The Ultimate Gamechanger

An enjoyable evening is always a slam dunk when Dana Barros takes the center court, and it was no different at a recent CCS gathering at the ’Quin House with the popular point guard. CCS Board member, Travis Rhodes, invited Dana to address CCS supporters and share stories about how his Catholic schooling positively impacted his personal and professional life. 

On hand with thoughtful questions were three students from Trinity Catholic Academy and Xaverian Brothers High School. When asked about the influence of Catholic schools on his attitude and life choices, Dana responded: “Look out for opportunities. As you go through life, opportunities come in front of you, and you must be ready for them. Catholic education gives you the best foundation to be ready.”

For the past 15 years, CCS has seized such opportunities. The consolidation of struggling Catholic schools into two vibrant Academies has meant 1,450 students are receiving an excellent education in Brockton and Dorchester. In the words of CCS Vice Chair Bob Atchinson, these achievements “not only change the slope of the child’s life, but also that of his or her family’s lives; they impact our larger community.” It is this realization, of hope, that serves as the ultimate gamechanger—not only for today’s students, but for all those who will walk through
our school doors in the future.

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Endowment Funds

Robert G. and Michelle Cooke Atchinson Fund for Teacher Support 

Artie and Judy Boyle Scholarship Fund 

Nellie M. Brownell Scholarship Fund 

Cameron Family Scholarship Fund

Paula Crook Clifford Annual Scholarship 

Dorothy Holt Connolly Endowed Scholarship 

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

Richard and Margaret Walsh Scholarship Fund