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

In the 2019-2020 school year, CEF donors provided a record $2.5 million of scholarships –for a total of 1,518 scholarships – for at-risk 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 our Campaign for Scholarships today!

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's Campaign for Scholarships 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 a life, 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!

Thank You from a Student at Our Lady of Unity

Dear CEF,

Thank you for donating money to Our Lady of Unity Parish. Your money has helped many kids in Catholic schools. We all thank you for your support. Parents are always amazed of what you do for them. You donate money for people struggling with paying tuition. You help me because my mom is behind on paying tuition but you always are there to help! THANK YOU! Many blessings to you.

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Thanks to you, I'm getting to know God

Dear CEF Donor,

I would like to thank you for helping me attend a Catholic school. Without your help, I would probably not be here. Thanks to you, I am receiving a better education. I am also getting to know who God truly is. My parents and I really appreciate your sincere donation; it means a lot to us. Once again, thank you for this amazing opportunity!


A Bishop Ward Student

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Thank You From St. Matthew Student

Dear CEF,

I’m a 5th grader and I would just like to say thank you and I hope you have a great day. Most importantly, thank you for funding our school and giving the school scholarships, and thank you for the opportunity for my friends to come to this school.

All the best,

A St. Matthew student

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