On October 22nd at Cipriani Wall Street, Futures in Education raised $2.4 million. Futures in Education is an organization that has been raising money to fund Catholic education in Queens and Brooklyn. Their angel program lets donors, known as “Angels” correspond to the student receiving their donations. These Angels receive progress reports on their student and can meet them at their annual Angel reception.
One of the evening’s honorees was New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. O’Neill said he believes it is important to give the next generation the same chance at a Catholic education that he had. He believes that not many children in New York City have the same opportunities afforded when he was a child.
New York City Police Department Commissioner James P. O’Neill, one of the evening’s honorees, said it is important to give the next generation the same chance at a Catholic education that he had.
“They’re coming in from other countries. Their parents are working hard, working two jobs. If we can do anything to help their kids move forward, I think it’s a great thing.”
- James P. O’Neill, New York City Police Commissioner and Angel honoree
Many others were honored, such as Msgr. David Cassato, pastor at St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst. If you would like more information on the Futures in Education Angel program visit Futuresineducation.org.
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