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Brookside Gives Back Fund Distributes $12,000 to Support Students at Parma Catholic Schools

Posted May 31, 2018

Cleveland, Ohio – May 29, 2018 – The Brookside Gives Back Fund, held at the Catholic Community Foundation, has made a distribution of $12,000 to support tuition assistance for students at Holy Family Catholic School and Saint Columbkille Catholic School, both in Parma. The fund was created by Christopher A. Anselmo, president at Brookside Tax & Financial Group, LLC, a full-service tax and financial group located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

On June 6, Mr. Anselmo will present checks to Holy Family and Saint Columbkille schools during school award assemblies. In turn, the schools will make twelve $1,000 tuition assistance awards to selected students, based on need. “Support of Catholic education through assistance and scholarships is so important to our families who are working and sacrificing to send their children to a Catholic school. The impact of this assistance helps all of us in Catholic education to continue to foster a love of Christ while providing a high quality education,” says Saint Columbkille School principal, Renee Cerny. “We are so grateful for Mr. Anselmo’s generosity and the work of the Brookside Gives Back Fund.”

The Brookside Gives Back Fund was established in 2017 by Mr. Anselmo, with significant funds added from memorial contributions made for his father, who passed away in January. “I wanted to help children, and I know that a child in a Catholic school has a shot at a gaining a good education,” says Mr. Anselmo, who is an alumni of John Carroll University. “I plan on making continuing contributions to Brookside Gives Back Fund and am encouraging others to join me in order to help students gain a Catholic education.” Brookside will provide another $12,000 check to the Brookside Gives Back Foundation for the next school year.

Holy Family principal, Tom Brownfield, is grateful for the assistance that the fund provides: “As the cost of Catholic education continues to grow, children from many families, especially many middle class families, are being excluded from a faith-based system of learning. Thanks to the Brookside Gives Back Fund, six of our families are able to continue to send their children to Holy Family School where their children can continue to learn in a Christ-like environment centered on proclaiming the Gospel and serving others.”

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