Josephinum Academy's Spring Luncheon Raises Record Donations for Scholarship Funds
More than 200 friends and supporters of Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart attended the school's Spring Luncheon on April 30 at Michigan Shores in Wilmette. The guest speaker was Laura Miller, Special Agent for the FBI.
Josephinum '18 graduate Hope Smith-Taylor made a special trip home from Beloit College to speak and introduce Miller at the luncheon. Smith-Taylor, who wants to become the first African American female director of the FBI, said that her experience at Josephinum made her realize that she can do anything. She wants to be a powerful leader and an example for the next generation of girls.
"I was thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and introduce Laura Miller," said Smith-Taylor. "I am grateful for her encouragement and for Josephinum's efforts to connect me to individuals and experiences that will connect my education to my career."
The event raised nearly $120,000 for scholarships to the city's longest-standing all-girls Catholic high school. Event proceeds are included in more than $1 million in scholarships to support Josephinum's mission to ensure that all girls in Chicago have access to a transformative college-preparatory education.