Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput smiles during a press conference Aug. 21 after signing an agreement with H. Edward Hanway, left, and the Faith in the Future Foundation to turn over to the foundation the management and fundraising for 21 schools in the archdiocese. Hanway is the temporary CEO of the foundation.
Catholic News Service
Philadelphia’s 17 archdiocesan high schools and its four schools for special education are under new management, the first time a diocese has given control of a major part of its schools to an independent and essentially lay board.
Under the agreement, which initially is for five years, the archdiocesan Office for Catholic Education, which previously oversaw the schools, will become a division of the Faith in the Future Foundation, reporting directly to the foundation’s CEO, a former chairman and CEO of Cigna Corp.
The foundation will have about 15 members, with the archbishop appointing only one-third of them.