“Valerie has never hesitated in being extraordinarily generous to St. Catharine’s,” said Sr. Patricia Wolf, RSM, St. Catharine Academy President. “Her steadfast support in gifts for financial aid over many years, as well as major gifts to SCA’s first ever capital campaign, are a testament to the meaning and value of a St. Catharine Academy education.”
The Valerie Saputo Puglisi ‘68 Scholars Program will provide 75% financial aid to seven SCA students annually. The Valerie Saputo Puglisi ‘68 Scholars Program will begin providing financial aid to students during the 2022-2023 school year.
A unique feature of the program is that it includes an acknowledgement by student recipients that they have a responsibility, if their eventual financial position permits them to do so, to help future Catharinites. This understanding of a long-term commitment to financially support St. Catharine Academy in a meaningful way is meant to inspire an ongoing, multi-generational effort to provide an SCA education for students in need. Each Saputo Puglisi Scholar will be asked to sign a letter reflecting her understanding of the scholarship and her future financial responsibility to support future Catharinites.
“It is my hope” said Valerie, “that the Valerie Saputo Puglisi ‘68 Scholars Program can lay the framework for St. Catharine Academy students in the coming years to be successful—and ultimately continue this tradition of impactful gift-giving for future generations of Catharinites.”