PHOENIX, AZ (Aug 22, 2022) – Catholic Education Arizona (CEA), Arizona’s largest Catholic School Tuition Organization, welcomes Jill Gossett as Director of Corporate Acquisition. Her role will focus on growing Corporate Partnerships. Jill will build relationships with Arizona businesses wishing to make a difference in corporate social responsibility and educating our future work force. 

Catholic Education Arizona’s President and CEO, Nancy Padberg, MBA, shared, “Jill brings executive experience, a polished and thoughtful approach to strategy and positive attitude that aligns with our healthy culture and high-performance team!”

Jill worked in broadcast media sales management, advertising, and marketing, working in major media markets including Chicago, Washington DC, Jacksonville, Grand Rapids, and Phoenix for the past 18 years. She’s worked at CBS Radio, Clear Channel Radio & Outdoor, Univision Radio & TV, NBC 12NEWS, and others. Jill grew up in Burr Ridge, Illinois, and Anstruther, Scotland until attending Arizona State University, earning a BA in Political Science, and studying Broadcast Journalism.

“I’m excited to join Nancy, Deb, and the entire Dream Team at CEA! It’s a blessing to have the opportunity to educate children and assist their families as we help change lives one scholarship at a time,” Jill says. 

Individuals and corporations continue to support Catholic Education Arizona and The Diocese of Phoenix Catholic High Schools because of their impressive results:

  • 99.4% graduation rate
  • 97% of graduates matriculate to higher education or military service
  • 1000s of hours of community service are conducted annually

Corporations and LLCs filing as S Corps, C Corps, and insurance companies paying premium tax can direct up to 100% of their state tax liability through participation in the Arizona Low Income and Disabled/Displaced Corporate tax credits through CEA. Large and small companies such as APS, Cigna, Shea Homes, Meritage Homes, Earnhardt Auto Centers, Grand Canyon University, Lumen Technologies, Dignity Memorial and many varied businesses are making a difference and changing lives.

Catholic Education Arizona is the largest provider of scholarships to families attending Catholic schools. Since 1998, over $313 million has been raised to benefit students and 148,000 scholarships have been awarded. Learn more about how CEA is changing lives one scholarship at a time. Visit or call 602-218-6542.

Contact: Debra Preach, Chief Operating Officer
Catholic Education Arizona
(602) 218-6542