Madeleine Smith at the Kassenbrock Scholarship Dinner. According to the Brooklyn Reporter,
The Kassenbrock fund honors the memory of Walter and Vincent Kassenbrock, two community leaders who founded the Bay Ridge Community Council (BRCC) in 1951. Since its creation in 1972, the scholarship has awarded Bay Ridge students for their work in the community, academic excellence and leadership.
According to Madeleine, "It was very interesting to meet all the students who received the scholarship, and I'm glad I went." Although she was not one of the 16 scholarship winners, she is quoted as saying, "I enjoyed meeting the trustees and other students."