Outstanding Fundraising Professional

TRUMBULL— Holly Doherty-Lemoine, CFRE, executive director of Foundations in Education, a non-profit initiative designed to support education in the Diocese of Bridgeport, received the 2019 Best-of-Connecticut Outstanding Fundraising Professional at the National Philanthropy Day breakfast held recently at the Trumbull Marriott. The award ceremony was hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Fairfield County and Connecticut chapters.

The New Canaan resident was recognized for her leadership role in philanthropy and community involvement and mentoring others. “Transforming the lives of children is at the center of all we do,” she said of her work at Foundations in Education. “No one is on this journey alone. Others advance our cause,” she said in her acceptance remarks at the breakfast attended by more than 200 fundraising professionals.

Foundations in Education is committed to strengthen and transform the mission of Catholic education in the Diocese of Bridgeport by supporting innovation in academic and extra-curriculum 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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