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Alums & Friends & Families: Providing tuition assistance for student of Community of Saints Regional Catholic School.

The goal of Alums & Friends & Families (A&F&F) is to ensure that ALL children in our community have access to a high quality Catholic Education regardless of their family's income or ethnicity.  We make this happen by raising money for tuition assistance for Community of Saints Regional Catholic School.  By providing an academically rigorous, value-based education in a small school environment, we are helping to close the achievement gap in our community. 


  • Over 90% receive tuition assistance
  • 7 out of 10 qualify for free or reduced price lunch
  • 95-100% of our graduates have completed high school (Graduate information based on a 3 year study of St. Matthew's School graduates)
  • 90% of our graduates go on to college, technical programs or the military


  • Creates education and life opportunities for students
  • Keeps Catholic education strong on the region
  • Allows for more resources in classroom education for students


  • The Good News is a free, quarterly, full-color publication featuring alumni and reunion information as well as school updates.  To receive it, email Doug Lieser at dlieser@communityofsaints.org
  • To suggest articles or provide information or a photo for The Good News, email alums@communityofsaints.org
  • To read the most recent edition, click here: Newsletter


  • Creates opportunities for Alumni of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. John Vianney, St Matthew's, and St. Michael to re-connect and "pay it forward"
  • Provides for more technology and other resources in the classrooms
  • Produces rich results and lifetime benefits for our students, our community and our world


  • 100% of your contribution goes towards tuition assistance 
  • Tuition assistance helps make Catholic education available to all families, regardless of their ability to pay
  • Making a contribution is easy - ONLINE - go to the Donations link on the left and make a secure PayPal donation OR by mail.  You may use the envelope found inside the Good News newsletter or mail a contribution to:  Alums and Friends and Families - PO Box 7005, St Paul, MN 55107-0005
  • Many Gifts - you choose which one works for you or contact Doug Lieser for more information on any of the following:
    1. Gifts of Stock
    2. Tribute Gift:  Make a charitable donation in honor or in memory of a loved one
    3. Matching Gifts:Your employer may be able to match your donation if asked; many employers have such programs established.  For a list of Minnesota companies that offer matching gifts, click here
    4. Family giving: Members of a family can make a joint donation; for example the family makes a Holiday Gift or a memorial
    5. Estate Gifts: A legacy gift can be given through a will or another designated form of planned giving.
  • Donate your time - a great gift is to share of yourself and join our committee.  New members are welcome!! Contact Doug Lieser at dlieser@communityofsaints.org or 651-457-2510 x119

Thanks a Million!  Alums & Friends & Families has raise over $1 million since 2007.  That's $1 million that's helped students in our community receive a Catholic education.  The National Catholic Reporter showcased the achievement in its April 2015 issue.  The story can be found here: NCR Alumni Story.

Community of Saints Regional Catholic School * 335 Hurley Avenue East * West St. Paul * MN * 55118 * 651-457-2510