This Fund is founded on the following beliefs:
- We have an obligation to live our Baptismal Covenant. An essential element of this covenant is to “respect the dignity of every human being.” The “Dream Big – Leave a Legacy” fund is an opportunity for each of us to live our Baptismal Covenant and uphold the “I will, with God’s help” response to the questions of our Baptismal Covenant.
- Education is a key element to overcoming many societal issues.
- Every person has the right to “Dream Big.”
This college scholarship fund is created especially for youth with big dreams who may need financial assistance to attend college. Furthermore, this fund is established with the “Big Dream” it will one day grow large enough–through the generous gifts of many–that it may annually fund one-year of college tuition, from its income alone, to a student that is known as a member of St. Mary Anne’s parish family with their own “Big Dream.”
Initially this fund has been established with $25,000, in the loving memory of Elizabeth Jayne and Harold Arthur Flood, by their children Victoria, Rebecca, and Andrew. However, our “Big Dream” is that many people contribute to the principal and expand this memorial to include the names of your loved ones.
The “Dream Big – Leave a Legacy” college scholarship fund is founded on the beliefs described herein and these principles summarized by St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians (4:8): Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Scholarship criteria and guidelines, for interested high school students, will be distributed this fall. Your donations to this fund are welcome at anytime. Together, we can help future generations, “Dream Big and Leave a Legacy”.