Meet Tina & Norman Basso

Advisory Council

York, PA USA

Norm graduated from Clarion University with a Magna Cum Laude Actuarial Science degree. He worked in the insurance industry for 45 years, initially with a National Company, Aetna Insurance Co., then went to a local agency, McConkey Insurance, for the remaining 42 years. At McConkey, he started as a Sales and Service Technician and rose to President / CEO over the years. The company grew from 13 employees to 100 employees over that time. He retired as Chairman of the Board in 2021. Norman and Tina are very active on many Non-Profit and Religious Boards, serving as President or Chairman on several of them.

Learn more about the children

The children at our schools come from the poorest of the poor. Each child has their own stories of what their life was before coming to our schools and how their lives are being transformed by the Sisters of Mary programs.  Read the moving stories of our children in their own words. 

Meet Our Graduates

There are 160,000+  graduates from the Sisters of Mary Schools. Many of our graduates went on to live prosperous lives, helping their families and local communities. Read the inspiring stories of our graduates in their own words. 

Life At Our Villages

Learn more about how we help children break free from a life of poverty.