Futures in Education Gala Goes Virtual: ‘The Need is Much Greater This Year’

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Currents News Staff

A big fundraiser to help families keep their children in Catholic schools is going virtual. Futures in Education relies on its annual gala to raise money for scholarships. 

Because of the pandemic, there’s a bigger need for those funds: people are out of work and more public school parents are enrolling their kids in Catholic schools because of how smoothly in-person and online learning are going there.

But, the pandemic also means the gala is online. 

Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, the director of the Office of Parish Giving and Vicar for Development in the Brooklyn Diocese,  joins Currents News now to share the inside scoop on the event.

To view the live stream or donate to support this year’s Futures in Education Virtual Gala, individuals are invited to visit www.futuresineducation.org, or text, FIE20 to 76278. To participate in the live Angel Auction on October 20th, from 7 PM to 8 PM, supporters can contribute via text or by calling (718) 965-7394.