Families whose children attend Resurrection Catholic School in Lancaster call it a “blessing,” and they have “three generations of people who came before” who handed down the possibility to them.
“We don’t ever feel different here,” Kassandra Settle told Gerald Ganse, president of the Catholic Education Foundation, which provides tuition assistance. “For my girls to come here is beyond a blessing.”
Retired pharmacist Gerald Ganse formed the foundation five years ago as an independent nonprofit. He visited Resurrection on Oct. 1 to meet families awarded $7,211 in CEF grants, specifically from the Dr. Albert J. and Mrs. Ave Marie (Butz) Schreder and Family fund.
“Dr. Al always believed in Catholic education and he wanted to give back to others. He and his family established a fund to help families come to Resurrection. There are three generations of people who came before who wanted to pass it forward,” Ganse explained.
“My husband and I work hard to pay (tuition). I feel so privileged to have this help,” Yaneth Rubio said.
She said her children are naturally kind to others they meet, even strangers in a grocery store.
“That comes from here,” Rubio said.
The Catholic Education Foundation is another way for Catholics to give, Ganse said, in a way that advances the vision and mission for Catholic education in Lancaster County.
To learn more about CEF, contact Ganse at 717-577-2735.
(Donna Walker is the Marketing Director at Resurrection Catholic School.)
By Donna Walker, Special to The Witness