Sacred Heart Greenwich all-girls catholic school Barat Society non-profit

As a member of the Barat Foundation, I was able to experience an entirely new type of "giving back." I joined the board my freshman year. As my involvement increased, it expanded my awareness and social consciousness. It continues to have an enormous impact on my life to the degree in which I have gotten involved on my college campus, and worked to increase my awareness about the good works that others are doing and how we, even as students, have the means to help them continue their mission. 


Throughout my four years on the Barat Foundation, I found that the lessons, values, and heightened sense of social consciousness that the board inculcates into students are very much aligned with the broader mission of a Sacred Heart education. Indeed, participation in the Foundation encouraged critical thinking, well-informed decision-making, a collaborative spirit, and a readiness to respectfully communicate ideas and opinions. In handling real funds whose impact could improve the lives of real people, the Barat Foundation taught me increased fiscal responsibility and offered the opportunity to forge meaningful connections with both local and global communities. Finally, in immersing myself in the missions and projects of the admirable organizations with which we worked, I found myself inspired by, and compelled to further partake in, the service-oriented mindset that permeated the world around me.


Being a member of the Barat Foundation was instrumental in gaining both knowledge and firsthand experience of philanthropy and non-profit organizations. The ability for young women to change lives, whether domestically or internationally, is a powerful and meaningful opportunity that each member of the Barat Foundation is given. I credit the foundation for being instrumental in my decision for pursuing projects during college that involve bettering the lives of others. I know that the lessons learned while being a member will be incorporated in my life as I begin my career.


2021 Supported organizations

  • Building One Community
  • ChadTough Defeat DIPG
  • Community Coalition for Haiti
  • Friends of Karen
  • Fundacion Nuestro Hogar (Columbia)
  • Mercy Learning Center
  • Mothers for Others
  • Patient Airlift Services
  • Red Cloud Indian School
  • Rwanda Education Assistance Program

Previously Supported Organizations

Abilis, Inc. - Greenwich/Stamford, CT
American Belarussian Relief Organization
Bethel Academy - Ardmore, PA
Building One Community - Stamford, CT
Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
Camp Veritas - New York
Caroline House, Inc. 
Carver Center - Port Chester, NY
Casa D'Esperanza - Yonkers, NY
Casa Hogar San Pablo, I.A.P. - Queretaro, Mexico
Cerebral Palsy Center of Westchester County
Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut
Children's Village - Dobbs Ferry, NY
City Squash - Bronx, NY
Community Coalition Haiti
Community Food Pantry - Mohegan Lake, NY
Community Pantry - New Mexico
Currey Ingram Academy - Kenya
Daughters of Charity of the Most Precious Blood - Bridgeport, CT
Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Don Bosco Center - Port Chester, NY
Duke Excite Development - Duke University
Education and Hope - Guatemala
Emerge Leadership Program - Evanston, IL
Evergreen - Bridgeport, CT
Feed My Starving Children 
Fordham Prep Service Immersion Program - Bronx, NY
Girls Write Now - New York City
Grace Academy - Hartford, CT
Head Start - Mt. Kisco, NY
Heartsong, Inc. 
Helping Hands for the Homeless and Hungry Inc. - Rye, NY
Janada Batchelor Foundation for Children - Tanzania
Kids in Crisis - Greenwich, CT
Laina Saba Primary School - Nairobi, Kenya
Let's Play it Forward - Westchester, NY
Mercy Learning Center - Bridgeport, CT
Miracle Kids - Mogilev, Belarus
Mothers for Others - Greenwich, CT
Neighbor to Neighbor - Greenwich, CT
Neighbor's Link - Stamford, CT
New Covenant House for Hospitality - Stamford, CT
Northeast Westchester Special Recreation Inc. 
Offbeat Players
Operation Med School - White Plains, NY
Our Lady Academy - Biloxi, MI
Petit Family Foundation 
Project Eye to Eye
Project S.W.E.E.P. - East Palo Alto, CA
RE Children's Project
Real Hope for Haiti - Cazale, Haiti
Red Cloud Indian School - South Dakota
Reverse the Course
RJNY, Inc.
RSHM Life Center
Run It! - Bronx, NY 
Rwanda Education Assistance Program
Rye Free Reading Room - Rye, NY
Sacred Heart Institute for Transformative Education - Northern Samar, Philippines
Saturdays at Sacred Heart - Greenwich, CT
Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action - India
SophieConnect - Greenwich, CT
St. Anthony's Free Medical Clinic - Bronx, NY
St. Charles Brazilian Children - Brazil
St. Charles Lwanga Health Center, Kenya
St. Joseph's Parenting Center - Stamford, CT
St. Madeleine Sophie Home and Educational Center for Special Needs
Stamford Youth Soccer League - Stamford, CT
Summer Outreach at Sacred Heart Greenwich
The Child Abuse Prevention Center - New York
Villa Infantil - Mexico
Waterside Elementary School - Stamford, CT
ZanaAfrica - Kenya