Ed Nietopski Scholarship Fund

                                          Ed Nietopski Scholarship Fund

In 2017, Cardinal Mooney alumni from the early graduating classes came together in an incredible way to honor a gentle man who dedicated his life to teaching and coaching.

You know as well as we do, through the years, Ed has become so much more than that to his former students. It has been an honor for us to create this legacy scholarship for him and the student recipients who embody his dedication, empathy and community service.

In just a few short months, thanks to you and nearly 100 generous donors, we raised more than $100,000 for the Ed Nietopski Scholarship Fund in time to celebrate his 90th Birthday. Ed was absolutely humbled and very grateful. When we met to discuss how we would invest and grow your gifts, his main concern was simply helping kids whose families are struggling financially.

So that is what we have done, and we will keep doing with your continued support.

We are pleased to introduce the inaugural Ed Nietopski Scholarship recipients.


Caylah is a senior who has been at Bishop Kearney since 9th grade. She is a student leader and plays soccer and softball. Her favorite subject is AP Psychology and English. “We have a very family friendly atmosphere here at Kearney that you can’t find elsewhere.”




Fernando is a junior who plays soccer and really enjoys English Class. He also has a younger brother Sam who is in 8th grade at BK. “Bishop Kearney has given me amazing opportunities. I am so thankful to everyone who has helped me along the way.”



The Ed Nietopski Scholarship is an invested fund that continues to grow. With your help, it will grow faster and help more students like Caylah and Fernando every year. If it was not for the Ed Nietopski scholarship, these two outstanding students may not have been able to continue receiving the parochial, college prep education they and their parents so desperately want for them.

We are asking you to join us in renewing your gift to the Ed Nietopski Scholarship Fund to expand coach’s legacy. It means the world to Ed, his family and the students who emmulate Coach’s work ethic and tireless dedication.

Make your gift today:


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Richard Booth ‘78, Kevin Dugan ’66 (aka Doogs), Tom O’Neil ’66 (aka Onz), Ken Harrington ‘66, Barbara Koerner Vermiere ’66, Patrick Shatzel (aks Shatz) BK ’66, Coach Paul Forte and Coach Carm Urzetta .

Please direct questions to Melanie Barnas-Simmons, VP of Institutional Advancement, 585-342-4000 ext. 202 or mbarnas@bkhs.org