March 17, 2021  |  By:   |  Press Releases  |  

The Catholic Education Foundation of Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Douglas J. Cooper has been named Executive Director. A native of Southern California, Mr. Cooper is a product of Los Angeles Catholic Schools, graduating from St. Paul the Apostle School and Loyola High School.  He received a B.A. in Government and International Studies with a minor in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School. Mr. Cooper has been active in a variety of organizations throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles including the Loyola High School Alumni Association, St. James Inn and Marymount High School Father’s Club. He has served as Co-Chair of the Cardinal’s Awards and Recognition Committee for Archbishop José H. Gomez and was previously honored as a Knight of The Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope Benedict XVI.

“A Catholic education has been one of the greatest blessings in my life,” said Mr. Cooper. “I am privileged to be a part of CEF’s extraordinary mission to make a quality Catholic education accessible to our students in need while developing values of faith, family, community and service.”

The Catholic Education Foundation’s mission is to provide tuition assistance to the most financially deserving students attending Catholic elementary and high schools within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Its purpose is to make a quality Catholic education accessible to students in need because it lays the foundation for academic achievement and develops values of faith, family, community, and service.   In 2020, The Catholic Education Foundation provided more than $13,000,000 in tuition assistance for more than 10,000 underserved students.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, CEF created “Coffee with CEF” a weekly virtual gathering to hear from various Catholic school leaders, teachers, and students, and learn about the incredible ways catholic schools were coming together to ensure that their students continue to learn, grow, and excel in their studies. CEF was very blessed to have the chance to create this space for each other and get an inside look into the remote learning world from the joys to the obstacles of this new challenging season. Subscribe to YouTube and join the weekly conversation while you donate to the mission.

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