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Where Are They Now? Featuring Michael Bell

As a young student at Cardinal Shehan School over ten years ago, Michael Bell was awarded his first PIE Scholarship.  The scholarship covered less than 20% of the tuition cost at the time, but it was certainly a difference-making amount.  In a PIE video produced four years ago, Michael spoke briefly about the moment he...
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Where Are They Now? Featuring Walter Oliver

In the early years of the Partners in Excellence (PIE) Scholarship Program, donors and friends always loved visiting Father Charles Hall Elementary School in Sandtown-Winchester.  Principal Kathleen Filippelli and her dedicated staff did a wonderful job in creating a home-like atmosphere for the students, and visitors picked up on this warmth right away.  A big...
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PIE Back to School Breakfast aims for $200,000 for scholarships

PIE Back to School Breakfast aims for $200,000 for scholarships September 27, 2023 By Christopher Gunty Catholic Review   What starts with barbershop harmonies and ends with a marching band? It’s the Partners in Excellence Back-to-School Breakfast, held Sept. 27 at the Garage at R House in Remington. Mark Viviano, sports director for WJZ-TV and a...
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Where Are They Now? Featuring Riccy Amador

“My mom always said education is the most powerful tool,” Riccy Amador, Catholic School alum and PIE scholar explains, “because no one could take it away.“ As another new school year begins, we are pleased to reintroduce you to Riccy and to provide you with a glimpse of her remarkable achievements. Born in Honduras, Riccy...
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Archbishop William E. Lori at the Archdiocese of Baltimore's annual Partners in Excellence Breakfast Oct. 20, 2022

Partners in Excellence Hits Milestones With Baltimore City Catholic School Scholarships

From The Catholic Review October 21, 2022 By Catholic Review Staff Partners in Excellence, an archdiocesan program to provide Catholic school scholarships to Baltimore City children, smashed an Oct. 20 “PIE Giving Day” fundraising goal by more than $60,000. Supporters donated approximately $185,000, enough to provide more than 70 scholarships through the program. PIE was...
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Partners In Excellence Celebrates 25 Years

Partners in Excellence Celebrates 25 years Providing Catholic Scholarships

From The Catholic Review September 24, 2021 By Priscila González de Doran Riccy Amador considers it a blessing to have been a former scholarship recipient through the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Partners in Excellence program. “Growing up, so many doors closed for me because I did not have a green card,” she said, speaking at a...
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