The Hubbard Scholars Fund
The Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Scholars Fund
Celebrating 35 Years of Leadership:
On October 31, our loved Bishop Howard Hubbard will submit his resignation as Bishop of Albany. His motto, “Rejoice, we are God’s people” has guided his life’s ministries, and continues to form the foundation for his work.
Recognizing His Vision:
For St. Bernard’s, Bishop Howard Hubbard has been a visionary sponsor and avid supporter. It was Bishop Hubbard who brought St. Bernard’s to Albany. His commitment to developing both lay and ordained leaders led to a dynamic partnership between the Diocese of Albany and St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry. His advocacy has enabled hundreds of Albany area students to experience the joy of theological study at St. Bernard’s. Bishop Hubbard continues to inspire and support our graduates: women and men who share Christ’s spirit through a vast array of parish, school, and service ministries. We have all been richly blessed by his service.
Honoring His Legacy:
In 2009, St. Bernard’s introduced the Hubbard Scholars Award, marking the 20th anniversary of the partnership between the Diocese of Albany and St. Bernard’s. Since then, the Fund has provided more than 20 multi-year scholarships to new students in the Albany diocese just beginning their journey as graduate students. In keeping with Bishop Hubbard’s vision, each award encourages the men and women who are already making a difference through their ministry, to explore graduate studies in theology. We have all been blessed by the fruit of his work.
We believe that securing the future of the Hubbard Scholars Fund is a fitting way to mark the Bishop’s retirement and honor his 35 years of visionary leadership. Our immediate goal is to raise $35,000 to endow The Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Scholars Fund. This Fund will be a tangible symbol of Bishop Hubbard’s leadership for future generations, allowing St. Bernard’s to continue to nurture and embrace all those called to serve Christ through their ministries.
Making Your Gift:
Please join us in this special tribute to Bishop Howard Hubbard. We look forward to celebrating the Bishop’s 35 years of faithful service.
To make your donation online, please click here. If you prefer to send your donation by mail, please print the attached donation form and mail to: Laura Hamilton, Advancement Director, St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry, 120 French Road, Rochester, NY 14618.