Posted on May 27, 2020 in Impact of Donors

CEF Scholar Paulina Cortes (center) with her parents and five siblings stand in the lobby of her alma mater, Hayden Catholic High School in Topeka. All six Cortes children are recipients of CEF scholarships.


The oldest of six children, Paulina and her parents didn't think Catholic education was financially possible. Their parish priest introduced them to CEF and, with the help of our scholarship programs, the Cortes family enrolled all six children in Topeka Catholic schools. This May, Paulina became the first Hayden Catholic High School graduate to attend every year of her Catholic schooling on a Catholic Education Foundation scholarship.

Posted on May 1, 2020 in Upcoming Events

Please join us Saturday, October 24, 2020 for Gaudeamus-at-Home, a virtual gala benefiting scholarships for K-12 Catholic school students with financial need.

Posted on April 28, 2020 in Impact of Donors

More than 600 Catholic leaders joined a conference call with President Trump recently, making the case that Catholic schools and nonprofits need financial assistance and praising Mr. Trump for his leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Vince Cascone attended the call. 

Posted on April 27, 2020 in News

Students at St. Patrick's Catholic School in Kansas City, Kansas gather for a reading lesson with Principal Tim Conrad in early March.


While many elementary schools are struggling through remote classroom instruction, Catholic schools in our Archdiocese are determined to keep rigorous education and faith development at the forefront of the 4th academic quarter.

“This is a chance for us to do two things,” said principal Tim Conrad of St. Patrick's Catholic School in Kansas City, Kansas. “One, become truly innovative. And two, to hone our communication skills.”

“We have a structured daily schedule including specials and religion each day,” said Conrad. “We’ve surveyed our students to monitor their progress, social-emotional well being and to learn from them on how to continue improving our delivery.”

By Vincent Anch
Posted on April 15, 2020 in Impact of Donors

Students stand in front of St. Benedict School in Atchison in 2019.


During this unprecedented time, health and finances are dominating our attention. That’s to be understood. What’s being overlooked, to some degree, is the education of our children.

Many public schools have chosen to shut down part or most of their teaching for the school year. It is very different for our archdiocesan Catholic schools, where the learning hasn’t missed a beat.

Put Catholic education within reach of every student.


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