2019 Reunion Merici Challenge Goal
The spirit and charism of St. Angela Merici, a model for Christian womanhood and the religious education of young women, has long-inspired Rita Murphy Carfagna ’71 and Peter Carfagna. Since 2013 they have built the Merici Scholarship Program, named for St. Angela, at Beaumont School and now they are the inspiration to expand the program further.
Merici Scholars are young women who are well-rounded, academically strong, spiritually engaged, involved in at least one extracurricular activity and who demonstrate financial need. Since its inception, the Carfagna’s faith-filled generosity has supported nearly 100 Beaumont students, serving an important role in the growth of Beaumont’s enrollment over the past three years.
"We’ve been long-time supporters of Ursuline education at Beaumont. We believe in and support the important academic, athletic and spiritual development young women receive through their Catholic education here,” said Rita Carfagna. "We know that the Merici Scholarship Program helps to make this exceptional Beaumont education accessible to more young women, changing their lives forever.”
Past Merici Scholars are attending universities such as Cornell, Georgetown, Boston College and MIT. Current Merici Scholars are varsity athletes, thespians, student council leaders and a voice and helping hand for those in need. They are the young women who will change the world.
Now it’s your turn to help. The Carfagna’s have challenged alumnae to match their annual $50,000 donation in support of the Merici Scholarship Program through June 30, 2020, thereby doubling their annual gift to reach our goal of $100,000.
In donating to the Merici Scholarship Program, you will change the lives of deserving young women by giving them the opportunity to receive the great gift of a Beaumont education.