School Receives Grant!

We are pleased to report that St. Augustine Catholic School has been awarded a grant of $80,000 from the Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation to fund a building-wide electrical upgrade.  This is the fifth grant that the school has received from the Knott Foundation, the third in last 6 years, and the largest grant to SAS to date.

Previous grants from the Knott Foundation have included the purchase of laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads. This grant will facilitate a building-wide electrical upgrade that will keep the school in safety compliance as well as allowing us to continue to utilize technology to further our educational mission.

The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation is a Catholic family foundation committed to honoring their founders’ legacy of generosity to strengthen our community. Henry and Marion Knott were incredibly dedicated to two things: their family and their surrounding community of Baltimore. In 1977, they started the Foundation as a way of joining their two passions. Today, the Knott Foundation continues as a family-run philanthropic venture that strives to strengthen communities in central and western Maryland while preserving the Knott legacy of giving.

St. Augustine Catholic School is incredibly grateful for the continued generosity of the Knott Foundation. One factor that the Knott Foundation, as well as other charitable foundations, consider when giving awards is the investment that the community members have made in their own organization.  We are fortunate to have wonderful parents who demonstrate their support of St. Augustine Catholic School through financial contributions to the school and particularly to the Annual Fund.  Our high rate of parent participation over the years has sent the message to outside benefactors that we our worthy recipients of their investment.  THANK YOU to all of the SAS families! It is because of you that we received this grant.