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EDUCATION NEWS | Next Generation of Philanthropists Named from Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Westmont/etc


Nazareth Academy Principal Therese Hawkins is proud to announce that 15 juniors and seniors have been chosen for the second annual Young Community Changemakers program (YC2). YC2 is a leadership development program designed to educate and empower local youth to become the next generation of philanthropists and is sponsored by Community Memorial Foundation and The Burjan Family.

Thirty students from Nazareth Academy and Lyons Township High School were selected, based on a written application and recommendations and will meet December through April to explore the social challenges in our community, learn about philanthropy, review grant applications, conduct site visits and ultimately award up to $15,000 to nonprofit organizations.

“We are so very proud of Nazareth Academy's participation in this program,” said Mrs. Hawkins. “As we reflect on this years school theme - Widening Our Lens...That All May Be One, we know that the experiences our students will have through YC2 will equip them with important skills like empathy, compassion and civic responsibility. Congratulations to the Nazareth Academy and Lyons Township students selected to participate. They are a powerful example of goodness in our world! Our sincere thanks to Community Memorial Foundation and the Burjan Family for providing such an excellent opportunity.”

Congratulations to the following Nazareth students, whose interest in, and dedication to, serving the needs of the community are a source of great school pride:

  • Carter Breslow, Clarendon Hills

  • Mary Calabria, Darien

  • Sarah Ereio, Western Springs

  • Paula Martinez, Willow Springs

  • Dot McCarthy, Hinsdale

  • Caitlin McGarry, Western Springs

  • Marty McNamara, Western Springs

  • Daniel Metzger, LaGrange

  • Alex Milos, Woodridge

  • ThienMy Nguyen, Westchester

  • Adriana Pirrello, Darien

  • Maddie Ramaglia, Chicago

  • Emily Sackley, LaGrange

  • Emma Sarin, Westmont

  • Matthew Winters, Clarendon Hills

Nazareth Academy, a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school serving families from 55 communities and 115 grade schools in Chicago and the western suburbs, established in 1900 and sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph, values scholarship, service, spirit and unity.




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