Catholic Education Insight: Nurturing Academic Excellence with Principal Amy Fears

EPISODE #26

Taking a deep dive into Map Testing 

This podcast features Amy Fears, the new Principal at Saint Raphael School, along with Catholic Education Foundation President Rich Lechleiter.

The primary focus of the conversation is the many ways in which Catholic schools foster academic excellence, particularly through the use of standardized periodic testing (MAP Testing) as a tool to measure progress in learning.

The Catholic Education Experience – Through the Eyes of a High School Senior!

EPISODE #25

How Catholic Education Has Forever Changed a Young Man’s Life.

Please Join Foundation President Rich Lechleiter and Saint Xavier Senior Angelo Centeno as They Talk About Today’s Catholic School Journey.

Learn about how this experience has transformed Angelo’s life and sent him in a bold and exciting new direction!!

Remember, for all our young students and their families, “The Answer is Yes!”

Tax-Advantaged Charitable Giving Strategies That You Should Know

EPISODE #24

There are Many Different Ways that You Can Help the Catholic Education Foundation Grow its Mission!

Foundation President Rich Lechleiter talks to Kelly Taylor, Co-Founder of Lexington-based Trek Advancement.

 Learn about how you and your family can help the Foundation expand its impact through various tax-advantaged charitable giving options.

Remember, for all our young students and their families, “The Answer is Yes!”

EPISODE #23

The Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville and the CSAA – Together Transforming Young Lives Forever!! Foundation President Rich Lechleiter joins Rick Arnold, Executive Director of the Catholic Schools Athletic Association. Learn about how the Foundation and CSAA are partnering to make the Catholic school experience even better for all our young students and their families. At the CSAA, “Everybody Plays!” And at the Catholic Education Foundation, “The Answer is Yes!”

EPISODE #22

This podcast will feature Sarah Weatherwax, the Executive Director of Louisville’s Community Catholic Center, along with Catholic Education Foundation President Rich Lechleiter. The primary focus of the conversation is the mission of the Community Catholic Center and its unique partnership with the Catholic Education Foundation.

EPISODE #21

This podcast will feature the President of Independence Bank, Louis Straub, the Lead Sponsor of the 16th annual Salute to THE GAME luncheon event, along with Catholic Education Foundation President Rich Lechleiter. The primary focus of the conversation is the Salute to THE GAME luncheon event, hosted by the Catholic Education Foundation each year in celebration of the storied St. X – Trinity football rivalry, and how Independence Bank plays a major role in what has evolved into the largest fundraising event of its kind across the Commonwealth.

EPISODE #20

This podcast will feature Renee Doty, Principal of Pitt Academy, and Paula Watkins, Principal of Holy Trinity Clifton School, along with Catholic Education Foundation President Rich Lechleiter. The primary focus of the conversation is the unique mission of each school in the development of their students and families who have special needs.

EPISODE #19

The Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville and St. Vincent de Paul Louisville – Two Catholic Organizations Working to Improve the Lives of Others! Foundation President Rich Lechleiter visits with Dave Calzi, Executive Director and CEO of St. Vincent de Paul Louisville. Learn about the 365-day-a-year transformational works of St. Vincent de Paul. We think you’ll be surprised to learn about all the different ways this organization is making our community better!!

EPISODE #18

Foundation President Rich Lechleiter chats with Julie Perdue, Principal of St. Bernard School, and Gregg Boehmer, Principal of St. James School. Learn how these two great Catholic elementary schools are making their communities better and transforming hearts and minds forever!!

EPISODE #17

This episode features Retired U. S. Army Colonel Blaine Hedges along with Catholic Education Foundation President Rich Lechleiter. The primary focus of the conversation is the Foundation’s 2nd annual Bourbon Raffle.

EPISODE #16

Featuring Salute Honorees Dr. Cindy Crabtree, Past President of Sacred Heart Schools, and Tom Perrone, Managing Director of the Perrone Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley. This month’s podcast shares the stories from two distinguished honorees at the 33rd annual Salute to Catholic School Alumni dinner event held on March 8 at The Galt House Hotel. Learn how Catholic education shaped and transformed their lives – forever!

EPISODE #15

Featuring Randy Bufford, Salute Dinner Event Chair and Founder of Trilogy Health Services.  This month’s podcast is all about the 33rd annual Salute to Catholic School Alumni dinner event set for March 8 at the Galt House Hotel. Learn more about how this hallmark community event has grown to become the largest of its kind across the Commonwealth. Last year’s event posted an all-time fundraising record of an astounding $1.4 million. This year’s event aims even higher!!

EPISODE #14

 This month’s podcast is all about the celebration of Catholic Schools Week and the life-changing journey of a Catholic education. Learn more about how the Office of Catholic Schools and the Catholic Education Foundation are working together to tell every family in need what they long to hear – “The Answer is Yes!”

EPISODE #13

The Dahlem Family has made a big impact on the works of the Foundation. Join us as Charlie Dahlem tells us why access to a Catholic education is so important to their family.

EPISODE #12

Learn about the amazing faith journey that brought Peter Bucalo
from a popular local radio personality to a Roman Catholic
priest serving the Archdiocese of Louisville
WOW!!
You’ll see why he’s such an exceptional homilist and beloved parish leader!

EPISODE #11

Learn more about why athletics play such an important part in
the Catholic school experience
Long-time Coach Thom Wachtel and Jody Demling talk about their work in building all kinds of sports programs in Catholic elementary schools,
including some new ones of which you may not be aware!

EPISODE #10

Join us and learn about how Tony Vanetti’s Catholic faith and his Catholic education have defined his life, his family and his career.

EPISODE #9

Re-Connect with Phil McHugh, Co-Founder of the Salute to THE GAME Luncheon Event, as We Get Set to Kick Off the 15th Edition of this Hallmark Community Fundraising Event Celebrating the Storied St. X – Trinity Football Rivalry

EPISODE #8

Listen to Principal Terry Mullaney describe what makes Ascension School a Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon and, most recently, Green Ribbon School of Excellence!

EPISODE #7

Join us for our seventh edition as we get to know the new Archbishop of Louisville, Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre.

EPISODE #6

Foundation Board Member Matt Ott and Brown-Forman Master Distiller Chris Morris Join Julie Baum and Rich Lechleiter in a Podcast Preview of This Exciting New Fundraising Event

EPISODE #5

Emmy Award winning journalist and host of WHAS 11’s Great Day Live!, Claudia Coffey, joins Foundation President Rich Lechleiter to talk about how her Catholic education changed her pathway in life, family and career.

EPISODE #4

This podcast features the new Presenting Sponsor of the 32nd annual Salute to Catholic School Alumni dinner event, Jimmy Kirchdorfer, along with Catholic Education Foundation President Rich Lechleiter.

EPISODE #3

Catholic Education Foundation Director of Advancement Kevin Woodward and Catholic School Athletic Association (“CSAA”) Executive Director Rick Arnold join moderator Teague Ridge of Talgrace Marketing for the 3rd edition of the Foundation’s Podcast. In this podcast, we dive into Catholic School Sports.

EPISODE #2

We are honored to share with you a conversation about Catholic education with special guest The Most Reverend Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, and Foundation President Richard A. Lechleiter

EPISODE #1

We take a deep dive into Catholic education with special guest
Dr. Mary Beth Bowling, Superintendent of Catholic Schools,
and Foundation President Richard A. Lechleiter