CISE 2014 Campaign Raises over $2.6+ Million
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.
“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
- 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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