News & Updates

Central Washington Catholic Foundation hires Nicole St. Mary-Franson as New Executive Director

May 18, 2020

Yakima, WA – The Central Washington Catholic Foundation hired Nicole St. Mary-Franson as the Executive Director. St. Mary-Franson will continue to lead the Foundation in Catholic philanthropy and to pass our faith heritage to future generations through scholarships, religious education support, and tuition assistance to the 40 parishes and 7 Catholic schools in the Yakima…

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The Gift of Faith – 2016 Annual Appeal

December 5, 2016

Dear Friend, Blessings to you this Advent Season! The gift of faith is transformative and your commitment to supporting Catholic education is changing lives! Children and parents are eager to find a sense of purpose and to be filled with hope for the future. As we enter into the Christmas Season, I ask you to…

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Yakima teacher earns honor from Catholic Foundation

October 8, 2016

“A native of New Jersey, teacher Emily Appert had to find Yakima on a map when she accepted a two-year commitment through an AmeriCorps program after graduating from college.” Click here to read the original article on!

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Love and Faith Win Out Over Abortion

October 5, 2016

“With his shining dark eyes and impish grin, Juanito Martinez is living proof that love and faith can win out over abortion. He’s the perfect poster child for the month of October, with its Respect Life theme.” Click here to read the original article on!

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Brothers to honor brothers at annual Yakima Celebration of Faith event

September 20, 2016

“They are brothers and Catholic priests who have demonstrated years of devotion to Catholic education throughout their decades of ministry in the Diocese of Yakima.” Click here to read the original article on!

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Brighten Your Fall – and Your Life – with ‘Magnificat’ Classes

September 5, 2016

“A As Fall officially begins and the days grow shorter and darker, it’s the perfect time to brighten your spiritual life! Stop and think. When was the last time you attended a class, went to a lecture or read a book that deepened your Catholic Faith?” Click here to read the original article on!

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La Salle graduate to receive full-tuition scholarship to Saint Martin’s

August 24, 2016

“A first for the university and a first for Yakima. A 2016 graduate of La Salle High School has been named a recipient of a full-tuition scholarship to Saint Martin’s University in Lacey. Savannah Schilperoort is one of only four students to receive the awards, called Abbot Scholarships, which are being given for the first…

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World Youth Day: Pilgrims Glimpse the Universal Catholic Church

August 5, 2016

“Two groups of pilgrims from the Diocese of Yakima went on a journey of faith last month to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.” Click here to read the original article on!

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Catholic church plans end-of-life seminar

May 20, 2016

“Although death is an important subject, most people don’t relish talking about it, so local Catholic organizations want to help.” Click here to read the original article on!

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Parents honor their late daughter with scholarship at La Salle High School

February 26, 2016

“Duane and Vicki Heine wanted to establish a $500 annual scholarship and succeeded, but the process took more work and effort than expected. Not only did they raise thousands of dollars in a few years so they could fund it, the couple wanted it to perfectly honor their deceased daughter, Angela.” Click here to read…

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