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The Cardinal Education Foundation: FWC’s Endowment Making a Difference for Today & Tomorrow

Total Endowment as of December 31, 2021: $1,113,896

The Cardinal Education Foundation is Fort Worth Christian School's endowment and impacts students now and for generations to come.  The endowment secures the long-term financial sustainability of the school, enabling mission-driven decisions to be made with visionary planning for academic excellence.  The endowment currently provides need-based scholarships and provided over $70,000 in scholarship support this school year.  FWC is seeking to grow need-based scholarship support as well as develop support for merit-based scholarships.  In addition, our goal is to receive endowed gifts for the school’s faculty fund to attract and retain outstanding teachers.  

The corpus of endowed gifts is invested with an independent investment firm with the oversight of the school administration and foundation board.  The foundation distributes a percentage of the endowment earnings to the school to be used for the designated purpose of the endowed gift. 

What is the impact of endowed gifts to Fort Worth Christian?

Provide an opportunity for students to: 

  • experience Fort Worth Christian for possibly 14 years from Pre-kindergarten – 12th grade,
  • be known, loved, and valued, taught excellence in and out of the classroom, and empowered by a biblical worldview,
  • be equipped with a foundation for a lifetime of faith, service, and leadership for Christ.

Provide sustainable support to attract and retain outstanding teachers at FWC.

We welcome opportunities to partner with donors who want to invest in growing our endowment to impact the school for years to come and provide financial stability during fluctuations in enrollment and market demand.  

Named endowments can be established with a minimum threshold gift of $50,000 payable over three to five years, while gifts of lesser amounts can be made to the school’s general endowment. 


Named Endowment Funds

Fort Worth Christian School is grateful to Jim and Nancy Snelson for establishing the Pauline and Ed Snelson Endowed Fund that honors Jim’s parents, who were both instrumental in the early years of  Fort Worth Christian.  Ed Snelson served as one of the school’s first trustees and Pauline Snelson helped begin a group known as the Associated Women for Christian Education.  This endowment honors them and supports need-based tuition assistance to qualified students and also supports salary needs to attract and retain outstanding faculty and staff.  Mr. Snelson reflected on the endowment and said, “In these turbulent and ever-changing times in which we live, investing in Christian education is paramount. Our children and grandchildren need the faith-based education that Fort Worth Christian provides.  FWC had a profound impact on me and Nancy as well as my parents and family.  I hope others will join us in investing in Fort Worth Christian by supporting the Cardinal Education endowment and helping secure the long-term sustainability of this wonderful Christian school.


Fort Worth Christian School is grateful to Ray and Jenifer Mulholland for establishing the Mulholland Family Endowed Scholarship in 2018.   This Cardinal Education Foundation endowment provides need-based scholarship support.  The annual scholarship recipient is a student in 7th-12th grade with demonstrated financial need who meets the academic and conduct requirements for FWC enrollment and is enrolled in Physical Education or a Physical Education alternative.  The Mulhollands encourage others to join them in investing in Fort Worth Christian and securing the school’s long-term sustainability through an endowed gift. 


For information about the Cardinal Education Foundation or making an endowed gift, please contact Assistant Head of School, Kinch Cato at or 817-520-6534.