St. Mary School in Vineland collected the largest grant of the night, $10,000, at the Lincoln Ballroom of the Union League of Philadelphia on Oct. 8.
In all, the Healey Education Foundation presented $50,000 at the School Advancement Grants for Excellence (SAGE) at the Union League of Philadelphia on Oct. 8.
The third annual award ceremony honored outstanding achievements by Catholic schools. President of the Healey Education Foundation Christine Healey, the foundation’s team and co-sponsors recognized Catholic school leaders, clergy, lay people, board members and administrators from the archdioceses of Philadelphia and Baltimore, and the dioceses Camden and Allentown, Pa.
This year’s awards were co-sponsored by the Topper Family and the Connelly Foundation.
The highest honor of the Founder’s Grant of $10,000 went to the advancement director Carol Kirchman and principal Steve Hogan at St. Mary School, Vineland.
The Bell Choir from St. Anthony of Padua School in Camden set a joyful tone for the event.
New York Times best-selling author Jesuit Father James Martin was the guest speaker.
The Healey Education Foundation works with archdioceses or dioceses, funding partners and Catholic schools, which in turn helps
more than 13,000 children in the region.