On December 11, 2021, Chelsea Academy, Front Royal, Virginia, hosted its 14th Annual Gala Fundraiser. The area’s premier Gala raised $450,000 - well above its goal of $400,000 - to provide tuition assistance to area families. Since he took office in 2017 as Chairman of the Chelsea Academy Foundation, co-founder of McCarthy & Akers, PLC, Doug McCarthy has helped raise nearly $1.2 million for tuition assistance. Co-founder Matthew Akers and his wife Jan served as the Event Chairs for the second year in a row, assisting with the planning and execution of the Gala to ensure its success.
“Chelsea provides an authentic Catholic education: a spiritual formation, and rigorous training in all of its subjects and activities. This is why we have chosen Chelsea for our children and this is why we are asking you to help further the work of Chelsea. Now, more than ever, our community and our wider world need educated and well-formed young people to be the leaders of tomorrow. We invite you to support the good work of Chelsea Academy in providing rigorous, formative, Catholic, education in the Shenandoah Valley,” says Akers.
Chelsea Academy takes its name from sixteenth-century statesman, scholar, attorney, and martyr Thomas More’s house in Chelsea, England. More established his home in Chelsea, where he sought to teach his children “piety towards God, charity towards all, and Christian humility in themselves.”
From its start in 2005 in Winchester, Virginia, McCarthy & Akers, an Estate Planning and Real Estate Law Firm, has grown to seven offices located across northern Virginia. “We are focused on customer service, because we actually care about our clients. We're friends with our clients. We create relationships with our clients. They are not just a number. We're very family-centric, involved in the community,” says McCarthy regarding the firm’s growth. Matthew Akers and Doug McCarthy look forward to another successful Chelsea Academy Gala fundraiser to help raise money to provide tuition assistance to area families.
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