Like many Catholics, Bob Healey was disturbed by the steady rate of Catholic school closures. Healey, however, was in a position to do something about it. Co-founder, with his brother Bill, of the Viking Yacht Co., Healey has devoted a significant part of his fortune to helping children get a good education. His latest mission: to save Catholic education.
Healey’s philanthropic endeavors have included building schools and providing food and aid for poor regions in Mexico and Sierra Leone, creating programs to train at-risk youth in equestrian care and boat building and repair, and funding numerous other projects to help youth get a good start in the world. In 1998, Healy founded the...READ MORE