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President's Dinner

Twenty-Fourth Annual President's Dinner

Friday, October 29
New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Avenue of the Americas | Directions
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner

As of August 27, 2021, New York City guidelines mandate that people 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to access indoor dining or entertainment venues.

New York Hilton Midtown requires that all visitors wear a face make or covering that fully covers the entire mouth and nose while inside the hotel.  If anyone has a medical condition that makes the person unable to wear such a standard facing covering, a facial shield is an appropriate substitute.

Learn more about the New York Hilton's COVID-19 Protocol.

If you have questions or concerns about this with regard to a ticket or table purchase, please contact James Hogan via email or at 718-990-3352.

We will continue to update this website in accordance with local, city, and state health protocol.

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About The President's Dinner

Since its inception in 1998, the Annual President’s Dinner has been a celebration of what makes St. John’s University unique – the vibrant combination of scholarship and service. For more than 150 years, the University has been “faithful to the mission,” committed to extending the opportunity for a superior academic education to deserving students regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds. Funds raised from the President’s Dinner are used to support scholarship assistance for students who, because of economic burdens, might otherwise be unable to realize their dream of a St. John’s education. In the past 23 years, the President’s Dinner has raised more than $45 million in scholarship support for St. John’s students.

Traditionally, the President’s Dinner has taken place as an in-person event during the fall semester. This fall we are planning to keep with tradition (pending health and safety protocols) and host an in-person event on Friday, October 29th at the Hilton Midtown. This stellar occasion is also the venue for the presentation of the highly regarded Spirit of Service Award to outstanding men and women, and in recent years, to an organization which exemplifies the Catholic and Vincentian values that are at the heart of St. John’s mission. You can view the 23rd Annual President’s Dinner, which was held virtually due to concerns pertaining to COVID-19, as well as photos from our last in person dinner below.

More Information

James Hogan '14CPS, '16MBA
St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439
Tel 718-990-3352  |  Fax 718-990-2008
[email protected]

***COVID-19 Disclaimer ***
We are planning to hold the 24th Annual President’s Dinner in-person on Friday, October 29that the Hilton Midtown. All of our COVID-19 planning and protocols are subject to the latest public health guidelines and may be modified as circumstances change. For the most up to date information please visit www.stjohns.edu.

Twenty-Third Annual President's Dinner

A Virtual Celebration of the Impact of Giving 

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New York Hilton COVID-19 Protocol

Updated September 5, 2021

  1. For everyone’s well-being New York Hilton Midtown requires that all visitors wear a face make or covering that fully covers the entire mouth and nose while inside the hotel.  If anyone has a medical condition that makes the person unable to wear such a standard facing covering, a facial shield is an appropriate substitute.
  2. Due to the new Executive Order, all of your attendees will need to provide proof of receipt of at least one does of a COVID-19 vaccine and proof of identification.   
    1. Sufficient proof may be demonstrated by displaying:

                                          i.    A photo or hard copy of their CDC vaccination card

                                         ii.    NYC COVID Safe App

                                        iii.    New York State Excelsior App 

                                        iv.    Official vaccine record

                                         v.    A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, or Sinovac