Generosity Motivated by Hope
Most Holy Trinity (MHT) Catholic School is a Christ-centered community for PK-8 grade dedicated to furthering the religious, academic, social and physical growth of the whole child. Academic excellence, respect, responsibility and the importance of racial and cultural diversity are taught and modeled. The school’s objective is to create a safe learning environment where all children will succeed.
The Catholic Foundation of Michigan is grateful to partner with MHT School in its mission to provide a high-quality Catholic education to all its students.
“We are a small Catholic school that has been of service to its community for over 180 years. We have a diverse faith population. Our teachers share their faith openly and honor our students’ personal beliefs. Our students care for their community by hosting annual collections for food and toiletry items for Most Holy Trinity Parish’s outreach program,” shares Ms. Karina Lepkowski, Principal of Most Holy Trinity School.
Art Getz’s fond, longtime relationship with MHT School and the Corktown community began in 1965 when he played for the MHT School travel baseball team coached by Victor Venegas. Art stayed connected with the school and after graduating from college he coached numerous MHT grade school teams in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). Art really enjoyed the students and the opportunity to coach them.
About 15 years ago, Victor approached Art to support the athletic programs for MHT. Because he had really enjoyed the students and the experience of coaching them, Art has remained very involved with fundraising efforts to provide more opportunities for MHT School students. Msgr. Chuck Kosanke, pastor of Most Holy Trinity Parish, told the Getz family about the Catholic Foundation and the opportunity to support MHT students with a scholarship fund.
“We decided to create a scholarship fund to provide more opportunities for students to obtain a high-quality, faith-based education. Our faith in Jesus Christ leads us to support those who are less fortunate,” Betsy and Art share.
MHT School wants every child to have access to the high-quality Catholic education it offers its students. Most MHT students are granted some kind of financial assistance, and the Getz Scholarship Fund helps to enable MHT to make Catholic education possible for students with financial obstacles.
“Through working with the Catholic Foundation, we have met a number of fine individuals, and are inspired with the magnitude and scope of the organization,” Art and Betsy share. “We wholeheartedly encourage anyone interested in setting up a scholarship at a Catholic school to contact the Catholic Foundation. We strongly believe in Catholic education, and are pleased that five of our school age grandchildren are attending high-quality, faith-based schools.”
For those who are interested in learning more about the school, Ms. Lepkowski says, “I welcome them to come by for a tour. Our doors are always open to anyone who is interested in learning more about our mission. We welcome collaboration and finding new ways to support our students and community.” She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.