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Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania

provides a permanent and secure funding stream to strengthen and grow the Church's mission and ministries in Northwest Pennsylvania.

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Legacy Giving Reflects a Life Well-Lived

Legacy Giving Reflects a Life Well-Lived

Mary McCarthy shared her earthly blessings the same way she lived her life -- in faith, with purpose, and making impact. Later in life as she planned her legacy, she described faith as a spark that lights the way for people to look beyond themselves. Today, years after her death, Mary's endowments continue to light the way for the Catholic ministries that meant the most to her.

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A Spark to Life-Long Faith Formation

A Spark to Life-Long Faith Formation

When Michele Smith, religious education leader at Saint Callistus Parish in Kane applied for a Faith Formation grant with the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania in 2019, she never imagined that a global pandemic would alter her plans for implementing a parish-wide faith-formation plan. With the GIFT program already on her radar, Michele decided to adapt it for use with her elementary religious education students.

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Local Legacy Fuels Education

Local Legacy Fuels Education

This past year, four deserving students at Kennedy Catholic High School were granted scholarships from the Monsignor John B. Hagerty Endowment Scholarship Fund.

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Board Member Spotlight

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Catholic Foundation Board Member Spotlight

The name of Ken Kane’s company, Generations Forestry, was carefully chosen to reflect the core belief and understanding that forest management decisions made today have a profound effect on future generations. You’d be hard pressed to find a profession with a closer parallel to Ken’s service as a board member of our Catholic Foundation.