By Catholic Review Staff
The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has recognized the Archdiocese of Baltimore as an exceptional supporter of Catholic education.
The archdiocese, as well as four other individuals and institutions, will be honored at the NCEA 2016 Convention and Expo in San Diego at the end of March.
The archdiocese will receive the John F. Meyers Award, one of five of the NCEA’s 2016 President’s Awards. The John F. Meyers Award is given for, according to the NCEA, providing substantial support for Catholic education in the areas of development, public relations, scholarship programs, financial management or government relations.
“Catholic school communities nationwide are fortunate to have individuals and organizations who are serving the church’s mission of Catholic school education, which is rooted in the Gospel,” said Thomas Burnford, interim NCEA president.
According to the NCEA, the Convention and Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the U.S. Participants include elementary and high-school teachers as well as administrators and school board members.
The event includes 275 professional development sessions, as well as liturgies, networking events and an expo hall showcasing the latest educational products, services and technology.