CCFLI and Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation announces $10 M goal for Catholic education

To strengthen Catholic schools on Long Island, a bold plan for the revitalization of Catholic elementary education – the Morning Star Initiative – was recently launched. The Initiative aims to position Catholic education for a bright future, with a community of strong and sustainable schools spread across Long Island. The Morning Star Initiative will focus on four pillars of success:

• A robustly Catholic culture centered on the spiritual, intellectual, sacramental, and liturgical life of the Church.
• Safe and supportive community that recognizes the dignity of every person and promotes human flourishing in a familial atmosphere.
• Academic excellence which fosters individual growth and development according to time-tested, Catholic faith-based models of teaching and learning.
• Our Catholic schools are here to stay.

To accomplish these four pillars, the Catholic Community Foundation of Long Island is partnering with Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation to launch a fundraising effort that seeks to raise $10 million over the next 18 months.

The money raised will be utilized for scholarships and tuition assistance for students whose families are struggling from the impacts of the global pandemic, as well as to support the schools’ financial sustainability and invest in the success of teachers and leaders. Finally, there is an increased need for technology and supplies to help teachers and leaders continue to innovate and meet the demands of the new ways of educating their students remotely, as well as in the classroom.

This initial $10 million campaign will assist in funding the preliminary goals of the Morning Star Initiative and help assure the future sustainability of Catholic schools on Long Island. Please join us in this critical endeavor to assist Catholic schools on Long Island to continue to offer an education that is:

• affordable for all families,
• assures academic excellence, and
• centered in a robustly Catholic culture.

To make a contribution today, please click here. For further information, please contact Elsie Pallotta, Vice President and Chief Development Officer at (516) 934-0114 or