An anonymous benefactor has donated $50 million in tuition aid for new students at Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Catholic Education Foundation of Los Angeles announced June 16.

The gift will be allocated over five years for new students with financial need who enroll in any of the archdiocese’s 212 elementary and high schools across Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.

The foundation’s executive director Douglas Cooper called the donation a “transformative gift” that will go toward “tuition awards for new enrollees to our Catholic Schools and for students who left our schools but now will be able to return….”

The announcement came as LA’s Department of Catholic Schools prepares to fully resume in-person learning for the new school year starting in August. A majority of Catholic schools in the archdiocese had begun offering optional in-person instruction for students in the last months of the 2020-21 academic year as Covid-19 figures improved….

Families interested in Archdiocese Catholic schools are encouraged to visit or call (213) 637-7070 for more information and access to financial assistance.

The above comes from a June 17 story in Angelus News.