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Enhance Excellence and Increase Enrollment

At 79 Catholic Grade Schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

CSCOE Magazine

A Bimonthly Publication

HIGHLIGHTING THE BEAUTIFUL HEARTS, MINDS AND SOULS
OF THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Funder profile: Catholic Community Foundation

Maureen Lodoen

April 1, 2016

The Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) was founded in 1992 to financially support the spiritual, educational and social needs of our Catholic community in Minnesota. CCF fulfills its mission by supporting individuals and families to fulfill their charitable goals, and by…

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Board member profile: Anne Cullen Miller

Maureen Lodoen

April 1, 2016

Anne Cullen Miller is the president of the Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) and a board member of the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE). She was educated in Catholic schools, graduating from St. Matthew Catholic School and Brady High School…

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Gone are the days when Catholic schools simply ran notices in the parish bulletin each spring, and new families showed up for kindergarten in the fall. Now, young families are making school decisions earlier, sometimes while their kids are still…

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CSCOE grants support excellence, enrollment

Laura Silver

April 1, 2016

Thanks to the generous, visionary funders of the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE), Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis can now seek and receive grant money for projects that further CSCOE’s two primary missions —…

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“When you drive into town, you see the steeple that’s been here for 160 years,” said Bruce Richards, principal at St. Joseph Catholic School in Waconia. “St. Joseph’s in this community helps point people to heaven. And every day we…

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Welcome from Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens

Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens

April 1, 2016

Pope Francis says, “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus.”  This is the truth I constantly experience when I visit our Catholic schools. Our schools are places of joy, hope and vitality…

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A new era of success for Catholic elementary schools is imminent, despite several decades of enrollment challenges. As community leaders, Catholic school alumni, parents and enthusiastic supporters rally to reverse these trends, momentum is shifting. Nearly a year ago, a…

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Welcome from CSCOE President Gail Dorn

Gail Dorn

April 1, 2016

What a tremendous joy it is to bring you the inaugural issue of the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) magazine! As president of CSCOE, I am honored to serve 79 beautiful Catholic grade schools in the Archdiocese of St.…

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