Give Back Contest

We’re celebrating Catholic Schools Week, January 28-February 3, with our annual Give Back Contest!

Catholic school teachers serve an important role—to prepare the next generation for future success and reinforce Catholic values that will help children mature into Christ-like people.   

Teachers help students live their faith beyond the walls of school buildings and navigate the intersection of faith and culture. So much of what teachers do has a profound impact on the lives of students.

Catholic Financial Life will celebrate Catholic Schools Week by honoring Catholic school teachers across the country for their hard work and dedication. Their everyday acts might seem like normal occurrences, but we want to shine a light on them through our Give Back Contest!

How it Works

Nominate a Catholic school teacher for their remarkable dedication to transform the lives of their students. It’s that simple!

The top three teachers will receive a $500 cash prize and their school will receive a $4,000 donation. Contest winners are announced during Catholic Schools Week, January 28-February 3 and will also be featured in the 2024 Spring Radiant Life magazine.

The public will vote for their favorite nominee from January 15-19 via Catholic Financial Life will then convene a panel to determine the top three winners based off the top 10 vote receivers. Winners will be announced during Catholic Schools Week via social media and Catholic Financial Life’s website. Follow the Catholic Financial Life Facebook page for the latest update on this contest and more.


The Contest will begin on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, and end on Friday, January 5, 2024. The deadline for entries is Friday, January 5, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. CT. Voting will take place January 15-19, 2024. Winners will be announced during Catholic Schools Week, January 28 – February 3, 2024.

If you experience any difficulties submitting your entry, please email

Teacher Nomination Form
Teacher Information
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3,000 characters or less
Preferably demonstrating how they have made an impact.
School Information
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Nominator Information
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Security Code
Contest Rules

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When each of the Mette children was born, Michelle and Michael James Mette purchased life insurance through Catholic Financial Life. After one daughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, Catholic Financial Life stepped in to provide a customized coverage plan for her special needs.

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The value of Catholic education and integrating faith and religious studies provides an integral component of a student’s experience. Catholic Financial Life know the importance of making Catholic education attainable for families like the Volkmans, who share this priority for faith-based education.

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