The Barat Foundation is an Upper School student-run philanthropic organization dedicated to improving the lives of children worldwide. In 2005, the foundation announced its first grants, which, since then, have continued to be awarded annually.
The Barat Foundation began in 2004 with the initial involvement of Upper School students, Sacred Heart’s administration and a Sacred Heart parent, Larry Lunt. The idea was to establish an endowment and to use proceeds from its investment to provide qualified non-profit organizations with grants.
This past Monday, May 16, the Barat Foundation Awards ceremony took place. Five grants were awarded in 2022. Check out the list of recipients below, along with the list of students involved in the Barat Foundation for the 2021-2022 school year. Congratulations to all award recipients!
2022 Grant Recipients:
With My Own Two Hands: creating a more equitable world through water and agriculture
Ballet School of Stamford: providing scholarships to open the world of dance to all
Club Tigre de Voley: teaching volleyball to boys in Colombia in order to gather as a community in a healthy and safe environment
Heartsong, Inc: providing clinically-based therapeutic, educational and rehabilitative creative arts programs that seek to enhance the functioning level and quality of life of individuals with special needs.
ChadTough/Defeat DIPG: inspiring game-changing research for effective treatments against DIPG
2021-2022 Upper School participants:
Class of '22
Lauren Giuriceo, President
Charlotte Gannon, VP
Elisa Taylor, Treasurer
Catriona Marangi, Secretary
Heidi McGannon, Chair of Service
Class of '23
Ana Lopez del Punta
Class of '24
Class of '25