Question #1: Parent: How has CEA helped make Catholic education attainable and affordable for your family?

#1. “Catholic education is no small matter for our family. In the beginning, we knew a Catholic education was going to be a blessing. Never, did we anticipate the extent of this blessing in our family. Without exaggeration, Catholic Education Arizona has made Catholic education possible for both of our girls. We are a one income family, primarily because of the medical issues and the surgeries our oldest daughter needed from the time she was four until she was thirteen. With all our medical expenses, we knew scholarships were our only hope. We rely substantially on the aid we receive from Catholic Education Arizona.”

Question #2: Student: What does a Catholic education mean to you?

#2. “We have loved our Catholic education. Having our faith be a part of our daily school life has made all the difference in dealing with the challenges and obstacles life brings. We are so grateful to be able to openly live and express our faith, go to Mass, receive the Sacraments, pray, and study our faith at school.”

Question #3: How would you thank those that have helped make your education possible through their state tax dollars and encourage them to continue to support Catholic Education Arizona?

#3. “The thought of not being able to gift our children private education is a scary thought for us because of the impact it has had on our girls. It has given them the environment, tools, and faith support, not only to cope with the stresses and challenges of life, but to thrive both academically and socially in the midst of them. In thanksgiving for this immense blessing from Catholic Education Arizona, and in hopes to help other families provide a Catholic education for their children, we redirect our tax dollars and we do our best to educate our family and friends on tax redirection so they too can support Catholic Education Arizona.”

—The Chacon Family
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School