About the Nazareth Guild

In 2010 Blase Cardinal Cupich and Don Herak gathered together interested and committed individuals who cared deeply about the future of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Spokane. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Spokane had reported budget deficits, as a result of declining enrollment and increasing operating costs. Nazareth Guild Board of Directors identified it was time for action and began its commitment to financially support the schools in our diocese.

Nazareth Guild seeks full enrollment for all schools, especially those serving the underserved and under-resourced, by offering tuition assistance grants to students who cannot afford the full cost of tuition. Nazareth Guild seeks to support the Catholic schools in eastern Washington in their efforts to offer an excellent academic education based in the Catholic tradition.

“As a graduate of Catholic schools, grammar through university, and a former teacher and high school president for almost twenty years, I have experienced first-hand the academic excellence, extensive extracurricular activities, and the disciplined learning that occurs each day. And this all happens within the context of the beauty and tradition of our Catholic faith. As the Church, we must do all we can to share this blessed opportunity with generations to come.”

– Most Reverend Thomas A. Daly


Your support helps Catholic K-12 schools in eastern Washington by providing tuition assistance to students with financial need, grants for special school programs and improvements, and ongoing organizational support.

Ben Walker

Executive Director

Ben can be reached through our CONTACT form or call 509-994-9410, she invites you to reach out to her and learn more about the future of Nazareth Guild.

Raelene Albinson


Marion Garabedian

Marketing Intern

Community Reports

Please take a look at our Community Reports to see the work that the Nazareth Guild has been doing in our community.

Nazareth Guild Board of Directors

Most Rev. Thomas A. Daly
Carmella Garabedian, Chair
Henry Worden, Vice Chair
Ashley Thorne, Treasurer
Deacon Doug Banks
Rev. Victor Blazovich

Rev. Darrin Connall
Rev. C. Hightower, S.J.
Alex Jackson
Lisa Jacobs
Dr. Rob McCann
Dr. Thayne McCulloh

Dave McGann
Dan Murphy
Katie Rieckers
Nada Stockton
Sr. Mary E. Tracy, SNJM
Dr. Michelle Wheatley
Tim Welsh

Emeritus Board:  John Lugar,  Steve Helmbrecht

Partners in Catholic Education

Nazareth Guild Sponsors

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