Catholic Charities honored the UJA-Federation of New York for its longtime service to the Catholic group's agencies.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan presented the Good Neighbor Award on Wednesday night to John Ruskay, the federation's executive vice president and CEO, in recognition of the federation's long-term friendship and partnership with Catholic Charities. The federation was among two dozen award recipients noted for meritorious service to Catholic Charities agencies on behalf of New Yorkers in need and was the only recipient of this year’s Good Neighbor Award.
Both UJA-Federation and Catholic Charities were incorporated in 1917. Ruskay said in a statement that both groups "have become an essential safety net, providing critical services to the most vulnerable in both our respective communities and the city we proudly share. Our strength and our good work is at its best when we collaborate together.”
Last year, UJA-Federation’s annual campaign raised more than $135 million for its network of more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community-building agencies serving more than 4 million people.