NCEA President/CEO Distributes Student to Student Funds in Puerto Rico

The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) would like to express its ongoing gratitude for the member schools that were so generous during the Student to Student campaign, which raised over $675,000 toward hurricane relief for Catholic schools in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. In addition, California Catholic schools received a portion of those funds to be used for clean-up and restoration following the wildfires there.

Recently, NCEA President/CEO Dr. Thomas Burnford delivered a check for $203,066 to Catholic schools in Puerto Rico. The funds are helping schools that struggled to recover from severe damage while educating children in classrooms with no electricity. There has been a tremendous outpouring of thanks from the teachers and students who have benefited from the assistance. A number of the letters and cards are posted here, as well as photographs documenting Dr. Burnford’s visit to Puerto Rico.