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Arizona's Catholic Tuition Support Organization of the Diocese of Tucson (CTSO) is a qualified tuition support organization that is proud to provide tuition assistance for students in 28 Catholic Schools throughout the Diocese of Tucson. If you link to one or all of the schools, it will become apparent that these fine schools help students become faith-filled individuals, provide them with strong academics, and emphasize the importance of service to one another and to their communities.

The State of Arizona has provided taxpayers an education tax credit since 1998. This means that for the 2016 tax year when you send a contribution of up to $2,173 if filing jointly or up to $1,087 if filing singly, the State will provide you a dollar-for-dollar-tax credit. This is a wonderful way for individuals to provide tuition assistance for students in Catholic schools at no additional cost. If you choose not to participate in the CTSO, the State will control those same tax dollars instead of you directing the dollars to a Catholic education.

Academically, students in Catholic schools have responded with scores that rank above the national average on achievement tests and greater than 95 percent of students graduate and go on to higher education. More importantly, students obtain an education centered on moral, academic and faith-filled values.

Mission Statement

Arizona's Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) promotes Catholic Education by providing tuition assistance to K-12 students in Catholic schools using funds generated by the Arizona tax credit programs.

CTSO operates as a qualified school tuition organization according to ARS43-1089. The CTSO accepts contributions from taxpayers, earning them a dollar-for-dollar tax credit, and allocates funds for tuition assistance or scholarships to students in grades K-12.

Vision: Catholic Education will be available, accessible and affordable to children who want the opportunity to attend a Catholic school.

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Board of Directors

Arizona's Catholic Tuition Support Organzation (CTSO) is governed by:

  • Most Rev. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, D.D.
    Bishop of Tucson
  • Elena d'Autremont, President
    Community Activist
  • Marcy Euler, Vice-President
    Executive Director of Tucson Festival of Books
  • Edward Eick, Director, Secretary
    Community Activist
  • Donald Loose, Treasurer
    Attorney-Loose Brown & Associates, P.C.
  • Rev. Ariel Lustan, Director
    Pastor-Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, Sierra Vista
  • Mark Pancrazi, Director
    Insurance Broker
  • Marcel Dabdoub, Director
    Real Estate Developer
  • Bill Osteen, Director
    Executive, Golden Eagle Distributors
  • Cathy Hutchens, Director
    Community Activist
  • Christina Ronstadt, Director
    Community Activist
  • William Patient, Director
    Retired Corporate Executive
  • Sheri Dahl, Director
    Schools Superintendent
  • Lynn Cuffari, Director
    Principal, St. Augustine HS
  • Robert Huber, Director
    CPA-Huber CPA, PC
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Staff

Administered by:

  • Gracie Quiroz
    Executive Director
  • Julieta Gonzalez
    Scholarship Program Coordinator & Outreach Manager
  • Marty Esparza
    Program Coordinator

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Arizona State Tax Credit Law

www.revenue.state.az.us

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Contact Us

For more information on contacting us, please visit our Contact Us page.

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Annual Contributions

Annual Contributions

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Scholarships Awarded

Scholarships Awarded

Arizona's Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) seeks to build on the success of previous years. The continued growth of CTSO means a greater number of children will have a choice in receiving a Catholic education.

Supporting Faith, Education, Service... your values!

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Operating Expenses

Operating Expenses

Supporting Faith, Education, Service... your values!

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Note

A School tuition organization cannot award, restrict, or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer's own dependent.

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