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ABOUT FAITH IN THE FUTURE

For ten years, the secondary and special education schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have been lead by Faith in the Future, a non-profit organization designed to support, manage, and drive success in our schools. The mission of Faith in the Future, “to provide a Catholic education to any student and family that desires it,” has led to increased scholarship opportunities, the installation of local boards for each school, and a stronger system of Catholic education.
Through investments in technology, professional development for faculty and staff, and an emphasis on long-term strategic plans, each of our schools have gained respect and strengthened their value proposition in their local markets. This respect increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the flaws in many schools were highlighted, but our schools responded with swift and decisive action. The immediate switch to virtual learning in March 2020, followed by hybrid learning for academic year 2020-2021, showcased the role our investments in technology and professional development have played in creating a nimble system, ready to adapt to ensure continued academic success for our students.
For ten years, Faith in the Future has focused on strengthening the system, and ensuring that the opportunity for success is available to every student. Now we are in a position to dream big and grow our schools for the future. Our goal is the continued long-term success of Catholic education in Philadelphia. 
Today, there are more than 10,000 students in our fifteen high schools and three schools of special education. Each of these lives has been impacted by the moral and ethical virtues instilled in our students and the opportunities offered for rigorous academic and extra-curricular success. As we look ahead, we have faith in the future of our schools, students, and the system of education we support to help form the leaders of the future into educated and moral citizens. Catholic education is more vital, dynamic and necessary today than ever before.

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FAITH IN THE FUTURE BOARD

Mike Bantom

EVP, League Operations, Head of Basketball Development, National Basketball Association, Retired

Donna De Carolis
Dean, Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, The Silverman Family Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Drexel University


Joseph DiAngelo, Ed.D
Dean, Erivan K. Haub School of Business, St. Joseph's University

Harold Earley

President and CEO, FXI

Most Reverend Michael J. Fitzgerald, D.D., J.D., J.C.D., V.G.
Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia Overseeing Catholic Education

Dominic J. Frederico
President and CEO, Assured Guaranty


Thomas M. Gallagher
Vice Chair, Troutman Pepper

Joanne R. Guiniven
Retired, McKinsey & Company

H. Edward Hanway
Chairman of the Board

Chairman Emeritus, Cigna Corporation

Sister M. Carroll Isselmann, IHM, Ed.D.
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Immaculata University

Paul Lima
Managing Partner, Lima Consulting Group

Jerry Maginnis
Former Managing Partner, KPMG

Patricia McGuire

President, Trinity Washington University 

Michael Mahoney
Former President and CEO, Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises

Jim Meehan
President, REALMARQ

James F. X. O'Brien
Retired NBA Head Coach

Michael J. Purcell

Contultant, Board Member, Retired Partner Deloitte & Touche

Bruce Robinson
President and CEO, Independence Mission Schools

Stan Silverman
Former President and CEO, PQ Corporation

Judith A. Spires
President and COO, InSpire Inc. Retail Services

Bob Woods

Retired Senior Vice President/CFO SunGard, IKON, IBM, DuPont

Stephen Zarrilli

Retired Technology Executive