MSBA interns play a key role in helping to plan the Annual Scholarship Benefit—the school’s major fundraiser. This past year, Laura Caporaletti (’14) was assisted by Pat Fricchione (’15) in organizing the event. Over 400 people attended the fundraiser at Congressional Country Club, which brought in $250,000 of revenue. This year, both Stew McHie, Director of the MSBA program, and Mary Kate Kelly, Corporate Relations Manager, attended San Miguel School’s most successful Scholarship Benefit to date.
Catholic University’s MSBA program is unparalleled in preparing students for careers in both the private and public sectors. Firmly rooted in Catholic Social Teaching, the MSBA program instills students with the value of service—especially service to those in need. The MSBA partnership with San Miguel School is just one of many ways the MSBA program and its students embody the virtue of service.
San Miguel School was founded in 2002 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers to serve Latino boys in the greater DC area. The school is part of the larger Nativity Miguel movement, a nationwide effort of more than 50 elementary and middle schools offering a holistic and faith-based education to inner city and under-served communities. Currently, San Miguel DC teaches 65 boys, grades 6th through 8th, whose families live at or below the poverty line.
As an independent and tuition-free school, San Miguel raises 98% of its operating revenue from individuals, foundations, businesses, and anti-poverty programs. The development office has reached out to the MSBA program for qualified and dedicated interns to assist with fundraising efforts. MSBA students have interned with San Miguel for the last four years.