Mission & History



The mission of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation is to ensure the excellence as well as the continuance of Catholic Schools on Long Island by increasing awareness and by providing scholarship and program funding for the needs of students and schools.


In January 2004, Bishop William Murphy and Superintendent of Schools Sister Joanne Callahan, having been increasingly concerned about the declining enrollment and increased financial pressure on the Catholic elementary schools located in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, decided to appoint a committee to work with a consultant in order to study the issues facing the elementary schools and make recommendations to Bishop Murphy.

One of the many recommendations from the Education Committee was to form a Diocesan education foundation that would serve as the vehicle to solicit financial support from both individuals and the Corporate community.

In March 2005, Bishop Murphy appointed Mr. Lewis Ranieri to form the foundation. Within a remarkable amount of time, Mr. Ranieri built a board of directors comprised of senior members of Diocesan administration, many prominent business people and professionals.

The name Tomorrow’s Hope was selected by Bishop Murphy and Tomorrow’s Hope was incorporated in September 2005 as a tax exempt not for profit public charity under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service. Parents seeking tuition assistance for their child can apply for aid through Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation.

For further information, please call 1-516-745-7611