Carson Griffith | Nov. 5, 2013 | The Wall Street Journal
"Tonight's award is for lifetime achievement, which means I am old as hell," the Rev. Timothy R. Scully said to the attendees at the Manhattan Institute's 2013 Social Entrepreneurship Awards, where he was receiving the William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship on Tuesday night.
All jokes aside, Father Scully's acceptance speech highlighted one of the main goals of his Alliance for Catholic Education: believing "in the transformative power of faith-based education."
ACE was founded by Rev. Scully and is part of the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives, where Father Scully is also a professor of Political Science. The program annually provides hundreds of Catholic-school teachers and leaders a way to serve under-resourced schools and communities.