Campaign for Catholic Schools Welcomes Two New Trustees to its Board

The Campaign for Catholic Schools (CCS) is pleased to announce that Travis Rhodes and Rev. Dr. Ingrid Tucker have joined its Board of Trustees, effective June 2022.

Travis Rhodes, President of Abrams Capital, and Rev. Dr. Ingrid Tucker, Deputy Director of Madison Park Development Corporation will oversee the work of the Campaign for Catholic Schools, a fifteen-year-old non-profit committed to strengthening urban Catholic elementary education in the Archdiocese of Boston. Currently CCS is co-sponsor of two regional PreK-Gr. 8 academies, serving 1,400 students on five fully renovated campuses at Trinity Catholic Academy (Brockton) and Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy (Dorchester). 

Mr. Rhodes and his wife, Rachel, have been long-time supporters of the Campaign for Catholic Schools, most recently establishing a new health and wellness center at Trinity Catholic Academy, Brockton.

In addition to his role as President, Managing Director, and Investment Analyst of Abrams Capital, a Boston based investment firm, Mr. Rhodes is involved with several non-profits including Wide Horizons for Children (Waltham, MA), an international adoption and humanitarian aid agency that focuses on the safety and security of vulnerable and orphaned children around the globe, where he is currently Chair Emeritus.  Mr. Rhodes is a founding member and the current Co-chair of the Venture Philanthropy Network at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is also a member of The Boston College Board of Regents.  Mr. Rhodes is a co-founder, with former Boston Celtic, Dana Barros, of the Dana Barros Basketball Club (Stoughton, MA), a basketball center that serves youth ages 5 years old through high school in the Greater Stoughton area.  Mr. Rhodes is a graduate of Boston College and the Harvard Law School.

Mr. Rhodes lives in North Easton with his wife, Rachel, and their five children.

Rev. Dr. Tucker has served on the board and been a supporter of Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy since 2017. She has extensive experience working in both urban and suburban schools, with expertise in teacher training and  development.

In addition to her role as Deputy Director of Madison Park Development Corporation, a leading developer of affordable housing in Nubian Square, Roxbury, Rev. Dr. Tucker previously headed The Cambridge Montessori School. Rev. Dr. Tucker has also served as President of Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center (MCAEC) in Dorchester (a tuition-free middle school for low-income girls in Boston).  She is an expert in teacher training/classroom assessment/school culture. In addition to serving on the Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy board, Ingrid has served on a variety of other non-profit and independent school boards, including the board of the Maryundo School for Girls in Rwanda and the Cardinal’s Advisory committee. Dr. Rev. Tucker is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, spending her senior year at Spelman College. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Clark Atlanta University and a doctorate in education from Boston College Lynch School of Education.

Dr. Rev. Tucker and her husband, Phillip, are the co-founders and Pastors of Awaken Christian Church, have four adult children and are residents of Milton, Massachusetts.

About the Campaign for Catholic Schools

The Campaign for Catholic Schools is a fifteen-year-old nonprofit organization established as an outgrowth of Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s 2010 Initiative, a major strategic planning effort aimed at rebuilding and revitalizing the Catholic schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. Currently, CCS co-sponsors two Academies, Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy (Dorchester) and Trinity Catholic Academy (Brockton) which educate 1,400 students aged 2-14 at five fully renovated campuses from 6:30am-6pm each school day.

CCS has raised over $115 million, attracting an ecumenical group of supporters who value urban Catholic education and its effectiveness in graduating underserved students, with over 97% graduating from Catholic high schools.

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Robert G. and Michelle Cooke Atchinson Fund for Teacher Support 

Artie and Judy Boyle Scholarship Fund 

Nellie M. Brownell Scholarship Fund 

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Paula Crook Clifford Annual Scholarship 

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Jack Connors Jr. Scholarship Fund

Doris B. Cooke Scholarship Fund

Susan E. Dawley Endowment for Teaching Excellence and Scholarship Support

Vernon F. DeGabriele & Mary A. Orton Memorial Scholarship Fund 

M. Christine Driscoll Scholarship Fund 

Thomas F. and Gertrude C. Flynn Scholarship Fund 

Corey C. Griffin Scholarship Fund 

F. Beirne Lovely, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Edward T. Mulkern Scholarship Fund

Edward and Katherine Naughton Family Endowment Fund

Sister Cecilia Leonor Navas, O.P. Scholarship Fund 

Pero Family Fund for Catholic Education 

Rose M. Pesce Scholarship Fund 

Lawrence Eugene Sullivan Scholarship Fund 

James T. A. Vanderslice Scholarship Fund 

Mary Cullen Walsh Endowment for Capital Improvements

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