Foundations in Education Announces New Employee

BRIDGEPORT—Foundations in Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Canevari as Assistant to the Executive Director.

“Diane comes to us with a good deal of experience working with a similar student demographic to those students we serve. Her skills are readily transferrable to work of the Foundation,” remarked Executive Director Holly Doherty-Lemoine. “We are delighted Diane chose to join our team and share her many talents with us.”

As Assistant to the Executive Director, Diane is tasked with the administrative support of Holly Doherty-Lemoine as well as other initiatives that advance the organization’s mission of strengthening and transforming Catholic education.

“An excellent faith-based education is a great gift for students and families to experience. I am excited to be part of the work Foundations in Education does to support Catholic education and make it possible for many students to attend who might otherwise not have the opportunity,” Diane commented.

Previously, Diane worked as Development Associate at New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport where she spent five years researching and writing grants and planning fundraising activities and events. Before becoming Development Associate, she spent six years as Executive Assistant to both the Development Director and the Executive Director of New Beginnings Family Academy.

Diane holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in English with a Minor in Business from Sacred Heart University.

She resides in Stratford with her family and is a member of St. James Parish where she volunteers with their women’s and music ministries.

The mission of Foundations in Education is to strengthen and transform Catholic education in the Diocese of Bridgeport by supporting innovation in academic and extra-curricular programs, fostering opportunities for the professional development of school leaders in innovation and leadership and providing scholarship assistance to families in need.

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