Faith in the Future was born in a moment of crisis. In 2012, a group of visionary leaders – from business, education, philanthropy and civic life – saved 4 schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that were slated to close due to declining enrollment. These leaders realized that closing schools might provide short-term relief but would not address the long-term viability of the Archdiocesan high schools. In a groundbreaking decision, the Archdiocese transferred the management of 17 high schools and 4 schools of special education to Faith in the Future, a new nonprofit that is independent of the Archdiocese. This commitment to Catholic education is the driving force of FIF.