Guiding Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Spokane
In the late summer of 2011, Bishop Cupich was in conversation with a group of major donors, about the present and future health of the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Spokane. He discovered that others shared his concerns about the continued financial and operational viability of the Catholic Schools. It became clear from these conversations that Catholic leaders were ready to step forward and take the bold action required to reverse the circumstances and conditions that have led to the closing of several schools over the past five years and which continue to put the remaining ones at risk.
The Nazareth Guild marks the beginning of this effort. to protect and enhance the viability of our Catholic Schools and to position them to meet the challenges of the future. Named after the town where Christ received his elementary education, The Nazareth Guild aims at raising and distributing separately endowed funds which will serve as an ongoing financial resource to supplement the income our schools already receive through tuition, parish support and annual fund raising.