The Monumental Scholars Fund has been established as a means to provide a high quality education to deserving students in grades Pre-K - 12 attending Catholic schools in Washington, DC.  The Fund’s status as an independent 501c3 foundation will allow companies and individuals which have been unable or prefer not to support religious organizations to now support students in the Consortium of Catholic Academies as well as Archbishop Carroll High School and Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School.


The mission of the Monumental Scholars Fund is to provide financial support to certain elementary and secondary schools operated by or under the umbrella of the Archdiocese of Washington.  Specifically the Monumental Scholars Fund is designed to support disadvantaged children by providing funding for tuition assistance, professional development and capital improvements for students attending Catholic schools in the neediest neighborhoods in Washington, DC.

To qualify for support from the Monumental Scholars Fund, a school must meet these criteria:

The school is part of the Archdiocese of Washington’s system of Catholic Schools.

The school is eligible and participating in the federal Title I program.

20 percent or more of the school’s students qualify for free or reduced price lunches.

2015-2016 MSF SCHOOLS

Archbishop Carroll High School

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School

Sacred Heart Catholic School

St. Anthony Catholic School

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Academy

St. Thomas More Academy


The student demographics in these schools mirror those in neighborhood public schools.

99% are minority

63% are non-Catholic

51% are children living in single-parent/guardian homes

42% live at or below the federal poverty line


The Boehner Feinstein Williams Dinner has been an annual event for the past 12 years. Speaker John A. Boehner originally partnered with Senator Ted Kennedy to raise funds to provide tuition assistance to students attending the Consortium of Catholic Academy Schools. After Senator Kennedy passed away, Senator Joe Lieberman became the Speaker’s co-host and for the past 3 years, Senator Dianne Feinstein has been his co-host. The Honorable Anthony T. Williams continues to serve as co-host for the dinner as well. With the development of the Monumental Scholars Fund, donations raised through the Boehner Feinstein Williams Dinner will now go directly to support tuition assistance, professional development for faculty and capital improvements for the Consortium school plus Archbishop Carroll High School and Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School.