I recently joined the CEF staff in March as the new Director of Tax Credits. I am honored to be part of this remarkable organization and I look forward to serving the mission of CEF to make a faith-filled quality education possible for families in need.
Quinn Koehnecke, a 4th grader at Nativity Parish School in Leawood, organized a three day dance camp for girls ages 2-5 over the summer with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF). CEF is an organization that provides scholarships to assist low-income kids attend Catholic schools. With the help of her friends Emmy, Abbie, Annie, Maddie and Georgia, the older girls organized games, crafts, snacks as well as teaching the girls a dance that they performed for their parents.
Please accept this card of appreciation for the CEF scholarship that has been awarded to our children. My children are the fifth generation in my family to attend Catholic Schools in Kansas. This would not have been possible without the help of CEF.
With the 2015-16 school year fast approaching, it’s important to communicate our goals at CEF. They are aggressive; however, the need is high for those who rely on CEF to help students attend our parish schools. It’s going to be challenging but the board is ready to work hard because the impact we can have with kids, which makes it very rewarding.
41 Action News Anchor Christa Dubill tells the story of CEF’s most recent video shoot, which required a little more secrecy than a typical CEF shoot! Christa, Stan Cramer, and a crew from Channel 41 filmed the video at Bishop Ward High School. It will debut at Gaudeamus on October 24.
When I arrived at Bishop Ward High School I felt a little like a candidate running for president. One with secret service.