FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2013
FUTURES IN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND TO ASSIST IMPOVERISHED STUDENTS
Futures in Education will host the 2013 Annual Scholarship Fund Dinner on October 9th, in the Grand Ballroom of The Waldorf Astoria, New York City.
“Many families want their children to have a solid education, grounded in the Catholic faith, but do not have the financial means to make that happen,” said the Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn. “We have over 30,000 students in our Catholic elementary schools and academies and over one-third of them fall below the poverty level of $27,000 a year. These are financial-based scholarships; children that would never get a good quality Catholic education if it was not for Futures in Education.”
The Futures in Education dinner brings over 1,000 people together to raise money for scholarships for the children in Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens. This year, the non-profit organization will honor Honorable Raymond Kelly, Police Commissioner for the City of New York, and an alumnus of Bishop Molloy High School, Queens, and Anthony Bonomo, CEO of Administrators for the Professions, Inc., and an alumnus of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Brooklyn.
“It is a struggle for our families to pay tuition, yet our parents choose Catholic education for their children because of our caring and nurturing environment, solid test scores, high graduation rates and acceptance into four-year universities,” said Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, Vicar for Development of the Diocese of Brooklyn. “The leadership and support of our dinner attendees and sponsors help us in assisting underprivileged, inner-city children through the gift of education.”
More information can be found at futuresineducation.org.
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