Board Member News — D. J. Cole, Treasurer

How long have you been on the CEA board?

“I joined the board in 2017 and currently serve as Treasurer and as a member of the Finance and Executive Committees.”

Why is CEA important to Catholic schools?

“CEA makes it possible for our Catholic schools to grow and thrive.  The needs-based scholarships made available through CEA are critical in maintaining the pipeline of students entering our Catholic Schools.”

Why is CEA important to families?

“Contributors to CEA provide the financial means to many families that would otherwise not be able to afford a Catholic education.  These students experience a rich learning environment and a welcoming, diverse community.  And 97% of the students go on to post-secondary education or military service with many becoming future leaders in our community.”

Why is Catholic Education Arizona important to you?

“My wife and I grew up attending Catholic schools and our two children attended Saint John XXIII Catholic School Community and Notre Dame Preparatory High School.  We’ve experienced firsthand the benefits of a Catholic education and would like to see as many students as possible have the same opportunities.”