CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE
RAISES NEARLY $300K FOR
Proceeds from the Annual Capital Improvements
Committee Reception Help Ensure Schools Remain Enriching
Over 240 guests
$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,
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
The top item of the night was a two-night
stay in a Grand Premier room at the Rosewood Hotel in
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
a volunteer-led program of Champions for Quality of
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
with Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York to
ensure that all children benefit from a competitive, 21st