FALMOUTH, Mass. — The 15th Anniversary Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) Winter Brunch on Cape Cod was held on February 9 with nearly 300 guests attending while at the same time gathering as a community to celebrate and support FACE student scholarships.

Hosted by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., and event co-chairs, Albert Makkay Jr., and Gillian Milligan, the event took place at the Coonamessett Inn of Falmouth.  Students attending diocesan Cape Catholic schools volunteered as greeters during the event.  Kevin Matthews, served as emcee from iHeartMedia-Cape Cod.

Guests enjoyed an award winning Sunday brunch buffet and a fun-filled raffle with fantastic prizes. Over the past several months, FACE committee members obtained amazing in-kind donations for the raffle. 

Special thanks go to Event Sponsors, BayCoast Bank and Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus; Gold Sponsors, Catholic School Alliance, Christ the King Parish, St. John the Evangelist, Pocasset Parish; Silver Sponsors, The Catholic Community of Falmouth-St. Anthony-St. Elizabeth Seton-St. Patrick and John C. and Marilyn Kiley; Bronze Sponsors, Claudine Cloutier, Esq. — Keches Law Group,  Maureen Makkay, Mulberry B&B, Our Lady’s Guild of Assumption, Victory and Hope, The Ski House of Somerset and St. Francis Xavier Parish.

Pat Patriot, the official mascot of the New England Patriots, entertained guests with autographs, photos and a chance to wear an official Super Bowl championship ring.

Proceeds from the event benefit FACE, which provides critical scholarship support to children in need of financial assistance to attend one of the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Fall River.