St. Katharine Drexel
Catholic School Fund
The St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund provides financial support to those parishes
that struggle financially to carry out the mission of Catholic education in a parish school.
Open the doors
Open the doors of our Catholic Schools as wide as possible to serve all of our active parish families
It's our responsibility through stewardship, to support the formation and education of our young people
Our investment in Catholic education benefits every ministry of the Church as well as all of society
Every child will have an equal opportunity to attend a Catholic school.
Every child will have the resources needed to meet their spiritual and academic needs.
Every child will be taught by highly qualified teachers who receive a just salary regardless of the parish location or financial status.
To qualify for support, a parish must spend at least 50% of its Sunday income on Catholic education (unless there is no parish school and then the parish must spend at least 25%) and 30% of student families in the parish must qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program. Most importantly, the parish must fully participate in stewardship as a way of life.