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ABOUT FAITH IN THE FUTURE

Faith in the Future was born in a moment of crisis.  In 2012, a group of visionary leaders - from business, education, philanthropy and civic life - saved 4 schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that were slated to close due to declining enrollment. These leaders realized that closing schools might provide short-term relief but would not address the long-term viability of the Archdiocesan high schools. In a groundbreaking decision, the Archdiocese transferred the management of 17 high schools and 4 schools of special education to Faith in the Future, a new nonprofit that is independent of the Archdiocese. This commitment to Catholic education is the driving force of FIF. 


In our first six years, we can report substantial progress: 

• Our network of schools operates on a break-even basis at minimum. 

• New strategic plans are in place at each school, customized for that school’s unique opportunities. 

• Every school now has its own board of specified jurisdiction, responsible for school culture, budgeting and fundraising; our schools of special education have formed a single board to support their distinctive mission. 

• Schools have been energized with new leaders who bring an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to education and a 

commitment to academic excellence. 

• Our network of schools raised $19.1 million in Fiscal Year 2018. Faith 

in the Future raised an additional $3.7 million to support its mission. 

But the most important metric for Faith in the Future is student success. As Catholic schools, we embrace our mission to educate servant leaders prepared to meet today’s global challenges. SAT scores have been rising across the network, and 93% of our students continue their education at a two-year (12%) or four-year (81%) college. Our students embrace a commitment to serving others through meaningful volunteer work. Extracurricular activities and athletics develop well-rounded young adults. 

 

FAITH IN THE FUTURE BOARD

Robert Cahill
CFO, Jowitts & Rodgers Co.


Robert Ciaruffoli
Former Chairman and CEO, ParenteBeard, LLC

Donna De Carolis
Dean, Drexel University


Joseph DiAngelo
Dean, Haub School of Business, St. Joseph's University

Kevin Dowd
Former Chairman and CEO, Sonitrol Corporation

Harold Earley

EVP/COO and CFO, FXI Holdings, Inc.

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

Dominic J. Frederico
President and CEO, Assured Guaranty


Thomas M. Gallagher
Partner, Pepper Hamilton

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

Daniel J. Keating
CEO, Keating Consulting, LLC

Monsignor Paul M. Kennedy
Pastor of Saint Katherine of Siena Parish

Paul Lima
Owner, Lima Consulting Group

Jerry Maginnis
Former Managing Partner, KPMG

Michael Mahoney
Former President and CEO, Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises

Jim Meehan
President, REALMARQ

James F. X. O'Brien
Assistant Coach, Philadelphia 76ers

Bruce Robinson
Chief Executive Officer and President, Independence Mission Schools

Jerry E. Sheridan
President & CEO, Amerigas

Stan Silverman
Founder & CEO, Silverman Leadership

Judy Spires
Chairman and CEO, Kings Supermarkets, Inc. 

Daniel Wagner
Laurus Group, LLC