40 Ways in 40 Days (1)

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Day 28: Scholarship Sunday – Zepeda Brothers

October 4, 2020

Andru and […]

Day 27: Celebrating Our Scholars – Haidyn Hall

October 3, 2020

Today […]

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 […]

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 […]

Day 21: Scholarship Sunday!

September 27, 2020

Today […]

Day 20: Celebrating Successes

September 26, 2020

Today marks the half-way point of the 40 Ways in 40 Days to Celebrate our Faith campaign.

Listen to this exciting news from Executive […]

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

September 25, 2020

Listen […]

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

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