The Conwell Egan Catholic High School (CEC) recently accepted a $50,000 donation from Jim Worthington and the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC),the third largest individually owned health club in the nation. This contribution was made under the Pennsylvania Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program. The presentation of the check was made by Jim Worthington, Owner of the NAC to Bill Burns, CEC Director of Advancement, Janet Dollar, CEC President and Jeff Gibbons of Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS). Several NAC employees and members who were also CEC graduates were present for the presentation as well.
The funds will be used for the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program of BLOCS allowing them to further their mission of providing high-quality, value based education for financially disadvantaged students in the Philadelphia region.
“We are proud of the role we play in our local community, and remain committed to building character, achieving excellence, and demonstrating commitment,” explained Janet Dollard, President CEC.
Jim Worthing, owner of the Newtown Athletic Club, commented, “The NAC is proud to support the youth of our community and is committed to the improvement of the lives of all through education and commitment to the values of inclusiveness and health living.”
This type of community support illustrates a critical part of the NAC”s mission is to “Make Lives Better” through outreach that affects not only the lives of NAC members, but the lives of those who live and work throughout our county and region. Education is a crucial factor in improving lives in a systemic way by providing the means to an end, that end being a positive and productive life.