Foundations in Education Gala set for April 25

March 20, 2024 | Foundations in Education | News

BRIDGEPORT- Foundations in Education’s annual Gala will be held Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Woodway Country Club in Darien, Connecticut.  Proceeds from the Gala benefit Foundations in Education in their mission to provide tuition assistance for low-income families and innovation and leadership grants for teachers.

The evening’s program will begin by honoring philanthropist volunteer Michael Shea and corporate partner and friends, M&T Bank, represented by Frank Micalizzi.  The program will feature an auction and raise your paddle for support of Foundations in Education’s tuition assistance and innovation grants.  The evening will also provide a chance to win five unique and exciting experiences for which the bidder must be present to bid:

Choose Your Broadway Adventure: Set your sights on Broadway. This adventure includes two orchestra seats to a Broadway performance in 2024. Tickets must be requested one month in advance.

Mass and Brunch with Bishop Frank Caggiano: Enjoy this priceless experience with you and 15 guests joining Bishop Frank for 10am Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport followed by brunch at the Bishop’s Trumbull residence.  Select dates available.                         

Ahoy Captain Bob: What could be better than cruising Long Island Sound with 12 of your friends and host Bob Scinto aboard the magnificent “Whatever it Takes!”  You will disembark in Port Jefferson for a lovely dinner, topping the evening off with ice cream, enjoying the sunset on your return trip! Available Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, 3:30-7:45pm.

Vacation in the Adirondacks: Get off the grid and spend a week at beautiful and historic Lake George. This waterfront home features a main house, a boathouse on the lake, and a cottage, totaling 7 bedrooms and comfortably sleeps up to 16. Enjoy an incredibly relaxing week overlooking the lake on a screened-in porch or the boathouse upper deck, late nights at the fire pit, fishing, hiking and swimming. The property is equipped with 2 kayaks and a canoe. Available either the week of August 10 or 17.

Vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Make this magnificent mountain retreat your base camp for a weeklong summer or winter vacation in beautiful Jackson Hole, WY! This lovely 3,400 square foot, 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home overlooks ski views of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. It is an easy 100 yard walk from the rope tow to the Teewinot green ski run and village base. Drive 1 mile to access Grand Teton National Park hiking and Yellowstone for days of hiking and biking fun! Dates to be mutually agreed upon with donor, certain blackout dates apply.

Seating is limited at this sought after annual event!  Secure your tickets today and join Foundations in Education in this annual celebration of Catholic education which helps raise funds for this critical program in the Diocese. To purchase tickets, please visit For more information, please contact Emily: or 203-416-1671.