Who We Are

The St. Anthony Catholic Church Educational Trust was established in 1995 for the long-term benefit of St. Anthony Schools. Its mission is to allow for the ongoing affordability of Catholic Education and Formation at St. Anthony Schools.

The trust is a separate & distinct entity from the Parish, Diocese, and other trusts and foundations operated by St. Anthony Parish and Schools.

The trust is operated under its own federal tax identification number and is tax exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3). Gifts to the Trust are tax deductible.

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Over the last ten years, the trust has averaged an


Expenses for the trust to this date are less than


Since it's inception, the Educational Trust has received


Board Trustees

The Educational Trust is operated by a group of parishioners who operate within the bylaws established during the formation of the trust.

  • Paul Hartke, Chairman
  • Ed Deters, Trustee
  • Todd Kabbes, Trustee
  • Paul Koerner, Trustee
  • Jennifer Roewe, Trustee
  • Todd Wegman, Trustee
  • Bob Willenborg, Trustee

"Every Catholic family in the Effingham area should have the opportunity to send their children to a Catholic school. The Educational Trust offers financial assistance to those families in need."

Paul Hartke
Chairman of the Educational Trust, class of 1961

Goal of the Educational Trust

Our goal is to grow the Trust to hold more than $15 million in assets in the next ten years. We will continue to contribute up to 5% of assets to help offset the cost of Catholic Education and Formation. The Educational Trust has received over $3,509,787 in contributions from our gracious donors since it’s inception in 1995.

It is our commitment that 100% of the proceeds from the Educational Trust will be distributed to St. Anthony Schools.

Together, with your support, we can continue the tradition of excellence. Your investment will help us keep St. Anthony Catholic Education and Formation affordable for the families of our Parish and community.

Contributions & Investments

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St. Anthony Schools Funding

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