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

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 my children to these schools. However, CEA and the generosity of donors made it a reality. After attending St. Louis the King, my daughter graduated from Bourgade Catholic High School this year and started at ASU on a full academic scholarship. She is the first in our family to attend college. I credit this to the early education she received, which was only made available to us with the help from CEA.”

– Deborah Torrie


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

“Catholic education means having a greater grasp on my faith and growing with God while growing up; receiving a formation of faith along with formation of self. It instills a love for God in you like nothing else.”

– Catherine Torrie


“Catholic education, to me, shows that people care about my future. It doesn’t come without cost so if someone is willing to pay that for me, they must really care. I know these are opportunities given to me to be great, which encourages me to work hard. It also means being able to pray together as a team before basketball games.”

– Caleb Torrie


Question #3: Family together: 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?

“We cannot say thank you enough to all the generous people that have donated and taken the time to redirect their state tax dollars to help families like ours. It’s really made our dreams come true. With this education and upbringing, we will give back to our communities and help make the world a better place. I hope all donors know what an important contribution they’ve made to future generations.”

– The Torrie Family