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Catholic Schools Foundation

The Catholic Schools Foundation of Winona (CSF) was founded in 1986. It is a public 501(c)(3) charitable organization supporting the Catholic schools in Winona. All contributions to the foundation become part of the endowment.

Through the hard work of many dedicated individuals and the generosity of numerous supporters of Catholic education, CSF now has an endowment of over $6,000,000. Ninety percent of the earnings from this endowment are distributed annually to Cotter Schools. The remaining ten percent of earnings are retained to grow the endowment. In recent years, an average of $245,000 has been distributed annually to the schools. Since its inception, CSF has been able to distribute earnings of over 3 million dollars to help our Catholic Schools carry on their mission.


Michael Swenson

Michael Swenson

Vice President of Advancement