A HELPING HAND
Volunteers are needed in many areas:
- Assist in the Classroom
- Read in our Library Program
- Make sandwiches on “PB&J Day”
- Serve on one of our Board committees
- Special Events
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS
ANTHONY MINOPOLI – Involved since 2011
As a boy, Tony’s younger brother, who has special needs, was involved with Camp Teepee at the Catholic Center in Bridgeport. It was there that he met Sr. Eleace King, IHM, whose dedication and vision were instrumental in the creation of Saint Catherine Academy. Knowing how this experience benefitted his brother, Tony did not need much persuasion to become involved with the Center.
As a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, he has offered sound financial advice, strategic focus and a strong connection to the Knights of Columbus community ever since.
JEANIE and TOM TISDALE – Involved for almost 20 years
At least once a year, her husband Tom will join her in reading, and bring his entire law office team to help out on PB&J Fridays. Together they truly are a dynamic duo.
KELLY WELDON and HELEN BERGNER
The two teamed up to create craft projects for our students and young adults to do at home. They started with Easter wreaths, and have continued the spring theme this week with spring greeting cards to decorate, as well as a button project featuring 200 paper buttons in different shapes and colors to sort or design some fun geometric art.
MORGAN STANLEY volunteers
Many of the Morgan Stanley team members also generously supported our programs through a Christmas designation. Thanks to all of you at Morgan Stanley, for your time, talent, and treasure!
STEVE DONAHUE – Involved since 1999
You will also see him spreading the peanut butter on the assembly line and enjoying the company of our students at most every PB&J Friday.
ANDY TONER – Involved since 2018
In addition, he is a key volunteer in our vocational program, joining staff at job sites and providing needed support and supervision as our students learn and practice new job skills. Thank you, Andy!
LYNN WETMORE – Involved since 2015
With Lynn’s support, our students are able to try several different locations to help them practice new skills and better define their areas of interest.