The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Fund for Catholic Schools is intended to provide resources for Catholic schools in order to keep tuition increases and costs low. By doing so, Catholic schools can be accessible to and affordable for as many young people as possible.
In 2021, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Fund, combined with the St. John Bosco Fund for Special Needs at Catholic Schools, provided $350,000 to help fund marketing and a new director of curriculum, instruction and assessment in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese.
About Our Namesake
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was a religious sister and educator who founded the United States' parochial school system. She was beatified in 1963 and canonized in 1975 by Pope Paul VI.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first person from the United States to be canonized, and also founded the first American congregation of religious sisters: the Sisters of Charity. She is the patron saint of Catholic schools, seafarers, and widows.
Her feast day is January 4.