October 2010

Kevin Lofton Honored by Archdiocese of New York City

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Archbishop Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York, applauds Kevin Lofton after presenting him with the Pierre Toussaint Medallion.

Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of CHI, was presented with the Pierre Toussaint Medallion on Sept. 20 by the Archdiocese of New York. The presentation to Lofton, who was born and raised in New York City, was made by Archbishop Timothy Dolan during the annual Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund Award Dinner in Manhattan. 

Each year, the Archdiocese awards Toussaint medallions to distinguished individuals in recognition of their positive leadership and extraordinary efforts in support of life, human rights, social justice, spiritual values and quality education for all.

The medallion and scholarship fund is named for the 18th century Haitian-born former slave who was renowned for his charitable work in New York City. Toussaint is also widely acknowledged as the father of Catholic Charities of New York. In December 1996, Pope John Paul II declared Toussaint venerable, placing him on the road to becoming North America's first black saint.