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The Gift of Catholic Education

One special Foundation donor is providing the gift of a Catholic education to two students attending a local Catholic high school.

Miss Eleanor funds four-year tuition awards for two young women at Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore and provides a wonderful example of helping others.

Mount St. Mary Academy, founded by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, is a Catholic private college preparatory school for young women. Guided by Catholic tradition, and rooted in Gospel values, the school educates young women who are dedicated to lifelong learning, moral integrity and service to and acceptance of others.

According to Julie Wojick, assistant principal for institutional advancement, Miss Eleanor was made aware of two young women who had qualified for some scholarships, but still needed additional financial help to make their dreams of attending Mount St. Mary Academy a reality.  Miss Eleanor was interested in helping students from refugee and immigrant families.

"The girls visit Miss Eleanor regularly and share details about their activities and their hopes and dreams for the future," Wojick said. "She is part of their lives and is rooting for their success."

The students are extremely grateful for the support of someone they didn't know and hope to pay it forward as they journey through life.  Miss Eleanor has been embraced as part of the Mount community and was a guest at the school's annual Mother-Daughter Brunch in May 2019.