40 Ways in 40 Days

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This year, the Central Washington Catholic Foundation has renamed their annual fundraiser, Celebration of Faith, to the 40 Ways in 40 Days to Celebrate our Faith campaign.

On September 7th, 2020 the Foundation embarked on an unprecedented mission to raise over $325,000 to support Catholic education in our Diocese for tuition assistance, college scholarships, and religious education grants.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation is also unveiling a new program to support Digital Learning!

Each day, new content will be posted on our Facebook page featuring videos, testimonials, program updates, and spiritual activities. Each week we will be updating our website content and sending out an email to recap the week’s messages; all while trying to raise $325,000!

This is an opportunity for us to celebrate the many great things going on in our Catholic community while continuing to support our Catholic schools and Religious Education programs.

Pope Francis has boldly stated, “We have realized that we are all on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us now called to row together, each of us in need of comforting and helping each other.”

Times are difficult, however, the Foundation asks that you continue to give what you can, when you can. Because we are, and always will be, stronger together.

Thank you for your continued support of Catholic education in the Yakima Diocese.

Recent Updates: 40 Ways In 40 Days

DAY 40: The End of 40 Ways in 40 Days

October 16, 2020 |

We are so grateful!
Today is our final day of the social media campaign, 40 Ways in 40 Days to Celebrate our Faith!

We are so blessed to announce that we have […]

DAY 39: Celebrating our Partners, Donors, and Supporters

October 15, 2020 |

Below is a list of our Partners in education!
Thank you for your continued support of Catholic education in the Diocese of Yakima. 

Join our list of Partners by making a […]

DAY 38: Celebrating Scholars – Sarah Niemi

October 14, 2020 |

I am the 2020 recipient of the Mary Ellen Chott-Mahre Scholarship. I have been a member of St. John Parish in Naches my entire life and have been an altar […]

DAY 37: Celebrating our Schools – Christ the King

October 13, 2020 |

Today we celebrate Christ the King School in Richland. Christ the King Catholic School exists as a center of learning where individuals’ values are recognized and their God given talents and powers are […]

DAY 36: Celebrating Religious Education

October 12, 2020 |

Today we celebrate the amazing spiritual […]

Day 35: Celebrating our Schools – St. Joseph School, Wenatchee

October 11, 2020 |

Today we hold St. Joseph Catholic School in Wenatchee in our prayers. St. Joseph Catholic School began serving the Wenatchee Valley and surrounding areas in 1955. In the […]

Day 34: Celebration of Faith to now “40 Ways in 40 Days”

October 10, 2020 |

The Central Washington Catholic Foundation is excited for […]

Day 33: Celebration Video REMINDER

October 9, 2020 |

Join us tomorrow (10/10/20) at 6pm on our Facebook, YouTube Channel or website to see the video premiere of our 40 Ways in 40 Days to Celebrate Our Faith!

Day 32: Celebrating our Schools – La Salle High School

October 8, 2020 |

Today we hold La Salle High School in our […]

Day 31: Celebrating Our Partners

October 7, 2020 |

Because of the generous support of our Partners, the Foundation is able to continue to support our Tuition Assistance Program, Catechist Training Program, Religious Education Grants, Digital Learning Fund, and […]

Day 30: Celebrating our Schools and Catholic Heritage

October 6, 2020 |

Today we hold St. Joseph Marquette Catholic School in prayer.

Did you know that Fr. Jacques (Pere) Marquette S.J., is credited for discovering the Mississippi river?

Day 29: Celebrating Religious Education

October 5, 2020 |

Watch this video from Fr. Brooks Beaulaurier […]

Day 28: Scholarship Sunday – Zepeda Brothers

October 4, 2020 |

Andru and Cristyan Zepeda are […]

Day 27: Celebrating Our Scholars – Haidyn Hall

October 3, 2020 |

Today we recognize Haidyn […]

Day 26: Celebrating Our Partners – Sisters of Providence

October 2, 2020 |

Thank you to the Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph Province for being a Partner of Catholic education!

To learn more about their mission, visit:

Day 25: Celebrating Our Faith

October 1, 2020 |

Today we are thankful for our teachers, school and ministry leaders, Pastors, support staff and religious education ministers in Catholic education.

Let us pray…

Thank you for […]

Day 24: Celebrating COF 2019

September 30, 2020 |

Last year the Foundation was blessed to […]

Day 23: Celebrating Our Partners

September 29, 2020 |

Today we recognize Saint Martin’s University for their continued support of the Central Washington Catholic Foundation; especially while they celebrate their 125 year anniversary!

They are truly Partners in […]

Day 22: Celebrating our Schools

September 28, 2020 |

Take a moment today to celebrate […]

Day 21: Scholarship Sunday!

September 27, 2020 |

Today we celebrate Claire […]

Day 20: Celebrating Successes

September 26, 2020 |

Today marks the half-way point of the 40 […]

Day 19: Celebrating Our Supporters – Former Executive Director, Kathleen Sheehan Wilmes

September 25, 2020 |

Today we celebrate our past and how our […]

Day 17: Celebrating our Board of Trustee Member – Steve Baldock

September 23, 2020 |

Listen to Steve’s powerful […]

Day 16: Celebrating Nature

September 22, 2020 |

On this first day of autumn, let us take a moment and enjoy the beauty around us with prayer:

“God of all seasons,
we thank you for Autumn.
We […]

Day 15: Celebrating Our Schools, St. Rose of Lima, Ephrata

September 21, 2020 |

Listen […]

Day 14: FORMED – The Catholic Netflix!

September 20, 2020 |

Learn more about […]

Day 13: Scholarship Saturday

September 19, 2020 |

Today we celebrate one of our 2019 Celebration of Faith Scholarship recipient, Daniel O’Connor.

“Hi, my name is Daniel O’Connor. I am from Yakima and graduated from La Salle High School […]

Day 12: Celebrating Our Advisors

September 18, 2020 |

Today we recognize Ann Sonn for her long standing commitment to the Foundation and Catholic education.

Greetings! My name is Ann Sonn, a member of St. Joseph Parish in Wenatchee. I […]

Day 11: Celebrating Religious Education

September 17, 2020 |

My name is Rylan Buchanan, I am the High School Youth Minister at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wenatchee. We serve nearly one hundred high school youth in our parish […]

Day 10: Celebrating Our Schools – Tri-Cities Prep High School

September 16, 2020 |

Today we […]

Day 9: Celebrating Our Partners

September 15, 2020 |

Today we thank Cascade Autocenter for being a Gold Partner. 

Because of generous support of individuals and businesses like Cascade Autocenter, we were able to award six, $2,000 college scholarships this […]

Day 8: Board Member Spotlight – Erika Erazo

September 14, 2020 |

My name is Erika Erazo. I had the honor to work as the bookkeeper for Our Lady of the Desert Parish in 2016-2018 in Mattawa, WA. During my transition as […]

Day 7: Community Prayer for St. Joseph’s Catholic School (Kennewick, WA)

September 13, 2020 |

As our Catholic schools begin the new school year, let us take some time and hold them each in prayer. Today, we celebrate St. Joseph School […]

Day 6: Hanah Singo, Chott-Mahre Scholarship Awardee

September 12, 2020 |

Day 5: TAP Grants

September 11, 2020 |

Day 4: Celebrating Our Supporters

September 10, 2020 |

On day 4 of our 40 Ways in 40 Days to Celebrate Our Faith, we show gratitude to one of our generous Partners.

Because of Platinum Partners like 

Day 3: Contest Winner

September 9, 2020 |

Day 2: Board Member Feature – Gordon Beecher, President

September 8, 2020 |

Gordon Beecher is the current Board President of the CWCF. He is also an active member of Christ the King parish (Richland). In addition to his work with the Foundation, […]

Day 1: 40 Ways in 40 Days to Celebrate Our Faith

September 7, 2020 |

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