There are a lot of things that I appreciate about the city I have called home for most of my life. Some of my highlights include:
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.
The Catholic Education Foundation Futures committee is hosting their seventh annual Art Event at Boulevard Brewing Company on February 28th at 6:30 pm. Every year committee members and friends gather at the Art Event to raise money for the Catholic Education Foundation’s Guardian Angel Fund. The Guardian Angel Fund was created to give scholarship support to families facing emergency financial hardships due to job loss, medical expenses or similar.
Along with several other members of the Catholic Education Foundation Futures Committee, I recently had the privilege of touring Christ the King Catholic School in Kansas City, KS. I arrived at the school on a rather chilly November day, eager to meet the students and converse with them over school lunch. Upon entering the front entrance doors of the school, I immediately felt surrounded by warmth and happiness.
As we approach this very special season of both giving and giving thanks, I think about all of the things I’m personally grateful for: my children, the health of my family, and a job that allows me the opportunity to provide for my kids. One thing I’m especially grateful for this year is to be part of the Catholic Education Foundation’s Futures Committee. The Futures are a group of dedicated, young adults that focus on promoting the mission of CEF – the gift of a Catholic education for those that seek it.