MASHPEE, Mass. — The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) provides critical scholarship support to children in need of financial assistance to attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fall River. The 23rd annual FACE Summer Gala to support area students will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 — for the first time as a virtual Un-Gala due to the limitations that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed.  

Event co-chairs, Pat and Jim Gonet, and the FACE Summer Committee have created a virtual event to engage supporters with FACE’s mission and accomplishments. A special program will include video highlights from our students and educators, inspiring photos, the Al Makkay Sr. Award recipient, recognition of our loyal sponsors and donors, and more. The popular Fund A Mission Challenge is also taking place thanks to a $25,000 generous match challenge by an anonymous donor.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating to help make a difference for hundreds of students and families in need, please go to

According to co-chairs Pat and Jim Gonet, “This year’s event may be different, but certainly no less important as we raise funds for deserving students!” 

Jun 24, 2020 at 3:26 PM