SHELTON- Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, Fifth Bishop of Bridgeport, and Foundations in Education recently hosted the 2nd Annual Leaders of Tomorrow Breakfast Reception at the Catholic Center in Bridgeport.
More than 160 turned out to honor the 44 young Catholic school students who were selected as Leaders of Tomorrow. Leaders of Tomorrow is a unique program of the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund, which provides need-based scholarships to students in Catholic elementary schools who are identified by their principals as students of good character, academic promise, and leadership potential. Donors to the program transform the lives of children through the gift of Catholic education.
The reception brought together students, their families, principals and the donors who sponsor a portion of their tuitions. In his welcoming remarks, Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport and a generous sponsor of a 2018-19 Leader of Tomorrow remarked, “This is one of my favorite moments in the year; when we celebrate our young women and men who are here, our Leaders of Tomorrow. Quite frankly, they are our leaders of today for many of their classmates follow their good example and continue their journey in wisdom and faith in Christ.” The scholarship recipients from Holy Trinity Catholic Academy, Shelton, were Hailey Hainsworth, 4th
Grade, and Owen Gannon, 5th Grade; accompanied by family members and Mrs. Lisa Lanni, Head of School.
There are currently 21 donors sponsoring 44 students in the program who may otherwise be unable to attend Catholic schools. Roger Fox, a sponsor of a Leader of Tomorrow, shared his motivation for donating to Foundations in Education: “I’m delighted to contribute to this organization because I’m confident that by doing so, I am helping young people. With a good solid Catholic education as a foundation, these students can go forward and make a difference in this world.” Foundations in Education is a non-profit initiative created to assist the Diocese of Bridgeport’s ongoing mission to support Catholic education in Fairfield County by supporting innovation in academic and, curriculum programs, fostering opportunities for the professional development of school leaders and providing tuition assistance to families in need.
To learn more about Foundations in Education or to learn how your gift can help transform the lives of students, please visit the Foundations in Education website.