Holly Doherty-Lemoine, CFRE was appointed Executive Director for Foundations in Education in December 2016, tasked with overseeing efforts to transform diocesan Catholic schools through support of student scholarship and faculty professional development grants in innovation and leadership. Previously she was a consultant providing strategic philanthropic coaching and services to individuals and non-profits. Prior to consulting, she served as Chief Development Officer with Inspirica, Inc one of Connecticut’s largest homeless services agency. Before joining Inspirica’s executive team, she was Executive Director/Director of Development with Arts For Healing (AFH), a Connecticut non-profit providing integrated music and art therapy to individuals with special needs. Doherty-Lemoine also served as the Director of Institutional Advancement with Webb Institute, a tuition free specialty College on Long Island. She served as Director of Advancement with several CT independent schools and began her career in institutional advancement as a student with her alma mater, Boston College. After graduating she spent two years at BC’s Alumni Association as the Assistant Director for Classes. Holly also worked in corporate marketing and received her CFRE in 2006. She resides in New Canaan with her family and is a member of St. Aloysius parish.
Theresa Sciallo was appointed Associate Director for Scholarship and Grants in September 2017. Her new role will be to manage programs including scholarship and grants for Foundations in Education.
During her seven years with the Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic Schools, Theresa held various positions in the Office of the Superintendent. Most recently she was the Director of Community Engagement where she engaged diverse populations, particularly those that are underrepresented in Catholic Schools. She was instrumental in coordinating strategic enrollment management initiatives in the recent consolidation on seven schools into two academies. Prior to that role, she was the Assistant Director of Marketing and Enrollment for Catholic Schools, where she advanced the mission of our schools through annual giving campaigns, digital marketing, constituent relations and special events. She came to the Diocese of Bridgeport through the Catholic Alumni Project, aimed at reconnecting elementary schools with their alumni and developed a strategic annual giving program across all schools. Theresa is a passionate and self-motivated advocate for Catholic education, professionally and personally. While her everyday role is centered in strengthening the mission of Catholic education, her home life is as well, with three daughters in Catholic schools. Theresa resides in Stratford with her husband, children and boxer puppy. She is a member of St. Mark parish.
Austin has joined Foundations in Education as Assistant Director of Development, tasked with managing a comprehensive development program including annual giving, major gifts, grants, events, donor cultivation and stewardship. Austin pursued his Catholic education at St. Stephen’s in Trumbull, Fairfield Prep and Marquette University. Austin began his professional career in 2010 at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, TX. During his tenure at Jesuit Dallas, Austin taught freshmen English, coached football and rugby, moderated Student Government, and was a faculty leader on several retreats. Austin returned to his alma mater Fairfield Prep in the summer of 2014 as Director of Alumni Relations and was promoted to Gifts Officer in the winter of 2016. Austin is currently engaged to his fiancé Melissa and the wedding is set August 2018!
Mayda has joined Foundations in Education as Assistant to the Executive Director. Mayda comes to us from Wellspring, where she was the Executive Assistant to the CEO, Assistant to the Chairman of the Board, Assistant to the Development Director and worked with the Director of Accountability/Licensure for the past 18 years. During her tenure at Wellspring, she was instrumental in planning and executing agency events and fundraising for the agency. Mayda and her husband reside in Bethlehem, CT and are parishioners of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, CT. Both Mayda and her children attended Catholic Schools. She has three children and three grandchildren.