Alumna Nance Dicciani Helps Launch Campaign for New Innovation Center

WYNCOTE, Pa., April 2, 2019 – Ancillae-Assumpta Academy, based in Wyncote, Pa. and sponsored by the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, has received a $1 million gift from Nance K. Dicciani, PhD, retired president and chief executive officer of the Specialty Materials Division, Honeywell International, Inc.  The gift – the largest in Ancillae-Assumpta Academy’s history – provides a foundation for the $5 million capital campaign, “Engineering Our Future”, including a complete renovation of the current Handmaid Center.  Ms. Dicciani is a 1965 graduate of Ancilla Domini Academy (ADA), the former girls’ high school also sponsored by The Handmaids.

The milestone gift contributes to the launch of “Engineering Our Future, The Campaign for Ancillae-Assumpta Academy.”  The capital campaign focuses on the Academy’s strategic priorities including advancement in engineering, the sciences, and its Resource Learning program.  The planned renovation will include an Innovation Lab, three science laboratories and adjacent prep spaces, a digital production studio, six new Resource Learning instructional areas and patio space to further enhance the Academy’s existing Outdoor Classroom facilities.


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Future engineers, biologists, researchers, environmentalists, computer scientists, astronomers, and innovators sit in our classrooms every day at Ancillae-Assumpta Academy. Witnessing their creativity and curiosity energizes us in moving Ancillae forward and compels the Board of Trustees and Administration to plan for their future with commitment and resolve.

It is with passion and pride for our students that we launch Engineering Our Future: The Campaign for Ancillae-Assumpta Academy for a comprehensive renovation of our current Handmaid Center. Engineering Our Future is a $5.0 million campaign that concentrates on our strategic priorities - advancement in engineering, the sciences, and our Resource Learning Center. At Ancillae, we are committed to innovative and transformative teaching and learning to ignite the spark of ingenuity in our students. This campaign will provide the resources to fuel that spark and propel Ancillae into the future in learning spaces and educational programs.

We come to you at this critical juncture to make a difference in the lives of our students. The momentum of the campaign makes us proud. Help us to build that momentum and take up the challenge to further the mission and strategic vision of Ancillae by joining us in Engineering Our Future. By engaging in this campaign, you are cementing the pillars of innovation at AAA so that our students will meet their future with confidence.

We invite you to learn more about this exciting initiative in the Spring issue of our FIAT magazine.