The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) is committed to ensuring that no child is denied the opportunity of attending one of our schools do to financial hardship. FACE partners with many generous donors to provide scholarships directly to students in Kindergarten through Grade Eight and to support our five high schools scholarship programs.
You can support students within the Diocese of Fall River by giving a direct donation or attending one of our annual events.
Face by the Numbers
in financial aid given for the 2017-18 school year
students received financial aid in the 2018-19 school year
number of years FACE has been supporting students in the Diocese of Fall River
fundraising events are held each year to support FACE
24th Fall Scholarship Dinner
The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education would like to invite you to their 24th Fall Scholarship Dinner, the largest fundraiser which provides scholarships for children to attend Diocesan Catholic schools.
Keynote Speaker: Chris Lowney, writer, public speaker, and leadership consultant
Chris Lowney, a one-time Jesuit seminarian, later served as a Managing Director of JP Morgan & Co on three continents. Chris currently chairs the board of Catholic Health Initiatives, which is one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States, with more than 100 hospitals.
He is the author of seven books, including the bestselling Heroic Leadership, which was named to the recommended reading list of the Commandant of the US Marine Corps. His other books include Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads; and Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church. His most recent book is Make Today Matter: 10 Habits for a Better Life (and World), which has won a 2018 Independent Press Award.
Chris was raised in Queens, NY, graduated from Fordham University, roots for the Mets, and hates the Yankees.
"Thanks to the Hope and Opportunity Initiative everything changed in my life for my children. My children have been given an opportunity to receive a Catholic Education which has a higher level of academic standards for my children. I see that their skills have improved in different areas not only in their academics but also in such areas as their manners, getting along with others, and kindness. The most important gift of Hope and Opportunity is that now they know how really important God is in our life. Our God has made this all possible! I am very thankful and so blessed for this program that has made it possible for my children to receive a Catholic Education!"- Mrs. Menesses, mother of Alexis '23 and Ivana '28