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Mission and Vision

MissionThe mission of the Diocese of Arlington Seminarian Education Endowment Fund (SEEF) is to receive and safeguard charitable gifts in support of priestly education for the seminarians of the Diocese of Arlington.  

Vision: The vision of the Endowment is to encourage and foster giving in support of seminarian education by providing a charitable vehicle whose assets are safely, securely and professionally invested with a Catholic conscience. Growth of this endowment will help to provide funding for the educational development of men who have answered the call to serve the people of God through their priestly service.

About the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund

About The Seminarian Education Endowment Fund (SEEF)

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 47 men studying to become priests at seven seminaries in the United States and Europe.  

Every year our diocese invests an average of $45,000 to educate each one of our seminarians.   
As of January 2019, the value of the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund (SEEF) exceeds $1.7 million.  
“Eventually I hope that the endowment will grow to the point of fully funding all priestly education for our diocese,” said Laura Coleman. 

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

"We contribute to SEEF for a very simple reason.  Priests are literally essential for the celebration of the Mass, and our entire Christian life flows from the Mass.  As Jesus said, “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.”  We believe Him, and we have no access to His flesh and His blood apart from the Mass.  We want to help others know the joy of life in Christ."  - Mr. W. Bean, Cathedral of St. Thomas More parishioner and SEEF monthly donor.

Support the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund:

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

To Make a Gift to SEEF Online: