Our Mother of Consolation Parish School has been awarded a five-year grant totaling $100,000 from the Maguire Foundation for the OMC Scholarship Fund. Students who wish to pursue a Catholic education at Our Mother of Consolation Parish School and who demonstrate financial need will be eligible for scholarships from this grant.
The Maguire Foundation gift is made through the school’s Advancing in Faith & Learning Campaign, a $1 million fund-raising effort publicly launched in April to support parish-based Catholic education at OMC.Twenty percent of the campaign gifts will be directed to tuition assistance. As of August, the campaign has raised more than $725,000 in gifts and pledges for the school.
“The gift from the Maguire Foundation allows us to expand our tuition assistance offerings and to provide more options for families seeking a Catholic education in a parish school setting,” said the Rev. Bob Bazzoli, OSFS, pastor of Our Mother of Consolation Parish. “Families registered at OMC Parish School can apply for tuition aid from our scholarship fund, as well as through other funding sources such as BLOCS and Children’s Scholarship. Funding from the Maguire Foundation gift gives us the opportunity to award discretionary assistance to families of students who experience unexpected financial difficulties. We are extremely grateful to Jim and Frannie Maguire and the Maguire Foundation for their support of OMC Parish School and Catholic education.”
“The Maguire Foundation’s mission is grounded in the belief (as taught by St. Ignatius Loyola), that we are men and women for others,” said James J. Maguire, Co-founder and Chair, the Maguire Foundation. “Our focus is to assist children and young adults with an opportunity to benefit from a quality education. We believe this is best achieved by partnering with institutions and families of need by providing tuition, scholarship assistance and grants for education through grade school, high school and college. Education enables you ‘to believe what you are and become what you believe.’”