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catholic-schools-raise-the-standards-logo1The McMahon Parater Foundation was established in 2008 to support and enhance the future of Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Richmond primarily by providing tuition assistance, enhancing academic programs and resources, and increasing professional development opportunities for teachers.

The Foundation is an IRS-designated 501(c)3 organization that has a professional staff and is governed by a Board of Directors. It actively promotes Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Richmond; seeks ongoing philanthropic support; manages gifts, grants, endowments and donations; and distributes funds with the approval of the Bishop of Richmond.

Throughout the Diocese of Richmond there are 29 Catholic schools with almost 10,000 students. Of the 29 schools, 25 offer elementary/middle school grades, eight have secondary programs and five are independent schools, all within the Richmond, Tidewater and Southwest regions of Virginia.

Charlottesville Catholic School
Christ the King Catholic School
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
Sacred Heart Catholic School
St. Bridget Catholic School
St. Edward-Epiphany Catholic School
Saint Gertrude High School
Saint Gregory the Great Catholic School
Saint Mary’s Catholic School
St. Matthew’s Catholic School
Saint Patrick Catholic School
Star of the Sea Catholic School
Walsingham Academy


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