.  Together, we are breaking the cycle of poverty for the students of San Miguel Program!   

Read the Student Keynote Address by Jack Minano, SMA ’18. Fordham Prep ’22, NYU Stern School or Business ’26

2022 IMPACT Award Honorees

Arshay Cooper

Helen & Jack Lynch

Frank & Suzanne Shiner


Former IMPACT Award Honorees

2021: Rudy & Marilyn Netek, Rere Corcoran, Craig White
2020: Canterbury School
2019: Ann Mara Cacase
2018: Father Edwin Leahy & The St. Benedict’s Prep Community, James F. McCarthy, Mount Saint Mary College
2017: Helena & Gary Dulanski, Julie Pipolo, Bill Porter, Joseph Sperduto
2016: Joanne Welty-Cannella, Kirsten Carillo, Tom Grace, Joseph Plummer
2015: Greg Kiernan
2014: Cashie Egan
2013: Maureen & Kevin Mirabile, Pat & Jamie Inglis
2012: Patricia & Kevin Kitson
2011: Father Mark Connell