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.
FAITH IN THE FUTURE BOARD
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
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
Managing Partner, Lima Consulting Group
Former Managing Partner, KPMG
President, Trinity Washington University
Former President and CEO, Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises
James F. X. O'Brien
Retired NBA Head Coach
Michael J. Purcell
Contultant, Board Member, Retired Partner Deloitte & Touche
President and CEO, Independence Mission Schools
Former President and CEO, PQ Corporation
Judith A. Spires
President and COO, InSpire Inc. Retail Services
Retired Senior Vice President/CFO SunGard, IKON, IBM, DuPont
Retired Technology Executive