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Testimonial — The Torrie Family at St. Louis the King Catholic School and Bourgade Catholic High School

2020-02-10T13:12:22-07:00February 1st, 2020|Articles|

Question #1: Parent: How has CEA helped make Catholic education attainable and affordable for your family? “Catholic Education Arizona has been crucial to my ability to send my children to Catholic schools. As a single parent of three on a fixed income, I never thought it was possible to send [...]

Board Member News — Melissa Soza Fees, PhD, Board President of Catholic Education Arizona

2020-02-11T12:08:59-07:00February 1st, 2020|Articles|

How long have you been on the CEA Board? “I have served on the CEA board for two terms and am completing my 6th year. I have served as chair for the past three years.” Why is CEA important to Catholic schools? “My husband John and I have been married [...]

Corporate Partner — The Law Office of Lance C. Venable, PLLC

2020-02-11T12:24:33-07:00February 1st, 2020|Success Stories|

Pictured left to right: Nancy Padberg, CEA President & CEO; Colleen McCoy-Cejka, CEA Director of Strategic Partnerships; Lance Venable, Attorney and CEA Corporate Partner; Victor Serna, Principal of Seton Catholic Prep; Caitlin Wooten, CEA Finance Manager Making Catholic Education Accessible and Affordable!  At a breakfast at Seton Catholic Prep on [...]

National Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese of Phoenix

2020-02-10T14:24:09-07:00February 1st, 2020|Articles|

Pictured: Keli McCann, Annunciation Development Director and Annunciation Catholic School students with the Phoenix Suns Gorilla National Catholic Schools Week is celebrated at Catholic schools throughout the country every year.  This year, it kicked off on Sunday January 26 and ran through February 1.  National Catholic Schools Week originated in [...]

Associate News — Nancy Padberg, MBA, President and CEO

2020-02-13T09:11:14-07:00February 1st, 2020|Articles|

How long you have been with CEA, title, responsibilities in the office? I joined Catholic Education Arizona in February 2019 as President and CEO. My responsibility is to grow the organization, communicate to all stakeholders ,and create a healthy culture that empowers and creates a high performance team.  I ensure [...]

Corporate Tax Credit —  Casting a Wider Net

2020-02-12T13:37:34-07:00February 1st, 2020|Articles|

Catholic Education Arizona (CEA) has been blessed with over 100 corporate partners this past year.  Our corporate partners show a commitment to quality education for Arizona’s children by supporting the Low-Income Corporate Tax Credit.  Our students are forever grateful for their support! As we begin the next season of Corporate [...]

Alumni News — Kelley (Hayes) Tucker, St. Vincent de Paul 1973-1980 and Bourgade Catholic High School 1980-1984

2020-02-10T13:36:46-07:00February 1st, 2020|Success Stories|

Background and Accomplishments: After graduating Bourgade, I attended Arizona State University, WP Carey School of Business and graduated with degrees in Finance and Communications. I have been CFO and Director of Administration for Baker Bros Flooring since 2005. They say to do something that you love and it will be [...]

Catholic Education Arizona Celebrates National Catholic Schools Week

2020-01-29T07:32:21-07:00January 28th, 2020|Press|

PHOENIX, AZ (January 28, 2020) — National Catholic Schools Week is celebrated at Catholic schools throughout the country every year. Now entering its 46th anniversary year, it kicked off on January 26 and will end February 1.  National Catholic Schools Week originated in 1974 and often has a specific theme. This year’s [...]