WESTPORT — On November 9, the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) held its 29th annual Fall Scholarship Dinner at White’s of Westport. 

More than 330 attended the event that honored Kathleen St. Laurent for her 32-year ministry serving Catholic school students including her tenure as principal at Bishop Connolly High School. Speakers included Logan Reis, a senior at Bishop Stang High School and recipient of FACE scholarships and guest speaker Dr. Ernest Collamati.

Kathleen St. Laurent receives an award of
recognition from Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., at the recent FACE Fall Scholarship Dinner.

FACE is the primary source of financial assistance for diocesan Catholic school students. 

Each year, FACE provides scholarships to assist families with the cost of Catholic school tuition. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, FACE awarded more than $1 million in aid for this school year alone to support Catholic school students throughout the diocese. 

The mission of FACE is to ensure that no child is denied the opportunity of attending a Catholic school in the diocese due to financial hardship.

To learn more about the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education, please visit www.face-dr.org or www.facebook.com;FACEhelpskids.