Saint Katharine Drexel Fund

“Honoring our children’s teachers”  


The St. Katharine Drexel Fund will annually make awards of at least $500.00 to all Archdiocese of Louisville elementary school teachers reaching milestones of 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service. The award is to show appreciation and gratitude for their dedication, commitment, and sacrifice to Catholic education.

Patron Saint:  Saint Katharine Drexel, S.B.S. (November 26, 1858 - March 3, 1955) was an American heiress, philanthropist, religious sister, educator, and foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. She fought for social justice, especially in the area of education. She was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 2000 and her feast day is observed on March 3. She was the second canonized saint to have been born in the United States and the first to have been born a United States citizen.

The founders of the St. Katharine Drexel Fund wish to remain anonymous.


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100% of all monetary donations go to the teacher awards and are 100% tax deductible.  NO money is spent on salaries or overhead. 100% volunteer driven.  

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Want to help?

You may make a secure credit card donation to support the St. Katharine Drexel Fund below. Checks may be made payable to the Community Foundation of Louisville, denoting the Saint Katharine Drexel Fund in the memo line. Please mail checks to:

Community Foundation of Louisville
325 W. Main Street, Suite 1110
Louisville, KY 40202

All contributions represent an irrevocable contribution to The Community Foundation of Louisville and are not refundable.

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Kate Biagi-Rickert
Director of Stewardship
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For questions about grant distributions from your fund, contact:

Michael Pfaff
Grants Associate

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Elise Waddell
Development & Stewardship Senior Associate

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325 W. Main Street, Suite 1110 / Louisville, KY 40202 / 502.585.4649