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Josh Ruggiero, Owner of Ruggiero’s Ace Hardware Stores, Discusses Change of Heart, Family, Care for Community, and Supporting Catholic Education Through Corporate Tax Credits with Colleen McCoy-Cejka at CEA

2022-01-11T10:11:36-07:00January 14th, 2022|Podcasts|

{podcast} Catholic Education Arizona recently sat down with corporate partner Josh Ruggiero of Ace Hardware Stores to discuss how they and other businesses can direct their state tax liabilities towards supporting Catholic education. The Value of Catholic Education Josh Ruggiero is a business owner in Arizona with six Ace Hardware [...]

Amy Pfeifer, Executive Director of Boys Hope Girls Hope of AZ, Discusses Student Success, Community Partnership, and Changing Lives with CEA’s Pres. & CEO, Nancy Padberg

2022-01-03T15:44:25-07:00January 7th, 2022|Podcasts|

{podcast} Amy Pfiefer, Executive Director of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona, recently sat down with Nancy Padberg to discuss how their partnership with Catholic Education Arizona changes students’ lives. Amy Pfiefer has 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience and is passionate about supporting students with the tools they need [...]

National Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese of Phoenix

2022-01-06T14:12:46-07:00January 6th, 2022|Articles|

National Catholic Schools Week is celebrated at Catholic schools throughout the country every year.  This year, it kicks off on Sunday January 30 and runs through February 5.  National Catholic Schools Week originated in 1974 and often has a specific theme. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2022 is [...]

Alumni Showcase: Sam Salts

2022-01-07T13:35:36-07:00January 1st, 2022|Articles|

BACKGROUND After graduating from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in 1992 I went on scholarship to play football at Mesa Community College for two years and then finished my career at Western New Mexico University. I completed my BS in secondary education with a minor in social studies and my [...]

The Robertson Family

2022-01-07T13:29:58-07:00January 1st, 2022|Success Stories|

I want to say thank you for your donations and let them know that it is going for a good cause. I plan on continue with my Catholic education by, hopefully, attending Notre Dame Preparatory prep. I like that their patron saint is Mary and that they have so many service opportunities. Thank you again.

Tony Hernandez, Principal of Immaculate Conception Catholic School, and Jeff Leonard, Board Member, Reflect on the Growth of Catholic Education in the Verde Valley and How Tax Credits Change Lives with Nancy Padberg, Pres. & CEO of CEA

2021-12-02T07:17:13-07:00December 17th, 2021|Podcasts|

{podcast} Tony Hernandez, Principal of Immaculate Conception Catholic School, and Jeff Leonard who serves as a Board Member, recently visited the Creating Future Leaders Podcast to discuss the growth of Catholic education in the Verde Valley.   Tony Hernandez became the Principal of Immaculate Conception two years ago, after many [...]

Jennifer Ellis and Andrea Boring, Co-hosts of The Bishop’s Hour, Discuss Catholic Education, General Tax Credit Misconceptions & Personal Experiences, and Collaboration With Partners with Deb Preach and Colleen McCoy-Cejka at CEA

2021-12-02T07:18:39-07:00December 10th, 2021|Podcasts|

{podcast} Jennifer Ellis and Andrea Boring, cohosts of The Bishop’s Hour Podcast, recently sat down with Deb Preach and Colleen McCoy-Cejka of Catholic Education Arizona to discuss the benefits of Catholic education and the impact it has had on each of their lives. Each of the podcast hosts are mothers [...]

CTODP/ CEA Founder and Retired Superintendent MaryBeth Mueller Discusses the Origins of Tax Credit Legislation in Arizona and the Growing Pains of Organizational Success with Colleen McCoy-Cejka

2021-12-02T07:19:38-07:00December 3rd, 2021|Podcasts|

{podcast} In 1998, the Private Education Tax Credit was passed in Arizona, which revolutionized private education at the time. At the onset of this legislation, Catholic Education Arizona (CEA), previously known as Catholic Tuition Organization for the Diocese of Phoenix (CTODP), was created, a school tuition organization that turns tax [...]