This program is called Assistance for Catholic Education. Over the past ten years with the support of the Annual Catholic Appeal, Catholic schools in San Diego have received assistance grants totaling more than five million dollars!
These grants have been made to keep the vital mission of Catholic education both accessible and affordable for children of families living in neighborhoods that have been the most impacted by economic challenges.
“Our entire community will always be grateful for the support we receive from the Annual Catholic Appeal,” said Gina Olsen, principal of St. Rita School. “As an urban school with financial pressures, it helps us support our teachers and, without it, our doors would be closed.”
Bishop McElroy understands the value and mission of our local Catholic schools. He said, “Our Catholic schools offer an essential element in the formation of touching the mind, heart and the soul of the whole person by giving our students the most important message that any education can give–that God loves them, and that love is without reserve and never waivers.”