Three years ago, I was a senior in college beginning to look for the next path Jesus had for me. I would graduate in a few months with degrees in English and Secondary Education. My heart was torn between teaching in a Catholic school, where I could share and teach the Faith openly, and teaching at a public school, where I saw a real need for Catholic teachers to make a difference in the lives of struggling and broken families and students. I ended up signing a contract with St. Agnes, a CEF school. Teaching at a CEF school has fulfilled both of those desires in my heart.
The CEF Futures Committee is excited to host the 5th Annual Art Event, which will take place Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Boulevard Brewery! Tickets are $45 and include an art exhibit, live entertainment, appetizers and Boulevard drinks. The event features beautiful and unique art pieces from local artists. Also, an art piece from each CEF school will be raffled off at the end of the night (these pieces have been known to wow us)!
Fall is upon us, and although our KC Royals aren’t in the postseason this year, we have much rejoicing to do! As we gear up for another great Gaudeamus dinner (translated “let us rejoice“), the CEF Futures committee held its first-ever Gaudeamus pre-party event. The event was a success and CEF would like to thank all those who attended.
The Catholic Education Foundation Futures committee is a group for young professionals who are passionate about CEF’s mission to support Catholic education. I joined CEF Futures about a year ago after hearing about the group from one of my good friends. Having received a Catholic education myself and having a great experience throughout my time in Catholic schools, I wanted to be able to give back to children less fortunate than I, and give them the same great education experience that I received.
My husband Dan and I moved to the Kansas City area one year ago this September. Not too long after our move we were thrilled to learn that we were expecting our first child, a boy born this past June. As parents, we quickly learned you go above and beyond to give your children the best you are able, and a proper education is on the top of our list. When we talk about the type of education we want for our son, we know giving him a Catholic education is important.