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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.

Posted on April 27, 2018 in Futures Leadership Council, News

As I entered John Paul II Catholic School on a recent Friday with a group of Catholic Education Foundation staff and Futures Committee members, I knew this lunch hour was going to be unlike any other. Immediately, we were greeted by smiling junior high students eager to show off their school pride. As we wound through hallways filled with art projects, book reports, and kids ready to wave at the visitors, I knew we were heading to a room that had a special place in these students’ hearts.

Posted on October 9, 2017 in News

It was only fitting that I be greeted at the door to St. Patrick’s Catholic School for a recent CEF Board of Directors meeting by a smiling red-haired, freckle-faced young student. St. Patrick himself couldn’t have asked for a better ambassador! What awaited me inside was just as delightful.

Posted on October 4, 2017 in Futures Leadership Council, News

The Catholic Education Foundation Futures Committee recently toured and had lunch with students at Resurrection Catholic School, the parochial school located next to the Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City, KS. This is the second time I’ve had the privilege of spending time at one of our CEF Schools. Both times I’ve left with a sense of pride. Pride in the Church’s mission in providing education to our youth, even with limited financial resources, and pride in the universality of our Faith.

Posted on July 11, 2017 in News

It seemed like a sign. One I originally ignored. My husband showed me an ad in The Leaven for a position with the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF). I didn’t think it “sounded” like me, so I thanked him and put the paper on the corner of my desk. A few weeks later, a friend asked me if I saw the ad in The Leaven and said she thought I would be perfect for it. I told her I had seen it, but I didn’t think it was right for me.

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