BRIDGEPORT – The Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport announced a donation of $15,000 by KeyBank Foundation, the nonprofit charitable foundation of KeyCorp, to the Foundations in Education, which provides scholarship assistance to students attending catholic schools in Fairfield County.
The Diocese of Bridgeport educates more than 9,000 students in its 31 Catholic schools (Grades pre-K to 12) including five high schools, 20 elementary schools on 24 campuses, and one school for students with special needs. More than 60 percent of students in diocesan schools receive financial assistance and 15 percent of students are non-Catholic.
“We are very grateful to our friends at KeyBank for their generous support for Foundations in Education,” said Executive Director Holly Doherty-Lemoine. “This contribution will provide scholarships so that even more children will benefit from the extraordinary faith filled education the Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic schools provide. We appreciate the impact KeyBank has made on our children and their families.”
Foundations in Education is a nonprofit organization established in July 2015 to promote academic excellence, faith formation and enrollment in catholic schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport. It will provide more than $2.5 million this year in scholarships to children who would not otherwise have the means to attend Catholic schools. In addition, the Foundation provides funds to support professional development of teachers and administrators to promote innovation in curriculum and leadership development.
“KeyBank Foundation supports organizations that make the communities we serve better places to live, work and attend school,” said Matthew Fair, vice president for Key Insurance and Benefits Services, the insurance subsidiary of KeyBank. “Foundations in Education is an excellent example of an initiative working hard to create quality educational opportunities for all students and we are excited and honored to have contributed to this worthwhile cause.”
About KeyBank Foundation:
KeyBank Foundation serves to fulfill KeyBank’s purpose “to help clients and communities thrive,” and its mission is “to support organizations and programs that prepare people for thriving futures.” The Foundation’s mission is advanced through three funding priorities – neighbors, education, and workforce – and through community service. To provide meaningful philanthropy that transforms lives, KeyBank Foundation listens carefully to understand the unique characteristics and needs of its communities and then backs solutions with targeted philanthropic investments. KeyBank Foundation is a nonprofit charitable foundation, funded by KeyCorp.