Foundation Mission

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The St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation was established in 1986 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and as an integrated auxiliary of St. Wendelin Catholic Church. The purpose is to receive, provide for and maintain a fund for the financial support of St. Wendelin Schools, and in the event St. Wendelin Schools are discontinued, to continue to provide financial support of any facet of Catholic education (including but not limited to full and part time academic and religious training) within Fostoria, Ohio and in the Fostoria vicinity. Sadly, St. Wendelin Catholic School closed on June 30, 2019 after 146 years of integrating our Catholic faith with academic subjects and enriched learning experiences to over 4,300 proud alumni.


The St. Wendelin Educational Foundation is faithfully and diligently governed by a Board of Trustees who continue to carry on the mission of the Foundation. For school year 2019-2020, the Foundation financially supported 55 students who chose to continue their Catholic education at several area Catholic schools. The Foundation also established a presence in the St. Wendelin Parish CCD program. Students who are unable to attend a Catholic school received financial support for their CCD classes as we continue to teach our children to be Christ’s disciples by living and growing in our Catholic faith. Many families and students have expressed their gratitude for these blessings of financial support and prayers.


The St. Wendelin Educational Foundation will continue to explore ways to support Catholic education by providing students opportunities to integrate essential human values, virtues and love of God into their academics and daily lives – which is essentially in the best interest of our children and our society. Every effort is made to invest in keeping with Catholic moral teaching and philosophy.

For more information contact: Jolene Johnson, Administrator of St. Wendelin Educational Foundation at 419-435-6692 x415.

Please consider a gift to St. Wendelin Educational Foundation supporting students who value and seek to continue their Catholic education.
You can make a secure donation online HERE, or mail to:
St. Wendelin Educational Foundation
323 N. Wood Street
Fostoria, OH 44830
Your tax deductible gift is greatly appreciated and is important as the Foundation continues to support Catholic education for St. Wendelin Parish families who choose a Catholic School for their children’s education.

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