"In the last 7 years, we’ve missed only one Gaudeamus gala because it’s important to us to be sure every parent that wants to send their child to a Catholic school can.  At a time like this, it couldn’t be more relevant to commit to this.  While we can’t all meet in person we CAN each do our part to host friends in our homes to help them understand how important the work of CEF is. WHAT IF……this whole Covid thing was one way that God was trying to drive more kids towards Catholic Education?  Wouldn’t you want to be part of it?"

Jeff Jaworski
6-time Gaudeamus patron
Cure of Ars Parish

"Although Gaudeamus is going to look very different this year, it is more important than ever with the additional economic hardship the pandemic has caused.  Mike and I are excited to host  a casual, outdoor, social distanced "fall barn party" version of Gaudeamus. Think firepit, sweaters, jeans & boots and catered Jack Stack BBQ.  We will livestream the program and are looking forward to a fun night!"

Colleen Hochberg
3-time Gaudeamus patron
Prince of Peace Parish

"I'm envisioning a Gaudeamus Watch Party with other CEF Futures members and friends. Maybe a rooftop space, with a downtown skyline view, and a fun vibe. We'll have drinks and apps -- and space heaters, for sure! I have a place in mind with two big screens where we can watch the program."

Rachel Hewitt
1-time Gaudeamus patron
St. Joseph Parish

If you're a supporter of Catholic education and want to ensure a faith-centered, quality education is accessible to all -- including at-risk, low-income students -- please consider participating in Gaudeamus-at-Home this year and register here.