From a press release:
HARTFORD, Conn. – The Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools and the Archdiocesan School Board have created a new academic scholarship fund, The Archbishop Henry J. Mansell Scholarship Fund, to benefit Catholic school students in the Archdiocese of Hartford.
According to President of the FACS Board of Trustees Brian A. Giantonio, one of the most significant achievements that Archbishop Mansell has made during his tenure is the implementation of a tuition assistance program through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal to help Catholic school students pursue an exemplary academic education combined with faith-filled instruction.
“FACS and the Archdiocesan School Board wanted to honor Archbishop Mansell in his retirement with the creation of a scholarship fund in his name,” continued Giantonio.
Archbishop’s last day will be Monday, December 16th – that is the day that Archbishop-designate Leonard P. Blair will be installed as the fifth archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford.
“Archbishop Mansell strongly believes in Catholic school education, he believes in our students and in our community of fine educators in the schools. He has worked tirelessly to keep our schools as state -of -the –art, premier learning centers,” added Giantonio.
Chairman of the Archdiocesan School Board Robert O’Hara echoed these sentiments.
“Over the last ten years of his leadership, Archbishop Mansell has put Catholic school education front and center. Through his tuition assistance program, many families who would not have been able to afford to send their children to Catholic school have been given the opportunity. The Archbishop Henry J. Mansell Scholarship Fund will allow us to carry out his legacy for generations to come.”
According to Giantonio and O’Hara, Archbishop Mansell has graciously made a personal donation to the scholarship fund that bears his name.
FACS is a local, nonprofit corporation that has supported the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford since 1982. Its mission is to provide scholarships and fund special projects in the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford. FACS raises money through donations from generous individuals and businesses, special events and planned gifts. For more information visit: www.facshartford.org.
The mission of the Archdiocesan School Board is to further the advancement of quality Catholic education for students in the Archdiocese of Hartford by providing leadership, direction and support to the Archbishop and Superintendent of Catholic Schools.