Regina Angelorum Academy's sixteenth annual fundraiser, Forward in the Faith, will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023 in the elegant gardens of Appleford Estate in Lower Merion. The evening will feature a VIP Welcome Reception, Gala Reception, guest speaker Ryan T. Anderson, student performances, Silent and Live Auctions, and a seated dinner on the historic home's terrace.
At Regina Angelorum Academy, our curriculum inspires students to grow particularly in wisdom and virtue. We seek to inspire wonder in the truth, beauty, and goodness in the world. Your support allows our school to bring the time-tested educational method of a Classical Liberal Arts curriculum to our students. Since our school does not receive financial assistance from any parish or diocese, we rely on support like yours to fulfill our mission as a Catholic school and to help provide financial assistance to our families.
Artwork deadline for Sponsorships and Advertising to ensure inclusion in the Gala Program is April 3rd.
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by this date to make printing deadlines. Thank you!
Even if you can't attend, you can still help make Forward the Faith a success.
Your donation to Forward in the Faith helps fuel Regina Angelorum Academy's mission to provide an authentic Catholic classical education to nearly 200 Pre-K through 8th grade students.
Jim and Felicia Coffey have been involved with Regina Angelorum Academy (RAA) since the founding of the school in 2007. Jim and Felicia live in Havertown, PA, and are active members of St. Denis Parish. Four of their children attended RAA and their daughter Mary Coppa Coffey, who entered into eternal life July 15, 2009, has been a powerful intercessor for RAA. The Coffeys pour their hearts and souls into our school. Their countless hours of service have included Jim's service as a member of the Board of Directors, Felicia's service as a math and music teacher, and her incredible feats in all types of weather to bring her harp and provide music for school Mass. They have rolled up their sleeves to mop floors, move furniture, stay after school to help students with their studies, and continue to do countless other acts of kindness.
Felicia says, "RAA provides a place where our students are free to completely be themselves and grow into who God created them to be. This is achieved because they have the comfort of learning and knowing, through Catholic Classical Education, who created them, where they came from, where they are going, and that they are each loved uniquely by God the Father."
Jim Coffey is the Vice President of The Papal Foundation in Chester, PA. He holds a Master of Arts in Moral Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, Religious Studies Division, and is a Candidate for the Deaconate of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Jim is a Trustee of Cardinal O'Hara High School, The National Catholic Community Foundation, and the Pueri Cantores student choral organization of the Catholic Church. Since 2003, he has led Papal Foundation pilgrimages to Assisi,
Rome, Sicily, the Amalfi Coast of Italy, and the Holy Land. Jim has led Papal Foundation mission awareness trips to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico, including a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Girlstown, Chalco, Mexico, where the Sisters of Mary educate and care for 3,000 children from the poorest areas of the country.
Felicia Coffey, a native of Philadelphia, is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University. Felicia has a love of music and math and is fascinated by the connections between the two. She has been involved with Regina Angelorum Academy since it was founded in 2007. Felicia has had multiple roles at RAA including directing the First Friday Choir and Folk Song Club, teaching music, first-grade math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra. Felicia has a deep appreciation for Regina Angelorum and the Catholic Classical education it offers.
Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the author or co-author of five books, including the just-released Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing. Anderson's research has been cited by two U.S. Supreme Court justices, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas, in two Supreme Court cases. Anderson has appeared on ABC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox News. His work has been published by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and multiple media outlets. He is the John Paul II Teaching Fellow in Social Thought at the University of Dallas, a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University, and a Fellow of the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America. Anderson is the Founding Editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and he received his doctoral degree in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.