The legacy of E.D. White lives on through the community that surrounds and supports our school. We are always trying to improve our facilities and programs in a way that makes graduates and our community proud.
In the fall of 2010, Bishop Sam Jacobs wanted to create an avenue that would allow donors of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux to give to the many different Catholic entities of the diocese in the best manner possible. Furthermore, this avenue needed to be an organization that is separate of that diocese. After over a year in planning and meeting with a group of lay leaders from across the diocese, the decision to form the Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana (CFSL) was agreed upon. The CFSL was officially recognized as an independent 501 (c) 3 organization with the IRS in March 2012 and in September of the same year the CFSL staff and board began to communicate to parishioners the importance of planned gifts and establishing endowments for their parishes, schools and diocesan entities.
By working closely with parishes, schools, and individual donors, the CFSL makes giving simple and meaningful. The Foundation can administer a donor’s philanthropic giving, both now and after their death. We provide a flexible array of services that help donors shape a meaningful charitable legacy.
The athletic department is in the process of upgrading dressing facilities for student athletes. Locker rooms have been created for boys / girls basketball and the football locker room has been completely refurbished. An office for female coaches has been created on the 2nd floor of the main gymnasium. Annual fund donations have paid for a large portion of this project, but additional funds are needed to cover the $250,000 price tag.
Technology is shown to be an essential component of a 21st century education because it helps develop fundamental learning skills by giving students access to large amounts of information which they can transform into useful knowledge. In coming years, the iPad will allow for adoption of interactive textbooks as well as media-rich supplemental material.
E. D. White Catholic High School is dedicated to keeping tuition affordable for students from all economic backgrounds through need-based tuition assistance. The school does not offer any type of scholarship based on proficiency in academics or any co-curricular area. Annual fund donations to tuition assistance allow the school to assist a greater number of families in need.