2019-2020 Leaders of Tomorrow Breakfast Reception
October 24, 2019 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am
October 24 marked Foundations in Education’s third annual Leaders of Tomorrow Breakfast Reception at the Catholic Center. A record high of 53 students were honored this year.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano thanked all in attendance for being there, saying, “we come here to celebrate the great gift of Catholic education, which brings us all together.”
“You are here because God wants you to use everything you have been given to change the world,” the bishop said to the students.
He thanked them and encouraged them, “Never take for granted the gift God has given you in the education you are receiving.”
“Your future is bright and there are many doors that will be opened to you. And when I and the rest of us here grow old and we pass on the leadership of our country and our Church to you, it will be in the best of hands,” said the bishop.
The bishop commended Foundations in Education on its great work, thanked and applauded the board and its members, and expressed sincere gratitude to the generous donors.
“As a sponsor and a donor, you are investing in the goals and dreams of these students to ‘Your future is bright’ Leaders of Tomorrow be the best possible version of themselves through Catholic education,” said Patricia Zaccone, director of school finance and Leaders of Tomorrow sponsor, speaking of the importance of Catholic education.
This year’s Leaders of Tomorrow student speaker, Liz Arantes, who is in the fourth grade at St. Andrew Academy in Bridgeport was able to share her experience in Catholic schools. “I think learning about the Catholic faith helps us to be kinder, more respectful toward each other and our teachers and helps build our school community,” Arantes said, thanking all the Foundations in Education and the generosity of its donors. “My wish is for your kindness to spread so others might be inspired to be kind too, and that this opportunity can be available to more children like me.”
Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) represent students from diocesan elementary schools who were identified by their principals as students of strong academics, good character and leadership potential.
Sponsors of Leaders of Tomorrow help subsidize the cost of a Catholic elementary school tuition, providing a life-enhancing gift that helps transform the lives of our students.