Central Washington Catholic Foundation

Providing enduring support for Catholic education and ministries of Central Washington. Serving to facilitate Catholic philanthropy and to pass our faith heritage to future generations.

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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 […]

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CW Catholic Foundation shines light on faithful education boosters

October 2, 2015

“You see them time and time again — the seemingly tireless people who help make Catholic schools succeed.

They’re principals and teachers, support staff, volunteers, parents and boosters. They come […]

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Upcoming Celebration of Faith To Highlight Catholic Education, Leaders

September 5, 2015

“In today’s world, where so many feel alienated despite a flood of so-called “social media” and there is a breakdown in the sense of community, the role of Catholic education […]

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New executive director named at Central Washington Catholic Foundation

May 26, 2015

“Kathleen Wilmes has been named the new executive director of the Central Washington Catholic Foundation, the organization announced Friday.

She succeeds Dan Fortier, a founding board member and executive […]

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Amy M.

"I am beyond grateful for being selected as a Celebration of Faith Scholarship recipient! No words could ever express how thankful I am. My parents came to the United States as immigrants and worked diligently all their life for a better future. In their journey, God has remained faithful and generous. If I could list out all the blessings God has given me, it would be never-ending. Nevertheless, receiving this scholarship would be listed on it!

As I move onto the next chapter of my life, I will remember all the people that supported me. Among these people is the Central Washington Catholic Foundation. I will continue to strive for greatness and fully take advantage of this opportunity. Thank you!"

Linda O.

"It was Catholic education that led to me completing my sacraments. Anything I can do to advocate for Catholic education is where I feel God is calling me. Parishes that welcome students are bringing growth to the Parish’s future as well.

Parishes that grow have a positive effect on their communities. The circle continues to widen when we begin the education process early."

Tori M.

"With this scholarship, I am one step closer to making all of my goals come true. This award will help me attend the college of my dreams, as well as grow as a person. I am so grateful that I received this award, because it will make a huge difference in my life. This scholarship is just one part of a larger whole, but it is through these fractions that I will accomplish my goal.

While it is true that I still have anxious moments, it is opportunities like this scholarship that alleviate my worry and make my college journey and career possible."

Anthony M.

"I believe my service on the CWCF Board of Trustees arose in answer to prayer.  After a bit of a hiatus from Parish life in recent years due to work obligations, a recent change in circumstances resulted in my beginning a prayerful search for a way to better serve the Lord and His Church.  I have been a direct recipient of the Foundation's work and can testify to the tremendous blessings made possible through the generosity of the Foundation and its donors, which further convinces me that this opportunity has come to be because of Our Blessed Mother's intercession. 

I am certainly committed to helping further the Foundation's mission in any way I can, and, I eagerly look forward to the future."

Marcus R.

I would like to begin by thanking you for selecting me for this scholarship. It will directly impact my ability to afford a college education. Consequently, it will affect my career path and my relationship with God.

This aid will have a lasting effect on my career and life. I understand that leaving college with less debt will allow for many more opportunities later on, because a strong start is the fastest way to stability and flexibility. Hopefully this will amount to the possibility of a mission trip and strong financial support to the church in my future. You are directly supporting my financial and spiritual stability, and I am grateful for that. May God bless you. You are in my prayers.

Hollieann G.

"I am so grateful that I have received the Celebration of Faith College scholarship. I have been struggling to figure out a way to pay for school and this will definitely help me. I attend Franciscan University of Steubenville. Not only have I been getting an authentic Catholic education but I am meeting people of other cultures and seeing how diverse the Catholic Church really is.  

This year has had its bumps in the road …but this is all a part of the journey and I know that it is all in God’s plan. I have learned that if I hold firm and trust in the Lord he will guide me. None of this would be possible without the Central Washington Catholic Foundation.”