LA Catholic schools and colleges are continuing to find support from the William H. Hannon Foundation to help mitigate the pandemic changes and challenges over the past two years.
The Foundation announced $537,000 in grants during the last half of 2021 to local Catholic schools and universities, including these schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Cathedral High School (Los Angeles), Holy Family School (Glendale), La Reina High School (Thousand Oaks), Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), Mary Star of the Sea High School (San Pedro), Marymount High School (Los Angeles), Notre Dame Academy (Los Angeles), Sacred Heart High School (Los Angeles), and St. Monica Catholic High School (Santa Monica). The Association of Catholic Student Councils (TACSC) was also awarded grant money.
The grants will help these schools provide scholarships and tuition relief for students in need, and will help teachers provide resources and classroom materials. The funds will also further the mission of TACSC, which works with Los Angeles area teenagers to develop “moral leaders who are anchored in their faith.”
Launched in 1983, the William H. Hannon Foundation has provided numerous programs, scholarships and building improvements to local schools.
“The past two years have been incredibly tough on our schools, teachers, and students alike,” said Kathleen Hannon Aikenhead, president of the William H. Hannon Foundation and a niece of the late William Hannon. “As a former school teacher, it is a blessing to be able to carry on my late uncle’s support of our Catholic schools. Together, we are positively impacting the lives of students across the Archdiocese so they can thrive as we continue to return to in-person learning.”