Give Back Contest

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Give Back Contest

Catholic Schools Week
January 29 to February 4

Teachers across the country are spending countless hours going above and beyond to ensure students succeed. In Celebration of Catholic Schools Week Catholic Financial Life will once again honor Catholic school teachers for their hard work and the positive impact they make on their students. Their everyday acts can often go unnoticed, but it’s our goal to shine a light on these unsung heroes.

How it Works

Nominate a Catholic school teacher for their remarkable dedication to transforming the lives of their students. The top three teachers will receive a $500 cash prize in addition to each winner’s school receiving a $4,000 donation.

The public will vote for their favorite nominee from January 16-20 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 Tuesday, November 1, 2022, and end on Friday, January 6, 2023. The deadline for entries is Friday, January 6, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CT. Voting will take place January 16-20, 2023. Winners will be announced during Catholic Schools Week, January 29 – February 4, 2023.

If you experience any difficulties submitting your entry, please email

Teacher Nomination Form
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Real People. Real Community. Real Impact.

Hafenstein Family Story

As part of our mission, Catholic Financial Life puts our Catholic values into action by serving God through serving others. Jim and Bernadette Hafenstein exemplify these values through their chapter’s community outreach. 

Mette Family Story

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.

Volkman Family Story

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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