Mr. C. Named Honorary Chair of the Sr. Thea Bowman Black Catholic Educational Foundation Scholarship Event.
Mr. Sam Costanzo of The Academy Schools lent his name, his presence and his personal resources to assist with a benefit whose mission and ministry has the focus of service to young African Americans in poverty.
On April 6, 2016 the event was held at Heinz Field in celebration of twenty-six years of The Sister Thea Bowman Black Catholic Educational Foundation. The Foundation began with the passion and spirit of an African American Franciscan Sister from Mississippi. Sister Thea Bowman was in the terminal stages of cancer when she was presented with a vision and a plan to raise up and sustain youngsters in need of opportunities for higher education.
Mr. Sam Costanzo, Founder of The Academy Schools, was chosen to be Honorary Chair of this event based on his initiative and vision in juvenile rehabilitation over his 40 year career. The hope is that this will be the beginning of a partnership between these two endeavors which promote support and mentoring for young people in our society who are too often forgotten.