This generous award totals $200,000 and will be applied to scholarship and financial aid funds for students of need to attend Nardin. As a faith-based independent school founded on the values of Embracing All and Fostering and Cultivating Connections with each other, our communities and God, the grant directly aligns with Nardin’s mission and strategic plan to provide more equitable access to a Nardin education.
“As we look back at the compounding crises of the last few years, the health-related needs of vulnerable communities have only grown. Our grantees have demonstrated tremendous resilience, creativity, and dedication to serving those in need, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have such detrimental impact,” said Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Visa and Chair of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Board.
This funding will allow Nardin to develop the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Scholarship - providing Upper School tuition assistance for five students over four years, with a focus on immigrant students. Immigrant and refugee families make up approximately 10% of the population of the City of Buffalo. Between 2006 and 2013, the foreign-born population of the Buffalo-Niagara metro area grew by 95%. Welcoming students from all corners of our community remains a priority of the Academy. 100% of the grant funds received from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation will be used toward tuition and other expenses that directly support the Nardin experience.
“Nardin Academy is most grateful to the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for its generous donation to support equitable access to education. As the oldest, independent Catholic school in Western New York, our goal is to provide the highest standards in education excellence in order for our students to reach their highest potential in academics, the arts, athletics, and service” said Sandra Betters, President, Nardin Academy.
ABOUT NARDIN ACADEMY: Founded in 1857, Nardin Academy is the oldest independent, Catholic school in Western New York. Located in Buffalo's Elmwood Village, it includes a coed Montessori, Lower, and Middle School and an all-girls Upper School.
ABOUT THE MOTHER CABRINI FOUNDATION: The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of New Yorkers, bolster the health outcomes of vulnerable communities, eliminate barriers to care, and bridge gaps in health services. Named after a tireless advocate for immigrants, children, and the poor, the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation funds programs and initiatives across New York State that either provide direct healthcare services or address the social determinants of health. For more information, visit https://www.cabrinihealth.org/
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