New hire to advance philanthropic growth plan
Uniondale, N.Y., May 12, 2021 – In a move aimed at increasing fundraising to meet the growing need for scholarship aid and programs at Long Island’s Catholic grammar schools, Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation has appointed Ismini Scouras as the new Executive Director.
Scouras will be tasked with implementing a strategy designed to diversify the organization’s revenue stream from a largely events-driven model. THF’s impact will be significantly enhanced with the development of additional solicitation programs, including major gifts, planned gifts, foundation grants, and an annual fund.
"The Catholic elementary schools across Long Island nurture 'our' children with strong spiritual values and prepare them for life's journey. However, a growing number of families cannot afford tuition,” said Lewis S. Ranieri, Tomorrow Hope Foundation’s founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Together with THF leadership, Ismini will lead the way in building a more sustainable fundraising program for the Foundation and allow us to give more children the gift of a Catholic education.”
Scouras is a seasoned fundraiser who comes to Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation from La Salle Academy, an all-male Catholic high school in New York City with a similar mission. Driven by her passion for Catholic education, Scouras raised more than $13.3 million during her six-year tenure at La Salle to provide scholarship aid and programming needs for the school’s financially disadvantaged student population.
“It is a great honor to be named the Executive Director of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation and to join such a great team. We all believe in the mission of Catholic education and the critical role it provides to the children entrusted to our care,” Scouras said.
Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation has been providing scholarship aid to Long Island’s Catholic grammar schools for more than 15 years. Since its inception in 2005, Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation has granted more than $25 million in tuition assistance to approximately 20,000 students.
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.