$400,000 donated to the Catholic Education Foundation

By Leah Murray
October 30, 2017 - 5:36pm Updated: October 30, 2017 - 7:12pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB —A large donation has been made to the Medicine Hat Catholic Schools’ Education Foundation from the Knights of Columbus Dean Fitzpatrick Council 1732.

The $400,000 donation was signed and presented at the Catholic School Board office on Monday.

The donation is meant to enhance and fund educational activities for students within the Catholic School district.

The donation comes from money that had been set aside in 2000 after the Knight’s sold off the building they owned.

The money has been placed in an investment if the group ever decided to purchase a building in the future.

A decision from the head of the Knights organization ruled the chapters should not own property, and so, the local chapter decided to make a large donation to the Education Foundation.

The Foundation said the money will greatly benefit students with the local Catholic School system.

It will help create additional scholarships for junior And senior high school students. The money will also help support unfunded education activities like outdoor education and field trips.

“It’s a huge donation for us, one of the largest ones we’ve ever had,” said Rob Stroh, Chair of the Catholic Education Foundation. “It’s just going to cause us to do so much more good work within our school district.”

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