Thank you to all our Corporate Sponsors for making Visitation Academy Give Day such a success!

Visitation Academy would like to thank the following businesses for their generous corporate sponsorships:

Approved Oil


Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek

Gastroenterology Associates of Brooklyn

Heart to Heart

Investors Bank

The Kiwanis Club

Kramer Dill of Livingston & Moore

MSI Net Inc.


The Ridge Kids

RN Staffing Solutions

Window Fix.

In addition, we would like to thank all of the individuals and VA families for their support!

Thank you to all our Corporate Sponsors for making Visitation Academy Give Day a success.

GIVE DAY MAY 21st, 2021

Dear Visitation Family,

For the past 166 years, Visitation Academy has been educating young girls in an atmosphere that is spiritual, nurturing, and academically challenging. Throughout these years, Visitation has remained committed to providing an education that has laid the foundation for generations of successful women. Visitation graduates are successful, strong female leaders within a variety of industries. These women all started at VA!
As you know, this year has been like no other, and the costs and expenses of keeping our independent Catholic school community safe and healthy have greatly increased. Additionally, our traditional parent fundraisers did not take place for the past year. Since Visitation Academy is not associated with a parish, we do not receive additional financial support.

The Board of Trustees and the school community are planning a VA Give Day – 24 hours of generosity – May 21st. This is combined with a VAMC/VAFC virtual fundraiser in the evening. VAMC/VAFC will be sending additional information about the virtual fundraiser. Proceeds from these fundraising efforts will go directly into our operating budget to support our school.
At Visitation Academy, our mission is to instill within our girls the confidence, resilience, and fortitude to accomplish what they choose.
Your support is greatly appreciated and will have an immense impact on our school community.

With Gratitude,
Mother Susan Kasprzak Jean Bernieri
Chairperson of Board Head of School

From VAFC:
This year the spirit of the season and the hope for tomorrow is what lights the way. In the
tradition of our community, the VAFC is proud to offer our 2020 Christmas Trees.
There will be no formal gatherings or celebrations, but we know together these trees
symbolize our resilience as a community and our faith in God for a brighter year ahead.
See attached order form for purchasing a Christmas tree.
Please support Visitation!

Visitation Academy | Brooklyn NY

Visitation Academy Fathers Club
8902 Ridge Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Now more than ever, the VAFC encourages you to support all of the small businesses in our community. Share these offers with friends and family and lets make small businesses shine this holiday season. Offers valid through December. 
Mention Visitation Academy and receive 20% of your purchase, 10% will be donated back to the Academy. 

Tis’ the season for sharing! Mention Visitation Academy when you shop
at The Ridge Kids to receive 5% off your purchase, we’ll then give 5%
back to the school! You can also use code VISITATION05 on our website.

The Ridge Kids children’s boutique carries stylish and affordable
clothes for kids of all ages along with a selection of shoes,
accessories, toys, books, and arts & crafts! Come visit us on 3rd
Avenue in Bay Ridge or shop online at

Every Wednesday through 2020, Shop Cellary and mention Visitation Academy and 5% of your purchase will be donated back to the Academy!

Cellary is a brand new shop dedicated to sharing the stories of the little guys, the wines largely unheard of. We believe that wine is so much more than, well, wine…it’s everything that goes into its production, everything that has come before it, and the anticipation of everything that will come after. Wine is agriculture, it is art, it is a delightful way to add pleasure and texture to a day.
Our website is a work in progress, but should have more products and information soon.  We deliver!
 Mention Visitation Academy when you purchase a Gift Card of $50 or more  and $10 will be donated back to the Academy.

Mention Visitation Academy when shopping at A.L.C. and 10% of your sale will be donated back to the Academy. 

VA Day is Thursday 12/10!

Shop on Thursday 12/10 and 10% of sales will go back to the Academy, in store or online!

Purchase a Gift Card of $125 or more and get 10% Off
throughout the Holiday Season.
Mention Visitation Academy and receive 20% of your purchase, 10% will be donated back to the Academy. 
Dear Parents,
The VAFC has a long tradition of supporting the Academy as well as its community in times of need, and today is no different. Because we cannot host traditional fundraisers like in the past, we are asking each family to make a donation directly to the Academy.
A suggested donation of $50 per family will support the Academy as they continue to purchase expensive supplies and equipment necessary to operate safely, as well as offset the cost of preparing for our reopening.
Donations can be made directly by going to Donate . In addition, you can use a QR Code found below. If possible, consider making this a monthly donation. Please donate whatever is most comfortable for your family.
As always 100% of monies raised benefits our Students directly. We are hopeful that the Spring will bring a greater opportunity for us to come together, but in the meanwhile we continue to be grateful for all the progress we continue to make as a school community. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Dear Parents,As we are all aware, life has changed in the past few days in ways we never imagined. There is no mistaking that we have entered a new “norm”, but I am happy to say that the spirit and heart of the community is stronger than ever. 

On behalf of the VAFC I have been in consistent contact with our Administration and Mother Susan. The Sisters are doing well and I reassured them that the School may be operating remotely, but the VA community will be there for them as always. I assured Mother that the VAFC will be making periodic visits to bring groceries or other needs to the Sisters in the coming weeks.

As a Bay Ridge business owner I can report that our community is strong, vibrant, and resilient.  There are some great ways to support the small businesses in our community that do not require you to leave your home; order delivery, buy a gift card, give a five star review, share a Facebook post, even positive word of mouth will help to sustain our community. 

Anything we can do to help our community survive these unprecedented times will benefit us as a whole and is genuinely appreciated. Let them know you are a VA parent and you support them during these unprecedented times. 

In the coming weeks ahead please continue to share resources, educational ideas, friendship, and helping hands. In the spirit of St. Francis De Sales lets remember to keep our optimism and hope for the future and be kind to each other.

If there is anything you or your family may need help with please  reach out to me directly. If you know of someone who may need assistance, we may be able to help. Send a text or email me directly at 917-363-2732 or

Finally, here are some links that my family and I have found useful; feel free to share with yours. If you have some useful tips or guides you would like to share with the VA community, please forward to me and I would be happy to pass it along. As always we are in this together.

Louis Coluccio

Child Mind– Talking to Your Child about Coronavirus

Common Sense Media Recommendations for Entertainment, Home Learning and Stress Management

Questions? Have an idea for an VAFC Event? Contact the VAFC

Christmas Tree Order Form 2019 (3)

     The Visitation Academy Father’s Club is a tradition of Visitation Academy for over three decades.  It is a volunteer organization that works directly with the Board of Trustees, Administration, Mother’s Club, and the Sisters of Visitation to promote the spiritual, intellectual, and cultural quality of life for the student body. 

      The goal of the V.A.F.C. is to support the Academic community through fundraising and peer building activities that highlight the Academy’s Mission Statement; to empower our students to be morally responsible women of faith, vision, and purpose. 

     V.A.F.C. is a not for profit 501c and 100% of net proceeds raised returns directly to the Academy.  

     Participation and support are crucial to the success of the Fathers Club. In the past the V.A.F.C. has been responsible for School renovations, upgrades, and enhancements that are still apart of campus life today. To volunteer please email us your interest. Volunteer efforts can be as dedicated as you like. 

     The Fathers Club organizes and host several key events, most notably The Advent Tree Lighting and Field Day. Held every December, The Advent Tree Lighting is a Bay Ridge event founded by Larry Moorish and supported by Maimonides Hospital.

     At the end of every school year the Fathers Club also host Field Day on the campus. This is a family event held on the Academy’s private campus. It is attended by the student body, alumni, faculty, parents and families, as well as the Sisters of Visitation. Field Day brings together the entire school community to celebrate the end of the school year. The Fathers Club is also responsible for afterschool sports and recreational activities. 



Ragamuffin Parade Walk 

 Calendar of Events 

Welcome Dinner 9/19/2019 

Ragamuffin Parade Walk and Lunch 9/28/2019 

Thanksgiving Family Dinner 11/7/2019 

Christmas Dinner 12/12/2019 

Advent Mass 12/15/2019 

Father Daughter Event Mass and Social 2/9/2020 

Family Ice skating 3/7/2020 

Field Day 6/7/2020 


2019-2020 Board Members 

President Louis Coluccio 

Vice President Marc Sorrano 

Vice President Dr. George Shahin 

Treasurer Dr. George Shahin 

CO-Treasurer Bill Bradley 

Athletics Michael Dirienzo 

Past President Robert Lechner 

Honorary Board Member Dr. John Celona 

Honorary Board Member Mr. Tom Delorenzo 

Questions? Email the Fathers Club