Monthly E-Newsletter - March 2019

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New Employee
Diane Canevari
Assistant to the Executive Director
New Board Member
Michele Mitola
Foundations in Education, Board of Trustees
Educators recently awarded Innovation and Leadership Grants
"Imagination is the mother of creativity and innovation, and the foundation of true leadership. A true leader dares to see within the hearts of students; to unlock what may be hidden to them. Our young people benefit not only because of your dedication, your professionalism, your knowledge, and your hard work, but because you are women and men of imagination.”
- Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano (addressing Catholic school educators recently awarded 2019 grants in innovation and leadership)
On January 31st, Bishop Caggiano and Foundations in Education hosted the 2nd Annual Innovation and Leadership Grant Awards Ceremony at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport. Twenty-six grants, totaling $125,000 to benefit Catholic schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport, were awarded to educators in support of their creative project. Grants funded through this program are intended for transformative initiatives that benefit multiple grade levels and have a long-term impact on student learning.
Please join us on April 11
for our premier fundraising event.
It is with your support that Foundations in Education transforms the lives of 8,000 students
attending the 26 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Only a few tables remaining - Reserve your seat today!
Click here for ticket information or contact Austin Ryan at or (203) 416-1671.
Click here if you cannot make the event and would like to make a donation.

Together, we can help realize Bishop Frank's vision of transformational, innovative and
"best in class" Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport.
Recognizing excellence in education and generosity
in philanthropic support of Catholic education each year.
You won't want to miss!
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Professional Auctioneer - Patrick Tully
 Foundations in Education is excited to announce that Patrick Tully will join us for this year's Gala. Tully's clients include LSA Family Health Service, Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund, Russell Simmons Diamond Empowerment Fund, The Shaun O’Hara Foundation, the New York Giants and the US Ski Team.
Helping Families Afford Catholic Education
We are pleased to announce that the application process to the Bishop's Scholarship Fund is officially open.
In a recent survey to parents, 86% of respondents indicated that they were not certain they could afford Catholic education if not for the Bishop's Scholarship Fund. Many respondents shared their gratitude through testimonials such as the one below.

"Our dream has always been to send our children to Catholic schools. We have 4 kids, so it's a big sacrifice but we know this investment will benefit our children for the rest of their lives, so we are happy to make those sacrifices. BSF has helped us make the tuition manageable for our family and we are eternally thankful for that." - Megan M.
Hot off the press!

Click here to read our 1st published Annual Report!
Foundations in Education is committed to strengthen and transform the mission of Catholic education in the Diocese of Bridgeport by supporting innovation in academic and extra-curriculum programs, fostering opportunities for the professional development of school leaders in innovation and leadership and providing tuition assistance to families in need.

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