May 1, 2024 at 9:20 a.m.

The Catholic schools in the Diocese of Albany held their 2024 Hope Reception — titled “An Evening in the Clouds” — on April 26 at The Hangar at 743 in Latham. The annual fundraiser — which at last count has raised over $75,000 this year — supports the Beacon of Hope Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition assistance to families to send their children to a Catholic school in the 14-county Diocese.
The reception featured performances and demonstrations by Catholic school students and celebrated the Beacon of Hope Community Spirit Award honorees from each school. During the 2023-24 school year, the Beacon of Hope Scholarship Fund provided financial support to more than 200 students in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese.
To donate to the Beacon of Hope Scholarship fund, please visit For more information, contact Julie Byron-Hogan, development assistant, at (518) 453-6602 or [email protected].

Photos by Kathryn Costello