Shortly after his mother received a diagnosis of an inoperable brain tumor and was no longer able to work, a CEF student received a Guardian Angel Scholarship that allowed him to continue his Catholic education at a CEF-supported school despite his family's difficulties in paying tuition. In the scholarship application, the school principal wrote, "The parents are active in the school and parish and have been consistent volunteers. We feel it would benefit the student and the entire family to provide a stable school environment during this time of unknown circumstances."
Scholarship support from the Guardian Angel Fund recently allowed three students to remain at their CEF-supported school after their mother lost her job, and their father had to reduce his work hours due to a newly-diagnosed medical condition. "The kids are great students and contribute to our school," wrote their principal in the scholarship allocation. "(Mom) is a very active parent at our school. She is always ready to volunteer her time and talents."
A Guardian Angel Scholarship from the Catholic Education Foundation recently allowed three siblings to stay in their CEF-supported school after their father had a stroke, causing partial paralysis and leading to significant medical bills for the family. Their father is no longer able to work, and their mother was unable to work for a period of time while she cared for him. In a handwritten note attached to the scholarship application, the family's sixth grader wrote, "If you can't help, we will have to go to school somewhere else."
Thank you for helping my family and for giving them money so that they could pay for me, my brother, and sister to come here to CTK. You love kids and that's why you're doing this and you're helping my school.
For the past sixteen years, Dr. Kathy O’Hara, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, has served as an “Angel Among Us,” advocating and sharing her passion for Catholic education. Over her tenure, Dr. O’Hara has worked tirelessly to ensure our Catholic schools are Joyfully Catholic, Diligently Achieving, Forwardly Thinking, Intentionally Self-Giving, and Prudently Managed. She has lived and led with these core values in mind.
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