Capital Improvements

In 1998, a group of young executives endowed a grant to restore a historic Catholic elementary school in need of repairs and renovations. Today, the Capital Improvements Committee has raised nearly $6 million to transform 151 schools in the Archdiocese of New York. Committee members are proud to remember how their mission became a favorite cause of Edward Cardinal Egan, who admired business leaders for their willingness to “do windows.”

Catholic elementary schools have served New York communities for over 200 years, and each of their unique structures tells a story. But their mission to provide children with a quality education in a safe environment is compromised by leaking pipes, peeling paint, broken windows and insufficient security systems. Our committee members are Patrons who preserve these stories by making schools safer, warmer, and better-equipped for students and their families.

If you would like to learn more about the Capital Improvements Committee, please contact Danielle Forsythe at forsythe@championsnyc.org.