Every educational institution – from large private universities to local public schools – relies on fundraising to support ongoing needs and improvements to their facilities and academic programs. The Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation fills this role at four schools – two city elementary schools and two college prep high schools.
A new governance model was implemented in 2012 for “mission schools” in the City of St. Louis, to provide sustainability and viability. These schools serve people living in great need in our community. St. Cecilia School and Academy and St. Louis Catholic Academy receive assistance with operational and educational expenses. Without this funding, the schools would not have the necessary resources to provide quality educational programs. The parishes affiliated with the two schools are representative of the neighborhoods they serve, but they no longer have the ability to contribute parish financial resources to support the schools.
In addition to scholarship assistance for individual students, the Foundation is responsible for the fundraising and development efforts at each school providing essential operating revenue. These “mission schools” serve the entire neighborhood, not simply the Catholic population.