Partnership Schools mourns the passing of our beloved Board Vice-Chairman Bill Finneran. Bill was unfailingly generous and fiercely devoted to the Catholic school students in Harlem, the South Bronx, and Florida whom he served through his philanthropy and support. A feisty, generous change-maker, Bill’s first question was always: “What do you need and how can I help?” And thanks to that simple question, over ten thousand students have been given the life-changing gift of a Catholic education.
As Executive Director Jill Kafka reflects, “He was never so happy as when he was surrounded by the love of the children he worked so hard to support.” Bill’s legacy will live on in all of the students he has helped and in the model of big-hearted, thoughtful service that will inspire us for many years to come. We give thanks for the gift of his life and extend our most sincere condolences to his family.
May his soul rest in peace.