St. John Neumann Education Trust

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St. John Neumann Education Trust

What is the St. John Neumann Education Trust?

John Nepomucene Neumann CSsR was a Catholic priest from Bohemia. He immigrated to the United States in 1836, where he was ordained and later joined the Redemptorist order and became the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia (1852–1860). While Bishop of Philadelphia, Neumann founded the first Catholic diocesan school system in the United States. Canonized in 1977, he is the first United States bishop (and to date the only male citizen) to be canonized.

The St. John Neumann Education Trust Fund was established in August 2017 from a combination of generous donations, and other trusts, including the 1986 Catholic Schools Education Fund, dedicated to the advancement of Catholic education in the state of NH. This trust is for the general benefit of NH Catholic Schools, as well as providing financial assistance to students desiring a Catholic education. This year, an advisory committee has been formed to help increase the value of the trust in order to support even more students throughout the state, as well as administer the distribution of available funds.

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Your Support Makes a Difference

One of the strategic priorities of Bishop Libasci’s vision for the Church in New Hampshire is to provide our schools with a stable financial foundation. To help fulfill this vision, we are inviting you to join us in our efforts to build this Trust Fund to ensure the continued growth and success of Catholic Education in New Hampshire. Please help us make Catholic education affordable, accessible, and available to all children in all corners of this wonderful state. Your contribution, no matter the size, can help us achieve this goal. Thanks in advance for your support of the St. John Neumann Education Trust Fund.


Encourage: Encourage those you know who support Catholic Schools in the state of New Hampshire to consider such a contribution or other involvement.

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Save the Date: June 20, 2019

Join us at the Third Annual Recognizing Excellence Awards Gala

The Recognizing Excellence Awards Gala is an annual event that affirms the selfless acts of individuals who advance the mission of Catholic education in New Hampshire. These honorees are just a few of the many supporters of Catholic schools throughout the state. Join us at the Grappone Center in Concord as we honor a member of the clergy, a school leader, a community partner, and name our 2019 NH Catholic School Teacher of the Year. Nominations for awards open at the end of January; tickets go on sale in late spring.

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