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Posted on June 6, 2019 in News

Your qualified donation to the Catholic Education Foundation can provide you with a 70% Kansas state income tax credit in 2019.

The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) funds K-12 education scholarships for eligible, low-income children to attend Catholic schools in the Archdiocese through the Kansas Tax Credit for Low Income Students Scholarship Program.

Posted on April 15, 2019 in News

When I spoke to the guests at Gaudeamus 2018, I shared my past challenges, including my cancer diagnosis, and my hopes and dreams for the future. I am graduating from Bishop Ward High School next month and I am happy to inform you that I can continue to be cancer free. I will be taking the generous offer from The University of Saint Mary, which was the full tuition scholarship. I am also wrapping up my senior year. I have been nominated for the Lumen Christi Award, and I’m in the top 10 of our class.

Posted on December 5, 2018 in News

At the Catholic Education Foundation, we have much to be thankful about, including more than 1,400 people who joined us for Gaudeamus and pledged more than $1.2 million for scholarships through that event.

The $1.2 million — a record amount — will allow more than 1,000 students with financial need to attend Catholic schools in our archdiocese. We are deeply grateful to our Gaudeamus sponsors, donors and guests who made those results possible!

We are thankful, too, for the 212 volunteers who helped make Gaudeamus a success for the students we serve.

Posted on November 14, 2018 in News

The Catholic Education Foundation received a grant today from the Matthews Children’s Foundation, in partnership with Porter Funeral Homes. Over the past 11 years, support from the Matthews Children’s Foundation has allowed 15 students who couldn't otherwise afford it to attend a CEF-supported school. Thanks to their generosity, 15 families have realized their dream of high-quality, faith-filled education.

Posted on July 6, 2018 in News

The new executive director of the Catholic Education Foundation, Vince Anch, has grand plans for the future.

“My hope is that we build one of the premier nonprofit organizations in the Kansas City metropolitan area,” he said.

If past experience is any indication, Anch can make that happen.

“Vince has performed at a very high level over the course of his 30-year career in nonprofit leadership and fundraising,” said CEF board chair Terry Sexton. “He’s had deep experience leading both Catholic and secular nonprofits.

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