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KeyBank Foundation Donates $15K To Diocese Of Bridgeport

Bishop Frank Caggiano; Holly Doherty-Lemoine, Executive Director of the Foundations in Education; Bonnie Geppert and Matt Fair of KeyBank
Bishop Frank Caggiano; Holly Doherty-Lemoine, Executive Director of the Foundations in Education; Bonnie Geppert and Matt Fair of KeyBank Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – KeyBank Foundation recently donated $15,000 to the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport's Foundations in Education, which provides scholarship assistance to students attending Catholic schools in Fairfield County.

KeyBank is the nonprofit charitable foundation of KeyCorp. The Diocese of Bridgeport educates more than 9,000 students in its 31 Catholic schools, including five high schools, 20 elementary schools on 24 campuses, and one school for students with special needs. More than 60 percent of students in diocesan schools receive financial assistance, and 15 percent of students are non-Catholic.

“We are very grateful to our friends at KeyBank for their generous support for Foundations in Education,” said Executive Director Holly Doherty-Lemoine. “This contribution will provide scholarships so that even more children will benefit from the extraordinary faith filled education the Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic schools provide. We appreciate the impact KeyBank has made on our children and their families.”

Foundations in Education is a nonprofit organization established in July 2015 to promote academic excellence, faith formation and enrollment in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport. It will provide more than $2.5 million this year in scholarships to children who would not otherwise have the means to attend Catholic schools. In addition, the Foundation provides funds to support professional development of teachers and administrators to promote innovation in curriculum and leadership development.

“KeyBank Foundation supports organizations that make the communities we serve better places to live, work and attend school,” said Matthew Fair, vice president for Key Insurance and Benefits Services, the insurance subsidiary of KeyBank. “Foundations in Education is an excellent example of an initiative working hard to create quality educational opportunities for all students and we are excited and honored to have contributed to this worthwhile cause.”

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