Mooney’s Fund Hits $100K, Sets Feb. 4 Open House

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Cardinal Mooney High School’s annual fund has already reached $100,000 with an initial goal of $120,000 set for June.

To commemorate the fund’s nearly 30 years, a new campaign structure was introduced this year with a special committee established to oversee the administration of it.

The committee is comprised of a chairman and three vice chairmen. Each person has a team of volunteers who host fundraisers throughout the year.

Additionally, Mooney alumni have participated in phone-a-thons, calling former classmates to inform them of developments at the school and secure pledges. Proceeds from the fund go toward scholarships and operations at the school.

Cardinal Mooney will be kicking off next school year’s admissions season with a new student referral program.

Current Mooney families and employees are encouraged to refer students from qualifying public and charter schools to apply for admissions. Eligible referrals may earn referring families a $500 tuition credit.

Interested applicants can learn more about the program at Mooney’s Winter Open House set for 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the school.

Attendees will have student led tours, information on block scheduling, financial aid, and be entered into a raffle to win one of two $500 tuition credits for attending the open house.

RSVP for the open house here.

To contribute to the annual fund and for more information on the student referral program go to

Pictured: Members of the Mooney family who launched this year’s annual fund at a reception in October. Back row: Rebel Strollo; Brennan Olesh; Andrew Bushey, annual fund chairman; Louis Gentile; Joe Cassese, co-chairman; Vinnie Gentile; Dayna Terrell, co-chairman; Brad Handel, co-chairman; Mooney President Mark Oles; Tommy DeCesare. Front row: Leah Fecko; Sydni Armstrong; Mary Kate Zeno; Shanice St. Thomas; Mackenzie Hammond; Diosa Estrada and Alexis Santor.

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