Board of Directors

Durham Catholic District School Board Announces
Board of Directors for the Durham Catholic Children's Foundation

At the Regular Board Meeting on March 23 , 201 5 , the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) announced the newly appointed Board of Directors for the Durham Catholic Children's Foundation

The 2015 Durham Catholic Children's Foundation Board of Directors:

 Name  Role
 Jim McCafferty, DCDSB Chair  Trustee Representative
 Theresa Corless, DCDSB Vice-Chair  Trustee Representative
 Anne O'Brien, Director of Education/Secretary and Treasurer  Senior Leadership Representative
 Ryan Putnam, Chief Financial Officer  Senior Leadership Representative
 Jim Raper, St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic School  Principal/Vice-Principal Representative
 Shannon da Silva, St. Bridget Catholic School  DCDSB Teaching Representative
 Shelley Phoenix, Manager of Clinical Services  DCDSB Non-Teaching Representative
 Brian Miettinen, Retiree  DCDSB Retiree Representative
 Bailey Bedard, Monsignor John Pereyma CSS  Student Representative
 Rosemary Barry, Ajax Family of Schools  Parent Representative
 Father Damian Ali, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church  Parish/Clergy Representative
 Stan Karwowski, City of Pickering  Community Representative

"The formation of the Durham Catholic Children's Foundation and Board of irectors supports our faith-based learning community and nurtures our partnership between the home, school and parish in support of student achievement and faith formation," said Chair Jim McCafferty

For years, staff and school communities across the Durham Catholic District School Board have come together to aid their most vulnerable students and families. The formation of the Durham Catholic Children's Foundation enables a formal mechanism for coordinating charitable initiatives, and raising and distributing funds for Durham Catholic children.

"The Durham Catholic Children's Foundation supports the Board's Discovery 2020 Strategic Plan and guiding principles of Excellence, Equity and New Evangelization," said Anne O'Brien, Director of Education. "One of the 10 key themes outlined in the plan is Witnessing Faith, which emphasizes social justice and equity of opportunity within our Catholic school system," she said, adding that" Our service as educators is interwoven with faith, hope and charity as we support the whole student in mind, body and spirit to foster positive learning outcomes."

The newly formed Board of Directors for the Durham Catholic Children's Foundation will work in collaboration with the Durham Catholic District School Board to adopt the requisite terms of reference, by-laws, mission,
vision and infrastructure under the guidance of the Director of Education and designated staff.

The Board of Directors will be formally introduced at the 2nd  Annual Durham Catholic Children's Foundation Dinner on Friday, May 8, 2015.

About the Durham Catholic District School Board

The Durham Catholic District School Board shares a sense of community among families, educators and parishes and is committed to integrating the teachings of the Gospel with quality educational programs that guide students in their journeys to meeting the Catholic Graduate Expectations. The Board currently serves approximately 23,000 students in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, and the townships of Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Bastarache
Communications Officer
905-576-6150 ext. 2195
jennifer.bastarache@dcdsb.ca

 

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