"A Catholic education has taught me lessons that will stick with me forever and guide me in making kind, Christ-like choices."
Cassie, 8th Grade
We wish to thank Mr. Lino Rulli for being out 2015 Catholic Foundation Celebration keynote speaker. Lino shared with us the impact that a Catholic Education had on his upbringing in Minnesota. While he only attended Catholic High School, it still had a lasting impact him at that time and in his overall endeavors in life. To see the video of Lino's talk please visit the following link.
Also, we congratulate Noah Brooks for being the winner of this year's Catholic Foundation Essay Competition sponsored by Saint Leo University. Noah wrote a 500-word essay on the subject: "How a Catholic Education Has Made a Difference in My LIfe." Nineteen schools participated in this years essay contest and after careful judging based on pre-set criteria, Noah was our final winner and he will receive a one-year full scholarship to the Catholic High School of his choice. To hear his presentation about the impact his Catholic education, you can click on this link here.
We thank everyone who joined us for the 2015 Catholic Foundation Celebration held on February 7. Please enjoy some of the pictures below from our dinner. We look forward to seeing you next year on February 6.
Most Reverend Robert Lynch, along with the Catholic Foundation, is pleased to announce this year's Catholic Education Leadership Award Recipient, Mr. Scott Riley.
We usually do not think about how we want to be remembered until later in life. What lasting impact will you leave on your children? Your family? Your spiritual family? Your church?
In an effort to help people think about their own legacy in life, the Catholic Foundation is proud to announce the creation of our new website to help individuals answer those questions, while giving them creative ideas about how to decrease taxes and increase the amount of benefit to your family and your chuch and other favorite charity.
We invite you to take a look at our new site at http://planningwithdosp.org and let us know what you think. If you like it, share it with someone else you know.
Our thanks to Saint Leo University for sponsoring our 5th Catholic Foundation Essay Competition. This annual competition asks our 8th graders at our Catholic schools across the Diocese to talk about what a Catholic school education means to them. Every year, we have been amazed and surprised by the answers we hear and the testimonies received by these 8th graders. We expect this year to be no different.