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 MAKES A DIFFERENCE
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.
Alexandra (Alix) Lee
Alix joined Nazareth Guild as its executive director in August of 2017. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota she grew up in a Catholic family and attended Catholic grade school. Alix graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University and began her teaching career in San Diego. In 2009, Alix and her family moved to Spokane. She became Director of Business Development at Ambassadors. After serving on the Board of Governors at Cataldo, Alix returned to the classroom where she taught fifth grade. She and her husband have two sons who attend Gonzaga Preparatory school, and they are all active members of St. Augustine Parish.
Alix 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.
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.
Dr. Rob McCann
Dr. Thayne McCulloh
Sr. Mary E. Tracy, SNJM
Dr. Michelle Wheatley
Emeritus Board: John Lugar, Steve Helmbrecht