Philadelphia, Pa., Apr 6, 2017 / 02:02 am
Catholic schools in Philadelphia have seen a revitalization in finances and quality of education thanks to the initiative of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, says a group that collaborated with him on the effort.
"While fund-raising certainly helped, the faith and wisdom of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was equally important," the Faith in the Future foundation said.
"He recognized the passion of lay leaders – Catholic and non-Catholic alike – for these schools and he empowered them to take action."
The archdiocese began a partnership in 2012 with the Faith in the Future to increase fundraising and new leadership in overseeing Catholic school management.
"We need to have ongoing interest on the part of the donor community – not only Catholics but people who share our commitment to education – the ongoing support of the archdiocese of course, and our people and our pastors are all included," Archbishop Charles Chaput said at the time, according to the Catholic Philly.