Currents News Staff
The Catholic schools of Brooklyn and Queens got a big boost during last night’s Futures in Education fundraiser.
Guests packed into the famed Ciprianis on Wall Street for an evening of entertainment and good food. The event generated over two million dollars’ worth of donations.
“I think a Catholic education is one of the best that anybody can receive because it’s high academic standards, but there’s also many values that are inculcated into a child and it gives them the Catholic faith, so I think that’s the best education I can think of,” said Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.
The mission of Futures in Education is to ensure that Catholic education continues to be a viable option for current and future generations of students throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
“It’s very special tonight, because really we’re reliving the past. Our parents and grandparents came here as immigrants. They had nothing. The church was there to educate them and many of them are successful today. Now we have so many new immigrants from different parts of the world, but they deserve that education. That same chance that our parents got,” said Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, Vicar for Development of the Diocese of Brooklyn.
There are currently eighty-six catholic schools and academies throughout Brooklyn and
Queens that are benefiting from these donations.