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Timothy Dempsey (Co-Chair), Jeff Muller (Co-Chair), His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Kristen Boyd (received Capital Improvements Committee Award) Photo by: PhotoBureau
Timothy Dempsey (Co-Chair), Jeff Muller (Co-Chair), His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Kristen Boyd (received Capital Improvements Committee Award)
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Proceeds from the Annual Capital Improvements Committee Reception Help Ensure Schools Remain Enriching Learning Environments


Over 240 guests raised nearly $300,000 for repairs and renovations at Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of New York during the Annual Capital Improvements Committee Reception on Wednesday, June 1, at the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center. 


In addition to ticket proceeds, funds were raised from an extensive silent auction that included a seven-night stay in one of the Hermitage Innís six boutique inns in picturesque Vermont and a VIP package to view the lighting of the world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The top item of the night was a two-night stay in a Grand Premier room at the Rosewood Hotel in London, which went for $2,200.

His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, addressed the hundreds of guests, thanking them for their continued support. 


Proceeds from the event will benefit the Capital Improvements Committee, a program of Champions for Quality of Education, and their grants for inner-city elementary schools in the Archdiocese of New York in need of renovations and repairs.  The grants ensure that the schools can provide a safe, nurturing environment for students as well as to help increase enrollment. Since 1998, the Capital Improvements Committee has provided over $5.1 million to schools for over 280 projects.


About the Capital Improvements Committee


The Capital Improvements Committee, a volunteer-led program of Champions for Quality of Education, offers grants to elementary schools in the Archdiocese of New York for repairs and renovations that range from installing improved lighting to fixing broken windows and upgrading security systems. Grants serve to provide a more nurturing environment to students as well as to help increase enrollment in schools.


Champions for Quality Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, partners with Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York to ensure that all children benefit from a competitive, 21st century education.


Gerard Mc Keon and Joyce Brooks.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/

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