Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend interviews Nancy Padberg, President & CEO of Catholic Education Arizona, a scholarship organization based in Phoenix, Arizona with a mission to make it possible for underserved families in Arizona to have a quality, Catholic education for their children. Nancy has been in her role for 2 years. She has her Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University and MBA from Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business. Nancy has served on the boards of Pepperdine University and Iowa State University, Greenlee School of Journalism Board, and currently serves on Catholic Charities BOD in Arizona. Nancy believes in creating high-performance teams and environments with respect, value, and trust for associates through continuous communications. She spent most of her career in Los Angeles and San Francisco, leading marketing and media companies. Nancy has been married to her husband, David for 30 years and they have three children and two dogs! Nancy is very proud of her father who is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and her grandfather Felix who built the altar at their church, St. Patricks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The Mission of Catholic Education Arizona
The mission of Catholic Education Arizona is to make it possible for underserved families in Arizona to provide a quality, Catholic education for their children. Through the support of the tax credit, every child has an equal opportunity to pursue an education that allows them to reach their highest potential. Our organization provides both individual and corporate Arizona taxpayers to directly choose what their taxes support. 99% of the students of the Diocese of Phoenix graduate high school and 97% continue to post-secondary education or enter military service. That means that Catholic Education Arizona and Arizona taxpayers work together investing in Arizona’s economy and the education of the next generation.