This year Queen of the Rosary honored Deacon Philip Franco for his contributions to Catholic education and the Williamsburg community, in addition to his service on their
board of directors. He can always be counted on to give guidance when called upon. He has been a teacher, principal, and was ordained a deacon for the Williamsburg diocese and assigned to Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in 2015. He is also the founder and director of Teachers of Light, an association of the faithful recognized by the diocese of Brooklyn and incorporated as a non-profit in New York. This Catholic organization tutors and offers educational help to financially struggling youth.
Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy was very pleased with the success of their 2nd annual benefit. They raised more than double that of their benefit last year, and nearly 200 attended this year. Funds raised will enable the academy to add programs and technology, as well as maintain curriculum currently offered. They look forward to continued growth in attendance and the opportunity to showcase the remarkable achievements of the academy and its students at future benefits.