PHOENIX, ARIZ. - At its annual Night of Hope dinner on November 3, 2012, supporters, alumni and educators came together to celebrate and sustain Catholic education through funds raised during last year’s Night of Hope and to raise funds for scholarships for those in need for the coming year, according to a news release. Ninety percent of funds from this year’s event are for the same purpose.
This commitment to outward expressions of the faith prompted Night of Hope organizers to recognize Gary Brown, president of Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries, by presenting him with the Guardian of Hope Award. It was Brown who suggested that Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries get involved in local Catholic education. In accepting the award, Brown stated, “In this proclaimed “Year of Faith’, it makes perfect sense that Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries provide support to our Catholic education programs. Our mission, like the mission of Diocesan Schools, requires us to proclaim, teach and defend the teachings of our faith and evangelize our belief in the goodness of our faith in Christ.”
Posted Dec. 7, 2012