Our first speaker is Mrs. Marsha Higbee from the Healey Education Foundation. As you may know, Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School was chosen out of many schools in the Archdiocese to partner with the Healey Education Foundation to advance the mission of our school and the mission of education for NBVM and SJC parishes. Marsha has been working with our principal, Mrs. Therese Waters, and our Advancement Director, Mrs. Linda Rooney and will continue to work with our school for the next three years. The Healey Education Foundation has developed proven methods that we are using to help our school reach our enrollment and development goals. Much work has already been accomplished and Marsha will be speaking about what we have been working on and what we have planned for the next 3 years.
Mr Jim Downey from BLOCS (Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools) will also be speaking next Tuesday about how BLOCS is helping our school identify and apply for EITC tax dollars. EITC is a Pennsylvania state tax program where tax dollars a corporation or business would normally pay to the state can be used instead to fund scholarships for private schools. Jim has been instrumental in providing a resource for corporate and business owners to apply for these EITC donations. Mr. Downey offers his services to streamline the application process for businesses and has made it as easy as possible for them to re-direct their state tax dollars to our school. We are very grateful for his expertise in this area.