As a CEF donor, you'll see a remarkable return on your investment.

This school year, CEF donors are providing a record $2.6 million of privately funded tuition assistance – more than 1,600 scholarships – for the lowest income students in the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. You can help us meet the need for this school year by supporting CEF scholarships today!

Last spring, when the pandemic closed schools across the state, our students received a continuum of academic instruction, maintaining their studies with full-time instruction from their classroom teachers. This fall, our Catholic schools opened for parents' preferences of in-person or virtual instruction, and haven't missed a beat. Our outstanding teachers and administrators showed their unfailing dedication to their students and spiritual calling by accommodating students' and families' unique needs while maintaining rigorous safety and health protocols.


IMPACT ON STUDENTS:  CEF scholarships benefit the most at-risk students in our communities. All of our scholarship recipients qualify for free or reduced lunch as determined by federal poverty standards. Despite their challenging circumstances, CEF scholarship students achieve a 99% graduation rate, compared to 77% in neighboring high schools. Nearly 97% of our high school graduates go on to college or career educational training, compared with 45% of their peers in other schools.

As Cardinal Sean O'Malley said recently, "No institution in the country is as successful in moving children from poverty to middle-class as Catholic schools."

IMPACT ON COMMUNITIES: CEF scholars attended 25 different K-12 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese this year, in both urban and rural communities. In many of those communities, our Catholic schools are the only choice for parents seeking an alternative educational solution for their children. Catholic schools have long histories serving these communities, and provide safe, supportive environments, academic rigor and faith formation that reliably produce graduates who go on to become productive, contributing members of their communities.

Your contribution to CEF will help fund these scholarships for students who will reliably accomplish the intended result of your investment. Take a look at this brief video to see how the impact of your gift can transform lives, and consider a donation to support students like this:

 

My faith and education are very important to me, and you give me the opportunity to learn at a faith based school. You don't know how incredibly thankful I am to be at this school. In return, I will remember you in my prayers.

Angelie, a CEF student

Thank you Donors!

Learning About the World Around Us

Dear CEF Donor,

My favorite thing about school is science class. I like science class because I learn about the world around us. Thank you for donating money to our school. We really appreciate what you do.

Love,

A CEF Student

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"Not many people like you are in the world"

Dear CEF Donor,

Grateful is the word that fits this letter. Ever since I've been at Holy Name I enjoyed it, which is one of the reasons I am still here, with some other key points. For example: the classes are small which means teachers can help you if needed! Also, it is a Catholic school. I can practice my faith and pray when I want. None of this would be possible if it wasn't for you! I wouldn't get the chance to attend this school, and I wouldn't have met my friends or teachers. I would also like to thank you because not many people like you are in the world. God bless you!

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Thank You from a 7th grader at Christ the King

Dear CEF,

Thank you for donating money to Christ the King. When my family and I moved from Mexico, we were poor and had to go to public schools. This was over 10 years ago. We had to move schools because my sister was being bullied. Thanks to you we were able to attend Christ the King. I have been here all my life with support and help from everyone and my sister because successful at University and now studies two languages. I am thankful for your support and help.

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