Through a gift from the estate of former CACI President Ed Webb, Catholic Alumni Clubs International has established the CACI Scholarship Fund, officially named the Edward T. Webb Memorial Fund.
As a charitable activity of CACI, each CACI Region annually directs the Fund to provide financial aid at a university, high school, elementary school, or other educational institution. Most CAC members are college graduates and view education as a positive factor in shaping lives. Thus, CACI is happy to provide financial assistance to help deserving individuals advance their education at all levels.
In addition to Ed's gift, the Fund receives contributions through donations at the CACI National Convention, at CACI Regional Weekends, and from supportive individuals.
How are awards selected?
Annually, each of the three CACI Regions awards a scholarship at an educational institution that is selected by vote of the Region's member clubs.
Each CAC may nominate one school to its Region. Anyone wishing to recommend a school for consideration should contact the president of the Catholic Alumni Club in the geographic area of the school.
History of the Fund
At the 2006 National Convention, the CACI Board of Directors established the Edward T. Webb Memorial Fund.
Ed Webb was the first president of the association that is now Catholic Alumni Clubs International. In his will, Ed bequeathed money to a CACI Scholarship Fund. Ed's will was opened in 2005, which resulted in the Board's action the following year.
CACers attending the 2006 CACI Convention donated the first contributions into the Fund. Shortly thereafter, the Fund received a distribution from Ed's estate.
The first scholarship was awarded in 2007 at the University of San Francisco. It benefited a high school teacher who was completing a degree at the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership in the College of Education.
In 2008, a scholarship benefited an eighth-grader at Nativity Mission School in New York City who was preparing for high school.
How is the Fund governed?
The Fund is directed by an Administrator working in association with two Supervisors. The CACI President appoints all three, and may serve as one of the two Supervisors. These appointments run concurrent with the President's term of office.
Inquiries & Comments
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