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Learn about state tax credit redirection and Catholic schools in Arizona. This podcast explains the purpose, process, and outcomes of tax credit contributions through Catholic Education Arizona. Guests range from corporate partners to CEA associates to school personnel and school alumni. Stories are informative and inspiring.

Creating Future Leaders Catholic Education Arizona

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Learn about state tax credit redirection and Catholic schools in Arizona. This podcast explains the purpose, process, and outcomes of tax credit contributions through Catholic Education Arizona. Guests range from corporate partners to CEA associates to school personnel and school alumni. Stories are informative and inspiring.

    David Gryp, President of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, Shares How NDFCU Supports Schools, Churches, Nonprofits, and Families Through a Philosophy of Stewardship with Nancy Padberg, CEO of CEA

    David Gryp, President of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, Shares How NDFCU Supports Schools, Churches, Nonprofits, and Families Through a Philosophy of Stewardship with Nancy Padberg, CEO of CEA

    In this episode David Gryp, Catholic school graduate, parent, and supporter,  shares opportunities for families, schools, churches, and nonprofits that are available through Notre Dame Federal Credit Union.  With a philosophy rooted in helping families to maximize their money and prioritize their life goals through strategic saving and spending, David shares why people should consider a partnership with a credit union.  NDFCU wants to help nonprofits and individuals succeed, so they believe in spending time with members and creating financial pathways that make their dreams possible.  Schools and churches can also expand their fundraising efforts through a partnership with NDFCU.  To learn about how you can become a member of NDFCU and maximize your dollars with an institution that truly believes in stewardship, check out this episode!

    • 17 min
    Sr. Mary Jordan Hoover, Founding Principal of St. John Paul II Catholic High School, Shares Successes of Building Everything from the Ground Up with Nancy Padberg, CEO of CEA

    Sr. Mary Jordan Hoover, Founding Principal of St. John Paul II Catholic High School, Shares Successes of Building Everything from the Ground Up with Nancy Padberg, CEO of CEA

    In this episode, Sister Mary Jordan Hoover shares the story of how she was sent to Phoenix to lead a school that had not even been built yet.  In 2016, she moved to Avondale, AZ after her order, the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, received an invitation from Bishop Olmsted to staff and lead the brand new high school.  St. John Paul Catholic High School was the only Catholic high school built in the United States that year.  The commitment to Catholic education shown by the Diocese of Phoenix gave Sister Mary Jordan and three fellow Sisters the confidence to bring the vision of the school to life.  In 2021, St. JPII just graduated its first class and thus was able to have its first homecoming game and dance.  With 37 graduates all headed off to school in the fall, the list of successes grows.  Sister Mary Jordan, who has been a principal in 5 dioceses, shares her perspective on starting from scratch, creating culture, and being able to provide scholarship assistance to families through tax credit contributions to STOs like CEA.  The beauty of Arizona's tax credit legislation is that it makes Catholic education available to any family that wants it, not just the wealthy or elite.  Catholic schools can be authentically Catholic because those who choose Catholic schools do so to bring Jesus Christ into the lives of their children every day.  To learn more about the philosophy, charisms, culture, and curriculum of St. JPII Catholic School, check out this episode!

    • 20 min
    Domonic Salce, Superintendent of Schools DoP, Discusses Parental Choice for Quality Catholic Education Through Scholarships, CEA, and Legislative Expansions with Nancy Padberg, CEO of CEA

    Domonic Salce, Superintendent of Schools DoP, Discusses Parental Choice for Quality Catholic Education Through Scholarships, CEA, and Legislative Expansions with Nancy Padberg, CEO of CEA

    In this episode, Domonic Salce, Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Phoenix, shares his insights on what makes Catholic schools stand out.  Despite the challenges schools faced during the pandemic, Catholic schools have thrived and increased enrollment this year, a true testament to their performance during a trying time.  Domonic and Nancy discuss the legislative expansions that have allowed more students and families access to Catholic schools.  Domonic explains that while it seems too good to be true, taxpayers in the state of Arizona, both individuals and companies, can choose to direct their state tax liability to scholarships for students.  To learn more about Catholic schools, tax credit scholarships, and superintendent Domonic Salce, check out this episode!

    • 19 min
    Katie Lyon, Principal of St. Mary Basha Catholic School Shares Her Experiences as an Arizona Administrator and with the Welcoming Community at SBM with Deb Preach, CDO at CEA

    Katie Lyon, Principal of St. Mary Basha Catholic School Shares Her Experiences as an Arizona Administrator and with the Welcoming Community at SBM with Deb Preach, CDO at CEA

    In the episode Katie Lyon shares her experiences as a teacher and leader in California and now in Arizona as the new principal at St. Mary Basha Catholic School in Chandler.  In her first year she plans to listen and learn about her new community but already sees the traditions, community, and family environment of this long-standing school.  With her roots in the Kyrene school district, Katie is happy to be back in the east valley with her family.  She hopes to help many families learn the value of Catholic education and understand that any family can qualify for tax credit scholarships in Arizona.  Spreading the news about Catholic Education Arizona and educating families on accessible, affordable Catholic education is a priority. To learn more about St. Mary Basha Catholic School and its new principal, Katie Lyon, check out this episode!

    • 12 min
    Javier Bravo & Ryan Costello of Bourgade Catholic Share Unique Program and Partnership Gratitude with Nancy Padberg, Pres. & CEO of CEA

    Javier Bravo & Ryan Costello of Bourgade Catholic Share Unique Program and Partnership Gratitude with Nancy Padberg, Pres. & CEO of CEA

    In this episode, Principal Javier Bravo and Dean Ryan Costello reveal an amazing new program unique to Bourgade and to the Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Schools that allows students to engage in career and technical programs.  Meeting the needs of students and creating pathways of significant opportunity has always been a goal for Bourgade.  However, a new reality has dawned at Bourgade that allows students to pursue training and certifications in programs such as medical assisting, emergency medical technicians, aesthetician certificates, and even an electrician program.  More possibilities are being explored to provide even greater opportunities for students as they pursue Catholic social teachings, college preparation, and now career certifications.  Bourgade and CEA have shared a long partnership with a common mission to make Catholic education accessible and affordable to all that seek it.  To learn more about the exciting things happening at Bourgade and how you can help create future leaders, check out this episode.

    • 20 min
    Kim Kirschner, Executive Dir. of IBE and Deb Preach, CDO of CEA, Discuss Exciting Legislative Changes in Arizona's Tax Credit Scholarship Programs

    Kim Kirschner, Executive Dir. of IBE and Deb Preach, CDO of CEA, Discuss Exciting Legislative Changes in Arizona's Tax Credit Scholarship Programs

    Kim and Deb are back together again on the Creating Future Leaders podcast!  This time, they discuss the new changes to the Arizona Corporate Low Income, Disabled Displaced, and Switcher state tax credit scholarships that make more Arizona children eligible to choose a private education.  As more families move into Arizona and more families consider options in private education, it is important for them to understand all the ways they can qualify for a number of state tax credit scholarships.  Whether coming from public school, home school, or even out of state, there are scholarship options for most families! The recent changes in the law are creating opportunities for choice in Arizona.  To learn more, check out this podcast!

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