CEF believes that ALL children who seek a Catholic education, one that offers both quality and faith, should be given the opportunity. By helping these children, and their families, we are making their dreams a reality.

A History of Success

CEF provides three scholarship programs to help qualified students attend Catholic schools. Together, these three scholarship programs have distributed more than $13 million since 2007.

Last Year CEF Provided

$2,288,047
IN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
to
1,612
STUDENTS
at
24
SCHOOLS

This Year CEF Projects

$2,397,665
IN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
to
1,677
STUDENTS
at
24
SCHOOLS

Foundation Staff

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Vincent Anch
Office: 913-647-0383
Mobile: N/A
ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Erica Kratofil
Office: 913-647-0379
Mobile: 913-940-7350
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS AND DEVELOPMENT
Janet Rethman
Office: 913-721-1574
Mobile: 913-961-8653
DIRECTOR OF TAX CREDITS
Adrienne Runnebaum
Office: 913-721-1572
Mobile: 913-515-4854
TAX CREDIT PROCESS MANAGER
Debbie Herrman
Office: 913-721-1573
Mobile: 913-908-6838
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Donna Wolfgeher
Office: 913-647-0344
Mobile: N/A

Board of Directors

Board Leadership

Terry Sexton
Chair
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
(Executive Committee)
Derek Teeter
Vice Chair
Husch Blackwell LLP
(Executive Committee)
Jeff Jaworski
Secretary/Treasurer
Triune Financial Partners
(Executive Committee)

Board Members

Joan Charbonneau
Perfect Promotions
Brigetta Fortin
Lockton Companies
R.J. Gildea
ANB Bank
Stephanie Goodenow
Member at Large
Law Office of Stephanie Goodenow LLC
(Executive Committee)
Chris Greco
Symantec
Colleen Hochberg
Hallmark Cards
John Kmetz
BKD
Lesle Knop, ex officio
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Todd Koca
CrownSource LLC
Mike Kuckelman
Kuckelman Torline Kirkland
Pat Lillis
Overland Park Dental Design
Scott Loewen
C2FO
Denise Mills
LeaderFuel Now
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, ex officio
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Brad Newcomer
DH Pace
Dr. Kathleen O'Hara, ex officio
Archdiocese of KC in KS Schools - Superintendent
(Executive Committee)
Tim Rosa
Titan Built, LLC
Elizabeth Samples
Husch Blackwell
Jon Schnieders
Compass Minerals International
Vicki Shepherd
Guidant Group
Jake Sorenson
Aerotek
Carol Martin Tracy
SFS Architecture

Past Board Chairs

Hamp Henning
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Mark Ledom
Diversified Asset Management
Pat McAnany
McAnany Construction
Nelson Newcomer
DH Pace
Joan Wells
Wellington
(Executive Committee)

Emeritus

Rich Henry
Kansas City Homes
Tom Zarda
Zarda Brothers

"Thanks to you, students in CEF schools have the opportunity to overcome economic adversity and develop their talents to the fullest."

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kathleen O'Hara

Every Child Deserves a Quality Education

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