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Quality education is the foundation of success.

Partners In Excellence

Every child deserves a quality education, and it is through education that we, as a society, will break the cycle of poverty for the families of our most marginalized and disadvantaged.


“Education is the transformative power which lifts the aspirations of young people who struggle to see a future for themselves. Our PIE Scholars benefit from an education which draws forth the God-given talents within them”

– Archbishop William E. Lori 

Give Opportunity

Many families within Baltimore City are overlooked and under-served. When you become a Partner In Excellence, you give an opportunity where opportunity is often scarce.


Create Hope

PIE Scholars attend schools that provide strong academics while helping students discover their God-given gifts and talents.  Through nurturing a sense of self-worth in our students, they become much more aware of the possibilities that lay before them. 
This is where Hope is found.


See Success

Most of our students pursue higher education opportunities and, after getting their degree, return to give back to their community.


A Commitment to Success

Since the Partners In Excellence Scholarship Program was established in 1996, the initiative has inspired long term participation from a variety of Partners.  Several corporate, foundation and individual philanthropies have supported PIE for over a decade, including a handful since PIE’s inception.  Because of the ongoing support of our donors, many families are also able to commit long-term to our schools.  Check out this video to hear a little more about why PIE has inspired such a dedicated following.

Latest News

  • View the PIE Spring 2020 Program Report

    Our Community Schools create environments of hope for students who need it the most - and these environments of hope go beyond the classroom walls.
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  • Former PIE Student Creates Mentor Program for Young Girls

    Former PIE Student Creates Mentor Program for Young Girls PIE STAFF MAY 21, 2019 Like most high school seniors, Anaiya Dixon is looking forward: looking forward to graduation, looking forward to summer, looking forward to starting her freshman year at Towson University, looking forward to prom. “I’m wearing a mermaid-style dress.  It’s blue,” she says with a smile.  But, while she looks ahead to a bright future, she is also taking time to look back. Anaiya is a former PIE Scholar who attended Holy Angels Catholic School from 6th grade to 8th grade.  She credits Holy Angels with encouraging her...
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  • Mount St. Mary’s product: PIE scholarship ‘changed my life’

    Mount St. Mary’s product: PIE scholarship ‘changed my life’ PAUL MCMULLEN SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 FEATURE, LOCAL NEWS, NEWS, SCHOOLS Alexis Watson needed just seven semesters to earn a degree in communication from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, where last week she began work on her master’s in business administration. The 22-year-old is employed by the Mount as a program coordinator in alumni engagement, and already knows her way around development and marketing, having served as the face of its “Live Significantly” campaign during the previous school year, which put her on radio, TV and billboards. Dr. Donna Hargens, Ed.D., superintendent of Catholic...
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What Our Partners Are Saying

  • How they’re able to engage families- it’s not just that you’re giving a student a scholarship, you’re giving a family a scholarship. And that family is part of an overall community.

    Whit Harvey
    Donor, CEO and Owner, Whit Harvey Group
  • I enjoy Catholic school because of the things they teach and the things the teachers do for us- they’re really sweet here and I like that. Everyone supports each other. The teachers, and the students. We just want to make everyone their best.

    Jaden Bishop
    PIE Scholar, Holy Angels Catholic School, Class of 2021
  • The willingness to help each other out here and to just be a family, is something I haven’t seen in a very, very long time. Despite their differences, they’re here to support, encourage, and love one another. They stick to that routine, they know what needs to be done. They have high expectations, not only for me, but for themselves.

    Jane Gervasio
    Teacher, 3rd Grade, Holy Angels Catholic School
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Facts & Stats

The success of our students has remained consistent over 25 years.  Strong attendance rates, excellent classroom performance and  high graduation rates tell a story of students who recognize the opportunity given to them and are making the most of their opportunity.

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