As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday it is a perfect time to reflect on our gratitude for the gift of the Catholic Education Foundation and its role in supporting students seeking Catholic education.
In our world today, there is a fine line that each of us walks when it comes to having pride and being prideful. You are now asking yourselves, “What in the world is he talking about?”
I will explain — but first, I want each of you to know that I totally get that you don’t need me to be proud of you.
On Oct. 24 of this year, an amazing phenomenon happened. No, we did not walk on Mars. No, the Chicago Cubs did not win a World Series. And no, I am not sporting a full head of hair.
The Holiday season is upon us and Christmas is right around the corner. Schedules are filling, to-do lists are seemingly endless, and between work, school, and the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be only too easy to focus inward on ourselves, to the detriment of others in need.
Every year we gather in October to celebrate the gift of Catholic education, and year after year I am continually moved by the experience of Gaudeamus. This year’s celebration again proved to be a wonderful and memorable evening, and I found myself pondering the great blessings CEF bestows on everyone involved from the families who receive scholarships and financial assistance to the people who choose to give their time, talent, and treasure to such a worthy cause. “For it is in giving that we receive” is indeed true when you are a part of CEF.