Most CAC members are college graduates and view education as a positive factor in shaping lives. Thus, as a charitable activity, CACI is happy to help deserving individuals advance their education.
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. 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.
Annually, each of the three CACI Regions directs the Fund to provide financial aid at a university, high school, elementary school, or other educational institution, which is selected by vote of that Region's member clubs. Each member Club may nominate one school. Anyone wishing to recommend a school for consideration should contact the president of the Catholic Alumni Club in the geographic area of the school.
Since 2007, the Fund has annually assisted students through scholarship awards to these institutions:
|2013||St. Martin's School||Eastern||Washington, DC|
|2013||St. Mark's Grade School, Peoria, IL||Midwest||Central Illinois|
|2013||Guardian Angels School||Western||Los Angeles|
|2012||Thomas Pinto||Eastern||North Jersey|
|2012||Guardian Angels School||Western||Los Angeles|
|2011||Ralista Sullivan, St. Anselm Catholic School||Eastern|
|2011||Kyle Hoffman, St. Lawrence School||Midwest|
|2009||Christ the King Preparatory School, Newark, NJ||Eastern||North Jersey|
|2009||Madonna University, Livonia, MI||Midwest||Detroit|
|2009||Althoff Catholic High School, Belleville, IL (split)||Midwest||MS/MO RV|
|2009||Cristo Rey High School, Kansas City, MO (split)||Midwest||Kansas City|
|2009||Nativity Catholic School, Los Angeles, CA||Western||Los Angeles|
|2008||Nativity Mission School, New York, NY||Eastern||New York|
|2007||University of San Francisco (Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership)||Western||San Francisco|
History of the 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. The following year, at the 2006 National Convention, the CACI Board of Directors established the Edward T. Webb Memorial Fund. CACers attending the Convention donated the first contributions into the Fund. Shortly thereafter, the Fund received a distribution from Ed's estate.
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:
Contact the Scholarship Fund Administrator, Loretta Lovell, here.