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September 23, 2019Cart

Business

by Fairfield County Business Journal
by FCBJ

$15K donated to Foundations in Education

From left: Bishop Frank Caggiano; Holly Doherty-Lemoine; Bonnie Geppert and Matt Fair, both of KeyBank.

KeyBank Foundation, the nonprofit charitable foundation of KeyCorp, has made a $15,000 donation to the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport for its Foundations in Education, which provides scholarship assistance to students attending Catholic schools in Fairfield County. 

The diocese educates more than 9,000 students in its 31 Catholic schools, 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 the students are non-Catholic.

Executive Director Holly Doherty-Lemoine said, “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 will provide more than $2.5 million this year in scholarships to children who would not otherwise have the means to attend Catholic schools. It also provides funds to support professional development of teachers and administrators to promote innovation in curriculum and leadership development.