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SOAR! celebrates awards dinner in New York

At an awards dinner in New York on Sept. 13, SOAR! — Support Our Aging Religious —honored Tania Tetlow and Sister Eileen McCann, CSJ.

Tania Tetlow is recognized as an outstanding leader and educator. She is the first woman and the first layperson to be named president of Fordham University. Prior to beginning her tenure at Fordham in 2022, served as president at Loyola University New Orleans.

Sister Eileen McCann, CSJ, entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood in 1956, and spent her life embodying its mission to “unite all in God’s love.” Her career includes teaching in schools, representing persons in immigration court, and working as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society. She now volunteers at the Long Island Immigration Clinic, where she reviews cases, provides oversight to volunteers and works directly with people seeking asylum to the United States.  

The dinner, held at the New York Athletic Club, is a major fundraiser for SOAR!, which provides grants to religious congregations to meet the immediate needs of their retired members. Each year SOAR! recognizes organizations and individuals for their leadership and contributions to the Catholic community.

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