March 20, 2014
Seminary Receives Two Education Grants
The Seminary has received grants to fund two education initiatives from the Archdiocesan Educational Fund. Established in 1967 by Matthew H. McCloskey, Jr., a dedicated Trustee of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, this fund furthers Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Board of Directors of the Foundation approved these grants as follows:
- Teaching for Preaching Program: this initiative involves the provision of i-Pads to all full time faculty and all seminarians in the Theology Division of the Seminary beginning in the 2014-2015 academic Year, as well as the installation of wireless internet access in the student residences. The program provides for training as well. The total approved grant is $97,000.00.
- Good Leaders, Good Shepherds Training Program of Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI): this grant will provide a challenge grant to the Seminary in the amount of $50,000.00 to help to cover the costs for CLI training in the 2014-2015 academic year. The Seminary will be working with CLI to raise the matching $50,000.00 in order to receive the grant.
The reception of these two grants provides significant support to the life and mission of Saint Charles Seminary. We are grateful for the work of the Archdiocesan Educational Fund and offer our prayers for the living and deceased members of the McCloskey family. Their love for the Seminary and their commitment to our mission lives on and we are most grateful!