Founder's Day 2019

Cotter Schools celebrated its 6th annual Founder's Day on November 21, 2019, with an-school assembly in St. Cecilia Theatre on the Cotter campus. Honored guests included Bishop John Quinn (Diocese of Winona-Rochester), Rev. Michael Cronin (pastor of St. Mary's Parish), Rev. Mark McNea (rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and pastor of St. Casimir Parish), and Rev. Patrick Arens (pastor of the Basilica of St.Stanislaus Kostka and St. John's Parish). Sr. Judy Schaefer, President of Cotter Schools, led a re-telling of the founding and history of Cotter Schools, beginning with the stories of Bishops Cotter and Heffron in the early 1900s. All in attendance expressed deep gratitude for our generous benefactors and numerous faith-filled leaders over these past 108 years. Bishop Quinn was then presented with the Bishop Heffron Founder's Day Award: "In recognition for his service to the Church of Winona and Cotter Schools."