This August, my wife and I sent the youngest of our three boys to join his brothers at our parish Catholic school. We feel truly blessed to be able to provide the gift of Catholic education to all three of our children. Not only will they receive outstanding academic instruction, they will be formed in their Catholic faith in a loving and supportive community.
St. Benedict Catholic School in Atchison, Kansas, will receive the 2019 Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann CEF School of Excellence Award from the Catholic Education Foundation on October 26.
School Principal Helen Schwinn will accept the award at Gaudeamus, an annual gathering of more than 1,300 Catholic education supporters.
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.
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.
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.
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