Catholic Education Arizona, the largest Catholic School Tuition Organization (STO) in Arizona, launched a new division to meet unmet student scholarship need. The new Changing Lives division will generate donations to ensure access to Catholic education for future generations.
President and CEO of Catholic Education Arizona, Nancy Padberg, MBA, shared, “Educating children impacts families and communities for generations. Now we have four contribution channels with the Arizona Individual Private Education, Arizona Low Income Corporate, and Arizona Disabled/Displaced tax credits, and the new Changing Lives non-tax credit donation opportunity. For 25 years we have developed relationships with our 35,000 contributors who have also contributed non-tax donations to improve children’s lives.”
Donors to the new Changing Lives division will help educate underserved students and may also experience a tax or other financial benefit, depending on the giving vehicle. I
Jim Pogge, Director of Development for Catholic Education Arizona’s new Changing Lives division said, “Supporting Catholic education is a key philanthropic goal for countless people throughout the Diocese of Phoenix. Many have expressed interest in offering donations in addition to their tax liability. Now, we have the donation vehicle for people to maximize their impact on students.”
Catholic Education Arizona is the largest provider of scholarships to families attending Catholic schools in the Diocese of Phoenix. Since 1998, over $313 million has been raised and 148,000 scholarships have been awarded to benefit underserved students.