Annual Funds

The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization;
Donations to NCCL are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under the law.

These funds are ongoing giving opportunities to help sustain and grow the NCCL and its membership. These funds are focused on shared goals and vision toward our global end of quality catechetical leadership in our Catholic Church today.

Thank you to our generous donors!

Anayansi Bent, Andrea Slaven, Anita Dahmen, Ann Fons, Ann Pinckney, Barbara Eretto, Betty Paul, Brigid Johnson, Carmen Hernandez, Carmen Rodriguez, Carmen Torres, Carol Ann Gaddis, Carolyn Houston, Celeste Arbuckle, Chris Miller, Daniel Boyd, David Loftus, Delfina Perez, Denise Utter, Diane Kledzik, Elizabeth Marcil, Felisa Cepeda, Gary Pokorny, Gwendolyn Nies, Hilda Marotta, Irma Lopez, Ivonne Vreeland, Jane Becicka, Jane Bowman, John Gaffney, Judith Brusseau, Justin Huyck, Katharine Gallo, Kathryn Curtis, Ken Ogorek, Kyle Holtgrave, Lourdes Land, Margaret Matijasevic, Margaret McKinnon, Maria Covarrubias, Mark Buckley, Mary Kaye Falcony, Maureen Rilling, Maureen Schrader, Michael Martocchio, Michele Loehr, Rev. Jesus Dominguez, Robert Metz, Rose Hernandez, Sara Carey, Sister Kieran Sawyer, Sue Grenough, Theresa Paul, Thomas Quinlan, Tim Grove, Tish Scargill, Trudi Westfall, Viridiana Serrano, Zenaida Mofada

24/7 Stewardship Initiative


The catechetical leader of today is someone who is a steward of the mission 24/7 with a keen awareness of the link between sacrificial stewardship and its direct ability to reveal grace. Recognizing and embracing a ministerial vocation is a conscious choice, in every moment of the day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This initiative invites us to remember that we are all in this together.

A prayer of gratitude for the 24/7 contributors:

Giving Opportunities

These giving opportunities are provided by external supporters of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership.


There are various scholarships available to cover some or most of the costs of attendance at the Annual Convocation.

This scholarship gives CLs under the age of 40 with less than 5 years of experience as a paid CL a reduced rate for the registration fee. See the Nomination Form for more details and to apply. NCCL’s Membership Committee makes the selections.

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This scholarship is given to people under the age of 30 who have at least a BA and have never been a paid full-time PCL or DCL. The registration fee is waived. See the Nomination Form for more details. NCCL’s Membership Committee makes the selections.

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Up to four scholarships are given each year to Hispanics ministering as duly-appointed parish catechetical leaders in the province where the conference is held. The scholarship includes: free registration, up to $200 towards other expenses, along with 1 year membership in NCCL.

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This scholarship provides 1 (one) person who is engaged in catechetical leadership in Canada free registration to NCCL’s Annual Convocation and free individual NCCL membership for one year for self or assigned to another person. Recipient can only apply once every five years. *If a recipient from Canada is unavailable, a local Adult Formation leader may receive this scholarship. That opportunity is available the month of April.

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Diocesan Leadership serving Hispanic catechetical leaders is eligible for the Sr. Maria de la Cruz scholarship. This scholarship is through generosity of William H. Sadlier, Inc.

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Stanley and Olivia Hater Scholarship: This scholarship is given to two PCLs from the host diocese of the Convocation. The scholarship covers the registration fee. The host diocesan director makes the selections.

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Any member of NCCL whose spouse is also involved in church ministry is eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship covers the registration fee for both the NCCL member and spouse. The Executive Director selects the recipient couple.

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The recipient must be a diocesan director and member of NCCL. The DDRE Forum selects the recipient. The scholarship covers the registration fee and gives the recipient some money towards other expenses. The amount varies, depending on the year.

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The recipient of this scholarship must be a PCL who has been an NCCL member for at least two years and a parish catechetical leader for at least five years. The scholarship provides free registration for the Annual Convocation and up to $100 towards other Convocation-related expenses. The recipient can not have received any NCCL scholarship for at least five years. The applicant must complete the application form and explain their financial need.

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