PHOENIX, AZ (March 3, 2023) – Four Catholic Tax Credit Organizations will visit 22 parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix to raise awareness and educate taxpayers on their ability to redirect their taxes to the charitable cause of their choice. On March 11 and 12, 2023 Catholic Charities Community Services, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, FSL (Foundation for Senior Living), and Catholic Education Arizona will share how their organizations change lives using Arizona Tax Credits.

“The Arizona Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit is a wonderful way for taxpayers to direct their tax dollars to help the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Shannon Clancy, St. Vincent de Paul’s Rob and Melani Walton Endowed CEO. “Every dollar donated will go a long way to help us feed, clothe, house and heal those in need.” To learn more visit:

“We know 87% of seniors want to age in place, and tax credit gifts fund vital services to help make that a possibility,” said Tami Bohannon, CEO of FSL (Foundation for Senior Living). “Plus, a tax credit is better than a deduction because you can get every dollar of it back on your state tax bill. And you get to decide where your tax money goes. It’s a win-win.” To learn more visit

“The Arizona Foster Care Charitable Tax Credit allows Catholic Charities Community Services to recruit, train and license families so we can place and adopt more children of all ages,” said Paul Mulligan, President & CEO of Catholic Charities Community Services. “The tax credit provides a no-cost opportunity for Arizona taxpayers to show compassion toward these kids and families, and truly change lives.” To learn more visit:

Nancy Padberg, MBA, President & CEO Catholic Education Arizona shared, “We are celebrating 25 years, have raised $313 million and awarded 148,000 scholarships for underserved children – all with Arizona Individual and Corporate Tax Credits! With a graduation rate of 99.4% and 97% of graduates matriculate to higher education, military service or trade school – it’s an investment that empowers children, supports families, and makes an impact for generations.” To learn more visit:

Representatives from each organization will hold an information session after Masses at the following parishes: St. Bernadette, Our Lady of Joy, St. Francis Xavier, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Theresa, OLPH Scottsdale, St. Patrick, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Our Lady of Lourdes, Immaculate Conception, San Francisco de Asis, Sacred Heart-Prescott, St. John Vianney, St. Timothy, St. Mary/St. Juan Diego, St. Benedict, Corpus Christi, Ss. Simon & Jude, St. Gabriel the Archangel, All Saints, and St. Thomas the Apostle.

The Tax Credit Weekend is an event organized by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Charities Community Services, FSL (Foundation for Senior Living), and Catholic Education Arizona, aimed at promoting tax credit contributions for improving the lives of those in need across Arizona. Join us in making a difference by redirecting your 2022 Arizona tax liability by April 18, 2023.

Contact: Debra Preach, Chief Operating Officer

Catholic Education Arizona

(602) 560-5656