De Marillac Academy President Theresa Flynn Houghton Meets Bianca Rojo ’04
When was the last time you were in awe of someone or something? Since joining De Marillac Academy in July, I have experienced an overwhelming feeling of admiration for the students, graduates, families, faculty, staff and partners of De Marillac. I am truly in awe.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Bianca Rojo ’04, who shared how she overcame challenges beyond her socio-economic status, including being separated from her parents since her junior year of high school due to immigration issues. Working full-time throughout high school and college to help support herself and her younger sibling, Bianca has persevered and triumphed. As a college graduate, Bianca now works downtown as a legal assistant and is also applying to law school! Bianca is an inspiration, not only for her gritty resolve, but because she recently made a commitment to supporting future generations of De Marillac Academy students—with an unprompted donation to De Marillac! When I asked Bianca, the first alum to donate, why she decided to give, she replied that she wants to pay forward the gift she received as a student at De Marillac Academy. Incredible!
I hope you will be inspired by Bianca’s first gift and make yours by December 31, 2016.
Theresa Flynn Houghton
President & CEO
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