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.

Scholarship Recipients

Since 2007, the Fund has annually assisted students through scholarship awards to these institutions:

Year Recipient Region Nominating CAC
2015 Wheeling Jesuit University Eastern Washington, DC
2015 Bellarmine University Midwest Louisville
2015 Bishop Alemany High School Western Los Angeles
2014 St. Pius School Eastern Tidewater
2014 Peoria Notre Dame School Midwest Central Illinois
2014 Santa Rosa de Lima School Western Los Angeles
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 Oscar Aponte Midwest Detroit
2012 Guardian Angels School Western Los Angeles
2011 Ralista Sullivan, St. Anselm Catholic School Eastern
2011 Kyle Hoffman, St. Lawrence School Midwest
2011 Nativity School Western
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.