La Salle Academy Scholarship Dinner raises $200,000 for tuition assistance for San Miguel graduates


PROVIDENCE — La Salle Academy hosted its Twelfth Scholarship Dinner at the Graduate Providence, formally the Providence Biltmore welcoming more than 200 attendees. This year’s dinner raised $200,000 for the Christian Brothers Endowment, which provides tuition assistance to graduates of the San Miguel School who are accepted and choose to continue their education at La Salle Academy.

The San Miguel School, located in Providence, is a Lasallian middle school that provides a high quality, holistic education for boys in grades 5-8 from diverse and challenging backgrounds. The school recently celebrated 25 years since its founding by Brother Lawrence Goyette, FSC.

The event was also an opportunity to recognize the Hon. Frank and Gabriella Caprio and Karl ’73 and Kathy Sherry, for their leadership and community involvement. The event has raised $3 million to date for tuition assistance for families who are committed to providing their children with a Catholic education.

The Hon. Frank and Gabriella Caprio have served as leaders at La Salle, in the community, and the State of Rhode Island. Frank served as General Treasurer of Rhode Island from 2006-2010. He is a managing director of Chatham Capital, a mezzanine finance firm with offices in Providence, Dallas, and Atlanta. Gabriella is a world language teacher leader and treasurer at Providence’s Central High School. Gabriella has served as a mentor to a number of La Salle students.

Karl ‘73 and Kathy Sherry are among the founding members of the La Salle Scholarship Dinner. Kathy has been an involved member of the community and has volunteered at several nonprofit and charitable organizations. Karl is a founding partner of the real estate firm Hayes & Sherry Real Estate Services, an affiliate of Cushman & Wakefield and serves on a number of nonprofit boards.