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.
A ceremony was held in November 2013 for the dedication of the E. D. White music hall to St. Theresa of Lisieaux. The ceremony was filled with stories of tradition and love for St. Theresa and the EDW music program. Annual fund donations to the music program have been designated to assist in the completion of renovations to the St. Theresa Music Hall. New flooring, a new ceiling, new lighting, and upgrades to the a/c system are currently underway.