Board of Directors
Chief Financial Officer
Sr. Abby Newton
Kathy Lagorio Janssen
In 2003, Bishop Emeritus Stephen Blaire had a dream to provide underserved students in the Diocese of Stockton an opportunity for a Catholic education. To realize his dream, Bishop Blaire invited the Young Men's Institute (YMI) to help establish an independent, nonprofit organization to fund need-based scholarships, that would make Catholic schools a possibility for many rather than a privilege for just a few. Under the leadership of the Young Men's Institute, SEEDS was established to plant Catholic education in the lives of students across the diocese.
Since 2004, SEEDS has allocated over $2.3 million in scholarships, serving over 2600 students, over 1700 families.
Over the years, SEEDS has grown and has been instrumental in Growing Faith through Student Scholarships.
Bishop Awards Dinner
October 5, 2019