San Leone Magno Solidarity Fund
The San Leone Magno Solidarity Fund, established at the Foundation, is the result of an agreement signed in November 2012 by FMSI and the alumni association San Leone Magno (Rome).
The Fund is intended to finance:
- Grants for selected students in difficult socio-economic conditions who would like to have their education at Istituto San Leone Magno, the Marist school in Rome;
- Solidarity projects, generally promoted by the Marist Brothers of the Mediterranea Administrative Unit.
The Fund is nurtured by the Alumni Association, by the Foundation itself, and by private individuals close to the Marist world. Among the latter, the “Artisti da sé” amateur drama company distinguished itself for its generosity in the donations.
The project of a solidarity fund has been proposed to FMSI by the Association of Alumni San Leone Magno to help all those who, while showing a strong interest in the educational value of the Marist schools, cannot access it due to financial difficulties. FMSI has welcomed with interest the proposal for collaboration with the Association of Alumni. Promoting young people’s access to the Marist school is a way to implement the statutory provision to pursue social solidarity goals “through the Marist charism”, allows the Foundation greater visibility in the school and the potential for developing animation activities for solidarity.
The San Leone Magno Alumni Association was established in Rome in 1929 and is a member of the Federation of Alumni Associations of the Mediterranean Marist Province. In recent years, it has regained its strength by inserting itself as support in various educational activities of the school and making available the various professional skills of its members.
The Solidarity Fund aims at supporting the charitable activities traditionally carried on by San Leone Magno Institute with the guarantee of transparency of a non-profit organization like FMSI. The members of the Association are grateful and enthusiastic for the Marist education they received and want to make it accessible it to children and young people who would not have this opportunity.