Participated in the SJEF Skeet Shoot and had a Great Time. Event was very Professional and the Personnel running it ensured everything ran smoothly which made everything amazing. The Golf Tournament will be very Beautiful to get everyone together for a Great Cause. Scholarships for kids is something we can all be ecstatic about ensuring kids get a great education as they are the future of the world. Very pleased all around.Read more
The St.Joseph's Educational Foundation is run by remarkable individuals who work hard to ensure the academic achievement of our youth! When I got the chance to explore what this foundation was all about, I was impressed to see such passion and such dedication in the name of Catholic education.
The St.Joseph's Educational Foundation's goal is to provide the families in our community the opportunity to pursue a private Catholic education for their children. Hardworking volunteers and coordinators work together to host events to raise funds towards scholarships for those who would normally be unable to afford the tuition of private education.
Private Catholic education provides a safe haven for students of all walks of life to pursue their educations and strengthen their relationship with our Lord and savior. These environments are very nurturing and growth-oriented.
The St. Joseph's Educational Foundation is heaven sent! I cannot say how much as a parent, a parishioner and volunteer how much I enjoy the company of this foundation as well as the opportunity it has provided for our family.
The foundation really does care about each and every individual family and child that is seeking the Catholic education and Christ centered environment while attending school.
These schools also afford opportunities to grow, learn, and explore different avenues of so many extra curricular's such as drama, sports, cheer, engineering, lego engineering, tv production, art, music, and much more!
I encourage everyone to come out and either participate or volunteer at a SJEF event and you will see magic happening right in front of your eyes! Everyone comes together and it is a collaborative effort amongst some of the greatest and most genuine people you will ever meet!
This foundation has been heaven sent to our family in times when it was most needed, and they offer support and guidance through these times.
These schools are amazing, the teachers are amazing, the fellow parents are amazing and watch out for one another and are a close knit community and caring for each other and not just for their self.
Our daughter has grown up in the catholic school system here in the SJEF family and has also been mentored while being Baptized as well as making her first communion.
For anyone reading this and wondering if this foundation would be a good fit for you and your family I know you could reach out to any of us who have provided a testimony and we would help you in any way possible!
This foundation makes it possible for family's to send their children to a school that keeps Christ in everything they do! Whether it be singing to nursing home residents, or providing mass for them, or clothing drives for local charities! I love at how involved our Catholic community is in providing support and essentials to those in need! I am proud to be in the SJEF family!
We are so very greatful for the financial support from the foundation. This support allows our daughter to attend Santa Fe Catholic which is a fantastic school . These scholarships help families like ours who have children with disabilities. Thanks to the board and those involved in St. Josephs Educational Foundation who selflessly give and give. These scholarships and you are changing lives and giving opportunities to many who would not otherwise be able to send our children to Catholic Schools. Words cannot express our extreme, sincere, gratitude..Read more
The St Joseph Educational Foundation’s sole purpose is to care and provide for all the St Joseph Parrish’s children. They gave us the gift of equal opportunity to seek private Catholic Education. As a parent and a parishioner I will be eternally grateful! We are truly blessed to have them in our community!
On a personal level... The Foundation supported my family through difficult times with difficult decisions. As we discovered that God blessed us with an exceptionally gifted son, we struggled to find the right school for him. The Foundation had awarded us a very generous scholarship that helped us tremendously...but yet this blessing shook as we struggled with the realization that our son had outgrown his school. Catholic education is important to us, and we struggled with the thought that we could not have both. We prayed for guidance and God opened a door... St Joseph Educational Foundation became the vessel for God’s answer.
At that time it was announced that the Foundation decided to embrace and support ALL Catholic schools in Lakeland, allowing parishioner struggling with distance, schedules, academic goals and program choices to chose a CATHOLIC school that best fit for their families. That was our sign...We made the decision to move our son to a private school that not only was the best fit for our son’s intellectual needs but also teaches my son the Catholic education that is so important to my family!
Without the St Joseph Educational Foundation’s support and generosity we wouldn’t be where we are today. 100% of the proceeds from their fundraisers go to support the children Scholarship fund. They help parents...like me everyday. They promote Catholic education and support all of the Catholic Schools in Lakeland . Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The SJEF and its members are true messengers the Word of the Lord” they are true servants of the Church!
*****Jesus called the children to him and said,
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”*****
The St. Joseph Educational Foundation is an asset to the community. Bringing together business owners and community leaders with church members to support Catholic education. The foundation supports children in our community to obtain an education that instills Christ centered curriculum. They put on a great golf event and clay shooting event. Great people and a great time!Read more
Education is important in any community and thanks to St. Josephs Education Foundation many children in our community are able to get an education that they might not afford otherwise. Creating and building our future leaders.Read more
St. Joseph Educational Foundation is a wonderful organization that aids families of the St. Joseph Parish the opportunity give their children the gift a Catholic private school education. It's work allows our children to be successful students within a Christ-centered Catholic community, rooted in faith, knowledge and values. With the help of the Foundation my children are able to continue the education they deserve at St. Joseph Academy and thankfully move on to Santa Fe High School. I am grateful and blessed for their support.Read more
The St. Joseph Educational Foundation is truly a blessing for families seeking private catholic education in our community. All of this is possible through the hard work of members, business, and volunteers that raise funds toward scholarship and make them available to all catholic schools in Lakeland.
Thank you for supporting catholic education and helping families in our community.
God bless you all!
Thank you SJE Foundation for your continued support in Catholic Education. I have been a part of SJA and Santa Fe for the past 16 years. Watching my boys learn and grow in a Christ centered environment while attending these amazing schools has been a blessing to my family. Knowing the Foundation is always working to continue helping families have the same awesome experience I have had is fantastic. I want to thank the Foundation for putting the education of our children as a top priority. We all know that these children are our future, and our future is getting the very best education at these schools. I am confident in saying that this scholarship money, is money well spent.Read more