Foundations in Education recognizes excellence in education and generosity in philanthropic support of Catholic education each year.

Please join us at our annual gala on Thursday, April 27, 2023 as we honor:

  • Ned and Cindy Lautenbach
  • The Lautenbach Family Foundation
  • Helen Burland

at Woodway Country Club, Darien.

  • 5:30 p.m. Invitation-Only Honoree & Sponsor Reception with Bishop Frank Caggiano
  • 6:00 p.m. Registration and Cocktails
  • 7:00 p.m. Invocation, Dinner, Program and Live Auction with Bobby D., Inspire Hearts Fundraising

(Pictured left: Ned and Cindy Lautenbach) (Pictured right: Helen Burland)

Click here to read the Gala Chair announcement. Click here to read the Gala Honoree announcement.

Click here to purchase sponsorships, ads and tickets. Ad submission deadline is Friday, April 14, 2023.

Foundations in Education promotes academic excellence, faith formation and enrollment in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport through scholarship assistance for needy children, innovation grants for classroom teaching and transformational leadership grants for faculty and administrators.

For more information please contact Emily Carriero, Assistant Director of Development at 203.416.1671 or