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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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Extending a Vocation Beyond a Lifetime

Extending a Vocation Beyond a Lifetime

A humble upbringing, a remarkable call to the Catholic faith and a fulfilling career as a lawyer in a non-profit law firm highlight the path that brought Edith Benson to the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania.

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Catholic Foundation Grants $56,200 to Catholic Schools for Technology Upgrades

Catholic Foundation Grants $56,200 to Catholic Schools for Technology Upgrades

Catholic schools pursuing technology upgrades were grateful recipients of $56,200 in grants from the Catholic Foundation. These grants from the Education Endowment made a significant impact on Catholic schools in 2021 as demand for upgraded technology in classrooms and urgent remote learning needs were fueled by the pandemic.

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Learning Current Trends and Best Practices for Ministry

Learning Current Trends and Best Practices for Ministry

Because of an education grant from the Catholic Foundation, Sue Berdis, faith formation coordinator at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Erie, PA, was able to attend the Mid-Atlantic Congress in February, 2020.

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Father Leo Gallina (left) and Monsignor Robert Smith (right) holding their #iGiveCatholic sign outside of the Bishop Michael J. Murphy Residence for Retired Priests

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Give Catholic this Giving Tuesday

#iGiveCatholic is a powerful, 24-hour online giving event to unite Catholics across the nation (and the world!) to come together and raise as many charitable dollars as possible for Catholic parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries. Join us in this giving day, facilitated by the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania, for the ministries in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie.