Sold Out Online Event Raises Record $250,000 in New Tuition Assistance Funds for Fall Term

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – The Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Louisville (the “Foundation”) today announced that its second annual online bourbon raffle event generated $250,000 in tuition assistance funding for Catholic school students in need when they return to school in the fall.

Today’s exciting livestreamed drawing produced 20 winners who will claim their respective share of the 96-bottle rare bourbon raffle prizes.

Foundation President Richard A. Lechleiter exclaimed, “Wow, what a fantastic outcome for our Catholic school families who are now reaching out to us for help this fall! This event alone will create a Catholic education experience for over 200 students whose families who can’t afford it – we can’t wait to do it even bigger and better next year!”

“This event was so much fun! And we couldn’t have pulled it off without the incredible generosity of folks who donated this amazing bourbon inventory for the benefit of our young students. What a debt of gratitude we owe to each of you.”

“And finally, to everyone who participated in the raffle event, may God bless all of you! Because of you, we can say with confidence to every Catholic school family in need, “The Answer is Yes!”

About the Catholic Education Foundation

For over 200 years, Catholic schools have contributed significantly to the social, spiritual and economic fabric of our entire community.  The Catholic Education Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the growth and vitality of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Louisville.  Since 1999, the Foundation has awarded over $51 million in support of Catholic education.  Visit the Foundation at