Please join us for this year's Gaudeamus benefit gala, CEF's signature fundraising event, live and in-person at the Overland Park Convention Center on Saturday, October 23rd! Funds raised support Catholic school scholarships for students in poverty throughout the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. 

Last year's Gaudeamus allowed CEF to provide over $2 million in scholarship funding to nearly 1,500 low-income students in the '20-'21 school year. Thanks to your support, seniors supported by CEF scholarships achieved a 100% graduation rate this spring. You can read more about the impact of CEF scholarships in this summer's newsletter. Word of this impact is spreading, and enrollment requests are surging - particularly among low-income families. Right now, nearly 200 students in poverty are waiting for a scholarship - and your support of this year's Gaudeamus can rewrite the future for a child in need.

Registration information is coming soon, and sponsorship and table reservations are available now!

Sign up here to request your invitation and be the first to know once details are released. 

Follow the link below for details, and contact Amy Meara to reserve your sponsorship today!


CEF is thrilled to announce this year’s Gaudeamus honorees, our Catholic school teachers in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas!

The exciting news was broadcast live from Bishop Ward Catholic High School on Thursday, May 6th. Watch the announcement, including remarks from Archbishop Naumann, Superintendent Dr. Vince Cascone, and CEF Board Chair Derek Teeter below!

Tip: Want to watch in full-screen mode? Click the word "Vimeo" in the bottom right corner of the box below. 


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