Johnny’s Angel Award Dinner


Johnny's Angel Award

Yoko Ono, Artist, Peace Advocate, Philanthropist

in absentia

Yoko Ono is an artist whose thought-provoking work challenges people’s understanding of art and the world around them.

Ono was born in Tokyo in 1933, and moved to New York in 1953, following her studies in philosophy in Japan. From the beginning of her career, she was a Conceptualist whose work encompassed performance, instructions, film, music, and writing.  By the late 1950s, she had become part of New York Cityʼs vibrant avant-garde activities. Her work is currently in exhibitions around the world including Tate Modern, Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art.

Yoko is an international advocate for peace, continuing to work tirelessly for her Imagine Peace campaign.  She was honored with the prestigious 8th Hiroshima Art Prize at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.

As a philanthropist, Yoko supports a large number of New York City hunger relief and social services organizations, and other nonprofits around the world.


Joe Torre, Brooklynite Hall of Fame MLB Manager

Joe Torre was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY on July 27, 2014 and the New York Yankees retired his Number 6 at a ceremony at Yankee Stadium the following month.

Joe is currently the Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball. In this capacity, he oversees Major League Operations, On-Field Operations, On-Field Discipline and Umpiring. He serves as the Office of the Commissioner’s primary liaison to the general managers and field managers of the 30 Major League Clubs regarding all baseball and on-field matters.

In the Fall of 2010, Torre concluded his third and final season as Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who he led to the National League Championship Series in 2008 and 2009. Previously, he spent 12 seasons as Manager of the New York Yankees (1996-2007), guiding them to the Playoffs every year, including six World Series appearances and four World Championships (1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000).

Torre is also Chairman of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, which he and his wife, Ali, launched in 2002. In 2010, Torre was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women

Dr. Pamela Shea-Byrnes Award


Anthony Macaluso, CPA, Former Associate Vice President for Business Affairs, St. John’s University

After graduating from NYU and becoming a CPA, Tony spent his early career at Deloitte, one of the worlds largest auditing and consulting firms. During his tenure at Deloitte he served a number of clients in the not-for-profit and higher education industry and was designated an industry specialist.

After leaving Deloitte he held a number of senior financial positions culminating with his eighteen year tenure at St. John’s University where, first as Controller and later as Associate Vice President for Business Affairs, he was responsible for financial reporting and analysis, regulatory compliance, operating and capital budget management, and debt and risk management.

For the last twelve years Tony helped to oversee St. John’s Bread and Life’s finances, staffing the Finance and Audit Committees of the Board.

Sr. Bernadette Award

Ronnie BarrCo-Manager, Bread & Life’s Food Program

Ronnie grew up in Florence, South Carolina, and came to New York when he was nineteen years old. He’s been working at Bread & Life, first as a volunteer, then in the food pantry, and kitchen, for nearly twelve years.

Last year, Ronnie Barr was promoted to Co-Manager of Bread & Life’s Food Program. When you ask Ronnie why he likes working at Bread & Life, he will tell you “I like to help people. I don’t have money to give but I have time and skills.” What he won’t tell you is that Ronnie makes the best meat loaf in town!

When Ronnie is not working, he likes to relax at home in Crown Heights, where he lives with his family, including his eighteen year old son, Dyqwai and ten year old daughter, Zykiya. Ronnie is always ready to help out at Bread & Life. “Give blessings to receive blessings” is one of Ronnie’s favorite sayings.

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Giando on the Water
400 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY


Giando on the Water is accessible by subway, bus, ferry and car. Valet Parking is available.
Date: Thu, May 2nd, 2019
Place: Giando on the Water
Where: 400 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
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