Diocese of Joliet’s Women’s Giving Circle awards classroom grants totaling $13,500

The Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Catholic Education Foundation for the Diocese of Joliet is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Grant award.

St. Paul the Apostle, Joliet, received a $5,000 grant for its “Technology for All” grant application submitted by Ms. Jennifer Swiderski. St. Walter School, Roselle, also received a $5,000 grant for its application, “Decodable Readers” submitted by Ms. Lindsay Mazur. Ms. Sue Neumann from St. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Naperville received a $2,500 grant award for her submission, “Faith Families”. Finally, St. Mary’s School, Plano, received a grant in the amount of $1,000 for its application, “Jr. High Math Curriculum” submitted by Ms. Sarah Rothlisberger.

These four projects were selected from more than 23 impressive applications seeking funds during the Women’s Giving Circle’s second grant funding year.

“We are proud to have dedicated and creative teachers in our Catholic Schools to inspire our students and guide them as they explore and expand their minds, hearts, and souls,” Mae Ciancio, a member of the Women’s Giving Circle, said. “These teachers and school communities can certainly be proud of this achievement.”

The goal of the Women’s Giving Circle grant project is to provide opportunities for Catholic educators within the Diocese of Joliet to enhance their teaching through financial support of projects that may otherwise go unfunded.

The Women’s Giving Circle seeks to promote philanthropy that empowers women, compels action, advances Catholic education, and glorifies God through collective giving, collaboration, and shared faith. To learn more about the Women’s Giving Circle and how you can join, visit www.CEFJOLIET.org/Women’s-Giving-Circle.

Catholic Education Foundation : 815.221.6127 : 16555 Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403: http://cefjoliet.org/