Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

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The Foundation, and it’s donors and volunteers, help make the dream of a Catholic education a reality.


The Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools (FACS) is a local, nonprofit corporation that has supported the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford since 1983. The Foundation consists of a committed Board of Trustees led by Honorary Chairman Archbishop Leonard Paul Blair who believe that a Catholic education is an Education for a Lifetime.

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FACS remains committed to providing scholarship assistance and funding special projects in the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford. FACS raises funds through donations from generous individuals and businesses, special events and planned gifts. Our Catholic schools serve students of various religious backgrounds and FACS scholarships are awarded to children of all faiths. FACS goal is to ensure that all families who wish to send their children to Catholic schools are able to do so notwithstanding their financial situation.

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Save the date - March 15, 2019

Our Upcoming Event: The Archbishop's St. Patrick's Day Breakfast

This annual event provides four-year renewable scholarships to elementary and high school students in the Archdiocese of Hartford. The breakfast will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. We hope you can join us!

“Having attended both Catholic and public schools,  I saw first -hand the stark and real cultural difference between the two ….. Catholic Schools provide our youth a “values- based” top quality education that prepares them to meet both educational and personal challenges.  This is why I support FACS, a Foundation which makes this education a reality for so many”

Mark Sinatro, Sinatro Agency, FACS Partner