Blog

The CSEF Difference

Every family who wants a Catholic school education for their child should have that opportunity. That simple vision is the reason for the Catholic Schools Endowment Foundation of Oregon (CSEF). We operate independently from the Archdiocese of Portland, supporting families by providing tuition assistance to students throughout Western Oregon, no matter which Catholic school they…

Read More

Father Cunniff to match gifts up to $100,000 for his 100th Birthday

We’re delighted to announce that Father Vincent Cunniff, the oldest priest in the archdiocese of Portland, is celebrating his century of life with a fundraising challenge for Catholic school tuition assistance. Help us raise $100,000 by his 100th birthday and he will match your gifts! Father Cunniff has spent a remarkable career in service to…

Read More

Covid-19 is killing Catholic schools — and hurting the minorities that attend them

By Kathleen Parker (Originally published in the The Washington Post on 6/12/20, reprinted by permission of the author) Among the many consequences of our covid-19 economy is the likely closing of dozens of Catholic schools that serve minority students in vulnerable, underserved communities. The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) estimates that at least 100 such…

Read More

Covid Update

These are unique times! The ripple effects of the COVID 19 pandemic are being felt in nearly every facet of our lives.
I’d like to share with you what is happening in our Catholic elementary and high schools. Under the strength and steady leadership of the Department of Catholic Schools, our teachers continue to work full time to engage our elementary and high school students through on-line or distance learning.

Read More