Even though the Diocese as a whole is investing $13.2 million in schools each year, our commitment to affordability is not yet realized. We are working on programs that would limit tuition in areas where the median income is below the federal poverty line to no more than 7.5% of a family’s gross income – and we are committing an additional $15 million in endowment funds to help accomplish this goal over the next 5 years.
Through the Halo Initiative, diocesan endowments, and partner organizations, the diocese provides upwards of $1.9 million in direct, need-based financial aid each year. Parishes collectively provide, on average, an additional $7 million in aid directed toward cost reductions and affordability, typically directed toward their parishioners.
The three diocesan high schools collectively offer $5 million in aid to help families afford a Catholic High School education.
SUPPORT CATHOLIC SCHOOLSTo be a partner in Catholic Education, you can give in one of three ways:
BISHOP’S GOLF INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
Founded in 2011 to make Catholic education affordable to all who may desire it, funds raised from the tournament go directly towards scholarships for the coming school year. Since 2011, over $6.4 million has been raised and 3,656 scholarships have been awarded.
THE DIOCESAN EDUCATION ENDOWMENT TRUST
The Endowment Trust provides tuition assistance for families who have the most difficulties affording a Catholic education. It is becoming one of the strongest endowments in the country and has distributed about $11.8M and 6,580 scholarships to date.
To learn more, contact Kelly Halaszyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (214)379-3178.
THE HALO INITIATIVE
The HALO Initiative is an independent public charity that works alongside the Catholic Schools Office to help grow and expand the impact of Catholic education in Dallas. HALO coordinates the distribution of tuition assistance on behalf of The Bishop’s Invitational, the Diocesan Educational Endowment Trust, and other community partners.
Diocesan Scholarships are not the only way to help finance a Catholic School Education. The Diocese also partners with the Jethsuby Scholarship Fund, ACE Scholarships, the Catholic Foundation, targeted local donors and a number of local foundations.