Financially Support the Education of Our Seminarians

Contribute to the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund and have your gift matched to support the future of our diocesan Church in our diocesan seminarians.

About The Seminarian Education Endowment - Matching Gift Challenge

This Endowment is a growing fund to support the education of seminarians.

The Seminarian Education Endowment Fund was created by donors, Bob and Laura Coleman, to support the future of our diocesan Church which they see present in our diocesan seminarians. The diocese currently has 45 men studying to become priests at seven seminaries in the United States or Europe.

Every year our diocese invests between $30,000 to $40,000 to educate each seminarian. Currently, the diocese covers all expenses for seminarians.

In an effort to help provide for these annual expenses and grow the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund to $1 million or more, the Colemans are committing an additional $100,000 in a matching gift program. Each individual donation up to $10,000 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000. Once the Endowment Fund reaches $1 million, it will begin to fund the full cost of one diocesan seminarian. “Eventually I hope that the endowment could grow to the point of fully funding priestly education for our diocese,” said Laura Coleman.

For more information, please download our Seminarian Education Endowment Fund flyer.

Support the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund Matching Gift

Gifts in support of this endowment may be mailed to the Foundation for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington with a check made out to Foundation for CDA and Seminarian Education Endowment or SEEF written in the memo line.

Mailing Address:
Foundation for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington,
200 N. Glebe Road Suite 811
Arlington, VA 22203

or call (703) 841-2545 with questions.