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Posted on May 15, 2015 |

CISE 2014 Campaign Raises over $2.6+ Million

CISE 2014 Campaign Raises over $2.6+ Million

Phil McHugh, Tim Elsbrock and Tom Schiller, all of Fifth Third, helped CISE top its 2014 fundraising goal.

Phil McHugh, Tim Elsbrock and Tom Schiller, all of Fifth Third, helped CISE top its 2014 fundraising goal.

With Fifth Third Leadership at the Helm, the Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund (CISE) Annual Campaign surpassed its 2014 goal, raising more than $2.6 million for eight inner-city schools.

 

Board member Phil McHugh, President of Fifth Third, Cincnnati Investment Advisors Division, served as Chairman of the campaign, assisted by Fifth Third colleagues and co-chairs Tom Schiller (Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender) and Tim Elsbrock (Director of the Investment Advisors Division).

 

McHugh, Elsbrock and Schiller and the entire team of volunteers were recognized for their contribution to Catholic inner-city education at an appreciation reception at the University Club of Cincinnati last month.  CISE board members, donors, and volunteers attended along with CISE school students, leadership and alumni.

Alumnae of St. Joseph School at the CISE recognition dinner last month.

Alumnae of St. Joseph School at the CISE recognition reception last month.

“Education can awaken a mind, inspire a spirit and fundamentally change for the better the life not only of a child, but also of an entire community,” McHugh said. “We all benefit from an educated society.”

 

The CISE Annual Campaign benefits 1,800 students in the the following schools, where the poverty rate is 90%:

  • St. Joseph
  • St. Boniface
  • St. Francis Seraph
  • Holy Family
  • St. Lawrence
  • Resurrection
  • Corryville Catholic
  • St. Francis de Sales

 

Currently, 200 CISE elementary school graduates attend area Catholic high schools with support from the CISE High School Grant Program.

 

“We at CISE are so grateful for the leadership of Mr. McHugh, Mr. Elsbrock and Mr. Schiller, which led to the success of this year’s campaign,” said CISE Directory Cary Powell. “Their efforts and those of our many volunteers and generous donors will help change for the better the lives students in the CISE schools and our entire community!”

 

For more information about CISE visit www.cisefund.org  or call the CISE office at 513-421-3131 x2751.

Photos courtesy CISE.

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Student Ambassadors from Resurrection and St. Boniface Schools at last month's CISE reception.

Student Ambassadors from Resurrection and St. Boniface Schools at last month’s CISE reception.