January 24, 2019 | Foundations in Education | Media Mentions

Bridgeport, CT

Foundations in Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Mitola to its Board of Trustees, effective December 13, 2018.

Mrs. Mitola currently serves as Vice President, Strategic Planning and Development at the Children’s Scholarship Fund in New York City, a non-profit that provides children of low-income families in areas nationwide with tuition assistance in grades K-8. She earned her law degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and undergraduate degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York. She is a member of St. Pius X Parish and resides in Fairfield, CT with her husband John and two children.

Mrs. Mitola has extensive experience in the non-profit, public and private sectors, including over a decade of non-profit management and fundraising experience. She began her career working in the New York State Senate in Albany and worked in Washington, DC, both in the federal government and non-profit sectors. She moved to the New York City area to work for a Fortune 25 company, and, prior to joining the Children’s Scholarship Fund, served as Vice President for Public Affairs at Forum Strategies and Communications, where her clients included several major corporations and national organizations.

Foundations in Education Executive Director Holly Doherty-Lemoine commented, “I am delighted that Michele will be bringing her talent and expertise to our mission. Having worked in this realm in New York and across the nation, I anticipate we have much to learn and she will serve as a great guide for our work.”

“I am honored to join the Foundations in Education Board and help further advance its mission. I am passionate about ensuring all children have access to educational opportunities that can empower them to reach their full potential. The Foundation’s work, through providing tuition assistance to attend Catholic Schools and promoting innovative classroom and personalized learning initiatives, is very exciting and I believe an important investment in all of our futures,” remarked Michele.

Michele Mitola joins the existing Foundations in Education Board of Trustees: Most Reverend Frank Caggiano, David Cappiello, George Coleman, R. Bradford Evans, Michael Hanlon, Lawrence Kudlow, Leslie Lopez, Andrea Maldon, Daniel McCarthy, Anne McCrory, Tom McInerney, Julia McNamara, Joseph Purcell, Bernard Reidy, Gerard Robilotti, Robert Scinto, Michael Shea, Sister Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ and Holly Doherty-Lemoine, CFRE.

Foundations in Education started as the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano’s vision to promote the Diocese of Bridgeport’s ongoing mission to advance Catholic education in Fairfield County. The primary purpose of this non-profit initiative is to support Catholic education by providing tuition assistance to students and grants for faculty and administrators that promote classroom innovation and professional leadership development and other education–based programs.