Who We Are

The Catholic Education Opportunities Foundation is committed to raising funds for tuition assistance for Catholics and Non-Catholics in grades K-8 attending Catholic school in the Diocese of Lexington.  The Diocese of Lexington was established in 1988, from parts of the Archdiocese of Louisville and the Diocese of Covington.   The Diocese of Lexington serves not only the “Horse Capital of the World”  in Fayette and surrounding counties, but also the 40 Appalachian counties of Eastern Kentucky, where 74% of children live below the poverty line. The Diocese of Lexington is designated as a mission diocese within the United States.


Executive Director

Kim Thompson

Kim is the Executive Director for the Foundation.  She is focused on raising awareness of the Catholic Education Opportunities Foundation, as well as raising funds for tuition assistance for families sending  their children to Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lexington.  Mrs. Thompson is an educator with 28 years’ experience at Christ the King School, where she was also involved in advancement, marketing, and communications.  Kim and her husband, John, have three children, and are members of Christ the King Parish.