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Catholic Schools in North County Receive $10,000 Koch Foundation Grant for Student Retreat Days

posted Apr 13, 2018, 1:41 PM by Cara Koen   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 5:40 PM ]
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Catholic Schools in North County Receive $10,000
Koch Foundation Grant for Student Retreat Days

The Koch Foundation, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Federation of Catholic Schools in North County to be used in support of student retreats in the 2018-19 school year.  The retreats will be focused on sacramental preparation, for students receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time, and for junior high students preparing for Confirmation.

“We are grateful to the Koch Foundation for this generous grant in support of our efforts,” said Cara Koen, Director of Advancement for the Federation of Catholic Schools in the Northeast Deanery.  “The students and teachers enjoy coming together for retreat days and this funding makes it more financially feasible.”

The Koch Foundation has provided grant support for the Federation of Catholic Schools in previous years: a $15,000 grant in 2013 for supplies and materials in support of collaborative programs, a $7,000 grant in 2014 to assist with the Confirmation Rally and Corpus Christi Procession, and a $10,000 grant in 2016 for student retreats in the 2016-17 school year. With this year’s grant the Koch Foundation’s cumulative support totals over $40,000.

“It's so good to see this solid Foundation appreciating our sacramental preparation for the Federation,” said Monsignor Mark Ullrich, pastor at Sacred Heart Parish and Dean of the North County Deanery.

The Confirmation Rally is scheduled for September 28th at Trinity Catholic High School, and the 2nd Grade retreats will be held in October at Pallottine Renewal Center, led by the Sacred Heart Sisters (Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart).
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