Ursuline Sisters of Bedford Park Donate $1 million to AMSU
Bronx, NY (April 21, 2016) – The spirit of the Ursuline Sisters continues to permeate the life of the Academy of Mount St. Ursula and it remains critical for the advancement of the mission of the school. Since 2008 the Ursuline Sisters have been extremely generous by providing financial support to the school totaling well over $2 million. Last month AMSU received word that they are committing another $1 million to support the school’s mission. With this gift, the Ursulines will fulfill their pledge to the Ensure Their Future Campaign and the Annual Fund . In addition, this gift will enable AMSU to offer substantial financial aid to the Class of 2020, assist with necessary upgrades to the physical plant, and construct a new faculty/staff parking lot.
In her note to the AMSU administration announcing the gift, Sr. Kathleen Finnerty, osu ’56 , said, “We are delighted to be able to assist in this way. Our devotion to the AMSU mission remains strong and steadfast.”
AMSU is extremely grateful for this wonderful gift! Our dedicated administrators, faculty and staff are successfully carrying on the mission of Ursuline education. Their dedication and hard work will keep AMSU moving forward for future generations.
“This recent gift of the Ursuline community is in keeping with the 160 years of generosity demonstrated by the Ursulines for the young women of New York, “
said Fr. John Vigilanti, President.
“We at AMSU are so appreciative of the support we receive from the Ursuline Sisters. AMSU is the great school it is because of the wonderful Ursuline Sisters who began our school and who have worked here for many years,”
said Sr. Jean Marie Humphries, osu, PhD ’89.
“Carry on steadfastly and faithfully the work you have undertaken”
(Intro. to Counsels, St. Angela Merici)