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CatholicLink Announces Additional Partnership Benefits

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From St. Norbert College, August 7, 2017
by Mike Counter,, 920-403-3089

The leaders of CatholicLink--an innovative partnership to advance Catholic education in Greater Green Bay--announced an additional perk for working within the area's Catholic schools and affiliated churches. The CatholicLink tuition discount at CatholicLink partnering schools will be extended to parish employees from the 23 affiliated parishes.

Those sharing the news include GRACE President Kim Desotell, Notre Dame Academy President Kevin Shaw and St. Norbert College President Brian Bruess, who seek to grow Catholic education in the region at all levels--pre-K through college.

In 2015, CatholicLink announced a joint tuition benefit open to all benefit-eligible employees of the three education partners: GRACE, Notre Dame Academy and St. Norbert College. Employees receive at least a 50 percent tuition waiver for their children to attend any of the three organizations--regardless of which partner school they work at.

Today, CatholicLink leaders announce that benefit-eligible employees of the 23 sponsoring parishes are now also eligible for the joint tuition benefit offered through this unique partnership. These Green Bay Diocese parishes provide religious guidance and financial support to GRACE's nine schools and Notre Dame Academy.

"We are pleased to offer this tuition benefit to the parish employees," Desotell shared. "Our goal is to create an environment where more children--in and out of our school and parish communities--will intentionally choose Catholic education."

"This is also an important tool for us to help with retaining and rewarding the exceptional work of our parish staff. We appreciate their partnership and want to recognize their contributions," Shaw said.

Employees from the following parishes are now included in the CatholicLink employee tuition benefit:

Annunciation Parish
Holy Cross Parish
Nativity of Our Lord Parish
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Prince of Peace Parish
Resurrection Catholic Parish
Ss. Peter & Paul Parish
St. Agnes Parish
St. Bernard Parish
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
St. Francis Xavier Cathedral
St. Francis Xavier Parish
St. John the Baptist Parish
St. John the Evangelist Parish
St. Joseph Parish
St. Jude Parish
St. Mary Catholic Community Parish
St. Mary of the Angels Parish
St. Matthew Parish
St. Norbert College Parish
St. Patrick Parish
St. Philip the Apostle Parish
St. Willebrord Parish

Newly appointed president of St. Norbert College, Brian Bruess, shared that he is honored to be a part of this collaborative effort.

"The work of CatholicLink is an extension of our collective missions. We are all called to provide a unique, high-caliber, Catholic education for our local and global communities. It's terrific to see that together we are finding new ways of advancing what we offer and how we offer it," shared Bruess.

What is CatholicLink?

CatholicLink is an innovative partnership of pre-k through college institutions committed to creating world-class Catholic education in Greater Green Bay. The partners are Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE), Notre Dame Academy and St. Norbert College. This model of individually owned and operated schools working together to advance elementary, high school and college Catholic education is unique nationally. To learn more about CatholicLink, visit An overview video is also included on this webpage.

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