On November 8, 2022, Jacksonville native Carla Harris showed an audience of over 500 people how important it is for our community to continually find ways to provide all of our children the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential. One of the most successful women on Wall Street, an accomplished gospel singer who has sold out shows in Carnegie Hall, and a multiple-time author of inspirational books on success and leadership, Carla Harris grew up in our community attending one of Guardian Catholic's legacy schools, St. Pius V. Through support from local business and civic leaders over many years, Guardian continues to provide children in an extremely economically depressed part of our community the opportunity to learn, grow and reach their full potential. Carla Harris is just one of the success stories.
We wish to thank all of our sponsors, planning committee, volunteers, and attendees for your support in sharing the story of Carla Harris and Guardian Catholic School. The community responded and helped raise over $950,000 to go towards Guardian Catholic School's scholarship fund so that future generations of students will experience the same great learning environment and opportunities that Carla Harris had. This event will positively impact the lives of students and families as well as benefit our community for years to come. Click here to view the photos from the event.