Hannon Foundation awards grants to Catholic organizations

The William H. Hannon Foundation has provided $882,500 in grants and pledges during the first quarter of 2014 to ten Catholic schools and organizations in Southern California.

Grant recipients include the Catholic Textbook Project, an organization which is producing a 12-volume series of history/social studies textbooks and supporting materials specifically for Catholic schools and students.

Also receiving awards were several Catholic high schools including Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Canada Flintridge, Louisville High School in Woodland Hills, Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Notre Dame Academy in West Los Angeles, and Aquinas High School in San Bernardino. The Ignatian Volunteer Corps, Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles also received foundation grants.

The foundation’s contributions will help fund scholarships, the dormitory renovation at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, technology upgrades on school campuses, the publication of Catholic textbooks in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to the placement and support of volunteers in Catholic schools.

“My late uncle, our foundation’s founder, was a devout Catholic and greatly benefited from his Catholic high school and college education,” said Kathy Hannon Aikenhead, president of the William H. Hannon Foundation. “We carry on his focus of helping Catholic schools and organizations throughout the areas where he lived and worked. His Catholic faith was central to his life and our Board of Directors understands this and keeps true to the founding principles of his foundation.


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As I write, I’ve just read the sad news that 90 Christians have been kidnapped from two villages in Syria. Of course we were all shocked earlier this month by the news that 21 Coptic Christians were executed in Syria — killed, as Pope Francis said, “for the mere fact of being Christians.” 

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February 28, 2015

  • Saturday, February 28

    “Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement”: An African American Ministry Forum with Dr. Cecilia Moore, 9:30-11:30 a.m., University Hall, 1775 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles. 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma March, which led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a landmark achievement of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. With an eye towards the future, a weekend forum will be held to examine the role of American Catholicism in the Selma Campaign, its history and theology, and what it can teach us about confronting today’s social justice issues in the Church and greater American society. $40. (310) 338-2799.

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