FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2018
STUDENTS GET TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE “ANGEL” DONORS
WHO HELP FINANCE THEIR CATHOLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION
On Thursday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m., Futures in Education will host its 2018 Angel Reception at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, Queens. The heart-warming event brings together hundreds of students and their “Angels”, donors who sponsor a portion of the child’s tuition for a year. Students get the chance on this special evening to personally thank their educational guardian angels.
“Be an Angel to a Student” is the signature scholarship program for Futures in Education, providing students with need-based scholarships and adults with the opportunity to change the life of a child through the gift of a Catholic education.
Angel donors make a gift, starting at $1,500, to help fund the Catholic education of one student. The Angel is matched to a specific student at the beginning of the school year. Throughout the academic year, students correspond with their Angels, share schoolwork and report cards to keep the Angel up to date on how things are going at school.
This year, the program has involved 224 Angel sponsors, who have given more than $1.1 million to provide a Catholic education to 650 students. Overall, in the 2017/2018 school year, Futures in Education has awarded $7.1 million to nearly 4,500 students. Since its inception in 1989, Futures in Education has provided over $100 million in scholarship support.
If you are interested in covering Thursday’s Angel reception, call Adriana Rodriguez at 516-238-7565.