The Catholic Foundation Advisory Council annual meeting featured a compelling discussion about innovation in Catholic education, an issue very important to us. Click here to watch the conversation. Fr. Michael Forge, pastor of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church and School; Chris Rebuck, president of Bishop Lynch High School; and Dr. Thomas Hibbs, incoming president at The University of Dallas; spoke about new and exceptional examples of innovative practices taking shape at their respective schools. During the panel, moderated by Catholic Foundation Vice President of Development Cheryl Mansour, the speakers shared opinions on topics ranging from student life, the moral and intellectual formation of students, technology and the type of cultural skills needed for students to be successful in life. Since 2018, The Catholic Foundation has given $1.7 million in Tuition Assistance and scholarship grants to 75 different schools ranging from elementary to college, helping hundreds of young people receive a solid Catholic foundation. In 2018, the number of grants we issued increased to more than 2,000, totaling $22.2 million. That’s up from 1,800 grants, totaling $20.3 million in 2017.