The 1970s

In the 1970s, the Board of the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation realized the value of a Catholic Education through college. However, for many, the cost of a college degree was out of reach. The Foundation increased Los Angeles Catholic colleges’ scholarship funding. These scholarships have grown and helped many students access the education they did not think was possible.

Mount St. Mary’s College (now University) was started by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet for young women. The 2nd campus is on and around the former home of Mr. and Mrs. Doheny. The scholarships from the Foundation have supported 100s of women as they furthered their education at The Mount.

Students at Mt. St. Mary’s College for Women.

The Foundation began funding undergraduate scholarships at Loyola Marymount University through Independent Colleges of Southern California in the 1950s, with a marked increase beginning in 1971. LMU’s School of Education is known as the place to get your degree if you plan to work in Catholic Education, especially in Los Angeles. CEDF funds the education of many leaders of Catholic schools while they are student teaching, getting their Master’s, or forming other Catholic school leaders.

Students enjoy a sunny day on the Loyola Marymount University campus in the 1970s.
Teacher from Loyola Marymount University’s PLACE Corp (Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education) surrounded by students.
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