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$3M donation to help open first Baltimore Catholic school in 50+ years

Posted at 1:50 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 13:50:39-05

BALTIMORE — Baltimore is planning its first new Catholic school in over 50 years, and the construction may now be a reality thanks to a large donation.

Jack Dwyer, the owner and Chairman if the Board of Capital Funding Group family of companies, gave the Archbishop of Baltimore a $3 million donation towards developing the school.

“I have always believed that a solid education creates the foundation for our community’s future success through our youth,” said Dwyer. “My wife Nancy and I decided to make a $3 million commitment through my bank, CFG Community Bank, to boost the fundraising in hopes to raise enough for the school. Equally important was to stimulate private investment in the west side of Baltimore which has been neglected for years.”

The Archdiocese has previously announced the new school will be in downtown Baltimore and will be names after Servant of God Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange.

“On behalf of the generations of children who will benefit from the education they receive at the Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, I wish to thank Jack and Nancy for their extraordinary generosity and commitment to the children of Baltimore. This is truly a gift that will endure and bear much fruit for many, many years to come,” Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, said.