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For thirty-five years, Christ the King Cathedral School Foundation has advanced Catholic education and provided financial support. As our community continues to grow, this mission remains as important to our parish community today. We continue give as we did when the founding group of parents established it in 1986.  Furthermore, the Foundation Board of Directors launched the first Friends of the Foundation annual membership drive more than fifteen years ago. We are happy to say it is still thriving today.

Where Does Foundation Funding Go?

The Foundation’s general endowment fund’s major source of growth is due to donations as well as investments. Christ the King receives a portion of the endowment fund’s income which it donates back to the school community on an annual basis. Foundation donations have assisted the school with many projects including cafeteria and kitchen renovations, improved technology, advertising campaigns, updating the front entryway to our private school, and financial aid funding via student scholarships.

2021 Friends of the Foundation Appeal & Online Auction

In “normal” years, Christ the King School Foundation holds an annual membership drive, the Friends of the Foundation Appeal, to raise funds for the Foundation’s general endowment fund. To celebrate our donors and the Foundation’s mission to promote and support Catholic education at CTK, the Foundation Board hosts the annual Friends of the Foundation Dinner Gala.

Due to continued coronavirus precautions, the annual Friends of the Foundation Gala has been postponed again in 2021 and is rescheduled to April 23, 2022.  The School Foundation will continue to fulfill its mission of advocating for Catholic education at Christ the King Schools, so for 2021 there are TWO ways for our benefactors to continue supporting our schools!  1)  You can become a Friend of the Foundation by donating at one of our usual Friends gifting levels, AND/OR,  2) You can participate in our online auction by bidding on the many great items and class baskets that will be available from April 11-25 by visiting bit.ly/CTKFriendsAuction21.  Mailers were sent in early April with details on these two ways to participate. 

For more information, please contact the School Development Office at 806-795-8283, ext. 211, or via email at cduran@ctkcathedralschool.org.

2020-2021 Foundation Scholarships:  Helping to Build Success for Christ the King Students

With your donations, the Foundation Board is once again able to award scholarship dollars from endowed funds.  These funds help families to pay tuition for the upcoming school year. The largest two endowment funds, the Mary Ann Mehta Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund and the David & Barbara Buescher Memorial Scholarship Fund, will once again provide full tuition to two CTKC School students. Additionally, partial scholarships for tuition assistance will be awarded from 26 other named endowment funds. During the 2020-2021 school year, the Foundation awarded almost $50,000 to 30 students. The scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now being accepted.

Click here to download a scholarship application form: Foundation Scholarship Application 2021-2022

All application forms and required information is due to the school office no later than Monday, May 3, 2021.  See application for submission instructions.  If you have any questions, please contact the School Development office by emailing Mrs. Duran at cduran@ctkcathedralschool.org.

How to Donate

We are happy to accept your donations throughout the year for the Foundation’s general fund or to a specific name endowment fund. For more information please contact the School Development Office at 795-8283, ext. 211.To make a secure online donation, click on this link: CTKC School Online Giving where you will be directed to create a login.  Once you set up your login, please sign-in and choose an area to donate towards such as memorials, honorariums, general donation or special school projects.  Please note your intention for your donation.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration in making your donation!