Legacy Program

Foundations in Education is pleased to launch a Partners in Legacy Program to aid donors and friends with their philanthropic goals of supporting Catholic education as part of their estate plan.

Following is a list of attorneys who have agreed to offer a free consultation to donors and friends of Foundations in Education, Inc. interested in including support of Catholic education in the Diocese of Bridgeport as part of their estate plans.

We are grateful to the following attorneys partnering with Foundations in Education, Inc.:

  • Stephen M. Napier, Greenwich, CT

Stephen Napier is a partner at Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC, practicing tax and estate planning, trust and estate administration and business succession planning. Mr. Napier advises individuals, families and business owners on developing tax-efficient wealth management strategies. He guides fiduciaries and beneficiaries through trust and estate settlement and administration process, including probate and contested estate matters. He is a frequent speaker on estate planning and estate administration topics. Stephen serves on the Board of Directors and Chairs the Young Professionals Group for Inspirica, Inc., in Stamford.  He is also a member of Fairfield County’s Community Foundations’ Rising Professional Advisors Council and the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce.

Stephen received his BA from the University of Connecticut and his JD from the University of Connecticut Law School.


  • T.R. Rowe, Bridgeport, CT

T.R. Rowe is an attorney with McNamara & Kenney Law Firm, a firm dedicated to representing a broad range of clientele while maintaining the personal service of a small law firm. Attorney Rowe is the Judge of Probate for the District of Trumbull, Easton and Monroe.  He previously served as State Representative for Trumbull in the Connecticut General Assembly. He holds several civic offices as well including Director with the John & Ethel Kashulon Foundation, Trustee of Saints Cyril and Methodius Church, Member of The Kennedy Center Legislative Advisory Committee and Honorary Board of Directors with Caroline House.

T.R. received his BA from the Catholic University of America and his JD from Quinnipiac University School of Law.


  • Frank Browne, Stamford, CT

Francis J. Browne, Esq. has been practicing law for 35 years, focusing on business, commercial and residential real estate transactions and increasingly in estate planning and probate. A lifelong resident of Stamford, Attorney Browne currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Catholic Academy of Stamford and had previously served on the Regional School Advisory Board. He has also been active in the Stamford Community, where he was elected to the Board of Representatives and served as a Director of the Stamford Senior Center.

Frank obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame, his Doctor of Laws from Boston University School of Law, and his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.